We too have been on a ship that contracted Noro, it doesn't matter how careful you are there is always someone who will bring it on. One of the senior crew explained to us that instead of letting the crew know that you are not well a lot of people self medicate and still mingle with other guests therefore spreading the infection. Apart from cleaning your hands 500 times a day it's a real dilemma to know what else to do. We are sailing on the Noordam from Sydney on Jan 4 to NZ and back, fingers crossed it will be "clean" by then. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Rich for your wonderful postings each day and also all the others who have contributed I have really enjoyed your comments and hints. This will be our 6th cruise and we are just as excited about this one as we were our first.