Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, explains why cruise operators being sued for outbreaks of Norovirus which are not their fault is nonsensical:
I have never heard of anyone suing a travel agent or a tour operator for catching a cold or flu on holiday, but it could happen. The ‘common cold’ – or, to give it its proper name, ‘rhinovirus’ or ‘coronavirus’ – and Flu are contagious. We have all caught them by being in close proximity to someone who has it in the workplace, or at home. You could just as easily catch it on holiday from a fellow guest.