P&O Cruises Extends Pause on Operations Into Middle of October

P&O Cruises has announced an extension to its pause on operations into the middle of October due to the global health crisis.

P&O Cruises Cancels More Sailings

The biggest UK cruise line has announced a further extension on its pause on cruise operations. The cruise line which is owned by the Carnival Corporation has now cancelled cruises up to and including October 15, 2020.

Those guests impacted by the cancellations will be receiving an enhanced Future Cruise Credit (FCC) which also includes an additional 25% on top of the amount paid for the booking. So a total of 125% can be redeemed online without needing to call the cruise line.

Those who have booked for a cruise in 2021 will also have until the end of December 2021 to use a Future Cruise Credit on cruises available at the time. P&O Cruises is also introducing a 5% deposit for new bookings made between May 27 and June 29, 2020.

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow has posted a video explaining the extension of the pause on social media which you can watch below:

Unfortunately, as the world continues to adapt to this global crisis, we have made the decision, difficult as it is, to…

Posted by P&O Cruises on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The cruise line has stated that its focus is not on a specific date on when to return but what can be done to make sure guests and crew can remain safe. P&O is working with the government and industry bodies such as Public Health England and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on establishing new health measures for when cruises eventually resume.

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We already know what cruises will be like after Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line detailed its new policies and Norwegian Cruise Line detailed its new “Sail Safe” policy which you can read here.

P&O Cruises has previously announced a suspension until August 2020 but now that has been extended. Other major cruise lines are still planning on limited return in August including Carnival Cruise Line but nothing is yet set in stone and there could be even more delayed returns.

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