Nightmare Cruise: Trip Cut Short as 600 Passengers, Crew Get Sick
Another cruise ship horror story is making headlines this morning as a Royal Caribbean voyage was cut short by two days when more than 600 passengers got sick.
Passengers and crew members reported vomiting and diarrhea. Royal Caribbean says the symptoms are consistent with a norovirus outbreak and passengers will be compensated for the shortened vacation.
The cruise ship left New Jersey Jan. 21 for the Caribbean.
Alvarez explained that the virus is extremely contagious and can spread in no time to hundreds of people.
"You cannot get off [the ship]! Everybody's confined, it's highly contagious," he said.
Federal health officials have arrived on the scene to investigate.