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

MIAMI, July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — P&O Cruises now announced it was extending its rolling pause in functions throughout Australia and New Zealand to October 29, 2020 in response to the latest effects of the global pandemic on the way we vacation and holiday break.

P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell claimed when all people hoped sailings would resume quickly, it experienced come to be more and more obvious that extra time was necessary for society to reinstate many modes of vacation and neighborhood gatherings.

“The route to society reopening fully is continuing to evolve – and cruising will return when science and public health and fitness align and people today once more truly feel relaxed to meet up with.  With this in mind, we have reviewed the latest conclusion day of our pause in cruise functions,” Mr Myrmell claimed.

“We will continue to use this time to liaise with authorities, public health and fitness professionals and other people in the sector to acquire enhanced public health and fitness actions for when the time is ideal to resume sailing.

“This is by considerably the most difficult time the vacation sector has ever seasoned. Having said that, like so many of our faithful guests and companions, we glimpse ahead to superior periods in advance when we can cruise once more. We thank all people for their dependable loyalty, endurance and goodwill.”

The newest changes in functions are:

Australia

In Australia, P&O Cruises will lengthen its pause in functions to October 29, 2020 (inclusive) – an added forty two days to what experienced earlier been announced. 

It will have an effect on the adhering to 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 future season of sailings departing from Auckland in 2021. Further cruises impacted by this new pause are:

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

Other cruises

As a result of the extended pause in functions and intercontinental vacation limitations, P&O will cancel Pacific Adventure’s inaugural 18-night cruise (V059) from Singapore to Sydney.

Payment for cancelled cruises from July 23, 2020

P&O will make direct contact with guests whose cruises have been impacted to allow them know of this enhancement and to apologise for the disruption. All guests are entitled to a whole refund or bonus onboard credit history if they select a upcoming cruise credit history.  P&O will shell out refunds again to vacation agents for guests who booked via that channel.

P&O will shield vacation agent commissions on all bookings for cancelled cruises that had been paid in whole and for the complete total of the upcoming cruise credits.

Guests with bookings impacted by the pause in functions, can monitor the development of their upcoming cruise credit history or refund request via a new tracking resource discovered on P&O’s website.

Resource P&O Cruises

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