- Feb 12, 2009
Norovirus is NOT food poisoning. It's a virus that's highly transmittable in closed environments.The day after we got back from our cruise I got what I guess was the famous norovirus that is popular on ships. Which I know it is just food poisoning and that can happen anywhere.
But, it can happen anywhere, not just cruise ships.
I'm fairly confident that many people have been sick after cruises. And after plane rides. And after visiting Grandma's house. If you're out in the world, and exposed to people you don't know, you're exposed to all sorts of things.
I typically get sick for a couple of days on all our trips. Regardless if we've flown to a cruise, taken a plane trip, or just been in a new place.
That said, my last cruise (28 nights to Hawaii/Tahiti) I didn't get sick at all. But, I'm just returning from a 2 week RV trip that I was laid out with a cold about 1/2 way through.
You just never know.