P&O Cruises Australia is extending its rolling pause in operations in New Zealand till April twenty fifth.
The choice comes because the cruise line and the broader business proceed to work with authorities and public well being authorities on the suitable time to restart crusing.
The cruise line, which has primarily based ships in Auckland for a few years, will return to New Zealand for a devoted 150-day season in July 2022.
P&O Cruises Australia president, Sture Myrmell, stated the beginning of a brand new 12 months introduced renewed optimism and confidence however, on the similar time, it was necessary to stay life like concerning the extra quick future.
“We all know that a lot better days lie forward and we stay constructive concerning the resumption of cruising.
“Whereas we now have paused operations, P&O Cruises along with the broader business has been utilizing the time correctly to plan for cruising’s return,” Myrmell stated.
“As we work in direction of this objective, we wished to offer our Kiwi friends with as a lot certainty as attainable and suppleness round their 2021 bookings and a possibility to reschedule their cruise vacation for 2022 or past.
“I wish to thank our New Zealand friends for his or her loyalty to P&O Cruises Australia throughout this time and we sit up for welcoming them again onboard.”
Initially scheduled to start out crusing from Auckland from February sixth, Pacific Explorer’s operations have been beforehand paused to March 4th and at the moment are paused till April.
In Australia, Pacific Journey is presently scheduled to start crusing from Sydney on April thirtieth, whereas Pacific Encounter is because of name Brisbane residence from Could seventh – though further voyages could also be added earlier, relying on the timing of the return of cruising in Australia.