P&O UK's cruise ship Ventura is restarting operations on Sunday, October 3 as she sets sail for the Canaries after the demand for international voyages grew.
Half of the P&O fleet is now operational as Ventura is joining Iona and Britannia, both of which offered a series of summer UK coastal sailings and have been cruising internationally since September 25.
Azura will restart in December, joining Britannia for the Caribbean season.
P&O UK's president Paul Ludlow said that Ventura’s international restart was the result of guest confidence in cruising and was the very latest stage of P&O Cruises sailing resumption as they worked towards the return of their full fleet in spring 2022.
“Due to demand and the resounding endorsement of the first international holidays on Iona and Britannia we’ve opened up increased capacity to holiday with us.
“We’re proud to have four ships sailing internationally this year giving our guests a greater choice of where and when they travel with P&O Cruises for winter sun.”
Ventura’s 12-night winter-sun cruises to Iberia (Spain and Portugal) in 2021 start at GBP 600 pp. These will be followed by a 35-night journey to the Caribbean (roundtrip from Southampton England) departing on January 3, 2022, from GBP 3,170 pp.