Worst cruise ship disasters in recent history

POSTED: 09:03 AM PST Feb 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:47 AM PDT Apr 30, 2014 

The norovirus may responsible for at least 83 sick passengers and crew members aboard the Crown Princess, which is expected to arrive in San Diego today. Take a look at the worst cruise ship disasters in recent history.

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A cruise ended early after bacteria was discovered on Fred Olsen Cruise M.S. Black Watch in 2007, but days after returning home, passenger Robert Heath died in his home. An inquest later ruled that Fred Olsen Cruises exposed Heath to Legionnaires' disease, and found that the two doctors he saw did not prescribe adequate medication and failed to respond to his worsening condition. The cruise line eventually paid out over $100,000 to settle the case.


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