Cruise holidays are often seen as a great way to experience a variety of destinations in a short space of time.
However, at YourHolidayClaims we have spoken to many holidaymakers who were left confined to their cabin after an outbreak of sickness on board their ship.
Not only can this ruin a long awaited break, it can be a particularly distressing experience. In our latest article, we take a look at what you can do if you fall ill on board a cruise ship.
What was the cause of your cruise ship illness?
One of the most common causes of sickness on cruise ships is norovirus. An outbreak of norovirus can spread quickly, especially in the confined nature of a cruise ship.
In most cases, any passengers who have suffered suspected norovirus will be asked to stay in their cabin until their symptoms improve.
The most common symptoms of norovirus include:
- Sudden feeling of sickness
- Projectile vomiting
- Watery diarrhoea
What should you do if you suffer norovirus?
The main thing you will need to do if you have suspected norovirus is to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
As norovirus can spread incredibly quickly, you should wash your hands regularly in order to help prevent passing the virus on.
Although it can be frustrating when you want to enjoy a holiday you have saved hard for, it is important that you get plenty of rest.
Can you claim for your ruined cruise holiday?
If norovirus or another illness has ruined your cruise holiday, you could be entitled to make a claim.
We would always recommend speaking to other people on the cruise ship to find out if they have suffered similar symptoms to yourself. By speaking to others, you may be able to bring a group claim on your return to the UK.
£42,500 cruise ship compensation success
At YourHolidayClaims, our dedicated holiday claim solicitors have already helped numerous holidaymakers receive compensation after their cruise was ruined by outbreaks of norovirus.
Previously, we helped 26 holidaymakers receive a total compensation of £42,500 after repeated outbreaks of norovirus on the Boudicca cruise ship. Read more about the success for the Boudicca cruise ship passengers.
How you can contact the dedicated team at YourHolidayClaims
Here at YourHolidayClaims, we have a team with over 50 years’ combined experience in travel law waiting to help you.
To speak directly to one of our specialist cruise ship illness solicitors, you can call us now on 0330 100 2851.
Or, if you’re unable to talk right now, you can start your cruise ship claim online.