Norovirus and Cruising

Norovirus and Cruising

Feb 04, 2014

It’s been on the news for the last couple of days about the Royal Caribbean ship with the norovirus outbreak. It was reported over 500 passengers sick with gastrointestinal symptoms.

From this news which the media went overboard, I hear from past clients and new that they don’t want to cruise for fear of getting sick. Don’t let this fear stop you from doing what you love.

You can get the norovirus from anywhere, how many of you have children that came home sick from school due to a stomach virus, or eating bad food that was left out to long from restaurants, or touching contaminated surfaces.

The fact are you can catch it anywhere and not just on cruise ships. I know when I check into a hotel or on the airplane I use Clorox wipes to wipe everything I see because you don’t know who was there before you or if they had a cold, flu or whatever the situation warrants.

The bottom line is don’t let you fear of the unknown stop you from taking a vacation cruise, or traveling period.