Dozens of Cruise Passengers Become Ill, Ship Returns to Port Everglades

Passengers on a Holland America Cruise Ship returned to Port Everglades in Florida Friday morning after at least 60 people on-board became sick, officials say.

The passengers on the MS Maasdam began experiencing gastrointestinal illness while on a 14-day sailing. Sick guests and crew were kept inside staterooms.

In a statement, Holland America Line says the ship will undergo a thorough sanitizing.

The ship is scheduled to depart at 5 p.m. on its next sailing, a 15-day Atlantic Coast Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Montreal, Canada.

This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.

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