Have you suffered from illness while on a cruise holiday?
For thousands of people every year that book onto a cruise holiday, there is always the chance that you will be on that cruise where things go horribly wrong and you start feeling ill on holiday.
On cruises, where space is confined and there is nowhere to escape, any outbreak of any kind can rapidly spread and be hard to manage if the correct hygienic precautions are not adhered to.
There are clear guidelines that all cruise ship operators are to follow to prevent this happening, along with guidelines on how to contain an outbreak should this happen.
Common symptoms of cruise ship illnesses include:
- Stomach cramps
Many people will fully recover from an illness at sea, but sometimes this may not be the case and for those affected, it can be permanent.
We are here to give you holiday compensation advice and our team of highly qualified solicitors will do their very best to ensure that you get back what you are entitled to and take into account:
- All the pain and suffering that occurred whilst on holiday
- The total holiday cost
- All financial losses due to an illness whilst on board
- Any future expenses that may arise such as medical and care costs
It is often the case that you are entitled to holiday compensation if:
- Contaminated food or drink was consumed whilst you were on board
- Potential risk of illness was not communicated properly to you prior to departure
- Unreasonable steps were followed to help contain a known outbreak whilst on board.
There are two regulations that cruise holidays purchased in the UK are covered by; Package Travel Regulations 1992 and the Athens Convention. Both of these laws allow you to still be covered by UK law and regulations, even though you have travelled to a variety of destinations with differing laws along your travels.
Generally, you have up to two years to make a holiday claim, although this can vary depending on the route of the cruise.
Food poisoning while abroad is extremely common. We are here to help you to make your holiday claim today for your cruise ship illness that you have encountered. Our team of highly qualified solicitors have vast experience in getting your ruined holiday compensation in your back pocket.