Travel Health

by Christopher Elliott of fortune.com Luxury Cruise Ships Found to Have Cockroaches, Dirty Grout and 'Potentially Hazardous' Food Federal health inspectors found health and sanitation problems on these two ships. Two cruise ships owned by Carnival Corp. have fallen afoul of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inspectors,...

By Devon Andre of belmarrahealth.com Norovirus prevention may be possible with oregano oil and citric acid. Norovirus is highly contagious and often seen in school and cruise ship settings. It can result in vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Although it often goes away on its own, effective preventative measures...

by maritime-executive.com On March 18, port authorities in St. Maarten refused entry to the Norwegian Cruise Lines vessel Norwegian Gem due to a gastrointestinal virus outbreak on board, citing the "interests of public health.” Following advance reports of an outbreak, a Port St. Maarten port control team boarded the vessel to inspect her. "While onboard,...
Man sues Disney Cruise Line, claims thumb was severed by cabin door

by wfla.com A man is suing Disney Cruise Line over a severed thumb, WESH Orlando reported. The lawsuit filed this week in Orlando federal court alleges that the man’s finger was cut off while he was on a Disney cruise. The plaintiff Marco Fidel Acosta says his thumb...
Cruise Ship Virus Less Common Than Before

by nbcnews.com Health officials say cruise ship passengers are getting sick with a stomach bug less often. About 20 outbreaks are reported each year on ships that dock at U.S. ports, on average. Many draw media coverage. But it's becoming less common for passengers to get sick, according to figures...