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Norovirus outbreak ship arrives back in Southampton

Oceana
Passengers complained at having to pay for treatment on baord

A cruise ship at the centre of a suspected outbreak of norovirus has returned to the UK.

P&O said 120 people fell ill on the Oceana liner during the course of a two-week voyage to the Caribbean.

The ship docked in Southampton earlier and is due to leave at 1700 BST on a weekend trip to Bruges in Belgium.

Passengers complained they had to pay for treatment on board but P&O said the fees should be reclaimed through travel insurance policies.

A P&O spokeswoman said: "Medical treatment used to be free but nine months ago we changed our policy.

"We do recommend that passengers reclaim it from their travel insurance.

"No-one is currently ill so the ship will sail on time today."



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