91 Norovirus infected passengers are struck in the Sun Princess Cruise

Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

sunprincessSun Princess cruise has experienced a back-to-back norovirus outbreaks causing 91 cruise goers struck down.



The cruise goers troubled with the water borne virus during a 10-day cruise of the South Pacific suffered from the diarrhoea and vomiting, among other symptoms.



The Sun Princess can carry 2,010 passengers and 924 crew. This cruise ship is one of the luxurious cruise offer the tantalizing dinner, live entertainment and the new experiences on the sea.



The Norovirus outbreaks occurred onboard the luxurious ship twice during February, as the ship sailed into Brisbane from Papua New Guinea and then on to New Zealand.




At this time, the cleaning procedures and the mass education process in under scanner. But the parent company Carnival Cruises insisted all medical and sanitary precautions were taken to limit the spreading of the sea virus.




The spokesman from Carnival Cruises would not confirm the numbers afflicted with norovirus on the latest cruise, but said the virus was at present widespread in the general community in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.



He also added that the proactive and successive steps were taken on board Sun Princess to limit any spread of illness.



The spokesman also said that the out of abundance of caution like deep cleansing was conducted on the ship and in the terminal for the ship’s turnaround in Brisbane, which resulted in a slight departure of the ship.



The passengers who contract the infectious illnesses during a cruise are generally confined to their cabin with medical assistances until the symptoms ease.



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