MORE than 100 passengers who were struck down with a vomiting bug while on board a Southampton cruise ship, arrived back in the city this morning.

Around 120 passengers on board P&O's luxury ship Oceana reported contracting the norovirus bug while on a 14-night cruise around the Caribbean.

Passengers were left furious after they discovered they had to pay for treatment on board. A spokesman for the cruise company said the fees should be reclaimed through travel insurance policies as they were no longer free on board following a change of policy.

Despite the outbreak P&O said the ship was scheduled to leave on time for a two night cruise at 5pm today.