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Disney Wonder Cruise, 2016

We’re very concerned to learn of recent reports of guests falling ill with gastric symptoms during a Disney Wonder Cruise in April 2016.

We’re aware that a high number of passengers aboard the ship in April suffered acute gastroenteritis. The official report from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that 92 passengers were affected by this severe gastric illness.

This is not the first time the Wonder Cruises have had an outbreak of illness. There was previously a significant outbreak in 2002 – despite this, however, it appears that hygiene standards have once again been allowed to slip.

Gastric symptoms can range from mild diarrhoea to abdominal cramps and blood in stools. We have significant experience helping those unlucky enough to contract gastric illness while on holiday. We’re very aware of the complications that can develop because of such illness, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The effects can sometimes develop into a problem that is long-term, or even permanent.

If you also travelled aboard the Disney Wonder Cruise and have subsequently suffered from symptoms of illness, we’d like to hear from you. We specialise in dealing with cases like this and can advise you on claiming compensation for your trip.

For more advice on making a holiday illness claim, contact us on 0800 056 0066 or complete our enquiry form and we will call you back.

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