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Family describes cruise that returned after hundreds of passengers sickened




MATTHEWS, N.C. – Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas returned to a Florida port Saturday, a day early, and the company gave passengers full refunds of their fare after 475 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of norovirus as the ship sailed to Jamaica.

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Cruise cut short as nearly 300 sickened in norovirus outbreak during Caribbean trip






PORT CANAVERAL, Fla (CBS Newspath) — A norovirus outbreak is forcing one of the world’s biggest cruise…

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475 passengers sickened by norovirus on Royal Caribbean cruise ship


The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship is cutting its journey short after 475 passengers and crew members have been infected with a norovirus, Royal Caribbean Cruises announced Thursday.

The cruise line initially reported on Thursday that more than 250 passengers had fallen ill.

“We think the right thing to do is to get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health” the cruise line said in a statement, adding that returning early “also gives us more time to completely clean and sanitize the ship before her next sailing.”

Guest and crew members began getting sick when the ship departed the Port Canaveral in Florida on Jan. 6. The ship, originally scheduled for a seven night cruise, made its first stop in Haiti Tuesday where the ship hosted a lunch buffet on land,…

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Nearly 500 sickened on Royal Caribbean cruise ship set to call New Jersey home this spring


MIAMI (AP) — Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after at hundreds of guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica.

Cruise line spokesman Owen Torres told The Associated Press “we think the right thing to do is get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health.”

He says the ship will return to Port Canaveral on Saturday. It sailed from there Sunday on a seven-day Caribbean cruise.

In a video shared by passengers Friday, an announcement on the ship said the number of sick people had increased significantly, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

“The latest that I can share with you here is that we have had a total during the…

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WATCH: Hundreds of passengers sickened on Royal Caribbean ship



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More than 270 cruise ship passengers sickened by norovirus on Royal Caribbean ship



The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship is cutting its journey … He told ABC News that crew members are not allowing guests to serve …
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