More than 300 sickened with gastro illness on Royal Caribbean cruise ship

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Dec. 17, carrying more than 300 sick passengers, according to a report from CBS Miami.

The passengers were reportedly suffering from a gastrointestinal illness. Cleaning crews spent Dec. 17 sanitizing the ship prior to a new set of passengers coming aboard.

"[T]he 332 cases represent fewer than 6 percent of the more than 5,500 guests on board," said the cruise line in a statement obtained by CBS Miami.

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