Norovirus outbreak delays departure of cruise ship from Southampton, UK

Celebrity Cruises' vessel Constellation's departure from Southampton was delayed after the ship arrived with 350 cases of vomiting and diarrhoea, probably due to norovirus. Deep cleaning of the vessel was required before it could depart on its next cruise. Travellers should be aware that outbreaks of norovirus on cruise ships occur from time to time. To reduce any risk, passengers should maintain frequent hand washing while aboard cruise vessels.

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