Royal Caribbean cruise ship hit by virus; 108 sick
(REUTERS) - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Friday that 108 people fell sick with a gastrointestinal illness believed to be a norovirus on its Vision of the Seas ship, which docked in Port Everglades, Florida, at the end of an 11-day trip.
The outbreak was the latest black eye for the cruise industry, trying to regain its sea legs after several high-profile mishaps.
Royal Caribbean said those sickened had responded well to the over-the-counter medicine they were given.
It said 105 of 1,991 passengers and 3 of 772 crew members aboard fell ill.