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.