There has been an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug Norovirus on board the Oriana cruise liner. The ship left Southampton on a ten night Baltic cruise on 4th December. There are 1,843 passengers on board.
In a statement P & O Cruises which owns the ship said that six passengers are infected with a mild gastrointestinal illness suspected to be Norovirus, which is highly contagious. **
The cruise liner is expected to return to Southampton on the morning of Thursday 13th December.