Certain news stories are as easy for mainstream media sources to report as they are to get wrong… and when it comes to cruising, the one that tops both lists is norovirus outbreaks. Given how often the topic comes up – not to mention that misinformation spreads as quickly as any virus in the Internet age – we thought it important to set the record straight.
What is it?
Simply put, norovirus is a tough-to-avoid virus that causes inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines and can be contracted in numerous ways. In fact, given that it can be spread by person-to-person contact, through contaminated food or water, and via contaminated surfaces – not to mention that it’s something you can contract over and over – it’s sort of amazing th