Toledo couple on cruise during outbreak

By  | 

PORT CANAVERAL, Florida (WTVG) -- Adam Fishwick, 26, of Toledo, and his wife Brittanee are on one of the biggest cruise ships in the world, Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas.

Sunday, it headed out from Port Canaveral for a 7 day trip, now cut one day short.

An outbreak of norovirus sickened hundreds of passengers.

The rest, including the Fishwicks, are stuck on board as the ship heads back to Florida early.

"They said we're not going to Cozumel, we're going straight back to Port Canaveral," Adam told 13abc during an interview through FaceTime while the ship was still at sea.

Adam and Brittanee say they have been planning this trip for nearly one year. Now, Adam describes it as far less than a trip of a lifetime for all 9,000 people on board.

The cruise only stopped at it's first port-of-call, then had to skip the other two.

"We're all in contamination," described Adam. "We can't get off the boat. We can't - normally we can get our own food and we can't even go near the food to get our own food. They have to put it on a plate and bring it to you."

He says Royal Caribbean gave everyone full refunds, plus $200 for airfare.