19 people report illness on Norwegian Cruise Line ship in California

In this image released on Friday, May 20, 2016, is a CGI representation of Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, Norwegian Joy. (RiMO Supply GmbH via AP Images)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say 19 people aboard a cruise ship reported flu-like illnesses as they reached a Southern California port.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says authorities were called early Sunday to evaluate patients after they fell ill on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship.

Authorities say the patients were evaluated and declined to be taken to the hospital.

KABC-TV reports that a Norwegian spokesperson said stringent sanitation procedures were implemented after a few guests reported a stomach-related illness.

The luxury cruise ship “Joy” was refurbished this year and includes an on-board race track.