Monday, September 16, 2013
Aurora - gone viral
The Carnival (PandO) cruise ship Aurora arrived in Halifax this morning from Saint John, with about a dozen passengers reporting virus symptoms. They will be quarantined, but all other passengers will be allowed ashore. The ship was built in 2000 and measures 76,152 gross tons. As with all P and O ships it is free from extraneous decoration and is one of the more attractive ships to call in Halifax.
Reports indicate that efforts to sanitize the ship began in Saint John and will continue in Halifax, but it is anticipated that people in Halifax who may come in contact with Aurora passengers will still be at risk of receiving the virus. How nice.
There are four cruise ships in port today, with (left to right) Eurodam at pier 20, Norwegian Gem at pier 22, Maasdam at pier 31 and Aurora at pier 34.