STAR PRINCESS HIT WITH NOROVIRUS Ship docks in Vancouver
Posted on 10/05/2015
An outbreak of Norovirus will keep the Star Princess in Vancouver longer than expected. Reports say 61 passengers became ill, and some have been hospitalized.
The ship came into Canada Place early this morning after a 15-day Hawaiian cruise. “We saw an increase in guests with gastrointestinal illness on the previous voyage,” confirmed a spokesperson with Princess Cruises. “As a result, we’re conducting enhanced cleaning today in Vancouver, delaying embarkation for the next cruise to 5:30 p.m. this evening.”
Norovirus causes vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain and is transmitted through contaminated food, water and by person-to-person contact.