My wife has had a difficult time with the bug. It's been a week and she is not fully over the effects yet.
We are not happy campers at this point. The second leg of the cruise has been pretty much of a bust for us.
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Did you notice extra cleaning going on?I'm not sure if there has been extra cleaning going on in the public areas of the ship; however, there have been some changes in food service - hand sanitizers in the Lido lines, some less self service, etc.
The cruise staff has not been as agressive as they could be, in my opinion, in getting the word out to passengers to be aware of possible symptoms and the need to report them immediately.We sailed Holland America (Westerdam) last November when an outbreak of Norwalk appeared. I believe it was about 50 people on a ship that carried about 1800. The situation was not at all kept hushed, with communication coming from the Captain via the PA system almost daily.
There were a couple of messages about Norwalk in Reflections, but other than that the cruise director and his staff are keeping quiet about the situation. That may be good PR, but in my opinion bad public health.
Are we calling it "Norwalk" any time a flu bug or other virus happens on a cruise ship?