Virus-hit cruise passengers threaten sit-in when Oriana arrives home in Southampton

The P&O Cruises ship Oriana

The P&O Cruises ship Oriana

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

FURIOUS passengers on board a Southampton-based cruise liner are threatening a sit-in when it arrives in port on Friday after an outbreak of norovirus that has affected hundreds.

Holidaymakers claim the virus was already on the P&O boat Oriana when they boarded.

Meetings have already taken place with the ship’s captain after passengers told the Daily Echo at least 400 people fell ill with the sickness and diarrhoea bug.

The liner is currently travelling across the North Sea after it pulled into Hamburg yesterday.

Marian Davies, from Southampton, said: “It has more or less taken over the whole ship. Some people are refusing to get off the ship on Friday in protest.

“It is like a prison camp. Lots of people are cordoned off because of the norovirus. The bug was on here when we got on. We should have been told.”

Another passenger, Vanessa Herrington, 30, also from Southampton, said that people had been ill in the corridors while vast areas of the ship had been cordoned off to restrict the spread of the virus.

Vanessa fell ill on the second day of the cruise but feels that the service to maintain the illness was not up to scratch.

“People want some kind of compensation. I have cruised many times we just don’t want to get back on board at times.

“When we pulled into Amsterdam on the second night so many people were confined to their cabins. Ill people with an inside cabin could not even get out to get some fresh air.”

P&O’s parent company, Carnival, said anyone who feels strongly about what has happened on board should write to the Southampton firm.

A spokesman added that the ship would be spending longer in port for cleaning on Friday.

He added: “As is currently standard procedure across our fleet, all the ship’s passengers were provided with a precautionary health notice advising of widespread norovirus activity and the health measures to avoid contraction and spread, both on board and whilst ashore.

“The captain is regularly updating the passengers and crew on the situation and advising passengers with gastrointestinal symptoms to report to the medical centre.

“Unwell passengers are asked to comply with the doctor’s instructions and isolate themselves in their cabin until non-contagious.".

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7:34pm Wed 12 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

That's the answer..... Sit in a virus infected ship until you get ill. Superb solution!

Id be the first off the boat if it was infected!

Not that you'd get me on one in the first place.
That's the answer..... Sit in a virus infected ship until you get ill. Superb solution! Id be the first off the boat if it was infected! Not that you'd get me on one in the first place. IronLady2010
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7:37pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Pikey Pete says...

Going on a cruise. Like being in prison. I would imagine.

Cant really go anywhere. And then when something like this happens you cant get off.

I know it brings loads o business to Southampton. But I would never go on a cruise.

Conditions must be smelly to say the least.

And what of the hygiene inspections. If a passenger brings it on-board they should have imideate action plans to stop it spreading.
Going on a cruise. Like being in prison. I would imagine. Cant really go anywhere. And then when something like this happens you cant get off. I know it brings loads o business to Southampton. But I would never go on a cruise. Conditions must be smelly to say the least. And what of the hygiene inspections. If a passenger brings it on-board they should have imideate action plans to stop it spreading. Pikey Pete
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7:46pm Wed 12 Dec 12

News Fanatic says...

I wonder if they would be so vocal if there was an outbreak of flu on the ship? Sadly, there is a risk of going down with Norovirus and there is little that cruise operators can do, apart from insist on scrupulous hygiene.
I wonder if they would be so vocal if there was an outbreak of flu on the ship? Sadly, there is a risk of going down with Norovirus and there is little that cruise operators can do, apart from insist on scrupulous hygiene. News Fanatic
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7:56pm Wed 12 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs. IronLady2010
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8:08pm Wed 12 Dec 12

MGRA says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune. MGRA
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8:09pm Wed 12 Dec 12

News Fanatic says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
A cruise need not cost any more than a holiday in a good quality hotel overseas. It is not uncommon to find a cruise on sale for £80 a night or less per person..
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]A cruise need not cost any more than a holiday in a good quality hotel overseas. It is not uncommon to find a cruise on sale for £80 a night or less per person.. News Fanatic
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8:10pm Wed 12 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

MGRA wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.
Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.[/p][/quote]Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat. IronLady2010
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8:17pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.
Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.
I thought the oriana was high end for P&O.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.[/p][/quote]Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.[/p][/quote]I thought the oriana was high end for P&O. Ginger_cyclist
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8:21pm Wed 12 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.
Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.
I thought the oriana was high end for P&O.
LOL, possibly for P&O. I don't know much about cruises, only the rich and famous wouldn't 'pay' to go on a P&O cruise. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.[/p][/quote]Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.[/p][/quote]I thought the oriana was high end for P&O.[/p][/quote]LOL, possibly for P&O. I don't know much about cruises, only the rich and famous wouldn't 'pay' to go on a P&O cruise. ;-) IronLady2010
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8:43pm Wed 12 Dec 12

sparkster says...

I wonder if the hygiene is up to par, it seems to happen on more than one cruise ship, we are often hearing about it, perhaps the hygiene/cleaning/foo
d prep areas need to be stepped up
I wonder if the hygiene is up to par, it seems to happen on more than one cruise ship, we are often hearing about it, perhaps the hygiene/cleaning/foo d prep areas need to be stepped up sparkster
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8:46pm Wed 12 Dec 12

sydneyfarm says...

IronLady2010, you are very generalistic in your views for someone who hasn`t been cruising. I have been on a few, on both P & O and Cunard, some were good, others not quite so good, but on all ships there were people of all ages from all walks of life enjoying themselves.
Cruising isn`t to everyones liking but it keeps a lot of people in work locally.
IronLady2010, you are very generalistic in your views for someone who hasn`t been cruising. I have been on a few, on both P & O and Cunard, some were good, others not quite so good, but on all ships there were people of all ages from all walks of life enjoying themselves. Cruising isn`t to everyones liking but it keeps a lot of people in work locally. sydneyfarm
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9:02pm Wed 12 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

sydneyfarm wrote:
IronLady2010, you are very generalistic in your views for someone who hasn`t been cruising. I have been on a few, on both P & O and Cunard, some were good, others not quite so good, but on all ships there were people of all ages from all walks of life enjoying themselves.
Cruising isn`t to everyones liking but it keeps a lot of people in work locally.
I agree, the cruise business does keep many locals in work. It is great for our local economy and in turn I wish it every success, although it isn't for me.

Butlins is also good for the local economy in Bognor Regis and I wish them the very best too.
[quote][p][bold]sydneyfarm[/bold] wrote: IronLady2010, you are very generalistic in your views for someone who hasn`t been cruising. I have been on a few, on both P & O and Cunard, some were good, others not quite so good, but on all ships there were people of all ages from all walks of life enjoying themselves. Cruising isn`t to everyones liking but it keeps a lot of people in work locally.[/p][/quote]I agree, the cruise business does keep many locals in work. It is great for our local economy and in turn I wish it every success, although it isn't for me. Butlins is also good for the local economy in Bognor Regis and I wish them the very best too. IronLady2010
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9:09pm Wed 12 Dec 12

chavfreezone says...

iron lady you are one of the most stupid ignorant idiots to post on here i have ever seen. I have just come back from a 10 day cruise on Oceana. I saved up my pocket money like a good working class boy i am and had a great time. I washed my hands about 20 times or more a day. You couldn't get in the food areas without using the gel the ship couldn't have done more to keep it at bay. Everywhere was spotless.
iron lady you are one of the most stupid ignorant idiots to post on here i have ever seen. I have just come back from a 10 day cruise on Oceana. I saved up my pocket money like a good working class boy i am and had a great time. I washed my hands about 20 times or more a day. You couldn't get in the food areas without using the gel the ship couldn't have done more to keep it at bay. Everywhere was spotless. chavfreezone
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9:11pm Wed 12 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

chavfreezone wrote:
iron lady you are one of the most stupid ignorant idiots to post on here i have ever seen. I have just come back from a 10 day cruise on Oceana. I saved up my pocket money like a good working class boy i am and had a great time. I washed my hands about 20 times or more a day. You couldn't get in the food areas without using the gel the ship couldn't have done more to keep it at bay. Everywhere was spotless.
I take that as a compliment ;-)
[quote][p][bold]chavfreezone[/bold] wrote: iron lady you are one of the most stupid ignorant idiots to post on here i have ever seen. I have just come back from a 10 day cruise on Oceana. I saved up my pocket money like a good working class boy i am and had a great time. I washed my hands about 20 times or more a day. You couldn't get in the food areas without using the gel the ship couldn't have done more to keep it at bay. Everywhere was spotless.[/p][/quote]I take that as a compliment ;-) IronLady2010
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9:18pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.
Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.
I thought the oriana was high end for P&O.
LOL, possibly for P&O. I don't know much about cruises, only the rich and famous wouldn't 'pay' to go on a P&O cruise. ;-)
Of course they wouldn't pay, why would they when they have their own private cruise ships of similar sizes all to themselves?
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.[/p][/quote]Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.[/p][/quote]I thought the oriana was high end for P&O.[/p][/quote]LOL, possibly for P&O. I don't know much about cruises, only the rich and famous wouldn't 'pay' to go on a P&O cruise. ;-)[/p][/quote]Of course they wouldn't pay, why would they when they have their own private cruise ships of similar sizes all to themselves? Ginger_cyclist
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9:28pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Lockssmart says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.
Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.
I thought the oriana was high end for P&O.
You could cycle round the deck.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.[/p][/quote]Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.[/p][/quote]I thought the oriana was high end for P&O.[/p][/quote]You could cycle round the deck. Lockssmart
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9:32pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Lockssmart wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.
Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.
I thought the oriana was high end for P&O.
You could cycle round the deck.
Maybe if I wanted to go on a cruise.
[quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.[/p][/quote]Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.[/p][/quote]I thought the oriana was high end for P&O.[/p][/quote]You could cycle round the deck.[/p][/quote]Maybe if I wanted to go on a cruise. Ginger_cyclist
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9:36pm Wed 12 Dec 12

arthur dalyrimple says...

all adds to the fun
all adds to the fun arthur dalyrimple
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9:53pm Wed 12 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

When we travel to India, our return flight back to the UK, the air Hostess's always spray us with some anti-bug spray. They advise us to cover our mouths as they walk down the aisles.

Can't the ships do something similar? Surely something simple like a spray will kill the germs, for the sake of 5 minutes of harmless fumes?
When we travel to India, our return flight back to the UK, the air Hostess's always spray us with some anti-bug spray. They advise us to cover our mouths as they walk down the aisles. Can't the ships do something similar? Surely something simple like a spray will kill the germs, for the sake of 5 minutes of harmless fumes? IronLady2010
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10:03pm Wed 12 Dec 12

andysaints007 says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that !
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that ! andysaints007
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10:09pm Wed 12 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that !
Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that ![/p][/quote]Ever heard of a dishwasher darling? IronLady2010
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10:27pm Wed 12 Dec 12

News Fanatic says...

If hospitals cannot fight Norovirus and win, what hope is there for cruise ship operators?

http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/health/health
news/9741055/Norovir
us-closes-hundreds-o
f-wards.html
If hospitals cannot fight Norovirus and win, what hope is there for cruise ship operators? http://www.telegraph .co.uk/health/health news/9741055/Norovir us-closes-hundreds-o f-wards.html News Fanatic
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11:06pm Wed 12 Dec 12

andysaints007 says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that !
Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?
ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching !
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that ![/p][/quote]Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?[/p][/quote]ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching ! andysaints007
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11:11pm Wed 12 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that !
Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?
ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching !
Why, can't you men use a dishwasher?
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that ![/p][/quote]Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?[/p][/quote]ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching ![/p][/quote]Why, can't you men use a dishwasher? IronLady2010
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11:12pm Wed 12 Dec 12

andysaints007 says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that !
Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?
ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching !
Why, can't you men use a dishwasher?
Whats a dishwasher ?
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that ![/p][/quote]Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?[/p][/quote]ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching ![/p][/quote]Why, can't you men use a dishwasher?[/p][/quote]Whats a dishwasher ? andysaints007
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11:14pm Wed 12 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that !
Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?
ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching !
Why, can't you men use a dishwasher?
Whats a dishwasher ?
lol ;-) x
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that ![/p][/quote]Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?[/p][/quote]ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching ![/p][/quote]Why, can't you men use a dishwasher?[/p][/quote]Whats a dishwasher ?[/p][/quote]lol ;-) x IronLady2010
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11:26pm Wed 12 Dec 12

andysaints007 says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that !
Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?
ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching !
Why, can't you men use a dishwasher?
Whats a dishwasher ?
lol ;-) x
;-) - I was only joking xx
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that ![/p][/quote]Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?[/p][/quote]ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching ![/p][/quote]Why, can't you men use a dishwasher?[/p][/quote]Whats a dishwasher ?[/p][/quote]lol ;-) x[/p][/quote];-) - I was only joking xx andysaints007
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9:01am Thu 13 Dec 12

Big Mac says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.
Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.
I thought the oriana was high end for P&O.
LOL, possibly for P&O. I don't know much about cruises, only the rich and famous wouldn't 'pay' to go on a P&O cruise. ;-)
You're correct; you don't know much about cruises.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]incorrect. statistics illustrate that most people who cruise are actually rich, not wanna-be-rich. The cost of low end cruising is actually cheaper than a week's skiing or a week in centre parcs in the UK during peak times but that is a minority income for the cruise companies. Rich americans, dutch, germans and scandinavians form the bulk of non-UK cruise customers leaving from southampton and spend a fortune.[/p][/quote]Your statistics may be correct. I'm just talking about the people I know who cruise on this type of boat, not the high end boat.[/p][/quote]I thought the oriana was high end for P&O.[/p][/quote]LOL, possibly for P&O. I don't know much about cruises, only the rich and famous wouldn't 'pay' to go on a P&O cruise. ;-)[/p][/quote]You're correct; you don't know much about cruises. Big Mac
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9:01am Thu 13 Dec 12

ecuk268 says...

andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that !
Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?
ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching !
Why, can't you men use a dishwasher?
Whats a dishwasher ?
I think it's also known as a wife.
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that ![/p][/quote]Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?[/p][/quote]ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching ![/p][/quote]Why, can't you men use a dishwasher?[/p][/quote]Whats a dishwasher ?[/p][/quote]I think it's also known as a wife. ecuk268
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10:19am Thu 13 Dec 12

S!monOn says...

ecuk268 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that !
Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?
ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching !
Why, can't you men use a dishwasher?
Whats a dishwasher ?
I think it's also known as a wife.
Nah, that's the cook. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]ecuk268[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]You should stick to doing the washing up darling - especially when you say something as pathetic as that ![/p][/quote]Ever heard of a dishwasher darling?[/p][/quote]ooops sorry was I stereotyping then - it must be catching ![/p][/quote]Why, can't you men use a dishwasher?[/p][/quote]Whats a dishwasher ?[/p][/quote]I think it's also known as a wife.[/p][/quote]Nah, that's the cook. ;-) S!monOn
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11:09am Thu 13 Dec 12

kingnotail says...

Never understood the attraction of cruises, stuck on a ship full of desperate social-climber types. If you put hundreds of people in a limited space for weeks or months, it's no surprise that viruses like this are so common.
Never understood the attraction of cruises, stuck on a ship full of desperate social-climber types. If you put hundreds of people in a limited space for weeks or months, it's no surprise that viruses like this are so common. kingnotail
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1:55pm Thu 13 Dec 12

sparkster says...

I agree kingnotail cruises dont appeal to me either, if i won a cruise i would give it away but thats me each to their own
I agree kingnotail cruises dont appeal to me either, if i won a cruise i would give it away but thats me each to their own sparkster
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2:55pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Folkestone Saint says...

I went on a cruise this year and have to admit it will be my last, however the cleanliness was top's and as another poster said you would be refused entry into the restaurant if you did not use the anti bacterial gel, as for norovirus, it incubates for about a week and is spread air bourne as well as touch and can last over a week on un treated surfaces, so not a lot a ship can do about it if a passenger brings it on
I went on a cruise this year and have to admit it will be my last, however the cleanliness was top's and as another poster said you would be refused entry into the restaurant if you did not use the anti bacterial gel, as for norovirus, it incubates for about a week and is spread air bourne as well as touch and can last over a week on un treated surfaces, so not a lot a ship can do about it if a passenger brings it on Folkestone Saint
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5:55pm Thu 13 Dec 12

madmike says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
My wife and i have been on cruises and we are not dirty people. Iron Lady2010 is wrong about poor people going on cruises because they think they're the beeknees .We go on cruises because we like them and they are good fun. Also not everyone who cruises are rich.wanna be's.IronLady 2010 stop talking out of your axxe
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]My wife and i have been on cruises and we are not dirty people. Iron Lady2010 is wrong about poor people going on cruises because they think they're the beeknees .We go on cruises because we like them and they are good fun. Also not everyone who cruises are rich.wanna be's.IronLady 2010 stop talking out of your axxe madmike
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6:55pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Folkestone Saint says...

madmike wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both?

Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees.

It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.
My wife and i have been on cruises and we are not dirty people. Iron Lady2010 is wrong about poor people going on cruises because they think they're the beeknees .We go on cruises because we like them and they are good fun. Also not everyone who cruises are rich.wanna be's.IronLady 2010 stop talking out of your axxe
She only posted so she could tell everyone who may have missed before that she went to India, quite sad really, we were choosing whether to go to India or a cruise this year and the cruise won, don't get me wrong I wish I had chosen to go to India but we did visit some wonderful places this year
[quote][p][bold]madmike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: The virus, which is highly contagious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading. Obviously the ship is full of dirty people who don't wash their hands, passengers or crew or both? Most people who cruise are rich want to be's, people who are poor and save up to brag to friends they're going on a cruise thinking it's the bees knees. It's no wonder these boats are full of germs.[/p][/quote]My wife and i have been on cruises and we are not dirty people. Iron Lady2010 is wrong about poor people going on cruises because they think they're the beeknees .We go on cruises because we like them and they are good fun. Also not everyone who cruises are rich.wanna be's.IronLady 2010 stop talking out of your axxe[/p][/quote]She only posted so she could tell everyone who may have missed before that she went to India, quite sad really, we were choosing whether to go to India or a cruise this year and the cruise won, don't get me wrong I wish I had chosen to go to India but we did visit some wonderful places this year Folkestone Saint
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11:44am Fri 14 Dec 12

Raxx says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
When we travel to India, our return flight back to the UK, the air Hostess's always spray us with some anti-bug spray. They advise us to cover our mouths as they walk down the aisles.

Can't the ships do something similar? Surely something simple like a spray will kill the germs, for the sake of 5 minutes of harmless fumes?
I'm guessing you're not a doctor...
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: When we travel to India, our return flight back to the UK, the air Hostess's always spray us with some anti-bug spray. They advise us to cover our mouths as they walk down the aisles. Can't the ships do something similar? Surely something simple like a spray will kill the germs, for the sake of 5 minutes of harmless fumes?[/p][/quote]I'm guessing you're not a doctor... Raxx
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