Articles tagged “norovirus”

Norovirus Sickens 4% of People Onboard Princess Cruises Ship

Norovirus Sickens 4% of People Onboard Princess Cruises Ship

Tim Higgins, Bloomberg

Norovirus usually impacts a relatively small portion of passengers and crew onboard a cruise ship, but the frequency with which it happens is troubling for any traveler considering the trip.

4 years ago

Grandeur of the Seas Departs After Two Norovirus Outbreaks in a Row

Grandeur of the Seas Departs After Two Norovirus Outbreaks in a Row

Justin George and Kevin Rector, Baltimore Sun

Some Grandeur of the Seas passengers complained they weren't given the option to rebook after two suspected norovirus outbreaks in a row, or only found out about it once they arrived at the ship.

4 years ago

Norovirus Passenger Tally Doubles Onboard Crown Princess

Norovirus Passenger Tally Doubles Onboard Crown Princess

Associated Press

A Harris Poll says Americans' perceptions of the cruise industry are falling, and these persistent norovirus outbreaks are a trigger.

4 years ago

Cruise Line Sentiment Tanks as Americans Would Rather Fly

Cruise Line Sentiment Tanks as Americans Would Rather Fly

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The last thing cruise lines needed was the norovirus outbreaks of a few months ago. They have to find a different way to combat and communicate about the outbreaks because the public isn't buying the argument that these incidents are rare and not a major concern.

4 years ago

Measles Outbreak on Costa Pacifica Hits Ship’s Crew Members

Measles Outbreak on Costa Pacifica Hits Ship’s Crew Members

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With norovirus outbreaks hitting the cruise industry relatively hard in the beginning of 2014, Costa Cruises, still in recovery mode from the Costa Concordia crash, didn't need a suspected measles outbreak among crew on one of its ships. Neither did the passengers who, according to reports, have so far not come down with the virus.

5 years ago

9 Worst Cruise Virus Outbreaks in the Past 10 Years

9 Worst Cruise Virus Outbreaks in the Past 10 Years

Samantha Shankman, Skift

These voyages stand out for the particularly high percentages of ill passengers onboard, but the cases give no further insights into how to stop outbreaks from happening in the future.

5 years ago

Princess Cruises Blames Shortened Cruise on Fog, Not Norovirus

Princess Cruises Blames Shortened Cruise on Fog, Not Norovirus

Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press

The fog obviously provided cover for Princess Cruises. No sense in stoking all of that bad publicity about a possible norovirus outbreak if you can blame it all on Mother Nature.

5 years ago