According to press reports, a Princess Cruises ship was back on course Monday after the company says nearly a hundred passengers came down with norovirus. The cruise line says the incident sparked what it called a “super-sanitization” of the Sapphire Princess, which had visited three Alaska ports. Princess stopped short of calling it a quarantine, but says it did ask some of the infected passengers to stay in their rooms throughout their journey to stop the virus from spreading.
The Sapphire Princess stopped in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway on June 1 through June 3. Princess officials confirm 96 cases of the gastrointestinal illness norovirus, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea. The ship arrived in Seattle Sunday and offloaded off several unhappy-looking passengers.