Cruise Ship Passengers, Crew Sick with Gastrointestinal Illness

The ship was sanitized and was off on another cruise, the company said

Dozens of people aboard Royal Caribbean International's Oasis of the Seas had a gastrointestinal illness, but the ship was sanitized as has since set sail on another cruise, the company said.

The ship completed the Caribbean trip on Saturday at Port Everglades. During the trip, 54 guests and 10 crew members fell ill with what was thought to be Norovirus, the company said in an email statement. The people were treated with over-the-counter medication aboard the ship.

The crew sanitized the ship in the port to avoid spreading the illness, and the vessel left port again on Saturday and is on a seven-day cruise through the western Caribbean.

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