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Cruise ship to return to Florida port after norovirus outbreak

It is not unusual to hear reports about distressing gastrointestinal illnesses breaking out on cruise ships. Some of these illnesses are due to food poisoning, caused by unsanitary conditions on the ship or due to a lack of safe food handling. Floridians may have recently heard of one breakout of the gastrointestinal illness, norovirus, on a cruise ship that has affected hundreds of passengers.

Carnival Fantasy special needs passenger reportedly overboard

Going on a cruise is an exciting way to spend a vacation. Many save up their money and vacation time to take such a trip. Individuals and families think of the positive memories they will make, not considering the possibility of tragedy. Unfortunately, cruises can have negative and unfortunate events.

Injuries occur when cruise ship lists after leaving Florida port

Most people in who take a vacation aboard a cruise ship assume that the vessel is safe. However, sometimes, technical issues can cause a cruise ship to lean in one direction or the other. When a cruise ship tilts, this is known as "listing." And, as one recent incident of a cruise ship listing shows, this issue can cause panic and injuries to those on board.

How is norovirus spread on Florida cruise ships?

People in Florida taking a vacation on a cruise ship may anticipate some seasickness. However, sometimes this sickness is not due to the rolling of the waves, but to unsanitary practices that cause viruses such as norovirus to spread between crew and passengers on the ship.

Over 300 people have fallen overboard cruise ships since 2000

Many cruise ships depart Florida each year, carrying vacationers out to sea for what passengers assume will be a relaxing and fun trip. However, the good times can be cut short if a person is injured or killed aboard a cruise ship. One of the most dangerous incidents a person could experience on a cruise ship is falling overboard.

People sickened aboard Holland America cruise ship

Cruise ships vacations are supposed to be relaxing and fun. Cruise ships in Florida these days are equipped with many luxury features such as swimming pools, buffets and spas. However, the fun can be cut short if a person becomes ill due to a cruise ship's unsanitary practices.

Cruise ship accident victims need a strong advocate on their side

People in Florida who are planning a cruise ship get-away often look forward to their vacation at sea. They anticipate soaking up the sun, dining on fine food and exploring the exciting locales the ship stops at during its journey. What they don't expect, however, is that a cruise ship accident will take place that could lead to serious injuries or even deaths.

Cruise ship accidents can turn luxury vacations into nightmares

People across the nation are looking forward to their summer vacations, and for many this means a stay aboard a luxury cruise. Cruise ships from Miami can offer many wonderful amenities and stop at exotic ports of call. Most people come home from their cruise ship vacations with an armload of photos and souvenirs and a feeling of relaxation. Unfortunately, others will come back from a cruise ship stay injured or ill.

Cruise ship accidents may increase as more ships fail inspections

Many people in Miami may be looking forward to taking a cruise vacation in 2018, but these trips could potentially affect their health. According to a MarketWatch analysis, in 2017 a greater number of cruise ships did not pass health inspections than ever over the course of the past 10 years. This analysis was based on numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2016, two cruise ships did not pass health inspections. However, in 2017, there were 14 occurrences wherein a cruise ship did not pass a health inspection. In fact, one cruise ship did not pass a health inspection two different times. Moreover, merely 50 percent of the cruise ships that did not pass a health inspection were inspected a second time and passed that second inspection. In comparison, in 2007 and again in 2011 all ships inspected received a passing score.