RCCL's Quantum of the Seas Arrives NYC/Bayonne
Royal Caribbean cruise line’s new Quantum of the Seas ship sailing into New York Harbor after completing its first trip across the Atlantic on Nov. 10, 2014. Jonathan Atkin—AP

Royal Caribbean Cruise Cut Short After 200 Passengers Fall Ill

Feb 03, 2015

A Royal Caribbean cruise liner cut short a nine-day voyage to Jamaica after about 200 passengers and crew members got sick.

The Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship returned to a Baltimore port a day early Monday after many passengers began exhibiting symptoms of the highly contagious norovirus, including vomiting and diarrhea, the Baltimore Sun reports. A Royal Caribbean spokesman said about 10% of the ship’s passengers had fallen ill and were being treated with over-the-counter medication aboard the boat.

Two illness outbreaks occurred on the ship last year, making about 200 passengers sick. Royal Caribbean said the ship would receive a full cleaning and disinfection and that its terminal would be sanitized.

[Baltimore Sun]

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