A family claims to be “prisoners on a $4,000 cruise” as a ship falls into the grips of a second vomiting virus outbreak Over the weekend passengers aboard the Norwegian Joy cruise liner spoke of how Hazmat suit-wearing staff had disinfected the vessel in the wake of a Norovirus outbreak A passenger told Mirror Online that he and his wife were overcome by diarrhoea and vomiting and forced to stay in their cabin for the final three days of the 17-day, £2,000-a-person voyage from Miami to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal The chaos on the luxury liner appears not to have improved days after the all clear was given by staff before the ship left Los Angeles A man currently aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line boat told MirrorOnline that the captain had declared another outbreak shortly after it departed Cabo San Lucas in Mexico Passengers were urged to follow safety measures, such as washing their hands before eating, and told to report any sign of sickness to staff Were you onboard? Did you fall ill? Email [email protected] One man who followed the protocol is Bryan Zirkel, who fell ill with what he believes is food poisoning on Monday night He reported feeling unwell the following night and has been subsequently quarantined in his cabin along with his wife and children, 7 and 4 “It’s getting out of control,” Byran said. “My in-laws are hearing about people who aren’t reporting because they’re worried about quarantine “There are others who went to the medical office because they threw up from drinking too much and are now being quarantined “My family isn’t sick. I’m 100% better. If I wouldn’t have done the right thing and reported food poisoning, my family and I would be in Mazatlan right now “Instead we missed my father in laws 70th birthday, we’re missing the church in Mazatlan where my grandparents were married nearly 70 years ago, my mother in laws birthday tonight, and Thanking dinner tomorrow “We’re are basically prisoners on a $4000 (£3,100) cruise right now.” Bryan said his children were not coping well with their situation “They’re upset that they’re being confined,” he said. “My son kept asking me why they were ruining his first cruise ” Bryan’s predicament follows assurances by the cruise line company that the worst of the outbreak had passed A notice seen by the Mirror which was given to passengers who requested it said the boat was thoroughly inspected, cleaned and disinfected before it left LA in what it describes as “an overabundance of caution” Kevin Fowler said that the lack of information from staff had been concerning. “Before getting on most passengers thought ‘I have never heard of a cruise ship having sick people on it two voyages on a row,’ he said “There’s a lack of information. It’s kind of obvious that things were different “It would have been good if they told us this is what we have done to protect, but that did not happen ” On Friday, staff announced that “there were a lot of people sick” on the vessel, which was carrying between 2,000 and 3,000 passengers Tourists said the situation was an “absolute mess” as hundreds of exhausted and angry passengers disembarked and spent hours in an immigration queue while those who were ill were screened by paramedics in a separate area on Sunday Norwegian Cruise Line has been contacted for comment.