How The Navy Avoids Norovirus

Liverpool cruise ship calendar 2014 - make sure you don't miss a River Mersey visit

Nearly 700 crew and passengers onboard Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas were sickened by norovirus in January before the ship returned to its port in Bayonne, New Jersey. In addition, the Caribbean Princess, operated by Princess Cruises, cut a seven-day itinerary short the same week because of a norovirus outbreak that affected 178 passengers and 11 crew members. In the Navy, such an outbreak would cripple a ship. Ill-fated cruise returns to port Norovirus hitting U.S. Gupta: 'It is really contagious' "If we had a norovirus that took out 700 sailors, we obviously would be operationally ineffective, combat ineffective — but even a smaller number, a smaller outbreak of, say, 100 would devastate our operational capability," Capt. Jim McGovern, commanding officer on the USS Iwo Jima, said aboard his ship docked in Norfolk, Virginia. "Serious outbreaks of 10 or 20 individuals being sick are taken very seriously." Some 3,200 sailors and marines fill the amphibious assault ship when it deploys, and each of them are medically screened and inoculated before being allowed to embark. "The idea is to prevent somebody from getting ill. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

The child was at the mid-ship pool area of the Carnival Victory with other family members on the last leg of a four-day Caribbean cruise, the company said at the time. The Miami-Dade Police Department investigated the drowning and identified the boy as Qwentyn Hunter of Winter Garden, Fla. The drowning appeared to be accidental and foul play was not suspected, police said. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Cruise ship drowning on Norwegian Breakaway investigated by FBI

June See above for ship details Wednesday June 18 - Discovery See above for ship details Thursday June 19 - Celebrity Infinity See above for ship details Saturday June 28 - Discovery See above for ship details Saturday June 29 - Boudicca The Boudicca in Liverpool The Boudicca will be a frequent visitor to Liverpool in 2014, making 12 turnaround visits starting on June 29, and then on Monday July 7, Monday July 21, Saturday August 2, Sunday August 17, Thursday August 28, Saturday October 11, Saturday November 8, Monday November 24, Wednesday December 10, Friday December 19 and Sunday December 21. It has 460 cabins with room for 880 passengers since its 2011 refit. Entertainment-wise, the Neptune Lounge offers shows each night, while there are several places to eat on board including the Eastern-themed Secret Garden cafe. July See above for ship details Thursday July 10 - Minerva The Minerva This is the one and only visit by the Minerva this year, and is a transit stop. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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