UK: Cruise ship returns to shore after norovirus strikes hundreds for third time in past week
Posted: February 10th, 2012 - 3:09pm
Source: Mail Online
Another cruise ship has been ordered back to port after the second consecutive outbreak of stomach illness the norovirus hit Princess Cruises, resulting in more than 3,000 passengers having their dream vacations cut short.
The ship was ordered back to Port Everglades on Tuesday for special cleansing, ending its voyage two days early.
Passengers will miss port calls in Aruba and Curacao.
It is the second outbreak to hit a Princess ship in recent days and the third to hit the cruise ship industry in the last week.
The vessel Ruby Princess sailed on Sunday from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades after being decontaminated.
Port Everglades spokeswoman Ellen Kennedy told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that the Ruby Princess was cleaned Sunday and departed.