Anthem of the Seas, which is the cruise ship that limped into port earlier this month when the ship and the passengers were battered by a storm, may just be a cursed ship, say some today. This new ship had to turn around mid-voyage when another squall out in the Atlantic was in its path.
MSN News reports on February 28, that the Royal Caribbean took to Twitter to announce on Saturday that the Anthem of the Sea cruise ship is headed back to its New Jersey port to “avoid a severe storm and provide guests with a comfortable journey back home.”
According to USA Today, that the Anthem of the Sea, which is one of the newest and one of the biggest cruise ships in the world had another problem besides a looming storm in its journey’s path. The ship was also “suffering from a norovirus outbreak.”
The passengers reported that over the weekend the ship’s captain and the ship’s director made announcements about the norovirus on the ship, but it wasn’t revealed just how many passengers had come down with this sickness. The ship’s crew upped the sanitation around the ship, which was visible to passengers.
The Anthem of the Seas made headline news across the globe when it crawled back into its Bayonne, New Jersey, port after tangling with a storm in the mid-Atlantic Ocean on February 6. The hurricane-force winds and 30-foot waves had passengers fearing for their lives.
The 4,500 passengers found a spot inside their cabins where they could hold on and ride out the storm that pushed ocean water through the windows and into their rooms. The videos taken by some of the passengers offered up a view of a horrific voyage as they had all they could do to hold on and keep from getting injured by items tossed about the ship. Now as the ship turns around and heads back to port the Daily Mail asks the question along with others today – Is the ship cursed?
With the norovirus outbreak on board the Anthem of the Sea and another strong storm in their path, the officials decided to not tempt fate and bring the ship back into its New Jersey Port. There is no word on the cruise line offering anything to passengers to make up for a trip cut short at this time.