QM2 Forced to Skip Ports Due to Norovirus Outbreak

By ,   April 27, 2016 ,   Accidents

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 was denied entry to Aqaba, Jordan and Salalah, Oman due to a norovirus outbreak onboard.

Of the 2,403 passengers, Cunard confirmed that just two had confirmed symptoms of gastro illness. A spokesperson for Cunard Line said: 

"Despite extensive negotiations with relevant port authorities, Queen Mary 2 has been refused entry into Aqaba today following a minor outbreak of gastro illness onboard."


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The line confirmed that travelers who had booked shore trips in the two ports will receive automatic refunds. Passengers will miss out on excursions like a trip to see the UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra, Jordan.

RMS Queen Mary 2 is currently on a 120-day world cruise, arriving back in Southampton May 10. The liner will continue her journey through the Suez Canal, calling tomorrow at Limassol, Cyprus one day early, followed by a 2-day stop in Haifa, Israel.

For reports on other Queen Mary 2 ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com