SAN FRANCISCO – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a Outbreak on a luxury cruise. where more than 150 people have reported gastrointestinal illnesses, including diarrhea and vomiting.
The Queen Victoria, operated by Cunard Cruise Line, departed San Francisco on Wednesday on its way from Florida to Hawaii. The ship carries 1,800 passengers and 970 crew members.
The cause is unknown. Cunard told the CDC that the ship increased cleaning and disinfection and isolated sick passengers and crew.
The reported cases are totals for the entire trip and do not represent how many people are actively sick at any given time, the CDC said.
The company did not immediately respond to an email from The Associated Press seeking more details.
The ship departed Germany on Jan. 9 and departed Florida on Jan. 22, according to ship tracker Cruise Mapper. Her next stop will be Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 12 and she will finish in Australia next month.