P&O Cruises UK extends suspension of voyages until mid-November

   August 11, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

The Carnival Corporation-owned company P&O Cruises UK extended the suspension of operations until mid-November due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The UK's largest cruise line said the decision was "due to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advising people to avoid cruises."

P&O UK cancelled all departures (fleetwide) until November 12, while two longer itineraries due to commence in January 2021 have been suspended. P&O UK had previously cancelled sailings through October 15.

According to P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow, it was clear that whilst the guidance was in place it was not advisable for them to resume operations.

Ludlow added that as well as cancelling all sailings up until November 12, they would, "sadly, also be cancelling Aurora’s Caribbean and South America Adventure and Arcadia’s World Cruise."

P&O Arcadia cruise ship

“Given long-term planning, combined with the complexity and length of these long-haul itineraries and evolving border restrictions, we need to ensure that we adhere to the guidance as it stands.

“I know that these January cruises, in particular, are holidays of a lifetime and we are so sorry for the disappointment that these cancellations will cause.”

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