Hundreds Quarantined in Cabins Aboard AIDAprima

   October 9, 2018 ,   Accidents

Hundreds of passengers on a Mediterranean cruise have been struck down with sickness bug which left them quarantined in their staterooms.

Around 300 people onboard AIDA Cruises ship AIDAprima have been left suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting after a virus is thought to have swept the ship following its departure from Palma September 22.

AIDAprima cruise ship

The cruiser had been bound for Corsica, Livorno-Florence, Rome and Barcelona.

It had to turn back for Majorca after cruise passengers began feeling ill with gastroenteritis, leaving doctors onboard completely overwhelmed, ordering the sick ones to stay in their cabins.

German newspaper Bild revealed that several passengers had first started feeling unwell after a planned bus excursion, and then the bug had quickly spread with some guests having to wait up to 5 hours to see the doctor.

After returning to Palma earlier than scheduled, all passengers that had been onboard were reportedly taken to a farm located on the outskirts of the port city and told to wait for flights back to Germany.

It is believed that many had refused to stay and took the first flights back home.

For other AIDAprima accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.

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