GoodBelly, a line of probiotic juice drinks designed to boost daily digestive health, is responding after passengers aboard the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas cruise ship were struck with an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness, presumably due to norovirus. With hundreds of passengers and their tummies signaling SOS to “Save Our Stomachs,” GoodBelly says it is going the nautical mile and offering vouchers for three free products to all passengers who were aboard the ship.
“Nothing ruins a vacation faster than vomiting and diarrhea, so we’re here to answer the SOS call of tummy distress with free GoodBelly,” said Alan Murray, the beverage maker’s CEO. “When we heard more than 600 passengers and crew members had become ill, we wanted to help. We can’t do much about a fantasy trip cut short, but we’d like to offer those affected by this wave of illness something to help reset their digestive systems and get their tummies back on track.”
Passengers who were on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas cruise ship that departed from Cape Liberty, N.J., bound for the Caribbean on Jan. 21 can claim their free product vouchers by emailing proof of passage in the form of a boarding pass, itinerary confirmation or Seapass along with mailing address to [email protected] Eligible candidates will receive three free product vouchers via the U.S. Postal Service within four to six weeks. Each voucher can be used to redeem one GoodBelly+, GoodBelly StraightShot or GoodBelly Quart product. All claims must be received by 11:59 p.m. (MST) Feb. 28.
GoodBelly probiotic juice drinks are non-GMO, dairy free, soy free, vegan and kosher, with several new gluten-free options, including Carrot Ginger, Tropical Orange and Fermented Probiotic Coconut Water.
GoodBelly can be found in the refrigerated section of grocery, natural and specialty retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods Market, Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, The Fresh Market, Hannaford and others.