Published on Monday, October 5, 2015

Dozens struck down with Norovirus on Star Princess

The Star Princess cruise ship was delayed in port at Vancouver at the weekend following an outbreak of Norovirus which sickened 61 passengers.
 
The ship arrived early Sunday after a 15-day Hawaii cruise and some guests were reportedly taken to hospital. 
 
"We saw an increase in guests with gastrointestinal illness on the previous voyage," the cruise line said.
 
"As a result, we're conducting enhanced cleaning in Vancouver, delaying embarkation for the next cruise."
 
Out of 2,590 passengers on board the ship there were five with 'active symptoms' said Karen Candy, Princess Cruises spokesperson.
 
One passenger, Chuck Woodcock, of Seattle said:  "We stopped at four ports and every day there were people being taken off with ambulances."
 
The Star Princess suffered a previous norovirus outbreak in May this year with 135 passengers affected, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control
 

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