pause in cruise ship operations

P&O Cruises Extends Pause In Cruise Operations In
Australia And New Zealand Until August 31, 2020

P&O Cruises has today announced it has extended its voluntary pause in operations in Australia and New Zealand to August 31, 2020, in response to continuing travel restrictions due to the impact of COVID-19.

“Australia and New Zealand have led the world in flattening the COVID-19 curve, which adds to our optimism for the future. However, we also recognize that a further extension is the prudent and responsible course”

A Lot of the uncertainty surrounding the reopening of cruises in Australia and New Zealand lies heavily on the local governments reopening borders and airports. Right now, its is extremely difficult to even fly with Australia let alone want to cruise and leave the country entirely.

P&O are continuing to work closely with public health officials, including the Australian Government Department of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to devise and implement best practices to protect the health of our guests and crew. 

Australian Cruise Changes

The extended pause in operations will affect sailings on Pacific Dawn scheduled to depart Brisbane between June 16 – August 26, 2020.

These itineraries are: W031N, W032N, W033, W034, W035, W036, W037, W038, W039, W040, W041, W042 and W043.

Pacific Explorer’s cruises from Sydney will now be paused between June 24 – August 24, 2020 and this affects: X027, X028, X029, X030, X031, X032, X033, X034, X035 and X036.

New Zealand Cruise Changes

Pacific Aria’s scheduled cruises from Auckland will be postponed from July 4 – August 23, 2020: A036, A037, A038, A039, A040 and A041.

OTHER CURRENT CRUISE NEWS:
Carnival Cruise Line Plans to Phase Back into Service by August
Cunard Extends Pause to some Voyages until September
Princess Cruises Extends Pause of Global Operations Through June 30
Holland America Line Extends Temporary Pause Of Its Global Ship Operations

Now with all that in mind, guests whose cruises have been impacted by the extended pause in operations are eligible for a full refund or a future cruise credit equal to the cost of their original cruise plus an onboard credit offer.