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Investigation Update on the Norwegian Crown

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Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruise Ship: Norwegian Crown

Voyage Dates: 8/12-8/19

Number of ill passengers out of total number of passengers: 51 of 1246 (4.09%)

Number of ill crew out of total number of crew: 2 of 534 (0.37%)

Predominant symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting

Actions: In response to the outbreak, Norwegian Cruise Line and the crew aboard the ship took the following actions:

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

During the following voyage (sailing dates: 8/19-8/27) the number of people that reported being ill returned to expected levels.