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Letter From The Editor: Our Silence On Norovirus

No, this isn’t a news report covering the latest outbreak of norovirus at sea. This is your Editor (and I’d like to think Captain) of Cruise Currents, Mike Faust. It’s time to have a...

The Myths of Cruising: Busted

Myth: Cruise ships are claustrophobic. Cruise ships nowadays are built with passenger comfort in mind. Gone are the days of small, cramped public rooms. Nowadays, it’s easy to find large, spacious, multi-deck rooms built with...

Norovirus At Sea – Q&A For Cruisers

Norovirus has become an infectious topic lately throughout the news and media. Many news outlets have led their viewers to believe that the norovirus is a dangerous virus only found aboard cruise ships. This...

Royal Caribbean Ship’s Next Departure Delayed Due To Norovirus Cleaning

According to a report from Cruise Critic, Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas will delay her next departure for extensive cleaning after reports of norovirus affecting a number of passengers and crew. The Centers...

NewsBrief: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean Voyages, Norwegian’s New Ice Cream Parlor, and Norovirus

Royal Caribbean Adds New Ocean Voyages Royal Caribbean has launched a new set of ocean voyages, which will allow guests to sail between North America and Europe on a variety of ships. The new...

Grand Turk Remains Closed Due To Norovirus

Almost three weeks have passed since Grand Turk has had a cruise ship visit, and it’s all thanks to a nasty outbreak of norovirus in the cruise center. As stated in an earlier article...

Port of Grand Turk Temporarily Closed Due To Norovirus Outbreak

A recent surge in norovirus-like illnesses have been reported on cruise ships that have recently called in the island nation of Grand Turk. Guests on the recent cruises have reported symptoms only after calling in Grand...

P&O Oriana Passengers Plan To Stage Protest During Debarkation

Around 400 passengers onboard P&O’s Oriana are planning to stage a protest this morning during debarkation. This protest  is apparently a response to the quarantine of about 400 guests onboard who have reportedly contracted norovirus. The passengers are planning to...

Fred Olsen’s Boudicca Hit By Norovirus

On Sunday, Fred Olsen’s Boudicca returned to the port of Greenock, Scotland with around 170 passengers on board who had contracted Norovirus. When the ship arrived in Greenock, the ship was greeted by ambulances...

Norovirus Outbreak on Carnival Freedom

It is now being reported that there is an apparent norovirus outbreak on board Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Freedom. 5:10pm (5/14): Earlier today there were rumors of a death of a passenger as a...

Ruby Princess Hit With Norovirus….Again

Yesterday, the Ruby Princess of Princess Cruise Line returned to Port Everglades, Flordia with a few passengers who had been infected with Norovirus. Princess Cruise Line has yet to release the actual number of...

1 Dead, Multiple Hospitalized by Mystery Illness on MSC Armonia

It is now being reported that a crew member has died to a currently unknown illness (suspected to be Norovirus or pneumonia) on board the MSC Armonia. The crew member who has died was a waitress on...