Has anyone experienced on any cruise line an overreaction to the norovirus/stomach flu?
My 7 year old vomited one time from an upset stomach. He ate too much and was running around. He did not have diarrhea or a temperature and was fine after he vomited.
We were asked to take him down to see the nurse. I had to complete a form, they took my son's sea pass, they checked his temperature which was normal. The next thing I knew, I was told my son had to stay in his cabin for 24 hours, he was to be quarantined. I asked, "for an upset stomach?" The nurse told me that kids do not experience vomiting or diarrhea with an upset stomach. I said he only vomited once and did not have diarrhea. She told me the captain and CDC take this really seriously. My husband and son stayed back in their room on Oasis of the Seas and we did not get to spend any family time together on St. Thomas. It was New Year's Eve and we could not enjoy the day. No one on Royal's ship could tell me how they distinguish between someone vomiting from an upset stomach, motion sickness or the norovirius. I understand that they have to protect their passengers and staff but a one time vomit with no other symptoms is overreacting. Moms tend to overreact and want the best for their child. As a mom, I can assure you that I would of done what what best for my son if he was truly sick and contagious. I know the difference between an upset stomach and the stomach flu. I wish trained medical staff, did as well. I do not want compensation from Royal Caribbean. I want someone in their organization to re-evaluate policies.