A newspaper in New Zealand is reporting that 60 cruise passengers aboard a Princess cruise ship which sailed from Australia have been infected with the dreaded norovirus. They have been suffering from vomiting, nausea and diarrhea.
The newspaper is stating that cleaners are working to sanitize the Diamond Princess before the next group of passengers board.
Check-in has been delayed as the extra cleaning has been taking place.
One passenger expressed serious reservations about the upcoming cruise. The thousands-of-dollars cruise vacation can’t be cancelled because there was no chance of a refund, he said.
The newspaper correctly points out that norovirus can be transmitted through infected food or water, person-to-person contact, and surface contact.
If you were on the cruise, is the estimate of 60 ill passengers accurate?
What, exactly, is Princess saying about refunds?
How did the cruise line handle the outbreak?
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