The Sea Princess cruise ship, operated by Princess Cruises in Santa Clarita, on Wednesday confirmed a gastroenteritis outbreak that left 200 people sick.
The ship was completing the final leg of a two-week round trip between Brisbane, Australia, and New Zealand when gastro cases swept the ship. Queensland Health confirmed that on-board testing found norovirus to be the cause.
In an email to passengers, Princess Cruises said it has been “carrying out a comprehensive sanitation program in coordination with several international public health authorities. We have also arranged for the ship to undergo an additional disinfection in Brisbane.”
The Sea Princess can hold up to 910 crew members and 2,000 guests. The ship includes a four-story atrium, pools, sports facilities, and a casino.
Ticket prices for the 14-day trip range from $2,000 to $6,600 a person.
The Business Journal reached out to Princess Cruises for additional comment but the cruise line did not respond by press time.