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Events at Sea by Adventure of the Seas

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The events listed have been reported in the public domain or to cruisejunkie by passengers or crew members onboard.  The list is by no means comprehensive.  For that reason it is necessary to be cautious in drawing conclusions from the potentially limited data.  Keep in mind that some companies may be more transparent than others about things that go wrong; conversely, some companies may be better at concealing events and thereby project an appearance that is inaccurate.  With that said, the following list is still interesting, as are the patterns seen viewed separately by ship.

10.6.09 The Daily Mail reports the ship was turned away from St. Lucia today over worries the vessel was carrying the H1N1 swine flu virus. The line says another island, Antigua, also has told the ship not to visit as scheduled on Thursday. The islands' decisions came after the line reported two crew members and a passenger on the ship had been experiencing flu-like symptoms. The ship departed San Juan, Puerto Rico Sunday on a seven-night Southern Caribbean cruise and has stopped only at Bridgetown, Barbados. It is scheduled to visit Philipsburg, St. Maarten and St. Croix, Virgin Islands later this week. There's no word yet on whether the two islands will allow the ship to dock. Swine flu
The ship had an encounter with volcanic ash from Montserrat.  Information is available by clicking here. Encounter with Volcanic Ash
The following was posted at "" (the Usenet newsgroup) and may be of interest to some:
RCCL seems to have a problem providing clean water to the bathrooms in the cabins. The water in the sink was brown many times during our cruise. We spoke to Guest Relations about it. They said it should still be okay to drink. Oh really? So plan on brushing your teeth with bottled water and you'll be fine.
Water Quality in Cabin
A 31 year old graphic artist somehow boarded the ship in Phillipsburg and the next day died while the ship is docked in St. Thomas.  According to The St. Thomas Source, "it is not known how he eluded security to remain on board when the ship left port." According to the Toronto Star, based on the autopsy report, police believe that  when pepper spray failed to subdue him, "...the crew members tried to hold Persaud down, placing weight on his chest that suffocated him."
Port Security / Death

Illness Outbreaks at Sea by Adventure of the Seas

Reported Illness Outbreaks
From a passenger:  We just returned from a 7 night southern carribean cruise (Nov 5-12). Many reports of illness circulated among the passengers -- the shows were pretty empty and the deck was pretty empty as well. On the fifth or sixth day, passengers received a letter stating that an abnormally large number of passengers had become ill but they didn't think there would be any adverse effect on the cruise. There were multiple reports of passengers quarantined to their rooms. When we returned to the ship in St Maarten, the family in front of us were told to report directly to the medical facility. That night, our wait staff said the CDC was returning for a second visit during that cruise. Our stateroom attendant said she was with the ship for five years and had never seen so many stricken. There was no notification to the passengers of the severity of the outbreak.  The CDC subsequently reported that 1 of 1174 (0.08%) crew and 129 of 3260 (3.96%) passengers had reported ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus.

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