P&O Cruises UK confirmed an extension to the company's suspension of passenger shipping operations, with all voyages cancelled until early 2021.
All Caribbean voyages are cancelled until the end of January 2021. All cruises from/to Southampton UK are cancelled through February 2021 as well as Arcadia and Aurora trips, which have already been cancelled through to the end of the spring world cruises. The newbuild MS Iona's introduction/inaugural cruise was rescheduled for March 6, 2021 (14-day Canary Islands roundtrip from Southampton).
Further details of the specific dates and sailings are highlighted on the company’s website.
According to P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow, with evolving restrictions on travel from the United Kingdom, it was necessary to cancel those itineraries.
“These further cancellations vary according to ship as well as complexity and length of itineraries, advice and guidance regarding ports of call and current air availability for fly/cruises.
“We are continuing to monitor the overall situation closely and will certainly reintroduce cruises should the opportunity arise and it is feasible to do so.”
Ludlow confirmed the cruise company was working with a number of the “most brilliant minds in science as well as government at the highest level” on the enhanced health protocols, which will be in place once P&O resumes sailings.
All passengers with bookings on the cancelled cruises will automatically receive an enhanced 125% FCC (Future Cruise Credit) or alternatively a 100% refund by filling out a web form.