Another Princess ship returns early due to onboard illness, but not coronavirus

Another Princess cruise ship returns early due to onboard illness, not linked to coronavirus

As the Diamond Princess cruise ship is quarantined near Japan with more than 200 people testing positive for coronavirus, another Princess ship, the Caribbean Princess, had to cut a trip short after passengers got sick with a different illness, NBC News reported.

In all, 345 passengers and 26 crew members were sickened with gastrointestinal illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

WTVJ reported the illness was norovirus.

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There are more than 3,000 passengers and 1,100 crew members on the ship, the CDC said.

The trip was supposed to last from Feb. 2 to Feb. 16. Several ports refused entry to the passengers, WTVJ reported.

The ship will be thoroughly sanitized before it heads out for its next voyage on Sunday, according to NBC News and the CDC.

The CDC has put together a list of tips on how to stay healthy if you’re going on a cruise. You can read them here.

Passengers from the Caribbean Princess wait for ground transportation at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Caribbean Princess docked at Port Everglades on Thursday morning more than 300 of its 3,035 passengers as well as 26 crew sickened by the stomach bug during its sailing, according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention.
Passengers from the Caribbean Princess wait for ground transportation at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Caribbean Princess docked at Port Everglades on Thursday morning more than 300 of its 3,035 passengers as well as 26 crew sickened by the stomach bug during its sailing, according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. (Joe Cavaretta/AP)