Cruise ships hit by norovirus

There has been an outbreak of the contagious Norovirus on board the P&O Cruise ships Oriana and Azura. The Azura returned to Southampton on Saturday, a day after the Oriana returned from a ten-day tour of the Baltics.

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Passengers leave ship hit by vomiting virus

Passengers disembark at the Mayflower Terminal Credit: ITV Meridian

Passengers have disembarked from the cruise ship Oriana after it returned to its home port of Southampton this morning. Some passengers on the liner contracted the Norovirus winter vomiting bug while on a ten day cruise to the Baltics. There have been claims that as many as 300 passengers fell ill.

Passengers return from a cruise to the Baltics Credit: ITV Meridian


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