The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there was an illness outbreak on Fathom’s Adonia this past week (October 16 – October 23, 2016).
The CDC states that 23 of 668 (3.44%) passengers reported being ill with diarrhea and vomiting during this voyage which returned to Miami from Cuba yesterday. Only 2 out of the 388 crew members were reportedly sick.
A CDC environmental health officer boarded the ship when it returned to Miami.
The CDC has not determined the cause of what appears to be a gastrointestinal outbreak.
Fathom increased its cleaning and disinfection procedures for the cruise ship.
Fathom’s historical first cruise on the Adonia cruise ship to Cuba was plagued by a norovirus outbreak. The captain of the ship announced a gastrointestinal outbreak with the passengers experiencing symptoms consistent with norovirus on the ship last May. Carnival later contradicted the captain and said that there was no confirmation that the passengers were sickened by norovirus.
The Adonia also suffered a complete blackout last May and was ordered to return to the port of Miami when it regained power. It had earlier failed U.S. Coast Guard inspections in April when it arrived in Miami from P&O Cruises when it was being readied for cruises to Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
The Adonia is currently sailing to Amber Cover in the Dominican Republic.
Photo credit: By Alessandro Ambrosetti from Rome, Italy – Fathom Adonia, CC BY 2.0.