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From: ms Rotterdam Cruise Review

Purell dispenser

At sea (ms Rotterdam)

Like many cruise lines, Holland America Line makes great efforts to prevent outbreaks of norovirus (formerly called Norwalk Virus) and similar illnesses that are spread by touch. Purell sanitizer dispensers are located in restrooms, in dining rooms, and next to the gangway. Every night, the cleaning staff sanitizes railings and other surfaces around the ship.

To drive home the importance of preventing the spread of viruses or germs through touching, ms Rotterdam's officers discourage handshaking at events like the captain's reception. (Bowing and curtseying are acceptable, and we saw the captain hug several longtime Holland America Line passengers.)


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