Published on : Friday, April 24, 2020
P&O Cruises recently announced that it has decided to extend its pause in operations until July 31, 2020, as a result of the continued impact of the coronavirus crisis. Paul Ludlow, President, P&O Cruises said in a statement that due to the current lockdown situation and government guidelines around the world advising against travel it was necessary to extend the pause in operations for all sailings.
He apologised for failing to provide able guests amazing holidays at the present and also promised to, do so as soon as global guidelines will allow. He also informed that the scheduled dates also include much anticipated Iona fest and the company is looking forward to re-schedule it with immediate effect.
He said that during the time period of the operational pause and waiting for the world to function back to normalcy, the cruise lines might also evolve advice as well as potential restrictions in ports when the ships back into service. He mentioned that the company is working hard to make sure that every holiday with P&O Cruises adheres to relevant measures and guidelines to protect everyone on board without compromising our guests’ enjoyment and experience.
These new stringent measures will be in place as once the ships are reintroduced. It will be a new normal for the company and provide guests and crew reassurance and peace of mind. In addition, any guests who have a holiday booked up to and including July 31 this year will automatically receive a 125% Future Cruise Credit (FCC).
These FCCs can be used for any sailing up to the end of March 2022 for any sailing (subject to availability) with bookings to be made before the end of December 2021. Guests can now also gift or transfer the FCC by simply contacting either their travel agent or the company if the booking is direct.