Cunard and P&O Cruises have extended the suspension of all voyages as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow around the world. Both Carnival Corporation-owned lines will not set sail again until at least May 15th.
As a result of the continued impact of Covid-19, Carnival Corporation-owned Cunard and P&O Cruises will be suspending new cruises on its ships until April 11th.
Carnival Corporation will launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its global cruise line brands. On the slipway are Iona for P&O Cruises UK; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line; and Costa Firenze for Italian brand Costa Cruises.
Following close monitoring of the situation within the Straits of Hormuz and taking advice from external authorities P&O Cruises has cancelled its planned Dubai and Arabian Gulf programme from October until at least March next year.
A key stage in the construction of Britain’s newest and most contemporary cruise ship has been marked at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. The team building P&O Cruises 180,000-ton ship, Iona, which will be powered by liquefied natural gas, celebrated the milestone with the traditional coin-laying ceremony.
Late departures and overnight stays in iconic destinations are among the key features of P&O Cruises new ship Iona’s inaugural winter season.
P&O Cruises has confirmed vice president of marketing, Christopher Edgington, will be leaving the Carnival-owned company. At the same time, Cunard vice president of UK sales and international development, David Rousham, will also depart.
Construction work has begun to upgrade Ocean Cruise Terminal at the Port of Southampton, to support continued growth in the cruise sector. Representatives from ABP, Carnival UK and contractors, Graham, came together to mark the start of main construction work for this major investment at Ocean Terminal.
P&O Cruises has announced it will remove its daily on-board discretionary service charge from May next year. The move will apply across the P&O Cruises fleet.
A stunning glass SkyDome will be the crowning glory on top of P&O Cruises ship Iona, providing a new home for on board entertainment, along with a “hidden” night club and boutique cinema.