The cruise ship the Oriana is undergoing 'rigorous cleaning' this lunch time - after more than 300 passengers were struck down in an outbreak of the contagious Norovirus. The liner docked at Southampton this morning - at the end of a 10-day cruise to the Baltic. Andrew Pate has more.
Passengers have been sharing their stories of what happened on board the Oriana cruise ship during a Norovirus outbreak on board. The liner docked in Southampton today, returning from a 10-day Baltic cruise. We caught up with some of the travellers as they left the cruise terminal.
P & O Cruises have confirmed that 300 of the 1,843 passengers on board caught the contagious Norovirus vomiting sickness.
P & O have confirmed 300 of the 1,800 passengers on board the Oriana cruise ship were affected by the vomiting bug norovirus. Passengers left the ship this morning after it arrived in Southampton after a tour of the Baltics. The cruise company had said only nine people fell ill.
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.
The cruise ship Oriana has returned to its home port of Southampton. Some passengers on the liner contracted the Norovirus winter vomiting bug while on a ten day cruise to the Baltics.
While there have been claims that hundreds of passengers have been affected, on Thursday P&O Cruises which owns the liner said fewer than ten cases have actually been confirmed.
Health measures have been put in place on the cruise ship Oriana to prevent the spread of norovirus.
Suffering passengers have been asked to isolate themselves in their rooms and not leave the boat for day trips.
A spokeswoman for P&O Cruises said that six people on board have active symptoms today, but she was not able to confirm how many people have been affected in total.
Any medical charges incurred as a direct result of the outbreak will be covered by the company, the spokeswoman confirmed.
VIDEO: Over 150 passengers on the Oriana are reported to have been struck down by a vomiting bug. The P and O cruise ship is due to dock in Southampton on Friday. Fred and Stacey link to Mel Bloor.
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