Cruise Radio News Brief | Week of January 6, 2019

Cruise Radio News Brief – January 13, 2019 [Listen Below]

1. Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas was forced to return to Florida earlier than scheduled due to a norovirus outbreak onboard this week. By the time the ship arrived in Falmouth, Jamaica, on Wednesday, over 150 people were sick and all excursions were cancelled, so the ship skipped Jamaica and left for Cozumel. However, when the number of sick rose to 277, the ship decided to return home altogether. Cruisers were offered a 100% refund for the loss.

Featured Article: Carnival Cruisers Blame Wrong Guy for Room Service Charge

When Carnival cruisers took to social media to voice their frustrations with the new room service menu, they took them out on the wrong guy: Brand Ambassador John Heald. Instead of keeping their frustrations related to the new menu, some people actually stooped to insulting John and his family.

This Week’s Cruise Podcast: Carnival Elation Review

This week Tony and Jenny join the show to offer a review of Carnival Elation. Their five-night cruise from Jacksonville stopped in Nassau and Half Moon Cay.

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Carnival Elation leaving Jacksonville, Florida for the Bahamas.

Featured Video: Norovirus Outbreak Ends Royal Caribbean Cruise

When too many passengers fell ill this week on Oasis of the Seas, the ship was forced to return to Florida a day early for extra cleaning. Our video breaks down what norovirus is, how it gets on a cruise ship, and how to avoid catching it.


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