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Norovirus – it’s not the ship, it’s you!

When most people take a cruise they focus on the fun, the sun and the food. But here’s another thing to think about: sanitation. Poor sanitation can ruin your cruise — ask anyone who’s been felled by a norovirus….

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CDC docks Celebrity Mercury over continued passenger illness outbreaks

CNN and USA TODAY are reporting that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a “no sail” warning for the Celebrity Mercury sailing out of Charleston, South Carolina. CNN quoted a CDC official stating the agency has yet…

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Sick passengers get the heave-ho on German cruise

Poor sanitation can ruin your cruise. Just ask the 400-plus passengers who were stricken by a suspected norovirus outbreak on a German cruise liner this week. The cruise ended up being canceled, leaving passengers without a vacation. So how can an outbreak be prevented? The answers may surprise you.

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Sticker shock in sick bay

The Gardners just wanted to enjoy their first-ever cruise, a trans-Atlantic voyage aboard Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas. But when a stomach bug landed them in the ship’s infirmary, they were headed for a shock: a medical bill for $1,600.

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