Marco Polo Cruise Ship Passengers Must Take Advice

Victims of the Marco Polo Cruise ship sickness outbreak have been urged to take professional advice before accepting any payout from the cruise ship operator.
By: Richard Farnworth for
July 31, 2009 - PRLog -- Experts in travel law have advised passengers who were ill onboard the Marco Polo, where an outbreak of Norovirus occurred, just two days into the cruise,  to think very carefully before accepting any offer of a refund from the tour operator, Transocean Tours. Passengers could be entitled to a much more than the £2,000 per person refund which is being offered, plus any money spent onboard the ship for food, drink and medical expenses.

The Marco Polo had to dock at Cromarty Firth just 48 hours after the cruise had set off, and passengers could sue the tour operator for loss of enjoyment of the holiday, discomfort, pain and medical expenses.  Passengers who suffered norovirus onboard the Marco Polo Cruise Ship are advised to contact a personal injury solicitor who specialises in holiday illness compensation to assess their claim.

Said Richard Farnworth of Farnworth Rose Personal Injury Solicitors:  “At first glance it may have seemed an attractive offer for passengers to get their money back from Transocean Tours, but the passengers could be entitled to higher sums of compensation for the suffering caused on board the ship. Some passengers may even go on to suffer long term illness as a result of the outbreak of Norovirus on the Marco Polo, which means they have been under compensated from the tour operator.

“Every passenger affected on The Marco Polo Cruise Ship should seek legal help and advice before accepting the offer from Transocean Tours. Once they have accepted it, they won´t be able to make any further claim for which they may be entitled.”
The Marco Polo returned to port in Tilbury, Essex, where the remaining passengers were offered a refund as a gesture of goodwill from the cruise operators.

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