Cruise Ship Sails 2 Days After Early Return

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A cruise ship is to set sail from a Houston-area port two days after returning from a cruise a day early with more than 180 ill passengers and crew aboard.

FILE - The new Caribbean Princess departs on its maiden voyage from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in this April 3, 2004 file photo. Federal health officials are investigating after an outbreak of illness has caused Caribbean Princess cruise ship to ends its trip early and returned to port in Houston late Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 more than a day ahead of schedule after more than 170 passengers and crew members aboard became sick. (AP Photo/Princess Cruises, Andy Newman, File)

HOUSTON- A cruise ship is to set sail from a Houston-area port two days after returning from a cruise a day early with more than 180 ill passengers and crew aboard.

The Houston Chronicle reports the Caribbean Princess is to embark on a cruise of the western Caribbean on Sunday, two days after its early return from a similar cruise.

Princess Cruises had said the Caribbean Princess returned early on Thursday because of a dense-fog advisory, not because of an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and Prevention tells the Houston Chronicle () that CDC investigators had found nothing unusual or unique about the Caribbean Princess illnesses as of late Friday


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