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Investigation Update on the Zaandam

Cruise Line: Holland America Line

Cruise Ship: Zaandam

Voyage Dates: 2/5-2/20

Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers: 74 of 1408 (5.3%)

Number of ill crew who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew: 21 of 590 (3.6%)

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,
  • notified passengers onboard the ship,
  • staffed the ship with a senior medical specialist for additional support,
  • notified oncoming passengers,
  • staffed the ship with an additional cleaning crew in San Diego,
  • collected stool specimens for analysis.

Holland America Line will continue to report the number of ill people to CDC until the number of ill people returns to expected levels.


 
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