Passengers on Queen Mary 2 struck down by norovirus outbreak

Maybe these cruise ships should engage in “special, enhanced cleaning procedures” before a norovirus outbreak.

At least eight people are sick out of the 2,462 passengers on board luxury Southampton liner, Queen Mary 2 but that number download vomit cruiseshould grow.

A total of 130 of 778 passengers have contracted gastroenteritis on board a cruise ship now docked in Rosyth in Fife.

They became ill on Fred Olsen’s Black Watch during a 12-night Scandinavia and St Petersburg cruise.

Meanwhile, Princess Cruises has been forced to pay out more than £120,000 in compensation payments in two separate legal cases.

The line’s owner Carnival Corp., agreed to pay more than £100,000 to 48 passengers who got sick on Grand Princess on a number of Mediterranean cruises in 2010.

And in a separate incident on Sea Princess cruise in the Caribbean, Princess paid £20,000 to a passenger who contracted Legionnaire’s Disease in 2011.

In neither incident did Princess admit liability, both were settled to avoid protracted litigation and lawyers’ fees, according to the line.