A stomach virus has affected hundreds of passengers aboard two Princess Cruise Lines ships.
Company officials reported that 158 people aboard the Crown Princess cruise ship and 90 people aboard aboard the Ruby Princess have been stricken with the norovirus, according to the Associated Press.
The norovirus is a gastrointestinal illness, much like the stomach flu. The Center for Disease Control describes typical symptoms of the virus as "diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain."
The cause of the outbreaks has not yet been determined, reported the line's spokesperson Julie Benson.
The cabins and public areas will be cleaned before the ships set sail again, so departure on the next trips have been delayed, according to the Washington Post.