Investigation Update on the Amsterdam

Cruise Line: Holland America Line

Cruise Ship: Amsterdam

Voyage Dates: 5/23 – 5/30

Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers: 101 of 1546 (6.53%)

Number of crew who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of crew: 8 of 587 (1.37%)

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
  • Made announcements to both notify passengers and encourage case reporting
  • Provided notification to oncoming passengers
  • No clinical specimens were collected for analysis

Holland America Line made daily reports to VSP and continued to do so until the number of ill people returned to expected levels.

 

Page last reviewed: July 15, 2009 (archived document)