Two cruise ships operated by Princess Cruise Lines returned to Florida this weekend with outbreaks of Norovirus, which causes upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea.
Between the two cruise ships, nearly 500 cases of Norovirus have been reported.
According to reports, 364 passengers and 30 crew members aboard the Crown Princess were reported ill, arriving from a trip to the Caribbean. The next day, 92 passengers and 13 crew members aboard the Ruby Princess were reported ill.
According to the CDC, Norovirus is spread from person to person through contaminated food or water or by touching contaminated surfaces.
In most cases, the passenger contract for all Princess Cruise Lines vacations, states that all lawsuits must be filed in Los Angeles – no matter where the injury or illness occurred or where the injured cruise passenger lives.
It’s also important to note, the passenger contract also normally requires written notice of any lawsuit within six months of the injury or illness, and that a lawsuit be filed within one year.
If you or a loved one has been affected by Norovirus on a Princess cruise ship, it’s important that you act quickly. Contact our experienced cruise ship attorneys today.