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Cruise Illness Claims

For most people, a cruise is a special occasion and a holiday of a lifetime.  Cruise ship holidays are very luxurious and are also very expensive when compared to other types of breaks and holidays.  But, cruise ship holidays can often be ruined.  No one wants to get sick or be confined to their cabins when they are on holidays, but if things are not managed properly on cruise liners, viruses can spread quickly and make people ill.

Food poisoning is one of the most common illnesses suffered by holidaymakers on cruise ships.  Some of the common symptoms of food poisoning include:

  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Cramping
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Dehydration

There is nothing worse than getting sick whilst on holiday and becoming ill whilst in a confined space with many others can be a terrible experience. Unfortunately, when illnesses occur on cruise liners, it does not take much time to spread to others.  This is because most of the illnesses caused on cruise ships are contagious and can spread through personal contact.

For example, a person can contract food poisoning by coming into direct contact with an infected surface.  A person can also contract the illness by eating contaminated food.  Once someone on a cruise liner has contracted an illness, it is easily spread to the others.

In most cases, food poisoning occurs when the standard of food hygiene is not reasonable.  Contaminated water and poor hygiene can also result in bacterial infections such as typhoid, E-coli and Legionnaires disease.

When you make a cruise illness claim, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:

  • Injuries and illness
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment during your holiday
  • Loss of income if you were unable to return to work due to your illness
  • Out of pocket expenses such as medication, treatment, rehabilitation, etc

Making A Claim

You can make a cruise illness claim if your holiday has been ruined as a result of contracting an illness whilst onboard.  You must remember that cruise companies owe passengers a duty of care and if they have failed in their duty, you could be entitled to recover compensation.

To get free advice, simply call us on our free telephone number and speak to a member of our team.

You can also request a call back by filling in our quick online claim form.

Remember, we handle all claims on a risk free no win no fee basis.


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