Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.

Norovirus to Blame for Sick Cruise Ship Passengers

As mentioned before, cruises are typically meant to be relaxing vacations. For many it is the perfect getaway: a view of the ocean every day and the mobility to visit different destinations without having to do any driving.

But in some cases, offshore injuries can put a halt to a cruise ship vacation. Getting injured or contracting an illness can be worse if you are unable to reach a hospital or recover in the comfort of your own home. Last week, over 150 cruise passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise off the shore of Florida got really sick.

It is believed that the illness the passengers contracted was Norovirus. Norovirus is a contagious gastrointestinal virus and those who contract it exhibit flu-like symptoms. All of the sick passengers were treated onboard by health officials.

After docking back in Florida, the cruise that was scheduled to leave was delayed for several hours as crews worked to disinfect the ship. Crew members sanitized everything that passengers come into contact with. In order to prevent the virus from spreading even more, crews also removed community items like eating utensils.

The article does not go into detail about how the virus is spread. But it is generally known that the Norovirus spreads through hand-to-hand contact. On a cruise ship, passengers move around the ship; the likelihood of a virus spreading can be great. Hopefully cruise ships always take precautions to minimize the spread of viruses in the future.

Though getting sick is never a good experience, it seems that all the passengers who contracted the virus recovered and were in good spirits.

Source: AOL online, "Cruise Ship Gets Extra Cleaning After 153 Get Sick," Fran Golden, 10 January 2011

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV - Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated For Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 10 best || 2017 || Attorneys || Client Satisfaction || America Institute of || Personal injury attorneys
  • Lead Counsel | LC | Rated10 best || 2017 || Attorneys || Client Satisfaction || America Institute of || Personal injury attorneys
  • Expert Network | DISTINGUISHED LAWYER | Jed Kurzban
  • Dbr - Verdicts & Settlements - Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.
  • 2018 | Top 5 | Litigation Attorneys
  • April 22,2018 - Washington D.C | EB-5 Industry Achievement Banquet | A celebration of EB-5 Success
  • Immigrants' list
  • Top 10 | 2019 | Attorney And Practice Magazine's | Personal Injury Attorney
Email Us For A Response

Effective Litigation Strategies

Arrange a consultation with one of our lawyers by sending us an email or calling 786-401-4706.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
Marital Status
Employment Status
Do You Have Children?

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Coral Gables Office
131 Madeira Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Phone: 786-401-4706
Fax: 305-444-3503
Map & Directions

Jacksonville Office
10752 Deerwood Park Boulevard South
Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Map & Directions

Jed Kurzban Of Counsel
1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1600
Pauahi Tower
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-531-8031
Map & Directions