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Cruise Operator P&O Cancels Sailings Up to April 2021

25th November 2020
Cruises by P&O were abandoned in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Above AFLOAT's photo of the operator's 'adults' only Arcadia in Dublin Bay during an 'anchorage' call off Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The Vista class cruiseship is currently among a quartet of cruiseships in UK waters offshore of Teignmouth, Devon having previously been at anchor off Weymouth this summer. Cruises by P&O were abandoned in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Above AFLOAT's photo of the operator's 'adults' only Arcadia in Dublin Bay during an 'anchorage' call off Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The Vista class cruiseship is currently among a quartet of cruiseships in UK waters offshore of Teignmouth, Devon having previously been at anchor off Weymouth this summer. Photo: Jehan Ashmore

Operator P&O Cruises will not resume cruise sailings until at least April next year.

The company ended its cruises in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic and has not resumed any of its voyages since.

The Southampton-based firm, which is part of the Carnival group, said the continued pause in operations was because of "the current uncertainty around European ports of call".

The latest round of cancellations affects 19 planned cruises.

For much more click BBC News here to include a comment from P&O's CEO in addition the sight of idle cruiseships at anchor of the UK's south coast formed an 'unusual attraction' during the summer. 

Among these cruiseships as Afloat identified in the report's photo offshore of Weymouth is Arcadia (on left) an infrequent caller to Irish waters.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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