Cruise ships offer millions of people a unique and enjoyable vacation experience each year. However, like any other gathering of people in close quarters, cruise ships can sometimes become breeding grounds for contagious illnesses such as norovirus. Norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships can significantly disrupt passengers’ vacations, leading to questions about legal rights and compensation.
Norovirus, also known as the “stomach bug,” is a highly contagious virus that causes gastroenteritis, leading to symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. It spreads easily in environments where people live nearby and share facilities, such as cruise ships. The virus can be transmitted through contaminated food, water, surfaces, or contact with an infected person.Duty of Cruise Lines to Prevent and