Norovirus outbreak sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas
|CTVnews 10 Jan 2019 at 09:54|
This Oct. 30, 2009 file photo released by Royal Caribbean shows Royal Caribbean s Oasis of the Seas departing a ship yard in Finland. (AP / Royal Caribbean)
Published Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:52AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:25PM EST
MIAMI -- Royal Caribbean s Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica.
He says the ship will return to Port Canaveral on Saturday. It sailed from there Sunday on a seven-day Caribbean cruise.
Passengers took to social media on Wednesday, tweeting they were forced to stay onboard after docking in Falmouth, Jamaica, for what was supposed to be a day of excursions.
Torres says returning a day early gives the cruise line "more time to completely clean and sanitize the ship" before it sails again.