Cruise ship with dozens of sick passengers docks in SD
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A cruise ship on which more than six dozen people have
been stricken with stomach flu-like symptoms sailed into San Diego Bay Thursday.
The Crown Princess departed Los Angeles on Saturday for a tour of the
California coastline. Since then, 66 passengers and 17 crew members have since
fallen ill with what's believed to be the Norovirus, Princess Cruises company
spokeswoman Karen Candy said in a statement.
Notorious is highly contagious and presents symptoms similar to a
stomach flu or food poisoning. The afflicted have been isolated in their
cabins, Candy said.
San Diego was a pre-scheduled stop on the cruise's schedule, which also
included a stop in Santa Barbara on Wednesday. It is scheduled to return to Los
Angeles on Saturday.