Monthly Archives: November 2016

Over 100 Holland America Passengers Fall Ill in Suspected Norovirus Outbreak

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A Holland America cruise ship has departed from Tampa following and outbreak of what the company suspects to be Norovirus. The ship set sail for the Caribbean after a thorough sanitation process and inspection by the CDC.

After departing from Rome, Italy on Nov. 3, 86 passengers and 16 crew members aboard the ms Oosterdam reported symptoms typical of Norovirus, the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in US adults. Affected passengers were isolated to their cabins, while the crew began a sanitation process that involved the disinfection of elevator […]

One Cruise Passenger Killed, Nine Injured in Offshore Excursion Bus Crash

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A passenger of the P&O ship Azura has been killed and nine others injured in a bus accident during an offshore excursion in the Caribbean.

The collision occurred midday Wednesday, as the victims rode on a bus carrying ten Azura passengers and twelve riders in total. The vehicle, operated by a shore excursion provider, was reportedly coming from the Emerald Pool, a popular tourist attraction on Dominica island. According to Dominica News Online, the bus collided with an oncoming vehicle, killing one British cruise passenger and […]