Former #cruise ship crew reveals terrifying truth about sickness onboard

CRUISE holidays are a popular choice of getaway for many Britons but cruises do come with the worry of getting sick. With coronavirus spreading like wildfire - avoiding illness is at the forefront of holidaymakers' minds. However, a former cruise worker has revealed an alarming truth abut bacteria onboard.

PUBLISHED: 14:39, Mon, Mar 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:58, Mon, Mar 2, 2020

cruise ship coronavirus cruises norovirus sick ill crew holidaysCruise: It’s actually the cruise passengers themselves who can be the problem (Image: Getty Images)

Cruise ship workers have excellent insider knowledge of what really goes on during cruises. Many people think that if they get ill on a cruise it’s the fault of the cruise line. However, former crew member Brian David Bruns has revealed that, in fact, it’s actually the cruise passengers themselves who can be the problem.

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Bruns shared his insight in his book Cruise a la Carte.

He explained that cruise lines go to great lengths to crack down on bacteria in order to limit the spread of such illnesses as coronavirus and norovirus.

“Every home port, room stewards disinfect every high touch item in the cabin, especially in the bathroom,” wrote Bruns.

“That bathroom has about 400 fewer bacteria than your office desk.”

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cruise ship coronavirus cruises norovirus sick ill crew holidaysCruise lines go to great lengths to crack down on bacteria in order to limit the spread of illnesses (Image: Getty Images)

He continued: “Remember: cruise ships clean everything above and beyond what’d required by land businesses. They’re required to.

“Indeed as a waiter I bleached restaurant and kitchen stuff daily until my fingers split open.”

Bruns added: “Stewards bleach those elevator buttons and rails.”

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