Shine Lawyers are preparing a <a href="/service/class-actions/">large scale action</a> against Carnival Australia, the owner and operator of Princess Cruises on behalf of passengers who have acquired or been impacted by a norovirus infection whilst on board the Sun Princess, a Princess Cruises vessel.
What is norovirus?
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.
What is the basis for the action?
One of the basis for the action arises out of the failure of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia to adequately disinfect and quarantine the Sun Princess following outbreaks of norovirus infection.
Please contact Shine Lawyers, if you were on board any of these Sun Princess cruises sailing between these dates:
- S622P - 05 December 2016 to 18 December 2016, Busselton Cruise
- S623 - 18 December 2016 to 21 December 2016, Margaret River Cruise
- S701 - 21 December 2016 to 05 January 2017, Indonesian cruise
- S702 - 05 January 2017 to 8 January 2017, Margaret River Cruise
- S703 - 08 January 2017 to 22 January 2017, Freemantle to Brisbane
- S704 - 22 January 2017 to 02 February 2017, Papua New Guinea
- S705 - 02 February 2017 to 16 February 2017, New Zealand
- S706 - 16 February 2017 to 26 February 2017, South Pacific
To register, fill out the form below or call 13 11 99 with your concerns.
What does this mean for passengers?
By bringing an action, passengers will have an avenue in which to hold Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia responsible for the loss and damage they have suffered. Passengers may be able to bring a claim for a full refund and claim damages for disappointment and loss of enjoyment, among other possible claims. This may be the case regardless of the fact that you may not have fallen ill. If you were on the cruise, get in touch today.
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