On Sunday, November 17, twenty cruise passengers on a Holland America Line ship were experiencing norovirus symptoms when the vessel visited Dunedin (Port Chalmers, New Zealand).
Cruise passengers said that an outbreak had occurred on ms Noordam after she visited Sydney, Australia.
Southern District Health Board had been notified of norovirus affecting guests of a cruise ship over the weekend, and its on-call health protection officer had investigated, SDHB medical officer of health Dr. Anura Jayasinghe revealed.
About twenty people had been experiencing symptoms during the time the cruise ship was in the port of Dunedin. They had been cared for onboard. Public Health South had provided advice for containing the illness.
Sunday evening, November 18, ms Noordam departed from Dunedin. The vessel is currently sailing on a 14-day, one-way cruise from Sydney to Auckland (November 9 - November 23).
For other ms Noordam accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.