Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia also extend Australia & New Zealand suspension through December

   August 28, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Due to the continued progression of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and related decisions of health authorities, governments and airlines regarding travel restrictions, the Carnival Corporation-owned Princess Cruises announced it is extending its pause in operations in Australia through December 12 which includes sailings throughout Australia and New Zealand.

P&O Cruises Australia is also extending its pause in operations from Australia to December 2, 2020, as the line continues to take guidance from public health experts, authorities, and society on restarting sailings. To support passengers’ peace-of-mind during these times, P&O Cruises extended its flexible payment and cancellation policy named ‘P&O Assurance’ further to the end of the 2021 summer holidays.

Pacific Explorer cruise ship

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line already announced that in light of continuing Australian travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it was extending its pause in departures from Australia through December 2, 2020, for Carnival Spirit and Carnival Splendor.

The company had previously announced pauses through October 29 and is now notifying travel agents and passengers about the new cancellations.

Carnival said it will resume cruising "when the time is right" with enhanced health measures developed in coordination with public health experts, government authorities, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and local ports of call. 

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