Going on a cruise is a popular option for a vacation. Some cruises last for a week others almost a month. Being on a cruise is living a lavish life at sea, while making stops at different countries all over the world. A cruise can be for a couple looking for a family getaway or for a family looking to create memories. While most people think about all the fun a cruise is, they fail to realize the dangers of being at sea. Infection outbreaks is a reality and has been happening more often as the years go by. Diseases like E Coli, Swine Flu, Shigella, Cyclospora, and the most common Norovirus can easily find there way on a cruise ship infecting the crew and the passengers.
Crown Princess April 2014 In April 2014 the Crown Princess cruise was one of two cruise ships to be infected. The cruise was a weeklong voyage along the coast of Southern California and Mexico that experienced an outbreak of norovirus. The Crown Princess pulled into port in San Diego with more than 100 passengers and crew ill with the gastrointestinal bug. Only 11 passengers choose to disembark, the rest of the passengers continued the scheduled itinerary.