Caribbean Princess Returns to Port Early Due to Norovirus Outbreak

   March 4, 2020 ,   Accidents

Princess Cruises’ ship Caribbean Princess returned to homeport early after 245 people fell ill from a norovirus outbreak. The same situation happened on the same cruise ship last month when at least 371 people were sickened with a gastrointestinal illness.

On Saturday morning, Caribbean Princess arrived in Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale FL) one day early after at least 228 passengers and 17 crew members suffered from a stomach bug during the 14-day trip.

Testing confirmed that the cause for the gastrointestinal illness was the norovirus. Sick passengers were treated by the ship’s medical team.

Caribbean Princess cruise ship

After disembarkation on Saturday, a CDC sanitation team boarded Caribbean Princess to clean the liner and investigate the cause of the outbreak. On March 1, Caribbean Princess departed Florida for a 10-night Panama Canal, Costa Rica and the Caribbean voyage.

For other Caribbean Princess accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.