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Joined Jan 2005
just received an email from HAL advising there will be extra cleaning on Aug 13 in Vancouver on the Noordam due to Noro.

They ask passengers not to arrive until 2 pm but go on to state you must be on board by 3:30. Pretty sure that loading all passengers who have to go through security and immigration by 3:30 is not doable!
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Just be glad they are doing the extra cleaning. We were on the O'dam last fall, she had Noro, you don't want it on your cruise. If psgrs are present they will see that everyone is on before she sails.
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Nothing to do with the Noro, but I have seen the Noordam in port in Vancouver a few times this season and was struck at how shabby she looks especially in comparison with other ships in dock. Speaking of just the outside of course. The Radiance was in the other day, pretty much the same age, but sparkling. As was the X yesterday.

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Isn't this another outbreak of the Noro on this ship in recent months?
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The CDC outbreak list for 2017 does not look good for Holland America:

Cruise Line Cruise Ship Sailing Dates Causative Agent

Holland America Noordam 7/30 – 8/6 unknown
Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam 7/22 – 7/29 unknown
Holland America Noordam 7/23 – 7/30 unknown
Holland America Volendam 7/19 – 7/26 unknown
Holland America Volendam 7/12 – 7/19 norovirus
Oceania Cruises Regatta 3/29 – 4/14 Unknown
Princess Cruises Coral Princess 3/8 – 3/18 Norovirus