We first reported this story in June when Norwegian Cruise Lines America admitted that one of its ex-crew members aboard the Pride of America was diagnosed with tuberculosis. NCL stated that it “would continue to work closely with the state and federal health officials to ensure the health and safety of all its guests and crew members”.
It is now being reported that 21 employees of the Hawaii-based Norwegian Cruise Line ship Pride of America tested positive for tuberculosis last month. Are cruise lines taking the welfare of passengers and crew members seriously, Carroll Cox of EnviroWatch does not seem to think so.
Carroll Cox of the watchdog group EnviroWatch first tipped KITV to the problems and said the health department is covering up the TB outbreak to protect the cruise industry.
“They’re placing commercial industry, tourism over the welfare and safe being of the public,” Cox said.
Where have we heard this very comment before regarding tourism at all cost?