Norovirus struck 73 people
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on the "Zaandam" in Alaska. 73 people have reported getting sick on the ship, which is carrying more than 2,000 passengers and crew and was in Juneau on June 22, 2018. The ship was expected to make additional stops in Alaska before returning to Seattle on July 2.
Cruise ship arrives in Seward with dead endangered whale draped against its bow
A Holland America cruise ship arrived in Seward Sunday morning with a dead fin whale draped against its bow, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Crew members discovered the dead whale just as the massive Zaandam cruise ship was preparing to dock in Seward at 5:06 a.m. Sunday, Holland America spokeswoman Sally Andrews wrote in a statement Sunday. It appeared to be lodged on top of a bulbous part of the bow just under the water. "We were saddened by this event," Andrews wrote. After the whale was reported, investigators from NOAA and members of the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network and Alaska SeaLife Center were dispatched to the scene, said NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle. Initially they believed the animal was a juvenile humpback whale, but it was ultimately identified as a fin whale, Speegle said. http://www.adn.com/alaska-news/wildlife/2016/05/29/cruise-ship-arrives-in-seward-with-dead-endangered-whale-draped-against-its-bow/
Zaandam rescues 7 polish sailors at King George Island in Antarctica
On Jan. 4, Holland America said its ms Zaandam was able to help seven Polish nationals on a sailing yacht that went aground at King George Island in Antarctica. The crew members will be taken to Buenos Aires, Argentina.Upload News