From time to time, cruise passengers get a little more than they bargained for on the high seas. Following the latest outbreak on Diamond Princess, we take a look at some of the other recent cases of gastro that have struck passengers in local waters.
Diamond Princess, February 2016
More than 150 passengers struck down with norovirus gastroenteritis on board the Princess Cruises ship, Diamond Princess, after a 12-day return trip from Sydney to New Zealand.
Pacific Eden, December 2015
At least 60 people on board P&O’s Pacific Eden cruise ship were struck down with gastro on the Sydney to Cairns return voyage over Christmas, with passengers labelling the vessel a ‘floating disaster’.
Explorer of the Seas, December 2015
A gastro outbreak affected more than 180 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas cruise ship during a two-week return trip from Sydney to New Zealand.
Radiance of the Seas, October 2015
More than 170 passengers reported feeling sick with a stomach bug during an eight-day cruise from Sydney on Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas.
Dawn Princess, December 2014
A 13-day cruise around New Zealand on Carnival Australia’s Dawn Princess ship left almost 200 passengers with a stomach bug.
*Source: AAP and media outlets
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