The CDC reported that 28 of a total of 327 passengers (8.56%) suffered from diarrhea, vomiting and other GI symptoms during the voyage, which took place between May 10-May 24, 2018. Eight out of 290 crew members were also reported ill with GI symptoms during the trip.
The CDC was not able to determine the cause (norovirus, E.coli, etc.) for the outbreak.
Silver Shadow was at the end of a 2-week cruise that started in Tokyo on May 10. The ship called on several other ports in Japan and Petropavlovsk in Russia prior to arriving at a variety of ports in Alaska.
Follows Silversea Cruises company's officially issued statement:
- “Following a number of passengers and crew reporting gastrointestinal symptoms to the medical staff on board the Silver Shadow the vessel registered these cases with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in line with standard procedures. Over the period May10-24, 28 out of 327 passengers and 8 out of 290 crew members reported GI symptoms to the ship’s Doctor during the cruise from Japan to Alaska with a call at the Russian Port of Petropavlosk. The ship’s Doctor kept in regular contact with the CDC Officer during the passage to Seward Cruise Port, Alaska, where the Silversea Head of Fleet Operations, together with a CDC Officer joined the vessel to review all sanitation procedures and confirmed that the ship’s Management were following all the correct procedures. No further cases of GI of symptoms have been reported and the vessel has been cleared to continue cruising. All passengers are currently recovering."
For other Silver Shadow accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.