Luxury cruise turns nasty for Hove Edge couple who got food poisoning
Nov 5 2009 by Joanne Douglas, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A COUPLE are suing a travel agent after falling ill on board a luxury cruise liner.
Peter and Anita Wormald contracted food poisoning while on board the 15-deck Independence of the Seas in the Mediterranean.
Mr Wormald says he lost more than 10lbs and took six weeks to recover after the £2,500 break in June.
His wife, a hairdresser who was celebrating her 50th birthday on board the 154,407 gross tons liner, is still experiencing problems.
Mr Wormald, a dental technician, described the bout of food poisoning as the most ‘horrendous experience’.
Now the couple from Hove Edge, Brighouse, are taking legal action against Ideal Cruising.
Mr Wormald, 57, said: “I feel so incensed by it all.
“We complained but they couldn’t give a brass monkey’s. I was floored by it for weeks after – I couldn’t even walk the dog because I was so poorly when I got home.
“The first night we had to send food back because it was cold – we know other passengers had to as well.”
The couple left Southampton in June for France, Portugal, Spain and Italy.
During the first few nights they sent food back several times and also saw curdled milk and yoghurts in faulty chiller cabinets.