Man sues P&O Cruises for getting bug on cruise

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Man sues P&O Cruises for getting bug on cruise


A grandfather who fell "violently ill" on a cruise suffering severe sickness and diarrhoea is suing P&O Cruises.

David Brown, 67, was with his wife on the P&O Western Mediterranean cruise from 27 May to 9 June when he fell ill the day before the holiday ended.

Brown claims "poor facilities and the smell of sewage" were to blame.

Speaking to Portsmouth News, Mr Brown from Lee-on-the-Solent said: "We did notice that the toilets were dirty as we boarded and were later shocked by the strong smell of sewage.

"At one point our toilet didn't work properly for 24 hours and we had to repeatedly complain to maintenance staff – it was poor and not what we expected from a P&O cruise.

"I fell violently ill with sickness and diarrhoea on my actual birthday and it was horrendous.

"From speaking to other passengers it seems there were many others who were also ill.

Heart reports that Mr Brown and his wife have instructed travel lawyers Irwin Mitchell, who are representing more than 30 clients after two outbreaks of suspected Norovirus in December last year and March this year, to seek compensation from P&O Cruises.

A P&O Cruises spokesperson said Mr Brown's claims were being investigated.

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