Sick cruise ship pulls into Port Everglades
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (WSVN) -- Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas cruise ship pulled into Port Everglades Friday morning after an outbreak of norovirus on board.
After cruising the Western Caribbean, 105 of 1,991 passengers and three of 772 crew members came up with the highly contagious norovirus, forcing the Vision of the Seas ship to dock at Port Everglades.
According to a Royal Caribbean statement, "Vision of the Seas experienced an elevated number of persons with a gastrointestinal illness on its last sailing." They say those affected by the illness have responded well to over-the-counter medication that was given onboard the ship.
When Vision of the Seas arrived to Port Everglades, the crew members conducted an extensive and thorough sanitizing onboard the ship and within the cruise terminal, to help prevent any illness from affecting the next sailing.
The ship is scheduled to set sail again this afternoon.
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