The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that sixty (60) of the 1237 passengers (4.85%) aboard the HAL Veendam cruise ship exhibited symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting during the last cruise.
Ten (10) of the 574 crew members (1.74%) also reported ill with gastrointestinal illness.
You can read the report here.
The ship sailed from April 13 to May 4, 2013.
The Veendam has experienced problems with cleanliness and Illnesses over the years.
Last year, this HAL cruise ship flunked a health inspection. That’s hard to do. Read our article: Gross! Holland America Line’s Veendam Flunks Health Inspection.
The Veendam also sickened 80 and killed one passenger during a gastrointestinal outbreak in November of 2011.
Over the last decade HAL’s cruise ships have experienced the most gastrointestinal illnesses and the Veendam has the third most outbreaks of the hundreds of cruise ships operating out of the U.S. The only other cruise ships with a worse records are the Ryndam and the Amsterdam, both HAL ships. Read about the problem here.
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