A married couple are suing a cruise company after they were forced to spend a couple of days in quarantine on their holiday after contracting food poisoning.
Rachel and David Willcox are taking legal action against Royal Caribbean Line after they became seriously ill whilst on a 10-day cruise around the Mediterranean in August onboard Brilliance of the Seas.
The couple from Bristol say they suffered sickness, lethargy and explosive diarrhoea on the Rhapsody of the Seas ship – which at one point was so bad for David they were confined to their cabin for two days.
They were forced to stay in their room as medics gave David injections and medication.
Meanwhile, other passengers visited Croatia and Montenegro and enjoyed the facilities of the luxury liner, which boasts a spa, two swimming pools and several restaurants.
The couple, who paid over GBP 2,000 for their dream holiday, also claim the ship was “dirty with grease and grime” and that there didn’t seem to be enough cleaners on board for the 2,000 passengers and 700 crew.
Rachel and David have now instructed injury lawyers Irwin Mitchell to investigate the cause of the gastric illness symptoms they experienced on-board.
Despite the couple’s claims RCI responded that the Willcox family have not contacted them and they are unaware of any legal action being brought against them.