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Another Cruise Ship Arrives In San Diego With Sickened Passengers

The Legend of the Seas cruise ship is pictured in San Diego, April 14, 2015.
The Legend of the Seas cruise ship is pictured in San Diego, April 14, 2015.

For the second time in as many days, a cruise ship arrived in San Diego Tuesday carrying scores of passengers who had fallen ill with gastrointestinal ailments during their vacations.

During a 15-day cruise that originated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 114 of 1,763 travelers aboard the Legend of the Seas reported suffering flu-like symptoms, including nausea and vomiting, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two crew members also got sick, the federal agency reported.

The cause of the outbreak was under investigation.


In response to the rash of illnesses, the operator of the ship, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, reported increased cleaning and disinfection of the vessel and collection of patients' specimens to determine what led to the problem, according to the CDC.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

On Monday, the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity docked in San Diego with nearly 100 passengers who had fallen ill during a tour of the Mexican Riviera.

The 95 sick passengers, out of 2,117 on board, also suffered from vomiting and diarrhea in a suspected norovirus outbreak. Five crew members reported the same sorts of maladies, according to the CDC.