Princess Cruise ship that had reported cases of norovirus sets sail again

The Princess Cruise ship that returned from its Caribbean trip with confirmed cases of the norovirus is setting sail again
February 1, 2014 4:12:20 PM PST
The Princess Cruise ship that returned from its Caribbean trip with several cases of the norovirus is setting sail again

The ship returned Thursday night at the Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention checked out that ship on Friday, and now it's ready to head back out into sea.

The ship was supposed to leave between 4 and 6pm Saturday but heavy fog delayed it, and the ship is full of new passengers.

The last set of passengers returned a day early from the trip. Princess says decision was made based on reports of heavy fog. The cruise also had 173 of its 4,200 passengers fall ill; five of them had symptoms of the norovirus.

The CDC has been overseeing the cleaning process before new passengers boarded today.

"I think I'll be OK. That happened once before with another cruise line but we're not worried about it," cruise passenger Michael Atkinson said.

This ship has scheduled stops in Cozumel, Belize and Honduras.

Previous passengers were given a 20 percent credit on a future cruise and a one day per diem.

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