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P&O Cruises cancels seven Arcadia sailings

The return to service of P&O Cruises ship Arcadia has been disrupted with seven sailings cancelled due to travel and airline problems caused by Covid.

The cancellations affect departures of the 2,094-passenger ship between April 12 and June 23.

Arcadia was the last ship in the fleet to return to service at the end of March following the suspension of services due to the pandemic.

Confirming the cancellation of seven cruises, P&O Cruises said: “The current and extraordinary impact of Covid-19 in the UK, in the wider hospitality, service and airline industry as a whole has resulted in a temporary disruption to crew members available to join our ships.

“As a result, P&O Cruises will be re-deploying crew from Arcadia to other ships in the fleet.

“This is being done in order to maintain the company’s high standards of service of which we are very proud, across the other five ships in the fleet.

“We are so sorry but as a result of this re-deployment, the following seven cruises will be cancelled: J205, J206, J207, J208, J209, J210, J211.

“Guests who are booked on these cruises will receive a full refund of all monies paid and a future cruise credit and on board spending money to use on a new P&O Cruises holiday to be booked before December 31, 2023.”

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