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In a follow-up to a report one week ago, federal health officials are now putting the total passengers and crew of the Oceania Cruises, Oceania Riviera sickened by the rapidly spreading gastrointestinal pathogen, norovirus at 127, up from 82 last week.



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) reported yesterday that the number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard is 124 of 1,225, or 10.12%

The number of crew members sickened remain at three out of nearly 800 onboard.

Oceania Cruises is a Miami, Florida, United States-based shipping company that operates five premium cruise ships on world-wide itineraries.

Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed (acute gastroenteritis). This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up.

Anyone can be infected with norovirus and get sick. Also, you can have norovirus illness many times in your life. Norovirus illness can be serious, especially for young children and older adults.




  1. […] on the Oceania Riviera last fall when 86 passengers and crew were sickened, and more recently, last month when 127 total people were stricken with the gastrointestinal […]

  2. Was on ship,the crew worked hard to keep it at bay and did a good job,but Aruba didn’t let us dock,walls and chairs and rails almost everything wet from oxivri cleaner,some smell but tacky to touch,library closed,art center closed,how to cook program closed,had to hand sanitize everywhere ,no silverware on tables including salt,pepper,nothing,bathroom doors taped open no privacy,seen a few ambulances take away ?. Not sure why,and a third breakout,line should be fined and passengers get some kind of refund,cruise felt like going through a car wash,constant washing of everything… Oh well at least I didn’t get sick.

  3. Joy says:

    Does anyone know if the current April 2016 Riviera cruise has had any Norovirus outbreaks? We are scheduled to cruise on this ship in May and would like to know how the current cruise is going. We know about the other outbreaks, which is highly concerning, of course. Thank you!

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