Domestic cruises in the UK could resume from May 17, according to the maritime minister.
The All Party Parliamentary Maritime and Ports Group said Robert Courts MP had made the announcement in a meeting on Monday, March 8.
Under the current "roadmap" for easing lockdown restrictions, May 17 is the earliest date that could see foreign and domestic vacations resume.
P&O UK said it was "delighted" by the acknowledgment.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "roadmap" says indoor dining, hotels, hostels, and B&Bs could open in England from May 17, depending on factors like the prevalence of COVID and how the vaccination rollout is going.
International travel could resume at the same date.
According to a statement from the Department for Transport restarting domestic cruising in England "will be aligned with the wider resumption of the domestic tourism and indoor hospitality sectors".