Published on : Monday, July 27, 2020
P&O Cruises has announced that it is extending its continuing pause in operations across Australia and New Zealand up to October 29 this year due to the current global pandemic.
P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell said that while everyone hoped that sailings would recommence soon, more time is required for the society to restore various modes of travel and community gatherings.
“The path to society reopening fully is continuing to evolve – and cruising will return when science and public health align and people again feel comfortable to meet. With this in mind, we have reviewed the current end date of our pause in cruise operations,” Mr. Myrmell said.
“We will continue to use this time to liaise with authorities, public health experts and others in the industry to develop enhanced public health measures for when the time is right to resume sailing,” he added.
The latest changes in operations are as follows:
In Australia, P&O Cruises will extend its break in operations to October 29, 2020 (inclusive) – an extra 42 days contrary to what was announced earlier.
In New Zealand, P&O Cruises will return for its next season of sailings leaving from Auckland in 2021.
Due to the extended suspension in operations and international travel restrictions, P&O will cancel Pacific Adventure’s inaugural 18-night cruise (V059) from Singapore to Sydney.