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Sun Princess Norovirus Class Action Investigation

Shine Lawyers is investigating a class action against Carnival on behalf of passengers impacted by a norovirus outbreak whilst on board one of eight successive Sun Princess cruises, between 5 December 2016 and 26 February 2017.


What is the Sun Princess Norovirus Class Action about?

The investigation aims to determine whether Carnival breached the Australian Consumer Law by failing to provide cruises that were fit for their intended purpose. Any prospective class action will seek to give passengers an avenue to hold Princess Cruises and Carnival responsible for the loss and damage suffered arising from the norovirus outbreaks on the affected voyages - regardless of whether or not they fell ill.

If you were a passenger on any of the Sun Princess voyages listed below, you are encouraged to express your interest in this class action investigation.

Can I join the Sun Princess Norovirus Class Action Investigation?

You are eligible to sign up to the class action investigation if you were a passenger on one of the following Sun Princess voyages – regardless of whether or not you fell ill:

  • Busselton, 5 December 2016 to 18 December 2016 (S622P)
  • Margaret River, 18 December 2016 to 21 December 2016 (S623)
  • Indonesia, 21 December 2016 to 5 January 2017 (S701)
  • Margaret River, 5 January 2017 to 8 January 2017 (S702)
  • Northern Australia, 8 January 2017 to 22 January 2017 (S703)
  • Papua New Guinea, 22 January 2017 to 2 February 2017 (S704)
  • New Zealand, 2 February 2017 to 16 February 2017 (S705)
  • South Pacific, 16 February 2017 to 26 February 2017 (S706)

If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria, please contact us so that we can provide you with further assistance regarding your legal rights.

How to register for the Sun Princess Class Action Investigation

To register for the Sun Princess Norovirus Class Action Investigation, please click the button below and complete the registration form.

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If you have any questions or require any assistance in registering for the investigation, please contact our Sun Princess Norovirus Class Action team on 1800 325 172.

Who is Shine Lawyers’ Class Action Team?

Shine Lawyers’ Class Action Team includes some of the firm’s most experienced solicitors and support staff. The team includes:

Common Questions

Norovirus may result in an upset stomach or intestinal inflammation, often causing diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain or nausea. Symptoms often last between one and three days, and may result in dehydration, which can be dangerous for the young or elderly, or those who are already suffering from an illness.

Norovirus is highly contagious, particularly in closed environments where there is an increased chance of the virus spreading through contaminated food or drink, or touching objects or people who are infected.

Class actions take place in the Federal Court and State Supreme Courts of Australia. There are three criteria that need to be fulfilled for the lawsuit to take place.

  • There must be 7 or more people claiming;
  • From the same, or similar, event/circumstances; and
  • The claim must relate to at least one common issue of law or fact.

Class actions in Australia work on an opt-out model. This means that all potential claimants become members of the action whether they intended to participate or not. These members are bound by the judgment of the court or settlement unless they opt-out. If you are involved in a class action, you will be notified by the Court.

Shine Lawyers was founded in 1976 in Queensland, with Shine Justice listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2013. As one of Australia’s largest litigation law firms, Shine Lawyers is comprised of a hardworking, straight-talking team of people who have the clout to take on Australia’s biggest cases.

Shine Lawyers’ Class Actions Team possess the skill, industry insight and dedication to deliver exceptional results for everyday Australians.

Vicky Antzoulatos, who leads the Sun Princess Norovirus Class Action Investigation, possesses over 20 years’ experience working in class actions. Leading a team of carefully selected, highly skilled lawyers, Vicky strives to bring justice to individuals across Australia who have suffered as a result of corporate wrongdoing.

With a proven record in complex, multi-party litigation, Vicky’s team is currently fighting for the rights of individuals in class actions against high profile defendants including Carnival in the Ruby Princess Coronavirus Class Action, McDonald’s, and BSA Limited.