UK news P&O Cruises cancels all sailings until 2021 due to coronavirus last minute news
MetiNews.Com - P&O Cruises announced it has extended the cancellation of its sailings until early 2021
Breaking News ! The UK’s biggest cruise line has extended the cancellation of its sailings until early 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. P&O Cruises said the decision was taken due to “evolving restrictions on travel” and all Caribbean cruises are cancelled until the end of January 2021. Sailings to and from Southampton are suspended until various dates throughout February 2021, apart from those involving ships Arcadia and Aurora which were already cancelled until the spring. The firm had previously cancelled sailings until November 12. President Paul Ludlow said: “With evolving restrictions on travel from the UK, unfortunately it is necessary to cancel these itineraries. Read More Related Articles Cambridge dancer paralysed after a freak wild swimming accident in the River Cam Read More Related Articles John Lewis bonus and closures: Store axes staff bonus for first time since 1953 after forced closures “These further cancellations vary according to ship as well as complexity and length of itineraries, advice and guidance regarding ports of call and current air availability for fly/cruises. “We are continuing to monitor the overall situation closely and will certainly reintroduce cruises should the opportunity arise and it is feasible to do so.
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The UK Government has advised people to avoid cruises since July 9. Mr Ludlow said P&O Cruises is working with some of the “most brilliant minds in science as well as Government at the highest level” on developing enhanced health and hygiene regimes for when sailings resume. He went on: “Whilst adherence to the protocols on board and ongoing vigilance will be critical, this will always be coupled with providing the well-deserved and memorable holidays for which we are known, with all the standout moments on board and experiences on shore. “This is what we have always done and will continue to do. “We cannot wait for restrictions to ease, borders to open and for us to once again be able to set sail for a new beginning.”