P&O Cruises Cancels European Sailings Into April 2021

P&O Cruises Azura
P&O Cruises Azura

P&O Cruises has extended the pause in operations into April 2021 in response to the current uncertainty around European ports of call.

Iona and Aurora will resume sailing on 24 April, Britannia will sail from 25 April, Azura will offer fly-cruises from 29 April and Ventura will recommence sailings on 30 April 2021. Arcadia won’t resume cruises until 20 May 2021.

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “With hopeful news headlines clearly we do not want to extend our pause in operations any further than absolutely necessary, but given the ever changing guidance around international travel and the varying regulations in many European ports of call we felt it prudent to cancel these additional dates.

“In addition, as the final payments are due for these cruises very soon we felt it was the right thing to do for our guests.

“We are so sorry to disappoint those who were due to travel but really hope they will re-book for later in the year or for our new programme of 2022 holidays which went on sale earlier this month with strong demand, showing great confidence in cruising in the future.”

All guests with bookings on a cancelled cruise will be notified and will automatically receive an enhanced 125% Future Cruise Credit or alternatively a 100% refund by filling out a web form.