Reports indicate that the worst is over and some 252 "stricken" [news media word] passengers have recovered but will remain infectious for two weeks. Seven have been confined to their cabins. There are 1423 people aboard (passengers plus crew) and are arriving from Saint John, NB.
Balmoral passing Black Rock Beach inbound in 2012.
Since this photo the ship has acquired a gray hull.
The ship is better known in Halifax for its April 2012 "Titanic Cruise" when it visited the site of the 1912 sinking, laid a wreath and got my nomination for tackiest cruise theme.
The Fred Olsen Cruise Lines ship was built in 1988 as Crown Odyssey and has been renamed in 1996: Norwegian Crown, 2000: Crown Odyssey, 2003: Norwegian Crown and Balmoral in 2008.
In 2004, as Norwegian Crown, it was the first cruise ship of the season in Halifax.
Crown Odyssey in 1988.
Balmoral did a swing around George's Island this morning to berth startboard side to at Pier 22.