Saturday , May 8 2021

Hundreds of passengers are sick at the Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Two thousand and seventy-seven passengers and members of the cruise crew Oasis of the Seas by Royal Caribbean They suffered from gastrointestinal diseases, said the cruise line.

As a result of the illness, the ship will return to Puerto Cañaveral, Florida, on Saturday before.

"All guests will receive a full fee paid for the cruise," said Owen Torres, the Royal Caribbean spokesman. "We believe that good things will come from home, rather than being concerned about their health."

This cruise made a seven-night trip on Sunday. His journey stops in Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico.

Cody Haddap, a passenger, was a CNN member on Wednesday at WESH and said He was sick on Tuesday, before leaving the ship.

"Yesterday we left the port around 4, and last night, about 10, we started ill. We are locked in our rooms."

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Haddap shared a letter about the line that he had received at his cabin on Wednesday: "Over the course of the navigation, I think it's a small percentage of people with gastrointestinal diseases, I think it is norovirus."

Royal Caribbean officials said they were waiting for laboratory results To determine if a norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States.

In 2018, 11 discoveries of gastrointestinal diseases were detected in cruise ships and determined by 5 noroviruses. The last occurrence of the Royal Caribbean ship was in 2017, declaring Independence of the movement of the Sea according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Haddap said that they arrived in Jamaica the next day, that no one had been allowed to ship.

du Oasis of the Seas is the newest ship in the Royal Caribbean and can carry more than 8,000 people; About 3% of the people on board the ship were ill.

Royal Caribbean wants to disinfect the ship for the next trip. "Our guests are traveling with us to enjoy great holidays, and this cruise has been short", said Torres.

CNY's Tina Burnside helped her with this report.

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