Cruise ship struck by vomiting bug

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The Independent Online

A major cruise operator says 94 people were stricken with vomiting and diarrhoea while on a five-day voyage around northern Europe.

It was the third outbreak of gastro-intestinal illness in three months aboard the Vision of the Seas, which is operated by Royal Caribbean International.

In March the ship was briefly placed under quarantine after hundreds of people came down with gastroenteritis in a separate cruise off Brazil. A spokeswoman for Royal Caribbean said it is not clear what caused the most recent outbreak.