It Happened Again! Royal Caribbean Announces Over 100 Passengers Became Ill on Stranded Boat

March 12, 2013  |  

This seems to be becoming a common feature of cruise vacationing! It was announced that 105 of the 1,991 guests aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Sea and three of ship’s 772 crew members fell ill during a disastrous 11-night cruise that kept the passengers and crew in unsanitary conditions after the ship lost power.

During the trip, people aboard the Vision became sick with a stomach illness expected to be norovirus and were treated with an over-the-counter medication. This is the same bug that many feared the passengers and crew aboard the Carnival ship Triumph would suffer from after their ship became stranded in the Gulf of Mexico last month.

After the news of this latest cruising mishap, Royal Caribbean shares dropped nearly three percent.

Even with this news and the vivid images of the stranded passengers who finally disembarked from last month’s stranded Triumph still burning in our minds, the Vision of the Sea ship is scheduled to depart this Friday at 4:30 p.m. Guests have been sent a letter that allows them to reschedule for health reasons or any other reasons.

I, for one, would be pretty reluctant to board a boat that was just out of commission and had a load of sick passengers just a few weeks ago. But maybe they’ve solved the problem? During a recent Facebook chat with the Double Saving Divas, they suggested a cruise as an affordable vacation. Will you be signing up for one anytime soon?

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