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Monday, November 12, 2007

150 Passengers Sick from Virus on Norwegian Cruise Lines' Pride of Hawaii

cruisecritic.com November 11, 2007

More than 150 passengers aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines' Pride of Hawaii fell ill onboard last week with suspected Norovirus. The ship, which was carrying 2,500 travelers, had departed from Honolulu on Monday, and folks reportedly were coming down with the symptoms -- violent vomiting and diarrhea among them -- fairly soon thereafter.

Those who caught the bug were required to be quarantined in their cabins for 24 hours or so. That's fairly standard procedure among all cruise lines. The ship did not make a planned call at Maui Wednesday -- but that was due to an oil spill not related to Pride of Hawaii.

Cruise Critic members could, as always, be relied upon to provide details. Writes Whale-Watcher, "I am a nurse currently on vacation sailing on the Pride of Hawaii. Yes there is a Norwalk outbreak. The captain and the crew have been very honest about it. I see crew all over the ship with spray bottles wiping things down constantly. I went down to the medical center to volunteer my services and was told they had it all under control. They said the first cases were reported Monday night (the first night of the cruise). Since the Norwalk virus has a 72 hour incubation period that means that someone came onboard already sick. Pride of Hawai`i has been carrying out an extensive range of preventative measures on board and does not expect this issue to carry forward into the next cruise. Passengers on the next cruise will be advised before boarding that a certain number of passengers on the prior cruise experienced symptoms of stomach flu and will be given an opportunity not to sail if they feel uncomfortable proceeding with their cruise at that point.


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