This story appeared in the Toronto Sun today (Sunday Jan 30th):
"About 230 people on a cruise ship came down with a gastrointestinal illness,
forcing the Caribbean voyage to end early.
About 200 of the 1220 passengers and 30 of the 572 crew members aboard
Holland America's Veendam became sick on the trip, which ended in Tampa on
Friday about 13 hours early. Sick passengers were quarantined to their rooms.
Passengers said they had been warned of a potential health hazzard because
travellers on the previous cruise fell ill. Those who did take the trip will receive partial refunds, up to $300.00."
Does anyone have any further information about this?
We are booked on this ship this coming week and have not been infomed of anything about what is going on.
I called Holland America and of course being the weekend they are closed.
I also called my cruise agent and they also had not been informed by Holland America....I find this disgusting as they have had this going on for the past 2 weeks and have not even kept their agents informed.