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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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May

08

2015
Star Princess Cruise Ship News: Dozens Quarantined With Norovirus Outbreak

Star Princess Cruise Ship News: Dozens Quarantined With Norovirus Outbreak

News reports like this one, say Princess Cruises, The Star Princess, is dealing with a new Nororvirus Outbreak. According to the report: Dozens of cruise ship passengers have been quarantined on Maui after a norovirus outbreak. The Star Princess is currently docked at Lahaina About 30 people are quarantined in their rooms Passengers are being checked at least twice a day U.S. Centers for Disease…

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Apr

16

2015
Tax Week ‘Taxing’ for Cruise Ship Companies

Tax Week ‘Taxing’ for Cruise Ship Companies

We all seem to feel the pinch during tax season. April 15 is a ‘gasp’ date for many and April 16 seems to be the day when the nation collectively exhales (or groans…). And probably this weekend is when many CPA’s and Accountants head off on cruise vacations (or other vacations…). A Taxing Week for the Cruise Lines? It’s been a strange week with 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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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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Oct

10

2013

Will New Cruise Ship Virus Vaccine Stop Norovirus?

In a report carried at WebMD and originally on Health Daily News, early trials of a new vaccine targeting the dreaded Norovirus were pretty successful. Read the full article here at WebMD. Here are some highlights from the article: Researchers report that an early test of an experimental vaccine for norovirus — the cause of a stomach sickness that fells scores of cruise ship passengers…

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Apr

09

2013

Sick from Gastroenteritis or Norovirus caught on cruise ship?

Gastroenteritis. It’s probably not something most cruise ship passengers think about when booking a cruise. But like the Norovirus and other viruses, it can be spread about quickly on a cruise ship and the surrounding port operations. The viruses can lead to vomiting or watery diarrhea or both, with fevers, abdominal cramping or stomach pain being associated. Stomach pain and a general feeling of tiredness, headache, and…

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Mar

11

2013

Cruise ship injury attorneys help passengers sick from Norovirus evaluate potential claims

Norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships seems to be occurring with more frequency, the most recent outbreak occurring aboard Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas as over 100 passenger and crew became ill with a severe stomach virus. Read more here at ABC News about the incident. Stomach bugs and other contagious viruses like Norovirus are a potential concern for passengers as they embark on their…

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Mar

11

2013

Norovirus affects Royal Caribbean cruise ship – over 100 passengers sick

As reported by ABC News and media other outlets, Vision of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to port in Florida with over a 100 sick passengers and crew. The likely reason? Norovirus. According to the report… A Royal Caribbean cruise ship has returned to port with more than 100 passengers sickened by a stomach illness thought to be norovirus. Vision of the…

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Jan

23

2013

Sick From Norovirus, Cruise Line Passenger Files Claim and Gets Compensation

  Norovirus makes cruise ship passenger sick – she files claim and wins. Recent news reports tell about a Scottish woman who was awarded compensation after she contracted the Norovirus aboard a P&O Cruise Line ship, The Aurora. Apprently, the woman “suffered severe abdominal cramps and diarrhoea during a world cruise on P&O Cruise Lines’ Aurora. She was awarded £8500. Carnival U.K., the owners of P&O…

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