Norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean cruise ship sickens more than 270 passengers

Hundreds of passengers fell ill aboard the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Sea after the shipped departed Port Canaveral in Florida on Jan. 6.
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Vacation nightmare imagine you're taking their dream cruise vacation. And suddenly everywhere around you starts you get sick well that's what's happening now. We go now to Miami Florida and are Victor can go with the latest Specter what tell us about this story this seems so sad. Byron this is just a nightmare and what ever got these people sick it's spread as it spread quickly. Now Royal Caribbean tells us that rather than have everyone worry about their health they're just gonna go ahead and bring that ship right back to Florida earlier than expected here talking about. Hundreds of passengers and crew members. Falling ill aboard the oasis of the seas ruled Caribbean tells ABC news 277. Passengers and crew member suffered. An episode of gastrointestinal. Illness. Passengers we spoke with said people were nervous to leave their rooms once these symptoms sort of spreading. Listen to what one woman who got sick had to say. Aaron to conduct and will it's really not feeling although just turning having issues like. There yet but them it does it is I was just. Concerned for my dad's help because they're Nokia doesn't typically get sick a lot. Her father got sick as well the awaits us in the sees as were the biggest ships in the world is decked out with. Two story suites a high dive pool. Even zip line Neary nearly 9000 people were onboard this ship there was a seven day cruise going throughout the Caribbean it was elect on Sunday. By Tuesday as the ship was approaching to make that is when people started experiencing these symptoms Jamaican officials tell us that they actually sent. Teams of doctors onboard the ship to help out. Now what the crew is constantly doing. They are cleaning every inch of that ship up their wiping down anything that people might touch so. Lounge areas dining areas even cool hand rails not taking any chances there and now the oasis of the seas is due back at port Canaveral. Tomorrow aren't. Sounds miserable. What had the passengers had they been pleased with how Royal Caribbean has responded to this. A few capacity that we spoke without actually said look we know that things can happen on cruises and Royal Caribbean has done a good job. The company did promise a full refund for all those on board which should also mention though. That the CDC is planning to investigate hear and world Caribbean. Has taken samples from these people that they plan on giving to the CDC a city in their investigation. Picture condone Miami thank you so much kick.

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