UPDATE SATURDAY: According to two comments below, the ship was not evacuated in Cadiz. Here is where I got the false information:
Round Town News
Thanks to Rosie and fudge for keeping us informed
UPDATE: This gets weird, according to British news, the ship was evacuated. This doesn’t mean a) lifeboats were used as she was docked in Spain or b) there was any breach of the integrity of the ship. It was only a precaution that the Captain took. The belief was that the best way to prevent spreading was to get everyone off, then send in cleaning crews. Only time will tell if this strategy works.
BTW, passengers are now back on and we’ll see if it worked.
Norovirus has struck onboard the Independence of the Seas. The Royal Caribbean vessel was originally thought to have 25 cases, but that has now risen to 134 passengers. The ship is sailing with over 3,800 guests on a 14-night voyage roundtrip from Southampton, England. The ship was in Cadiz, Spain.