WASHINGTON — Passengers sailing on the Grandeur of the Seas from the Port of Baltimore have been sickened on two consecutive trips, and passengers who weren’t sick were well aware there was a problem on board, according to a local Virginia woman.
Pegah Fowler of Round Hill,Va., who was on the Grandeur of the Seas, says it wasn’t the trip she and her family expected when they set sail on April 5.
“Literally, people standing there making sure you get your hands clean before you go into any of the restaurants,” she told WTOP in a phone interview. “It was evident there was a problem, so they were doing what they could.”
Staff would use tongs to hand out condiments, and plastic gloves were in abundance. Hand sanitizer was being handed out everywhere, and housekeepers wouldn’t vacuum the rooms because they feared kicking up anything that would start another outbreak, she said.