Hundreds struck by sickness outbreak on board the Sea Princess cruise ship

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At least 100 passengers have been struck by a number of outbreaks of norovirus on board the Sea Princess cruise ship.

Passengers on board the Sea Princess have described their holiday as the “cruise from hell”. Many who travelled on the cruise ship have suggested the number of those ill may be much closer to 400 rather than the 100 confirmed by Princess Cruises.

Those on board were reported to have suffered symptoms including sickness, stomach cramps, and diarrhoea.

The Sea Princess had left port in August 18th and was heading to Singapore when the outbreak occurred.

It has been reported that passengers who boarded the cruise ship in Singapore were not made of aware of any previous illness on board.

It was alleged that the illness had been on board the cruise ship “for months”. One passenger suggested they were “lambs being led to the slaughter”.

Norovirus is a bacteria which can cause gastroenteritis. This can spread quickly from person to person or if contaminated food is consumed after being handled by an infected person who has not washed their hands.

Princess Cruises released a statement confirming that passengers on board the Sea Princess had contracted what “would be commonly referred to in the community as a tummy bug”.

They added: “It takes only relatively few cases to be reported for even more stringent sanitation levels to be implemented on board.”

However, some passengers have questioned whether enough information was available, stating: “Others were boarded onto this ship at Singapore and no one was told about the contamination that was on board.

“Subsequently, some of those who got on were infected, including myself.”

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Hundreds struck by sickness outbreak on board the Sea Princess cruise ship