By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
In an update on the outbreak on Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported an increase in cases since yesterday’s update.
As of Feb. 11, 345 of the 3035 passengers on the voyage, or 11.4 percent of the total and 26 of the 1161 crew members have been sickened in the outbreak.
To date, officials have not determined the causative agent.
On Monday, Princess Cruises announced the curtailing of the 14-day cruise. The ship, with 4,196 guests and crew, is now sailing back to the Port of Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, and is scheduled to arrive at the port at 7:00 AM Eastern Time on Thursday, February 13.
All guests will receive a 50% refund on their voyage and a future cruise credit valued at 50% of their cruise for this inconvenience.
Caribbean Princess will resume its schedule with a February 16 departure from Port Everglades for a round-trip Circle Caribbean cruise.
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