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Balmoral Cruise, Fred Olsen, 2015

Specialist international personal injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have been instructed by dozens of passengers who suffered illness following their stay on board the Balmoral cruise in May 2015.

According to reports, the vessel’s eight-day cruise to the Norwegian Fjords from Southampton, which began on 3 May, was cut short by a day after a number of passengers were affected by gastrointestinal illness. Holidaymakers suffered with symptoms including vomiting and diarrhoea. Irwin Mitchell has started their own investigations into the issues that victims have faced.

Our International Personal Injury team have vast experience in securing compensation for those who have suffered illnesses on holiday. Our notable cases include recently securing settlements for victims of illness outbreaks on the Island Escape and Thomson Dream vessels. Irwin Mitchell also acts for numerous passengers who suffered illness on board Fred Olsen’s Boudicca cruise ships in 2012 and 2013.

Amandeep Dhillon, a Partner and specialist international personal injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said: “It is vital that, where possible, lessons are learned so that safety can be improved for future voyages. After being contacted by those affected, we have now commenced our own investigations in an effort to help the passengers obtain the answers they are searching for.”

If you also travelled on board this cruise and have subsequently suffered from illness Irwin Mitchell, who specialise in cases of this nature, would like to hear from you.

For more advice on making a holiday claim, contact Irwin Mitchell on 0800 056 0066 or complete our enquiry form and we will be happy to call you back.

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