Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
P&O Cruises Australia is once again extending its cruise pause until the end of July.
The current rolling pause will affect cruises scheduled from 18 June to 30 July, 2021.
P&O Cruises is also cancelling voyages to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands for the remainder of the year given the uncertainty around borders.
This also impacts this year's Cairns season where Pacific Explorer was to be based for two months from October.
Guests and travel agents will be contacted directly with alternative arrangements that can be tailored on an individual booking basis
"We are sorry that some of our guests will be unavoidably inconvenienced by these changes to the existing schedule at a time when we remain optimistic about returning to service as society keeps opening up," President of P&O Cruises Australia, Sture Myrmell, said.
"We are continuing our discussions with governments and health authorities to develop a framework for the staged resumption of cruising. As those discussions continue, these changes are necessary as we take a practical approach to the current environment."
"We continue to look forward to better days ahead."
During the disruption of the past year, P&O Cruises has continued its fleet transformation including preparing for Pacific Encounter and Pacific Adventure to join the P&O fleet this year.