MS Anthem of the Seas. Photo by Dickelbers (CC 4.0)


Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, rocked by a strong storm a few weeks ago, has cut another cruise short for the second time in a month. To avoid a developing storm, the cruise ship has returned to Cape Liberty, the luxury liners homeport in Bayonne, NJ.

It’s also reported that a number of passengers onboard are suffering from the effects of a norovirus outbreak.

Anthem of the Seas. Photo by ariesa66 (PD)


WTNH News 8:

(via ABC) – The cruise ship rocked by hurricane-force winds earlier this month has curtailed another trip to avoid the possibility of a repeat encounter, according to the cruise line.

“Anthem of the Seas is heading back to Cape Liberty immediately to avoid a severe storm and provide guests with a comfortable journey back home,” the company said in a statement. “We have been closely watching a weather system gaining strength off the coast of Cape Hatteras.”

Novovirus under an electron microscope. EPA Image (PD).


There have also been an undisclosed number of passengers who are suffering from norovirus during the Caribbean cruise, but the company said the illnesses did not affect the ship’s itinerary. Read more from WTNH News 8 here…

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee