July 5, 2022


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Cruise holidays: Visitors ‘vomiting’ and ‘in agony’ on a luxurious cruise

Channel 5’s When Posh Holidays Go Horribly Incorrect spoke to holidaymakers whose dream holidays led to catastrophe. From Covid nightmares to horrible cruises, these vacationers confronted full chaos.

For many Britons, a luxurious vacation is a dream expertise. As one interviewee advised Channel 5: “There are three issues I count on from a 5 star vacation – luxurious, luxurious and luxurious!”

However that wasn’t the case for Peter Hayman and Christine Barnwell from Bedfordshire who had saved up for months for his or her vacation of the lifetime.

The couple’s dream cruise to see the Northern Lights, didn’t fairly work out as they’d deliberate.

The unlucky pair met at an occasion for retirees of the London Ambulance service and fell in love.

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Though they usually spent the summer season at a relative’s house in Tenerife, the British couple determined to splash out in 2020.

Peter mentioned: “I simply talked about that I’d like to see the Aurora Borealis. It’s been my one factor, ever since I used to be a child I wished to see them.”

Christine booked the couple a Northern Lights cruise by way of Saga which included two excursions to see the Lights.

The as soon as in a lifetime cruise price the couple a whopping £7,500 and so they spent extra money on chilly climate clothes.


Nonetheless, they then acquired the stunning information that their departure could be delayed attributable to an outbreak of norovirus on the ship.

Christine mentioned: “I did pack a bottle of bleach and a pair of rubber gloves and the very first thing I did after we obtained to our cabin, I went spherical and bleached every little thing.”

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Peter particularly wished the cruise to be good as he had devised a plan to ask Christine to marry him on the dream voyage.

Nonetheless Peter’s large plan was quickly affected by one other outbreak of norovirus on the ship, which was quickly hitting 20 passengers per day.

Christine mentioned: “On the day we obtained to Tromso, we went to breakfast within the morning, and as we had been going again to our cabin, I mentioned to Peter ‘I really feel a bit queasy’.

“And by about 2pm, I used to be violently sick and having diarrhoea and I felt completely dreadful, it was terrible.”

The difficulty wasn’t over as Peter was quickly additionally introduced down by the norovirus.

He mentioned: “I had a raging headache, a vicious temperature, I used to be vomiting. I had diarrhoea and I used to be in agony from my abdomen.”

The couple missed out on their dream tour to see the Northern Lights, as they had been confined to their cabin with the illness.

Regardless of the catastrophe, Peter nonetheless managed to make his proposal which Christine fortunately accepted.

A spokesperson for Saga mentioned: “We’re very sorry that the cruise didn’t meet the expectations of Ms Barnwall and Mr Hayman and have apologised to them.

“We’ve been in common contact with Ms Barnwall and Mr Hayman and we’re happy that we now have been capable of resolve their grievance.

“Our first precedence is the well being and security of our friends, our crew and the localities into which we sail.

“We’ve in place detailed working procedures to take care of norovirus and observe the best requirements of cleanliness and well being and security to make sure the wellbeing of our friends and crew.”

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When Posh Holidays Go Horribly Incorrect aired on Channel 5 at 6:30pm Sunday April 3.