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Investigation Update on the Regal Princess

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

Cruise Ship: Regal Princess

Voyage Dates: 12/7-12/27/06

Number of ill passengers out of total number of passengers: 75 of 1479 (5.07%)

Number of ill crew out of total number of crew: 5 of 678 (0.07%)

Predominant symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting

Actions: Princess Cruises and the crew aboard the ship took the following actions to respond to the outbreak:

  • increased cleaning and disinfection procedures,
  • collected stool specimens for analysis,
  • sent daily updates to CDC until the number of ill people returned to expected levels.