Cruise passengers on the Fred Olsen Balmoral cruise ship are affected by a massive viral outbreak.
The cruise ship’s medical staff is overwhelmed with sick passengers who are suffering from diarrhea and vomiting. The person who contacted us says that at least 300 of 1,100 passengers, as well as crew members, are ill with the gastrointestinal sickness..
The cruise line curtailed the cruise from 8 to 7 days to return to Southampton for "Barrier Cleaning."
News sources in the U.K. are reporting that Fred Olsen passengers hit with a "vomiting bug" which causes vomiting and diarrhea.
Fred Olsen said it was "company policy" not to reveal the number of passengers affected, but the Daily Echo says that as many as 250 had contracted the bug.
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