P&O Cruises has taken ownership of Iona, the latest addition to its fleet and the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market, at an official handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
All Caribbean cruises are cancelled until the end of January next year, while all cruises from and to Southampton are cancelled through February.
P&O Cruises and Seabourn have both extended the suspension of operations into 2021 for a number of vessels. Costa Cruises will, however, return in September.
The British cruise line had earlier anticipated taking delivery of the ship in July, with the date pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
P&O Cruises has announced it is extending its pause in operations across Australia and New Zealand to at least October 29th response to the current impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Carnival Corporation has confirmed that Simon Palethorpe has been named as president, Carnival UK, expanding his current role as president of Cunard.
P&O Cruises has announced an extension to the pause in its operations until October 15th. The line said the latest delay would allow it to focus on working with all relevant public health bodies to approve further enhancement of health and safety protocols.
P&O Cruises and Cunard are extending a pause in operations up to the end of July as a result of the continued impact of Covid-19. Cunard will also cancel the entire Alaska sailing season for its ship Queen Elizabeth.
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.