Investigation Update on the Volendam
Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Cruise Ship: Volendam
Voyage Dates: 4/12-4/22
Number of ill passengers out of total number of passengers: 69 of 1427 (4.84%)
Number of ill crew out of total number of crew: 2 of 606 (0.33%)
Predominant symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting
Actions: In response to the outbreak, Holland America Line and the crew aboard the ship took the following actions:
- increased cleaning and disinfection procedures,
- sent daily updates to CDC and continued to do so until the number of ill people returned to expected levels.
During the subsequent voyage (4/22-5/11), the number of people that reported symptoms of gastrointestinal illness returned to expected levels.