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P&O Cruises Extends Pause in Operations in Australia and New Zealand

MIAMI, July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — P&O Cruises these days introduced it was extending its rolling pause in operations throughout Australia and New Zealand to Oct 29, 2020 in reaction to the latest effect of the world wide pandemic on the way we travel and holiday getaway.

P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell mentioned though everybody hoped sailings would resume quickly, it experienced become increasingly obvious that far more time was desired for culture to reinstate many modes of travel and community gatherings.

“The route to culture reopening entirely is continuing to evolve – and cruising will return when science and community overall health align and folks yet again come to feel relaxed to satisfy.  With this in intellect, we have reviewed the latest conclude day of our pause in cruise operations,” Mr Myrmell mentioned.

“We will continue on to use this time to liaise with authorities, community overall health professionals and other individuals in the market to build increased community overall health measures for when the time is right to resume sailing.

“This is by much the most complicated time the travel sector has ever professional. Even so, like so many of our faithful friends and partners, we glimpse ahead to much better situations ahead when we can cruise yet again. We thank everybody for their dependable loyalty, patience and goodwill.”

The newest modifications in operations are:


In Australia, P&O Cruises will increase its pause in operations to Oct 29, 2020 (inclusive) – an extra forty two days to what experienced formerly been introduced. 

It will influence the next cruises:

Pacific Explorer: X040, X041, X042, X043, X044N, X045N, X045P and X046

Pacific Dawn: W047, W048, W049, W050, W051, W052 and W053

Pacific Aria: A048, A049, A050, and A051

New Zealand

In New Zealand, P&O Cruises will return for its subsequent time of sailings departing from Auckland in 2021. Additional cruises impacted by this new pause are:

Pacific Aria: A042, A043, A044, A045, A046, and A047

Other cruises

As a final result of the prolonged pause in operations and global travel restrictions, P&O will terminate Pacific Adventure’s inaugural eighteen-night time cruise (V059) from Singapore to Sydney.

Payment for cancelled cruises from July 23, 2020

P&O will make direct get hold of with friends whose cruises have been impacted to allow them know of this development and to apologise for the disruption. All friends are entitled to a full refund or reward onboard credit rating if they opt for a potential cruise credit rating.  P&O will pay back refunds back to travel agents for friends who booked by that channel.

P&O will secure travel agent commissions on all bookings for cancelled cruises that had been compensated in full and for the complete amount of the potential cruise credits.

Attendees with bookings impacted by the pause in operations, can monitor the progress of their potential cruise credit rating or refund request by means of a new tracking software observed on P&O’s site.

Source P&O Cruises