P&O Cruises in the UK has realized an update on current ship locations and where they will be docked during the suspension.
P&O Cruise Ship Latest
The largest cruise line in the UK has provided an update on where each ship is currently located along with the situation on P&O Arcadia’s world cruise and P&O Azura in the Caribbean. It is a developing situation in the cruise industry as many cruise ships are ending their voyages for a global suspension.
Here’s where each ship is which was posted by the cruise line:
- Arcadia is en route to Southampton via South Africa
- Aurora is in Southampton
- Azura is in the Caribbean heading to Barbados. All guests will fly home on Friday or Saturday. The ship will then sail home at the weekend with no guests
- Britannia is en route to Southampton
- Oceana is due back in Southampton 18 March
- Ventura is in Southampton today
The vessel is currently based in the Caribbean and had issues with ports allowing entry as coronavirus continues to spread and forced countries to implement further measures. The ship was denied at Antigua on March 16 and the voyage has already been cancelled. The ship is heading straight for Barbados where guests will be disembarked and arrangments will be made to fly them back home to the United Kingdom on Friday and Saturday.
Cruise Hive received the following statement from Carnival UK which is the parent company for P&O Cruises:
Azura is currently en route to Barbados, as a result of the continued impact of COVID-19, and following the recommendation by the Cruise Lines International Association for cruise lines to voluntarily and temporarily suspend operations for 30 days, P&O Cruises is suspending cruises until April 11, 2020.
All guests will disembark on Friday and Saturday, as scheduled, for onward flights which will operate as planned on Friday 20 March and Saturday 21 March.
In recognition of the disruption we will be offering guests 50% Future Cruise Credit to be applied against any new booking up to the equivalent value.
All guests booked on the following cruise number A006, which is now cancelled, will receive a 125% Future Cruise Credit.
The ship which is on a world cruise has also been impacted by the suspension of operations and restrictions put in place due to COVID-19. South African authorities have not permitted guests and crew to disembark the ship which has forced Arcadia to cancel its call in Cape Town.
The vessel will make a stop in Durban on Sunday, March 22 to take on supplies, fuel, and medications before returning to Southampton, UK. The ship will arrive back home on Sunday, April 12.
Suspension of Operations
As you probably already know, cruises around the world are being shut down with cruise lines suspension operations for at least 30 days. This includes P&O Cruises which is shutting down until April 11, 2020. Guests can receive a Future Cruise Credit of 125% which can be used for another sailing in the future by the end of March 2022.