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Norovirus cruise ship: At least 277 people sick on Royal Caribbean cruise ship hit with norovirus outbreak, includi…


Miami — One of the world’s biggest cruise ships, 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 277 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.

Passengers took to social media on Wednesday, tweeting they were forced to stay onboard after docking in Falmouth, Jamaica, for what was supposed to be a day of excursions.

Torres said returning a day early gives the cruise line “more…

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Royal Caribbean cruise returns early after passengers hit by norovirus


More than 270 passengers on board Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Of The Seas have been hit with a highly contagious bout of norovirus since Sunday.

Following the spread of the bug, the ship, which is currently docked in Jamaica, will now return to port early.

The outbreak hit Oasis Of The Seas, which is one of the largest ships in the world, as it came into dock in Jamaica on Wednesday according to Florida Today.

Some 9000 passengers and crew are currently on board and the cruise line has confirmed that 277 people have been affected.

A spokesman from Royal Caribbean told Sun Online Travel: “Oasis Of The Seas will return to Port Canaveral a day early after an episode of gastrointestinal illness.

“A total of 277 guests and crew members have been affected since the ship departed on January 6 — about…

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Royal Caribbean Cruise hit by huge norovirus outbreak with 167 passengers sick


Hundreds of passengers on one of the largest cruise liners in the world have been infected with norovirus.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas has had to return to Florida a day early after the outbreak.

It is said at least 167 passengers, some thought to be British, have been struck down with the vile infection.

They complained of vomiting and diarrhoea, typical symptoms of the stomach bug which had ruined Christmas for many British families.  

So just as the 18-storey high vessel arrived at Falmouth, Jamaica, bosses decided it must end the cruise early.

It was amid a seven-long journey around the sunshine hotspots of the Caribbean.

Owen Torres, a spokesman for Royal Caribbean, told FLORIDA TODAY the outbreak happened on Wednesday.

Oasis of the Seas was introduced in 2009

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Royal Caribbean cruise returns to port early after 277 guests, crew hit by Norovirus outbreak



PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is returning to Port Canaveral a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their …
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Oasis of the Seas cruise hit with Norovirus after leaving Port…



PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – An outbreak of Norovirus struck more than 100 passengers aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas — one of the largest cruise ships in the world — as it arrived in Jamaica on Wednesday.

The ship departed Port Canaveral on Sunday, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.

Passengers aboard the 18-deck vessel took to social media to talk…

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Oasis of the Seas that left Port Canaveral hit with Norovirus in Jamaica


An outbreak of Norovirus struck more than 100 passengers aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas –…

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