Passengers were confined to their cabins after contracting norovirus, with one describing their 14 night Christmas cruise as the "cruise from hell". On its 12 day cruise to the Canaries in December 2009 180 passengers on the Boudicca were taken ill with norovirus. On a four day cruise to Amsterdam 50 Boudicca passengers were diagnosed with norovirus. And on the December 22 cruise to Madeira, a huge 289 passengers were taken ill with the stomach bug and the ship had to return a day early.
One couple on board the Madeira cruise spent four days confined to their cabin onboard the Boudicca and missed three of the six islands visited by the Fred Olsen cruise ship.
A second Fred Olsen Cruise Lines ship – the Balmoral – saw more than 250 passengers taken ill with norovirus on its December 21 cruise to the Canary Islands. It is also not the first time passengers have been taken ill onboard the Balmoral. Last February 200 holidaymakers were taken ill on their cruise and in September 78 passengers onboard the Balmoral were diagnosed with norovirus.
Noroviruses are the most common cause of gastroenteritis which involves often violent vomiting and diarrhoea.
At this time we believe that Fred Olsen Cruise Lines are offering passengers on the Boudicca a small refund to cover returning from the cruise early and the inconvenience caused. However, passengers are not being offered compensation for the days lost due to being ill on the cruise ship.
Holiday Ilness Compensation
If you fall ill on holiday with norovirus, gastroenteritis or food poisoning such as salmonella which was caused by the poor hygiene in your hotel, holiday resort or onboard a cruise ship, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
If we accept to fight for your compensation claim for being taken ill on holiday we will give you £250 cash upfront – yours to keep whatever the outcome of your compensation claim. Just quote ‘claim250’
If your holiday was ruined by illness you could claim compensation and be £250 better off straight away. Simply contact Nick Harris on: Freephone: 0808 129 3347 or email us
using our online enquiry form (http://www.simpsonmillar.co.uk/
Simpson Millar Solicitors are holiday claims experts and take on cases on a 'no win no fee' basis and if you quote 'CLAIM250’ when you contact us then you will receive £250 IN CASH within 7 days of your holiday claim being accepted – which is yours to keep whether your claim is successful or not.
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