Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Returns With 600 Sick Passengers: 5 Recent Cruises You'll Be Grateful You Missed

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Turns out modern-day cruises aren't for the faint-hearted. Or should we say the weak-stomached? As the latest ill-fated cruise liner, the Royal Caribbean, docks in New Jersey two days early with a record-breaking number of sick passengers, we can't help but wonder: Who on earth is still signing up for these "vacations?"

In 2013 there were seven outbreaks of norovirus on cruise ships, sickening a total of 1,238 people. All those passengers packed together like sardines in a tin makes it awfully easy for germs to spread through the ranks like wildfire.

Here are five of the most stomach-churning cruises we're glad we missed out on...

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