Royal Caribbean Ship Returns To Port Because Floating Around With 108 Sick People On Board Is Not A Vacation

105 of the 1,991 passengers on the Vision of the Seas came down with the norovirus.

105 of the 1,991 passengers on the Vision of the Seas came down with the norovirus.

Two of this winter’s ickiest stories — crappy cruises and the norovirus — converged today when the Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas returned to in Florida today after at least 108 people on board were hit by the bug.

According to WPTV.com, 105 guests and three crew members are believed to be ill from the virus, which can cause nausea, forceful vomiting, watery diarrhea, and abdominal pain in afflicted folks. People with symptoms were provided over-the-counter medications on board the ship.

“Vision of the Seas experienced an elevated number of persons with a gastrointestinal illness on its last sailing,” explained the cruise company in a statement, presumably while wearing a facemask and repeatedly spritzing Purell on their hands. “At Royal Caribbean International we have high health standards for all our guests and crew… During the sailing, we conduct enhanced cleaning onboard the ship, to help prevent the spread of the illness.”

The Vision of the Seas, now docked in Port Everglades, is an extra-special cleansing before it sets sail for fun and adventure again. Reuters reports that the ship is still scheduled to leave port tonight.