THREE HUNDRED Britons are trapped on one of the world's largest cruise ships in Australia amid food poisoning outbreak 'caused by Bottomless Brunch'
- 195 passengers on board Ovation of the Seas cruiser struck down by gastro
- Crew members wearing industrial cleaning suits were seen spraying hallways
- Guests said they were basically 'sitting ducks' as they waited for cruiser to dock?
- Approximately 325 of the passengers on board the ship are British nationals
Nearly 200 passengers on one of the world's largest cruise ships are being treated for gastro as the liner docks in Hobart.
Ovation of the Seas, which carries more than 5800 passengers, has been sailing for two weeks and arrived in Tasmania on Tuesday after a trip to Singapore.?
Approximately 325 of the passengers on board the ship are British nationals.
Crew members decked out in industrial cleaning suits complete with face masks were seen spraying down hallways of the lavish ship in a video posted to Facebook.?
Nearly 200 passengers on one of the world's largest cruise ships are being treated for gastro
Crew members decked out in industrial cleaning suits complete with face masks were seen spraying down hallways of the lavish ship as it docked in Hobart, Tasmania
Ovation of the Seas, which carries more than 5800 passengers, has been sailing for two weeks
'I'm on here now and basically a sitting duck with people in both cabins either side not well with the gastro,' one person commented on the clip.
'They are doing everything perfectly to avoid further sickness.
'I could hear them last night doing this spraying outside my cabin.'??
A spokesperson from Royal Caribbean International, which owns the ship, said all guests affected by gastro were given over-the-counter medication by doctors.
'We hope all our guests feel better. Meanwhile, we're taking steps like intensive sanitary procedures to minimise the risk of any further issues.'
The spokesperson said the ship would be?'comprehensively sanitised and cleansed' once it arrived at its next port in Sydney, resulting in a slight delay for new guests.
Notices found on social media revealed the bottomless brunch had been cancelled as a result of the gastro outbreak
There have been 195 reported cases of gastrointestinal illness in the 14 days the ship has been at sea
The Tasmanian Health Service said the outbreak of gastro on cruise ships was 'not unusual'.
'It is not unusual for gastroenteritis outbreaks to occur aboard cruise ships, just as it is within the normal population,' a spokesman told the ABC.
'Cruise ships have their own medical teams, medical surveillance systems, outbreak control measures and are well-trained in treating passengers.'?
There have been 195 reported cases of gastrointestinal illness in the 14 days the ship has been at sea.??
In a post online, the company revealed only staff would be pouring drinks to guests (pictured)
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