Three outbreaks of illness affect hundreds on cruise ships

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Three outbreaks of illness affecting more than 100 people each have been reported aboard two cruise liners — two of them in back-to-back cruises of the same ship — according to the nation’s leading health protection agency.

The double dose of ill-fated cruises struck theĀ Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

During the ship’s April 5 to April 12 cruise, 105 of the nearly 3,000 passengers and crew were affected — primarily with vomiting and diarrhea, the disease agency said.se passengers stuck in rooms

During the ship’s cruise the prior week, 117 passengers and crew members were struck, according to theĀ CDC.