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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Cleaning on cruise ship hit by vomiting bug

Staff cleaning the Azura cruise ship whilst docked in Southampton Credit: ITV Meridian

Staff have been "deep cleaning" the cruise ship Azura after she came into Southampton earlier. P&O said there were ten confirmed cases of passengers with the winter vomiting bug. But some passengers said the number of those infected with norovirus was higher. The Azura is due to sail again at 6pm.

Her arrival comes a day after her sister ship Oriana came into Southampton docks with 417 outbreaks during a 10-day cruise to the Baltics. P&O said the safety of its passengers and crews are its number one priority.

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