Hundreds Sick With Stomach Illness On Royal Caribbean Cruise

Hundreds Sick With Stomach Illness On Royal Caribbean Cruise

Passengers have been down with diarrhea and vomiting. The reason for the sickness is unknown (Representational)

Washington, United States:  A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to Florida after lots of of passengers contracted a gastrointestinal sickness, the media reported.
Throughout the five-night cruise, 332 instances of the sickness have been reported, Owen Torres, a spokesman for Royal Caribbean informed CNN in an announcement on Saturday.

He careworn that it was a small share — 5.99 per cent — of the greater than 5,000 passengers and crew onboard the ship, Independence of the Seas.
“These affected by the short-lived sickness have been handled by our ship’s medical doctors with over-the-counter medicine,” Torres stated, “and we hope all our company really feel higher rapidly”.
It isn’t recognized what induced the sickness.
In keeping with reviews, some passengers who have been disembarking on Saturday in Port Everglades, Florida, believed the variety of passengers who bought sick was increased than what Royal Caribbean stated.
Torres, the Royal Caribbean spokesman, informed CNN the corporate is “taking steps like intensive sanitary procedures to minimise the danger of any additional points”, and that the ship will “endure particular further cleansing procedures earlier than it departs on its subsequent cruise”.
“It was simply terrifying,” a passenger whose 15-year-old son got here down with the sickness, informed native media on Saturday.

“Simply the quantity of folks that have been coming in on the identical time with vomiting and diarrhoea and simply seemed ghastly.”
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