Excessive Heat WARNING in effect for:
Norovirus outbreak sickens 277 on Oasis of the SeasPosted: Updated:
MIAMI (AP) - Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica.
Cruise line spokesman Owen Torres told The Associated Press "we think the right thing to do is get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health."
He says the ship will return to Port Canaveral on Saturday. It sailed from there Sunday on a seven-day Caribbean cruise.
Passengers took to social media on Wednesday, tweeting they were forced to stay onboard after docking in Falmouth, Jamaica, for what was supposed to be a day of excursions.
Torres says returning a day early gives the cruise line "more time to completely clean and sanitize the ship" before it sails again.
(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- The extreme heat is here and is expected to stay through the weekend with temperatures increasing to dangerous levels.
- Isle of Skye is an economic Scottish-themed tile-laying game.Isle of Skye is an economic Scottish-themed tile-laying game.
- Hoy las temperaturas se sentirán por encima de los 100 grados Fahrenheit, así que a tomar mucha agua.
- Southwest Airlines has taken the Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through November.Southwest Airlines has taken the Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through November.
- Lots of people have a tough time falling asleep. Some use noise making machines to help them catch some "Zs."
- When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon in 1969, the world was watching.
- Storm photos in July from around the tri-state area.Storm photos in July from around the tri-state area.
News 12 The Bronx wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedBX.
- Here is the 2019 lineup for SummerStage in Central Park.Here is the 2019 lineup for SummerStage in Central Park.
- Looking for a place to listen to some music or see a local play? Here is a list of concert venues in the Tri-state area.