UK passengers take legal action after Norovirus outbreak on Norwegian cruise

A cruise firm is being taken to court for the fourth consecutive year by passengers struck down by a vomiting bug on one of its ships.

vomit cruiseLawyers for ten passengers are launching legal action against Southampton-based P&O cruises after an outbreak of Norovirus on the Oriana.

Passengers suffered stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea on what should have been a dream holiday.

Law firm Irwin Mitchell Travel Litigation is taking action for the fourth year running. It secured damages of £70,000 for 24 passengers falling ill after separate outbreaks in 2011 and 2012 and are working on behalf of 16 passengers falling victim last year.

The latest bug struck in March when 57 people fell ill on a 12-day Norwegian cruise.

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