Pic of the Cruiseship Sun Princess in Fremantle, under guidance of a tug.
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At least 91 passengers on this cruise ship have been hit by a suspected case of norovirus, according to Australian press reports issued today (11/08/17). The virus, a stomach bug, was detected on the first day of the Sun Princess cruise to the South Pacific, a statement by its parent company said. Queensland state health authorities confirmed the cases after the ship berthed in Brisbane. The Sun Princess was affected by two similar cases in February. In the latest instance, passengers had boarded the ship for a 10-day cruise when they began reporting symptoms. Princess Cruises said it would conduct "deep cleansing" on the ship before it would depart again. The first case was reported on day one of the cruise suggesting the illness was introduced to the ship during embarkation in Brisbane.