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.
“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.”