Michelle Reed

Cruising

158 passengers struck with gastro on cruise ship docked in Sydney

158 passengers struck with gastro on cruise ship docked in Sydney

At least 158 passengers have been stricken with gastro on a cruise ship that arrived in Sydney’s Circular Quay this morning.

The captain of the Diamond Princess had reportedly advised sick passengers to stay on their rooms and ordered for the ship’s pool to be drained as a precaution.

“We were told that some people hadn’t reported it for about four days,” one passenger told 9NEWS.

The ship returned this morning from a 12-day return cruise from Sydney to New Zealand. Passengers are still embarking. 

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