June 3, 2006


Cruise that became the holiday from hell (SHAN ROSS, 6/03/06, The Scotsman)

MORE than 1,700 Britons left a luxury cruise ship yesterday after the trip turned into a "holiday from hell" when 200 people caught a vomiting bug.

The Sea Princess, part of the Princess Cruises fleet, left Southampton for a seven-night European tour last Saturday but had to return to its home port a day ahead of schedule to be disinfected.

Philip Wilson, 50, who became ill along with his wife Suzanne, 44, and children Emily, 15, and James, 12, said: "It was a holiday from hell. That's not even describing it. It was worse than that." [...]

"It was like being in a prison cell, except prisoners get treated better."

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 3, 2006 9:31 AM

In the past 3 weeks, my family went on a Caribbean Disney cruise. I was surprised to the extent they enforced sanitation: handing out alcohol-laced wipes to all passengers as they waited in line for the dining rooms, handing them out again _after_ the meal, constantly wiping down the bannisters, door handles, elevators, etc. The wipes were available at all points on the ship, not just where food was involved. Of course it all makes sense, but no cruise line will draw attention to it either.

Posted by: Bruce Cleaver at June 3, 2006 10:10 AM

And Americans problem is that we're too clean....

Posted by: Sandy P at June 3, 2006 11:10 AM

Walt's ghost reads oj's posts.

Posted by: erp at June 3, 2006 11:13 AM

Walt's ghost reads the bros.

Posted by: erp at June 3, 2006 11:14 AM