Norovirus on Jewel of the Seas?
A user on Cruises.co.uk is reporting that their cruise aboard Jewel of the Seas has had an outbreak of norovirus onboard. Those passengers that are scheduled to sail on Jewel of the Seas on June 12, 2010 have been informed that they should arrive late because embarkation will start at 4:30pm instead as no passengers will be allowed on board before that time.
In addition, the ship is going through "enhanced sanitizing" on Saturday and that if any passengers have had gastrointestinal symptoms within the last three days, they should consider rescheduling their cruise.
Royal Caribbean, as well as other cruise lines, take the threat of norovirus very seriously. Norovirus, or norwalk gastroenteritis, is transmitted by the fecal-oral route via contaminated water and foods.