Norovirus outbreak on P&O UK's ship Ventura prompts isolation measures

   May 19, 2024 ,   Accidents

Following a Norovirus outbreak on the P&O Cruises UK's vessel Ventura, several passengers are currently isolating.

The liner departed from Southampton on May 11th for a 2-week roundtrip to Spain's Canary Islands.

In response to reports of passengers exhibiting "gastrointestinal symptoms," P&O implemented enhanced sanitation measures. The company did not disclose the number of affected individuals.

Additional extensive sanitation procedures were carried out while the Ventura was docked in Tenerife on Friday, May 17th. As part of these measures, the on-board launderettes have been closed, and passengers are no longer allowed to serve themselves at the buffets. However, the ship is not in lockdown.

A P&O spokesperson stated that a comprehensive range of approved protocols had been enacted, including continuous and enhanced sanitation efforts by specialized teams and isolating those who were symptomatic. The spokesperson emphasized that ensuring the health and wellbeing of all guests and crew remains their top priority.

For more P&O Ventura incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.