Cruise

Norwegian Joy passengers fall ill for second time in a week

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has been left red-faced after passengers were once again struck down with illness while aboard one of its ships.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) treated 10 people on Norwegian Joy , who were on a Mexican Riviera cruise, for minor medical complaints after the ship docked earlier this week, according to CNN.

The LAFD was originally expecting to treat 20 patients “reporting unspecified illness” as Norwegian Joy made its way to shore. However, it said that while the cause of their illness wasn’t immediately clear, none of the patients were taken to hospital.

In a statement to Travel Weekly, an NCL spokesperson said: “The safety, security and wellbeing of our guests and crew is our number one priority. As such, we operate at the very highest public health standards.

“During Norwegian Joy’s Mexican Riviera sailing, a few guests on board experienced a stomach-related illness.

“To mitigate any impact of this rare occurrence, we implemented stringent sanitation procedures. As always, we will continue to monitor this situation.”

It’s the second time in a week that passengers aboard Norwegian Joy have been struck down with illness, after a norovirus outbreak during the ship’s Panama Canal cruise resulted in at least six people requiring medical attention.

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