St. Lucia Quarantines Scientology Cruise Ship Over Measles Case

By Steve Gorman May 1 (Reuters) - The Caribbean nation of St. Lucia has imposed a quarantine on a visiting cruise ship, barring any passengers or crew from leaving the boat while in port, after a case of measles was diagnosed on board, the island's chief medical officer said. Dr. Merlene Frederick-James said in a video statement posted to YouTube on Tuesday that the St. … [Read more...]

Again? Princess Cruise Cut Short Following Norovirus Outbreak

By Rob Golum Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- The Caribbean Princess cruise ship is returning to Houston early this morning after 165 passengers fell ill with norovirus, the same intestinal disorder that forced another ship to cut short a trip this week. Passengers still experiencing symptoms of the virus, which include nausea and vomiting, have fallen to three, according to Julie … [Read more...]

Over 600 Sickened on Royal Caribbean Cruise -CDC

Jan 27 (Reuters) - The number of passengers and crew who fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship climbed to more than 600 on Monday, many of them vomiting and suffering diarrhea. The updated sick count aboard the Explorer of the Seas, which cut short its Caribbean cruise and was expected to dock in New Jersey on Wednesday, is more than double the 300 originally thought … [Read more...]

Hundreds Fall Ill on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Jan. 27 Update: Over 600 Sickened on Royal Caribbean Cruise -CDC By Dan Hart Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control boarded a Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ship in the Virgin Islands today to assess the situation after hundreds of passengers and crew became sick. The agency said in a report on its website last week that 281 of … [Read more...]