Category Archives: Passenger Illness


Dec

13

2017
Norovirus Strikes Passengers on Ovation of the Seas

Norovirus Strikes Passengers on Ovation of the Seas

In a Huffington News report (read it here), ‘hundreds of passengers’ were suffering from norovirus symptoms — the cruise was Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas trip from Singapore to Tasmania. The world’s 4th largest cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas can carry over 5,000 passengers. According to the arcticle, The Norovirus is a gastrointestinal disease with symptoms that include headaches, nausea, projectile vomiting and…

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Apr

02

2015
Passenger Airlifted From Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas

Passenger Airlifted From Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas

According to news reports at 13NewsNow.com and CruiseLawNews.com, the Coast Guard medevaced a passenger Wednesday from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The boat, the Grandeur of the Seas, was about 95 miles east of Cape Lookout, North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean. View video of the airlift here: The Coast Guard in Portsmouth, Virginia received a report Wednesday afternoon from the cruise ship. Apparently a…

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Feb

04

2015

Royal Caribbean Cruise Struck With Norovirus, Cruise Ends Early

Over the weekend, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship – the Grandeur of the Seas – cut short its travel plans when 200 passengers and crew became ill with Norovirus. Quick highlights of the story: Norovirus – a frequent passenger on cruise ships these days Norovirus spread throughout Royal Caribbean passengers and crew More than 200 people became sick The CDC boarded the ship in Jamaica…

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Jan

30

2015

Female Passenger Transported From Norwegian Gem With Medical Complications

Last evening (January 29, 2015) a woman traveling on the Norwegian Cruise Ship, Gem, was medevaced to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. According to a report on the WTKR.com website in Norfolk, the U.S. Coast Guard picked up the female passenger approximately 220 miles southeast of Portsmouth, Virginia. The medical emergency seems to have occurred due to complications with diabetes. View the airlift…

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Dec

09

2014

Passenger With Heart Attack Like Symptoms Medevaced From Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Coast Guard picks up passenger Over the weekend, a passenger who was experiencing ‘heart attack like’ symptoms was air lifted from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Vision of the Seas, while in Tampa Bay, Florida. According to local TV reports, a crew member of the vessel contacted the Coast Guard explaining the medical emergency. The Coast Guard recommended taking the passenger from the ship to…

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Nov

18

2014

Again? Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess Deals With Norovirus Outbreak

Another Norovirus outbreak – this time on the Crown Princess – has the cruise industry scratching its collective head. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 158 of 3,009 passengers (5.25%) reported being sick. The majority of the cases, 145, took place in the last 15 days of the voyage. A smaller percentage of crew members, 14 of 1,160, were ill. Per CruiseCritic.com, “In response to…

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Aug

11

2014

US Coast Guard Transports Sick Passenger From Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship Off Key West

On Friday August 8, the U.S. Coast Guard was able to rescue and transport a sick passenger from a Carnival Cruise Ship. Per a local Miami News Report, Coast Guard officials learned 51 year-old man cruising on Carnival Ecstasy began suffering chest pains. This happened roughly 250 nautical miles east off of the Florida Keys. Fortunately, the Coast Guard was able to intervene and take the passenger to safety, transporting…

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Aug

11

2014

Sick Passenger Airlifted from Carnival Fascination by US Coast Guard

Yesterday, August 10, the U.S. Coast Guard was able to rescue and transport a sick passenger from a Carnival Cruise Ship. Per a local Miami News Report, Coast Guard officials learned Sunday morning that a 26-year-old man cruising on Carnival Fascination began suffering symptoms of appendicitis. This happened roughly 32 nautical miles east of Lake Worth, Florida. Fortunately, the Coast Guard was able to intervene and…

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Apr

10

2014

Not fun. Potential Outbreak of Norovirus on Princess Cruises?

Update (April 10, 2014): CNN reports at least 83 passengers and crew of the Princess Cruises Crown Princess have gastrointestinal issues, most likely due to a Norovirus breakout aboard the vessel. Read the full CNN report here. Norovirus can cause gastrointestinal issues, including, stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting which can also worsen pre-existing conditions or severely impact the health of elderly passengers. Isolation of affected passengers…

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Feb

13

2014

How The U.S. Navy Avoids Norovirus; How That Might Impact Your Next Cruise

The U.S. Navy, which houses many men and women in close quarters while at sea, is very effective at keeping Norovirus and other intestinal viruses from spreading. How Do They Do It? Constant, every day cleaning. Read more here at a special CNN report: How The Navy Avoids Norovirus Norovirus on Your Cruise Ship – What You Need To Know Avoiding Norovirus or other stomach…

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