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Cruise Line Wants Double-Dose Vaccinated Guests Only for Summer Voyages from UK

18th March 2021
P&O Cruises’ Britannia will run a series of short breaks from Southampton for vaccinated UK guests this summer P&O Cruises’ Britannia will run a series of short breaks from Southampton for vaccinated UK guests this summer Credit: Kees Torn/Wikimedia

P&O Cruises says British passengers on two of its cruise liners this summer will need be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before joining any voyage.

According to Marine Industry News, it is the cruise line’s “strong expressed preference” that British guests boarding the Britannia and Iona in Southampton have received two doses of an approved vaccine at least seven days prior to departure.

Proof of such will be required at the terminal, as will travel insurance — any passenger without either will be denied boarding, the company adds.

MacDara Conroy

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