P&O Cruises extends pause in operations for all sailings right until October 15, 2020

MIAMI, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — P&O Cruises has introduced an extension to the pause in its operations until October 15, 2020 as it focuses on doing work in close coordination with all relevant public health bodies to approve further more improvement of the firm’s by now stringent health and protection protocols.

In the most up-to-date of a series of videos P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said:

“As a business our operational concentration is not “when can we resume sailing?” but is alternatively “how can we acquire a extensive restart protocol that will preserve every person on board, our crew and guests, safe and properly and still give our guests an remarkable holiday getaway?”

“We are doing work with federal government and marketplace bodies at the optimum feasible degree, these kinds of as Public Well being England (PHE) and the U.S. Facilities for Ailment Command and Prevention (CDC), to assessment every single part of a holiday getaway with us and set up a framework of insurance policies and procedures. Our aspiration is to be adopting very best observe in handling COVID-19 inside of the vacation marketplace. 

“However, as the entire world proceeds to adapt to this international disaster, we have made the conclusion, tough as it is, to lengthen our pause in operations for all sailings up to and including October 15, 2020. We are so sorry for the disappointment this will lead to to so a lot of of our guests.”

All guests who were booked on these cancelled sailings will obtain an improved Long term Cruise Credit score which offers an extra twenty five% on top rated of the quantity paid for the holiday getaway.

Ludlow ongoing:

“We have now amended our units so that those people guests with the improved 125% Long term Cruise Credit score could now redeem them on the net without having the need to have to get in touch with us, which will make factors considerably much easier for our guests. More aspects of this will be on the website.”

Following feed-back from guests P&O Cruises has also verified that the Long term Cruise Credit score, which could be held right until the stop of 2021, could be place versus any holiday getaway on sale at that time, supplying guests maximum adaptability and option.

FCCs could also be utilised to update or for a next cabin for any present scheduling and also could be gifted or transferred to someone else. This option will also be accessible right until the stop of December 2021.

“P&O Cruises is also introducing a 5% deposit for new bookings made involving 27 May well and 29 June 2020. The offer is accessible on relevant Early Saver and Find Price tag vacations of 19 nights or much less from January 2021. See website for aspects.

“We want to apologise once once more to those people guests who wait for refunds, specifically at a time of financial constraints, having said that the new know-how we have in position is fast enhancing factors though and we continue to make further more development on a every day basis.” 

Growing on the likely protocols Ludlow mentioned:

“We have for yrs had in position a lot of of the protocols now regarded as sensible for other social collecting venues, these kinds of as hand-sanitizing stations and demanding cleaning and disinfecting procedures. We also have for yrs gone beyond those people protocols by possessing guests entire a health declaration form and possessing a extensive clinical facility on board each ship furnishing 24/7 medical care and procedure. During the recent disaster, we additional robust health screening upon embarkation, starting up with thermal scanning of guests and crew.

“Along with the rest of the entire world, we will adapt. We will function closely with clinical experts and international authorities to support us ascertain the very best way to move ahead when honoring our optimum responsibility – the health, protection, and wellbeing of our guests, crew and communities we go to, together with compliance and environmental safety.

“We have normally taken these kinds of pride in our benchmarks of cleanliness and cleanliness in advance of Covid-19, but when we return there will be improved protocols approved by hospitality and national public health authorities. This will make sure we continue to have in position superior amounts of cleanliness throughout every single one part of public locations, crew residing locations and every single merchandise of household furniture in cabins and just about everywhere on board as properly as approved protection benchmarks for the assistance of meals and drink enjoyment and experiences on board and on shore.

“When the time is suitable, we will be ready to resume our custom of furnishing remarkable holiday getaway experiences for our guests.”

About P&O Cruises 

P&O Cruises is Britain’s favourite cruise line, welcoming guests to experience the superior lifestyle and appreciate a mix of discovery, rest and fantastic assistance catered toward British tastes.  P&O Cruises fleet of top quality ships mix genuine assistance, a feeling of occasion and notice to depth, making sure guests have the holiday getaway of a life span, every single time.

In 2020, P&O Cruises will launch Iona. The new LNG-powered ship, with 5,200-guest ability, will be the most significant ship designed to provide the Uk sector. Iona will feature enhancements to by now successful model signature venues from the present fleet, as properly as options freshly produced for Iona. These involve a breathtaking 3 deck atrium in the coronary heart of the ship as properly as SkyDome – an completely built glass dome by award-successful British engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan. This will be a entire world very first at sea and offer a one of a kind place for both of those calming in all weathers and furnishing enjoyment, that includes aerial performers and a prosperity of stay acts.

P&O Cruises visits in excess of 200 locations worldwide and gives itineraries usually ranging from two to seventeen times and also an annual entire world cruise. P&O Cruises sails to Australia & New Zealand, Baltic, the British Isles, Canada, Spain, Portugal & the Canary Islands, the Caribbean, Central America, Dubai & the Arabian Gulf, the Considerably East & Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, South America, the South Pacific, the United States and Western Europe.

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