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'Swine Flu Cruise' Quarantined

Passengers, crew confined to Caribbean liner after staff members diagnosed
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2009 3:51 AM CDT
'Swine Flu Cruise' Quarantined
The Ocean Dream cruise ship sits docked near Guamache port in Margarita Island, Venezuela.   (AP Photo/STR)

(Newser) – Venezuela has quarantined more than a thousand passengers and crew on board a visiting cruise ship, the BBC reports. Three crew members from the Ocean Dream have been diagnosed with swine flu and 11 more are showing symptoms. Barbados and Grenada had earlier refused to allow the Spanish-owned ship's passengers to disembark. (Read more cruise ships stories.)

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