The Vision of the Seas ship returned to South Florida after an 11-day trip. More than 100 people were reporting symptoms of gastrointestinal illness.
Royal Caribbean says that 105 of 1,991 guests and 3 of 772 crew members experienced what the cruise line thinks could be norovirus. Those who were sickened by the short-lived illness have responded well to over-the-counter medications being administered onboard the ship.
In a statement, Royal Carribean said, "At Royal Caribbean International we have high health standards for all our guests and crew," the company said in the statement. "During the sailing, we conduct enhanced cleaning onboard the ship, to help prevent the spread of the illness."
The cruise line said that ship staff had conducted an enhanced cleaning to help prevent the spread of the illness. The source of the suspected norovirus was not immediately reported.
CNN reports that Royal Caribbean’s stock dropped by 3% when the news of the illness among more than 100 passengers broke.
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