P&O Cruises today confirmed an extension to its pause in operations, with all sailings cancelled until early 2021.
All Caribbean cruises are cancelled until the end of January 2021 and all cruises from and to Southampton are cancelled through February 2021. Cruises on Arcadia and Aurora have already been cancelled through to the end of their spring world cruises.
P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said:
“With evolving restrictions on travel from the UK, unfortunately it is necessary to cancel these itineraries.
“These further cancellations vary according to ship as well as complexity and length of itineraries, advice and guidance regarding ports of call and current air availability for fly/cruises.
“We are continuing to monitor the overall situation closely and will certainly reintroduce cruises should the opportunity arise and it is feasible to do so.”
When Are Cruises Cancelled Up Until?
Azura‘s next scheduled departure is 5 February 2021 operating a fly-cruise to the Caribbean
Britannia‘s next scheduled departure is 12 February 2021 operating a fly-cruise to the Caribbean
Iona‘s first cruise is scheduled to be 6 March 2021 visiting Spain & Portugal
Aurora‘s next scheduled departure is 12 March 2021 to Norway
Ventura‘s next scheduled departure is 18 March 2021 to Spain & Portugal
Arcadia‘s next scheduled departure is 13 April 2021 visiting Portugal & Canaries
Working On Enchanced Health Protocols
Ludlow confirmed that the company is working with several of the “most brilliant minds in science as well as government at the highest level” on the approved and enhanced health protocols, which will be in place once the company resumes sailing.
All guests with bookings on a cancelled cruise will be notified and will automatically receive an enhanced 125% Future Cruise Credit or alternatively can request a 100% refund.
P&O Cruises recently announced its new Summer 2022 cruises will go on sale in November.