Barbados has denied entry to the Princess Cruises ship Caribbean Princess, due to an outbreak of gastroenteritis onboard. The liner, carrying in excess of 3,000 cruise passengers and 1,000 crew members, was scheduled to berth at Bridgetown Port Sunday morning, February 9.
Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, revealed that the Ministry of Health and Wellness had received several reports, including from the CARPHA (Caribbean Public Health Agency) of “a significant outbreak” of gastroenteritis on the cruise ship.
Dr George said that in keeping with the guidelines of the CDC (USA's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and “as a matter of caution” aimed at protecting both the people of Barbados and the passengers, the Ministry of Health and Wellness had decided that Caribbean Princess would not be allowed to berth at that time.
The cruise ship is on a 14-day, roundtrip Circle Caribbean cruise which departed from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida on February 2.
For other Caribbean Princess accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.