P&O UK's Arcadia cruise ship sails into Torbay after travelling via Dover from Australia

   June 10, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

P&O Cruises UK's adults-only cruise ship Arcadia sailed into the resort town Torquay (off Thatcher Rock, Torbay England) mid-afternoon on Tuesday, June 9, after cruising via Dover UK from Australia.

Instead of carrying 3000 crew and passengers, the luxury liner is one of the passenger-free ships amid the COVID crisis. The vessel is currently anchored in Torquay Bay after P&O UK cancelled all voyages through October 15.

P&O was the first of the Carnival Corporation-owned companies to extend the operational pause into Fall 2020. Last month, the shipowner (Carnival Corporation) announced hundreds of job losses in the UK. P&) UK is currently working with public health bodies in the USA and the UK to enhance health and safety protocols.

P&O Arcadia cruise ship

The arrival of the ship comes in the same week people had been warned not to attempt to get a closer look at a fleet of large cruise ships anchored off the south coast.

Weymouth Bay (off Isle of Portland, Dorset England) became an anchorage site for Carnival-owned liners during the lockdown. The passenger-free P&O liners include Aurora, Ventura, Arcadia, Azura and Britannia.