All P&O Cruises sailings have been cancelled until early 2021, the line confirmed today.

All Caribbean cruises are cancelled until the end of January 2021 and departures from and to Southampton will not operate until February.

The ships Arcadia and Aurora have already seen cancellations through to the end of their spring world cruises.

Passengers with bookings on a cancelled cruise will be notified and automatically receive an enhanced 125% future cruise credit or a 100% refund by filling out a web form, according to the line.

P&O Cruises had extended its pause in operations until November 12 and cancelled two extended itineraries due to depart in January 2021.

The line’s previous pause was in June until October 15 due to Covid-19 restrictions on cruise operations.

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “With evolving restrictions on travel from the UK, unfortunately it is necessary to cancel these itineraries.

“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.”

Ludlow confirmed that the Carnival Corporation company is working with several of the “most brilliant minds in science as well as government at the highest level” on approved and enhanced health protocols, which will be in place once the company resumes sailing.

He added: “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.”

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