97 people struck with Norovirus on Royal Caribbean’s ship Enchantment OTS

   March 28, 2023 ,   Accidents

The March 11–23 voyage of RCI-Royal Caribbean’s ship Enchantment of the Seas is the 7th and latest cruise ship Norovirus outbreak the VSP-Vessel Sanitation Program at the USA's agency CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating.

In this latest outbreak, a total of 97 people (91 passengers plus 6 crew) were struck with symptoms of vomiting/diarrhea. The vessel was sailing on a 12-day Southern Caribbean Cruise roundtrip from Baltimore, Maryland.

The outbreak's causative etiology is unknown.

Before this outbreak, VSP-CDC was investigating gastrointestinal outbreaks on Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Constellation, RCI’s Brilliance of the Seas and Jewel of the SeasP&O UK’s Arcadia, and Princess CruisesRuby Princess.

Only the Arcadia outbreak had an etiology identified to date - the norovirus.

Norovirus is very contagious. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food/water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The norovirus causes your stomach/intestines or both to get inflamed. This leads to stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and throwing up.

For more Enchantment of the Seas incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.

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