P&O Cruises reports high demand for UK summer sailings

Published on : Tuesday, March 23, 2021

P&O Cruises has reported that it attracted an overwhelming number of bookings for its summer season of coastal cruises after they went on sale. After some technical issues, which saw the website crash on opening, the line said it was delighted with demand. The three-, four- and seven-night cruises, on flagship Britannia and new ship Iona, will set sail from Southampton between June and September.

Paul Ludlow, President, P&O Cruises said in a statement that it is a very demonstrable evidence that a holiday at sea, with all that it has to offer, is a popular and much longed-for option this summer. He said that the company always hoped that domestic cruises would be popular, given the uncertainty around holidays abroad, but have never before seen such significant and immediate demand and mentioned that it certainly shows the effects of lockdown and everyone’s need for a holiday.


He informed that many thousands of guests have already made bookings and Iona’s maiden voyage to the Scottish islands is already very well sold and will be a very special cruise. He shared that authorities have spent long working towards the point and we they cannot wait to see the ships sailing once again, as it has been a very long year.

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