P&O Cruises Australia has extended its pause in operations for cruises departing from Sydney and Brisbane by a further month until mid-January next year.
A new television advert – entitled ‘What a night’ – has premiered across national broadcasting channels as P&O Cruises celebrates international holidays resuming September 25th.
Following its transatlantic crossing, Britannia will begin its series of 14-night Caribbean fly/cruise holidays from home port Barbados on November 5th.
P&O Cruises latest vessel, Iona, has embarked on her maiden voyage. The ship is visiting her Scottish namesake island, with a fireworks display as the highlight of celebrations.
Construction work on P&O Cruises second Excel class ship, Arvia, has started at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Warnemunde, Germany. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in December next year.
P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises have both delayed their return to the Australia market as discussions continue with authorities over regulations for the resumption of departures.
The first guests in 15 months were welcomed by P&O Cruises earlier, as Britannia departed Southampton for a four-night summer sailing around the UK coast.
P&O Cruises has announced its expected deployment and phased re-start plan for the remainder of 2021 and into early 2022. These cruises will follow the series of UK coastal cruises beginning in June.
The vessel was named by Irene Hays, chair of Hays Travel, the largest independent travel agency in the UK, in a glittering quayside ceremony by the bow of the ship.
P&O Cruises Australia has announced a six-week extension to its suspension of operations. The line will not now return to sailing until September 17th at the earliest.
P&O Cruises is cancelling voyages to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands for the remainder of the year given the uncertainty around borders.
P&O’s new ship, Arvia, will offer a Caribbean maiden season of fly/cruise holidays from home port Barbados and Antigua. The vessel is expected to debut in December next year.