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P&O Cruises Australia announces further pause in operations

In absence of a plan for the #ArrivalRevival of domestic cruising, P&O Cruises Australia has had to make the upsetting announcement that it is forced to cancel cruises scheduled to depart from Sydney and Brisbane until at least 28 May 2022.

In absence of a plan for the #ArrivalRevival of domestic cruising, P&O Cruises Australia has had to make the upsetting announcement that it is forced to cancel cruises scheduled to depart from Sydney and Brisbane until at least 28 May 2022.

In the absence of progress towards an agreed restart plan for cruising, P&O Cruises Australia today announced a new series of cruise cancellations in its rolling pause in operations that have been in place since cruising in Australia was suspended in March 2020.
 
The latest pause cancels 15 cruises scheduled to depart from Sydney or Brisbane between 23 April, 2022 until 28 May, 2022.
 
P&O Cruises Australia acknowledges the understandable disappointment of guests whose cruises are affected and apologises for the disruption to their holiday plans. 

Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbor

The pause period reflects that it will take several months for a ship to return to operation once government agencies and public health authorities have worked with the industry to agree on protocols.

Australia is one of the last remaining major cruise markets in the world without a return to service pathway.
 
Guests whose bookings are affected by the latest pause announcement will be notified of the pause and options available either directly or via their appointed travel agent.
 
Guests can track the progress of their future cruise credit, booking transfer, or refund request via the tracking tool found on P&O’s website at www.pocruises.com.au.