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Offline Host Mike

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Investigation Update on the Caribbean Princess

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

"Cruise Ship: Caribbean Princess

Voyage Dates: February 2–16, 2020

Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard: 174 of 3,035 (5.7%)

Number of crew who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew onboard: 16 of 1,161 (1.4%)

Predominant symptoms: vomiting and diarrhea

Causative agent: unknown"

https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp/surv/outbreak/2020/Caribbean-Princess_2-2.html
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299 passengers and 22 crew are now sick on the Caribbean Princess
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 08:24:48 PM »
"At least 299 passengers and 22 crew members onboard the ship operated by California-based Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. have become sick, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Health Ministry of Trinidad & Tobago said in a statement it denied the ship entry as a precautionary measure given the outbreak.

The Health Ministry of Trinidad & Tobago said in a statement it denied the ship entry as a precautionary measure given the outbreak."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2020/02/10/cruise-ship-norovrius-outbreak-sickens-300-amid-coronavirus-onboard-others/4715417002/
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Cruise cancelled mid voyage
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 08:31:41 PM »
"The ship, which has more than 3,000 passengers and more than 1,000 crew members, was originally scheduled to arrive at Port Everglades on Feb. 16. It will now be arriving to Port Everglades at 7 a.m. Thursday.

Passengers will be receiving a 50% refund on their voyage along with a future cruise credit valued at 50%, according to Princess Cruises.:

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article240157413.html


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After the ship arrived, drivers of buses to the airport put on plastic gloves
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 09:31:48 PM »
"After the ship arrived, drivers of buses to the airport put on plastic gloves, just in case.

'I've done this a long time,' said one driver who declined to tell his name. 'You've got to be careful with luggage and handshakes and stuff. It happens about twice a year that I put on gloves when a ship pulls in.'"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8001001/Caribbean-Princess-passengers-stomach-bug-arrive-Florida-3-days-early.html

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Re: 299 passengers and 22 crew are now sick on the Caribbean Princess
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 05:34:11 AM »
Oh well, just another reason some people will swear off cruising for life.
We've been on a few cruises where the Noro has surfaced & never had much problems but I suppose there's a first time.  :o