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More Than 600 Sickened On Royal Caribbean Cruise

A Royal Caribbean cruise will be cut short by two days after more than 600 people on the ship have become ill.

The sickness is being linked to an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness, and passengers and crew members have reported vomiting and diarrhea, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In a statement, the cruise line stated, “After consultation between our medical team and representatives of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we think the right thing to do is to bring our guests home early, and use the extra time to sanitize the ship even more thoroughly.”

The cruise ships docked at the Port of Florida, which are visible from our law offices on Biscayne Boulevard, are a visible reminder of the millions of people who embark on cruises from Florida each year. At FDBR, we are committed to helping those victims obtain compensation from the companies that are responsible for providing a safe environment on cruises.

The Explorer of the Seas left on Jan. 21 from New Jersey and the 10-day cruise has been in the Caribbean.

After returning to its home port on Wednesday, the cruise line will perform a thorough barrier sanitization program on the entire ship.

The cause of the illness is not immediately clear, but the symptoms are consistent with norovirus, which spread easily and produce vomiting, among other things.

At Freidin Brown, P.A., our south Florida lawyers handle a small number of personal injury cases at any one time and devote whatever resources are needed to help our clients receive maximum compensation for their cruise ship injuries. Our limited case list allows us to give our full personal attention to every client. Each inquiry is treated with care and every phone call is returned promptly.

If we commit to your cruise ship injury case, we will set out to prove it by thorough investigation, use of top-flight experts and extensive depositions. We work on all cruise ship injury cases as a team. Although one lawyer will have ultimate responsibility for your case, at least one and possibly two other lawyers will be involved in planning or strategy sessions. Our staff includes nursing and medical professionals who are available to assist us in the evaluation and preparation of each case.

For more information, please contact us.

Source: CNN, “Royal Caribbean cruise cut short after more than 600 are sickened,” Jan. 27, 2014.

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