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Balmoral Cruise: Norovirus Strikes Again


Balmoral Cruise - Norovirus Strikes Again

Once again, norovirus has reared its ugly head in the cruise world. This time the affected people were on a British cruise sailing to North America.  More than 250 passengers and crew on board are reported to have experienced the virus. What happened?.

The Balmoral, a British ship sailing under Fred Olsen Cruise Line, left from England on April 16 for a 34-day ‘Old England to New England’ tour to the United States. A majority of the passengers on the ship were British.

On April 29, the cruise line released a statement reporting a “gastro-enteritis type illness” that …