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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