Golden Princess Docked in Melbourne After Norovirus Outbreak

   March 23, 2016 ,   Accidents

Golden Princess docked in Melbourne Tuesday morning (March 22) "after hundreds of passengers were struck down with gastro." The ship was on a 2-week cruise to Vanuatu and New Caledonia

An Australian news media reported that "more than 300 passengers" onboard the Princess Cruises ship were believed to have been affected with gastrointestinal illness. A spokesman for the line praised the crew and medical personnel of the ship who handled what was believed to be norovirus.

In the last couple of month, Princess Cruises experienced a number of gastro outbreaks, on the Crown Princess, Diamond Princess and Ocean Princess. The line has experienced the most gastrointestinal outbreaks during the last decade - more than 20. 

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