Anthem of the Seas turned back again, but this time passengers say it wasn’t the weather

Posted at 6:54 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 18:54:35-05

NEW JERSEY – For the second time in less than three weeks, Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas cut it's cruise short and returned to Cape Liberty. Weather was to blame again.

Passengers are not only upset their 12-day vacation was cut to a 10-day cruise, but some, like Michele Karlsberg, feel Royal Caribbean was not honest with them.

Karlsberg said the crew took extra precaution and documented it with her cellphone.

Food was covered with Saran Wrap and so were the tables. Housekeeping was dressed in white sanitation gowns and passengers symptoms were on display.

Karlsberg said, "when you have Norovirus you have no control over your bowels so that happened in some of the public areas with folks, then the staff that was cleaning it up they got ill.

Royal Caribbean said in a statement:

"At the end of the cruise, there were a total of 116 guests who experienced symptoms of norovirus.  With 4,061 guests onboard, that's 2.86% of all guests during the entire 10 day cruise."