Passengers launch compensation bid after norovirus outbreak on Oriana

Stephen and Angela Baker

Stephen and Angela Baker

First published in Health Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by

PASSENGERS struck down by a norovirus outbreak aboard the Southampton-based cruise ship Oriana have launched a battle for compensation.

Law firm Irwin Mitchell LLP is already acting on behalf of ten holidaymakers and says new enquiries are coming in all the time.

Clients include Stephen and Angela Baker, of Totton, who were both hit by the winter vomiting bug.

The couple, who paid a total of £1,000 for the voyage, spent half the ten-day cruise in their cabin and say the outbreak ruined their |holiday.

Mr Baker, 65, was taken ill on the fourth day of the trip – dubbed “the holiday from hell” by some of his fellow passengers.

“Halfway through the night I woke up with terrible stomach pains and vomiting, which was followed by diarrhoea. I’d never experienced anything like it,” he said.

Mrs Baker, 60-year-old retired nurse, contracted the virus twice and was even more badly affected than her husband.

She said: “After we were taken ill one or both of us was always confined to our cabin. It was a pretty miserable experience – we both felt so poorly.

“The second time I was ill I was in so much pain.”

The couple say they would never have boarded the vessel if they had been told that passengers on the Oriana’s previous cruise had also been struck down by norovirus.

Mrs Baker added: “It wasn’t in port long enough to be deep cleaned properly.

“One of our fellow passengers found a pair of slippers under their bed from the previous voyage and someone else discovered a set of photographs that had also been left behind.”

As reported in the Daily Echo about 300 passengers were affected by norovirus. Many were confined to the cabins, unable to see some of the Baltic cities on the Christmas market cruise.

Some holidaymakers compared the experience to being in prison when they returned to Southampton last Friday.

P&O Cruises has issued an apology to holidaymakers and has pledged to refund all medical expenses they incurred on board.

Managing director Carol Marlow said the company had rigorous cleaning protocols in place. She admitted that a “few” cases of norovirus were reported on Oriana’s previous cruise but claimed the liner was “fresh and clean” when it left Southampton.

Last night a P&O spokesman said anyone with concerns should write to Ms Marlow at the company’s Southampton headquarters.

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7:42am Sat 22 Dec 12

Sotonianman says...

Would they really have cancelled their holiday after spending £1000??

Maybe they should sue the passenger or passengers who brought the bug onboard.

I guess they want their money back and a free cruise as compensation......
Would they really have cancelled their holiday after spending £1000?? Maybe they should sue the passenger or passengers who brought the bug onboard. I guess they want their money back and a free cruise as compensation...... Sotonianman
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7:51am Sat 22 Dec 12

hulla baloo says...

These people make me sick ( no pun intended). You can pick this bug up from airplanes, football grounds, shopping centres and any where else there is a large concentration of people.
Why is it only cruise companies are seen as fair game for compensation?
I hope P and O fight this and win.
These people make me sick ( no pun intended). You can pick this bug up from airplanes, football grounds, shopping centres and any where else there is a large concentration of people. Why is it only cruise companies are seen as fair game for compensation? I hope P and O fight this and win. hulla baloo
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8:30am Sat 22 Dec 12

saint61 says...

Maybe some passengers Should look at themselves first. I have been on many cruises and some of the personal hygiene is disgraceful. Many leave the wash rooms without washing their hands, a major cause of this virus.
Maybe some passengers Should look at themselves first. I have been on many cruises and some of the personal hygiene is disgraceful. Many leave the wash rooms without washing their hands, a major cause of this virus. saint61
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8:39am Sat 22 Dec 12

Cyber__Fug says...

P&O should swab passengers when they board and when this happens the passengers sue the arse off of the bug carriers !
P&O should swab passengers when they board and when this happens the passengers sue the arse off of the bug carriers ! Cyber__Fug
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8:48am Sat 22 Dec 12

Rownhams says...

The 'where there is blame there is a claim culture' is fine where there is blame!, but who to blame? P&O, other unhygienic passengers, passengers suffering as they come on board etc...
People need to realise that these things happen and on a cruise ship with a concentration of people living and eating together these illnesses spread a lot easier. I bet similar outbreaks happen with people in hotels, but because it is normally for a shorter period of time people have 'dispersed' before the symptoms materialise and they probably don't realise where they got it from.
I have cruised many times and the cruise lines are very concious of hygiene precautions such as, you have to sign a form at check in declare that you are not suffering from illnesses such as this sickness, before entering every food serving area you have to use hand disinfectant, toilets have many signs reminding people to wash their hands etc.. so I think that they are taking their responsibilities serious, but are all of the passengers doing the same?
It's a pity that some passengers have had a disappointing time due to illness but I doubt it was down to negligence from P&O.
The 'where there is blame there is a claim culture' is fine where there is blame!, but who to blame? P&O, other unhygienic passengers, passengers suffering as they come on board etc... People need to realise that these things happen and on a cruise ship with a concentration of people living and eating together these illnesses spread a lot easier. I bet similar outbreaks happen with people in hotels, but because it is normally for a shorter period of time people have 'dispersed' before the symptoms materialise and they probably don't realise where they got it from. I have cruised many times and the cruise lines are very concious of hygiene precautions such as, you have to sign a form at check in declare that you are not suffering from illnesses such as this sickness, before entering every food serving area you have to use hand disinfectant, toilets have many signs reminding people to wash their hands etc.. so I think that they are taking their responsibilities serious, but are all of the passengers doing the same? It's a pity that some passengers have had a disappointing time due to illness but I doubt it was down to negligence from P&O. Rownhams
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9:03am Sat 22 Dec 12

Big Mac says...

Ahh! They're not bringing this up again are they – clear the decks!
Ahh! They're not bringing this up again are they – clear the decks! Big Mac
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9:28am Sat 22 Dec 12

Rocket 1 says...

They should have opted for quarantine instead of first class, just after a free cruise in my oppinion, hope they lose the case and have to pay the costs, that will deter other people trying it on, greedy bug**rs.
They should have opted for quarantine instead of first class, just after a free cruise in my oppinion, hope they lose the case and have to pay the costs, that will deter other people trying it on, greedy bug**rs. Rocket 1
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9:36am Sat 22 Dec 12

southy says...

Any ship that comes in with a bug like this one should be put into quarantine like they would of done before 1980's.

Cruise line would clean up there act, they been far to relax now 20 odd years.
Any ship that comes in with a bug like this one should be put into quarantine like they would of done before 1980's. Cruise line would clean up there act, they been far to relax now 20 odd years. southy
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9:37am Sat 22 Dec 12

southy says...

Sotonianman wrote:
Would they really have cancelled their holiday after spending £1000??

Maybe they should sue the passenger or passengers who brought the bug onboard.

I guess they want their money back and a free cruise as compensation......
It might of been a crew member or it could of even been created on the ship.
[quote][p][bold]Sotonianman[/bold] wrote: Would they really have cancelled their holiday after spending £1000?? Maybe they should sue the passenger or passengers who brought the bug onboard. I guess they want their money back and a free cruise as compensation......[/p][/quote]It might of been a crew member or it could of even been created on the ship. southy
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9:47am Sat 22 Dec 12

News Fanatic says...

Norovirus is a risk on cruise ships and in hospitals. Anyone going on a cruise should be aware of it. When I last took a cruise I was questioned about my health before I was given the boarding pass. I was ok but if I was doubtful I was offered the chance to consult the ship's doctor free of charge. I also had to sign a form to say that I was in good health.

I hope those bellyaching for compensation get nothing.

I currently have a bad cold caught, most likely, in a supermarket. Will I be suing Asda? No.
Norovirus is a risk on cruise ships and in hospitals. Anyone going on a cruise should be aware of it. When I last took a cruise I was questioned about my health before I was given the boarding pass. I was ok but if I was doubtful I was offered the chance to consult the ship's doctor free of charge. I also had to sign a form to say that I was in good health. I hope those bellyaching for compensation get nothing. I currently have a bad cold caught, most likely, in a supermarket. Will I be suing Asda? No. News Fanatic
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9:53am Sat 22 Dec 12

The Wickham Man says...

hulla baloo wrote:
These people make me sick ( no pun intended). You can pick this bug up from airplanes, football grounds, shopping centres and any where else there is a large concentration of people.
Why is it only cruise companies are seen as fair game for compensation?
I hope P and O fight this and win.
Agreed.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: These people make me sick ( no pun intended). You can pick this bug up from airplanes, football grounds, shopping centres and any where else there is a large concentration of people. Why is it only cruise companies are seen as fair game for compensation? I hope P and O fight this and win.[/p][/quote]Agreed. The Wickham Man
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10:10am Sat 22 Dec 12

southy says...

Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat
ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit.
Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.
Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit. Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus. southy
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10:52am Sat 22 Dec 12

wishilivedabroad says...

hey, maybe I can sue my school as my children have been off with the vomitting bug thats doing the rounds!!
hey, maybe I can sue my school as my children have been off with the vomitting bug thats doing the rounds!! wishilivedabroad
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11:13am Sat 22 Dec 12

EarlyRiser says...

Law firm Irwin Mitchell LLP is already acting on behalf of ten holidaymakers and says new enquiries are coming in all the time

make me sick, scourge of the country greedy parasites these law firms.

of course Carnival wont fight it as it is easier to give them a few quid and a free cruise. I really wish someone would stand up to the whingers and scroungers
Law firm Irwin Mitchell LLP is already acting on behalf of ten holidaymakers and says new enquiries are coming in all the time make me sick, scourge of the country greedy parasites these law firms. of course Carnival wont fight it as it is easier to give them a few quid and a free cruise. I really wish someone would stand up to the whingers and scroungers EarlyRiser
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11:18am Sat 22 Dec 12

Bagamn says...

How is it that warships andf their crews don't get the bug as suggested. There is nowhere more cramped than on a warship with so many bodies sleeping in confined spaces. As an ex-matelot, I would say it is down to the personal hygiene of the passengers. They think that going on a cruise for a holiday is oneupmanship on their friends. They take their usual lifestyle with them and wonder why they get the bugs. I you are not in the habit of washing your hands at least five times a day, don't expect immunity from the bugs!!
How is it that warships andf their crews don't get the bug as suggested. There is nowhere more cramped than on a warship with so many bodies sleeping in confined spaces. As an ex-matelot, I would say it is down to the personal hygiene of the passengers. They think that going on a cruise for a holiday is oneupmanship on their friends. They take their usual lifestyle with them and wonder why they get the bugs. I you are not in the habit of washing your hands at least five times a day, don't expect immunity from the bugs!! Bagamn
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11:33am Sat 22 Dec 12

Torchie1 says...

Bagamn wrote:
How is it that warships andf their crews don't get the bug as suggested. There is nowhere more cramped than on a warship with so many bodies sleeping in confined spaces. As an ex-matelot, I would say it is down to the personal hygiene of the passengers. They think that going on a cruise for a holiday is oneupmanship on their friends. They take their usual lifestyle with them and wonder why they get the bugs. I you are not in the habit of washing your hands at least five times a day, don't expect immunity from the bugs!!
Don't try to cloud the argument by introducing common sense or logical statements.
[quote][p][bold]Bagamn[/bold] wrote: How is it that warships andf their crews don't get the bug as suggested. There is nowhere more cramped than on a warship with so many bodies sleeping in confined spaces. As an ex-matelot, I would say it is down to the personal hygiene of the passengers. They think that going on a cruise for a holiday is oneupmanship on their friends. They take their usual lifestyle with them and wonder why they get the bugs. I you are not in the habit of washing your hands at least five times a day, don't expect immunity from the bugs!![/p][/quote]Don't try to cloud the argument by introducing common sense or logical statements. Torchie1
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12:58pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Lone Ranger. says...

EarlyRiser wrote:
Law firm Irwin Mitchell LLP is already acting on behalf of ten holidaymakers and says new enquiries are coming in all the time

make me sick, scourge of the country greedy parasites these law firms.

of course Carnival wont fight it as it is easier to give them a few quid and a free cruise. I really wish someone would stand up to the whingers and scroungers
I am sure that i saw the Solicitor on TV last night stating that the claims can be about £10,000 each or per couple.
.
See why so many of them "caught it"!!.
.
If P&O were to lose these claims i would suggest that P&O % Cunard blacklist the claimants.
.
[quote][p][bold]EarlyRiser[/bold] wrote: Law firm Irwin Mitchell LLP is already acting on behalf of ten holidaymakers and says new enquiries are coming in all the time make me sick, scourge of the country greedy parasites these law firms. of course Carnival wont fight it as it is easier to give them a few quid and a free cruise. I really wish someone would stand up to the whingers and scroungers[/p][/quote]I am sure that i saw the Solicitor on TV last night stating that the claims can be about £10,000 each or per couple. . See why so many of them "caught it"!!. . If P&O were to lose these claims i would suggest that P&O % Cunard blacklist the claimants. . Lone Ranger.
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1:44pm Sat 22 Dec 12

cantthinkofone says...

It's norovirus FFS. Highly contagious and circulates in the community every year. That there was an outbreak on their cruise is simply bad luck.

Bunch of chancers seeing an opportunity for some free money. I hope the courts kick them out and make them pay full costs.
It's norovirus FFS. Highly contagious and circulates in the community every year. That there was an outbreak on their cruise is simply bad luck. Bunch of chancers seeing an opportunity for some free money. I hope the courts kick them out and make them pay full costs. cantthinkofone
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1:46pm Sat 22 Dec 12

cantthinkofone says...

News Fanatic wrote:
Norovirus is a risk on cruise ships and in hospitals. Anyone going on a cruise should be aware of it. When I last took a cruise I was questioned about my health before I was given the boarding pass. I was ok but if I was doubtful I was offered the chance to consult the ship's doctor free of charge. I also had to sign a form to say that I was in good health.

I hope those bellyaching for compensation get nothing.

I currently have a bad cold caught, most likely, in a supermarket. Will I be suing Asda? No.
Quite.
[quote][p][bold]News Fanatic[/bold] wrote: Norovirus is a risk on cruise ships and in hospitals. Anyone going on a cruise should be aware of it. When I last took a cruise I was questioned about my health before I was given the boarding pass. I was ok but if I was doubtful I was offered the chance to consult the ship's doctor free of charge. I also had to sign a form to say that I was in good health. I hope those bellyaching for compensation get nothing. I currently have a bad cold caught, most likely, in a supermarket. Will I be suing Asda? No.[/p][/quote]Quite. cantthinkofone
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4:49pm Sat 22 Dec 12

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat

ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit.
Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.
.. oh, tell us all something new for a change.

You think we are all totally thick, whereas, in reality ....
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit. Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.[/p][/quote].. oh, tell us all something new for a change. You think we are all totally thick, whereas, in reality .... freefinker
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6:07pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Higginz says...

What are the chances of two people marrying where BOTH are lacking the pride gene. Incredible. It's another scientific first for Southampton.
What are the chances of two people marrying where BOTH are lacking the pride gene. Incredible. It's another scientific first for Southampton. Higginz
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8:52pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat

ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit.
Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.
You should go to the library more often, it's turning you into a freaking genius.

'It might of been a crew member or it could of even been created on the ship.'

Wow, P&O are conducting biological warfare on it's own customers, there's a great business strategy.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit. Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.[/p][/quote]You should go to the library more often, it's turning you into a freaking genius. 'It might of been a crew member or it could of even been created on the ship.' Wow, P&O are conducting biological warfare on it's own customers, there's a great business strategy. Shoong
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11:07pm Sat 22 Dec 12

forest hump says...

P&O do a fantastic job trying to keep their fleet of vessels bug free. It is the dirty, thoughtless slobs who have no personal hygiene ethics that cause this. I suspect the people claiming never wash their hands after wiping their @rses!
P&O do a fantastic job trying to keep their fleet of vessels bug free. It is the dirty, thoughtless slobs who have no personal hygiene ethics that cause this. I suspect the people claiming never wash their hands after wiping their @rses! forest hump
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8:47am Sun 23 Dec 12

craige says...

I'm surprised parents don't sue schools for 'not controlling outbreaks of headlice'...
I'm surprised parents don't sue schools for 'not controlling outbreaks of headlice'... craige
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10:30am Sun 23 Dec 12

good-gosh says...

forest hump wrote:
P&O do a fantastic job trying to keep their fleet of vessels bug free. It is the dirty, thoughtless slobs who have no personal hygiene ethics that cause this. I suspect the people claiming never wash their hands after wiping their @rses!
Dont they take their butlers and maids with them nowadays?
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: P&O do a fantastic job trying to keep their fleet of vessels bug free. It is the dirty, thoughtless slobs who have no personal hygiene ethics that cause this. I suspect the people claiming never wash their hands after wiping their @rses![/p][/quote]Dont they take their butlers and maids with them nowadays? good-gosh
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10:46am Sun 23 Dec 12

southy says...

freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat


ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit.
Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.
.. oh, tell us all something new for a change.

You think we are all totally thick, whereas, in reality ....
No not all maybe just you
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit. Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.[/p][/quote].. oh, tell us all something new for a change. You think we are all totally thick, whereas, in reality ....[/p][/quote]No not all maybe just you southy
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10:51am Sun 23 Dec 12

southy says...

Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat


ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit.
Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.
You should go to the library more often, it's turning you into a freaking genius.

'It might of been a crew member or it could of even been created on the ship.'

Wow, P&O are conducting biological warfare on it's own customers, there's a great business strategy.
Still no debating from you Shoong.
Is that what you think that P&O are conducting biological warfare on it's own customers, You might think that but I don't, I think its a case of P&O cutting to many corners for the sake of making a larger profit.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit. Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.[/p][/quote]You should go to the library more often, it's turning you into a freaking genius. 'It might of been a crew member or it could of even been created on the ship.' Wow, P&O are conducting biological warfare on it's own customers, there's a great business strategy.[/p][/quote]Still no debating from you Shoong. Is that what you think that P&O are conducting biological warfare on it's own customers, You might think that but I don't, I think its a case of P&O cutting to many corners for the sake of making a larger profit. southy
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11:34am Sun 23 Dec 12

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat



ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit.
Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.
.. oh, tell us all something new for a change.

You think we are all totally thick, whereas, in reality ....
No not all maybe just you
Oh, I see. So you posted your little bit of cut and paste just for me? Well thank you southy. So kind of you.

Perhaps next time you should warn others on this site that that your pathetic little plagiarised info posts are intended just for thicko freefinker; thus allowing others to skip them.

You really have absolutely no idea of the intelligence and knowledge of others, as compared to yourself; do you? Such ignorance must be bliss, so I’m told.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit. Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.[/p][/quote].. oh, tell us all something new for a change. You think we are all totally thick, whereas, in reality ....[/p][/quote]No not all maybe just you[/p][/quote]Oh, I see. So you posted your little bit of cut and paste just for me? Well thank you southy. So kind of you. Perhaps next time you should warn others on this site that that your pathetic little plagiarised info posts are intended just for thicko freefinker; thus allowing others to skip them. You really have absolutely no idea of the intelligence and knowledge of others, as compared to yourself; do you? Such ignorance must be bliss, so I’m told. freefinker
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12:10pm Sun 23 Dec 12

Looney Cleo says...

I have been on 3 cruises and yes there has probably been the norovirus on each of the cruises, but it was well contained.
Passengers not the Cruise Captain or the crew are to blame. If the passengers would use all the hygene ways the crew offer and wash their hands there would not be these problems. The virus was bought on to the ship in the first place and if the Cruise company sued the first person to report it, then that would be a different ball game, because you can bet one of the persons suing had the virus before they boarded the ship. So all you people suing the Cruise Companies are only going to make Cruises more expensive.
I have been on 3 cruises and yes there has probably been the norovirus on each of the cruises, but it was well contained. Passengers not the Cruise Captain or the crew are to blame. If the passengers would use all the hygene ways the crew offer and wash their hands there would not be these problems. The virus was bought on to the ship in the first place and if the Cruise company sued the first person to report it, then that would be a different ball game, because you can bet one of the persons suing had the virus before they boarded the ship. So all you people suing the Cruise Companies are only going to make Cruises more expensive. Looney Cleo
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1:14pm Sun 23 Dec 12

acid drop says...

I'm safe I dont do cruises
I'm safe I dont do cruises acid drop
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1:45pm Sun 23 Dec 12

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat



ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit.
Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.
You should go to the library more often, it's turning you into a freaking genius.

'It might of been a crew member or it could of even been created on the ship.'

Wow, P&O are conducting biological warfare on it's own customers, there's a great business strategy.
Still no debating from you Shoong.
Is that what you think that P&O are conducting biological warfare on it's own customers, You might think that but I don't, I think its a case of P&O cutting to many corners for the sake of making a larger profit.
You can't debate with nut jobs.

'It might of been a crew member or it could of even been created on the ship.'

Your words.

The norovirus was not created by P&O cruises. Nature did it.

If you had any semblance of grey matter you might be dangerous.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Doing a quick check on what the Norovirus is, (on line how reliable the info is I don't know as I have not check the full header of the page (And I have staied cleared of wiki)but i try and remember to check it up next time i am in a library) its a viral gastroenteritis and as been around for a very long time. its been called other names in the pass, created by food posioning/contaminat ion, and is passed on by stool or vomit. Symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingestion of the virus.[/p][/quote]You should go to the library more often, it's turning you into a freaking genius. 'It might of been a crew member or it could of even been created on the ship.' Wow, P&O are conducting biological warfare on it's own customers, there's a great business strategy.[/p][/quote]Still no debating from you Shoong. Is that what you think that P&O are conducting biological warfare on it's own customers, You might think that but I don't, I think its a case of P&O cutting to many corners for the sake of making a larger profit.[/p][/quote]You can't debate with nut jobs. 'It might of been a crew member or it could of even been created on the ship.' Your words. The norovirus was not created by P&O cruises. Nature did it. If you had any semblance of grey matter you might be dangerous. Shoong
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