Published on : Thursday, May 6, 2021
P&O Cruises Australia recently announced that it has decided to extend its suspension of operations by six-week and the cruise line is not likely to return to sailing until September 17 at the earliest. The extension of the pause applies to cruises scheduled to depart from July 31 to on or before the new date.
The extended pause is being applied as the cruise industry continues to work with relevant government authorities to establish a pathway for the restart of cruising in Australia. Guests whose bookings have been affected will be notified of the pause and options available either directly or via their appointed travel agent.
Sture Myrmell, President, P&O Cruises Australia said that the decision reflected the respect of the line for guests so they could plan their holidays with as much certainty as possible. He mentioned that the company is supporting the industry association as it works with governments and public health authorities to develop a framework for the successful resumption of cruising.
He mentioned that the line is looking forward to the day when a pathway is confirmed for cruising’s return so that it can welcome everyone back onboard. He shared that for now the cruise line will continue to assist guests in every way possible in spite of the current uncertainty.