Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Returning to New Jersey After 600 Get Sick | NBC New York

The Royal Caribbean cruise line on Sunday ended a ship’s 10-day trip in the Caribbean two days early after more than 600 passengers and crew members were sickened with a gastrointestinal illness and the company said it was “unable to deliver the vacation our guests were expecting.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said early Monday that hundreds of the 3,050 passengers aboard the 15-deck ship reported getting sick during the cruise that left Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J., on Tuesday. Forty-seven crew members also reported feeling ill, according to Bernadette Burden, a spokeswoman for the CDC.

The Miami-based company made the announcement to cut the trip short a few hours after CDC officials boarded the Explorer of the Seas during its U.S. Virgin Islands port call to investigate the illness and evaluate the outbreak response.

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