You’ll always read about news of the Norovirus which has spread onboard some cruise ship which can be pretty scary especially if you don’t cruise that often or not at all. Well don’t worry because there are ways to protect yourself while onboard so you can continue to enjoy the cruise that you purchased.
First of all Norovirus is common and most cruise lines do have plans and procedures to keep the spread to a minimum. Not just that but even if there is no Norovirus outbreak you’ll always see crew members cleaning and sanitizing important areas of the ship like the stair handrails and toilets.
The Norovirus is also known as gastrointestinal illness which causes people to be sick and have diarrhea. But remember this also occurs on land and not just on cruise ships but the problem is ships are enclosed and with so many passengers all in once place it’s easier for the virus to spread.