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The the world’s largest cruise ship, Independence of the Seas was struck by norovirus, sickening 332 passengers. As The Miami Herald wrote, by the time the cruise ship returned, most passengers ‘couldn’t wait to disembark’. Photo: Royal Caribbean

Stomach virus sickens 332 on world’s largest cruise ship

It was supposed to be a relaxing five-day jaunt aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, Independence of the Seas – travel, adventures and good food in the Caribbean while most of the country was shivering through “extremely frigid air, straight from the Arctic”.