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Queen Mary 2 Caribbean Cruise

Irwin Mitchell, leading travel law experts are investigating reports of illness after being instructed by passengers who holidayed on board the Queen Mary 2 between December 2012 and January 2013.

According to one of the passenger’s, more than 200 holidaymakers on board the vessel have been affected by illness. Staff members on board the vessel were seen wearing masks, aprons and gloves.

Irwin Mitchell has vast experience representing people who have suffered serious illness onboard cruise ships and have recently been instructed by passengers struck by problems on the P&O ships Oriana and Azura last month.

Gurpinder Chana, a lawyer at the firm who specialises in cruise illness claims, said: “To see reports of a third outbreak on board a major cruise ship in less than a month is clearly a concern and we hope that every effort can be made to determine how these problems emerged.

“As with the Oriana and Azura, passengers on board this ship will have been hoping for a relaxing time and enjoyable time during the festive period. Understandably, all of those affected by the reported problems will now want answers over what has happened and what can be done to prevent others from facing the same issues.

“We hope that Cunard is able to review the steps taken in this case to ensure that all of the necessary protocols in relation to hygiene have been enforced, as well as to pinpoint areas where improvements could potentially be made."

Irwin Mitchell are investigating this illness outbreak on board the Queen Mary 2 and encourages anyone that has suffered gastric illness on this cruise to contact them with further information as you may be entitled to claim compensation for your ruined holiday, and also, the pain and suffering caused by the illness that you sustained.

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

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