277 passengers fall ill aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship with suspected norovirus; trip to end early

277 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship fell ill (Representative image)&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspThinkstock

Florida: In a bizarre incident, 277 passengers and crew members on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship fell sick with a gastrointestinal illness, forcing the ship to return to port a day earlier than scheduled, the cruise line said in a statement. Due to the passengers’ sickness, the ship is now set to return to Port Canaveral in Florida on Saturday, which is a day prior to its scheduled return on Sunday.

The Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship left for a seven-night journey on Sunday, and had scheduled stops in Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico, as per its itinerary. A cruise…

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