P&O and Carnival plan to resume voyages from 15 May.
Carnival Australia has just announced the extension of the voluntary suspension of Australian and New Zealand sailings by P&O Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line.
The details around the temporary pause are different for guests in Australia and New Zealand, due to different approaches from each Government in relation to the resumption of international cruising.
Carnival Australia CEO Sture Myrmell said the company aimed to make it as simple as possible for passengers in both Australia and New Zealand to have confidence in booking future cruises.
In Australia, P&O Cruises will resume its operations on 15 May 2020, a month after the previously announced resumption date, affecting ten Pacific Dawn and Pacific Explorer voyages.
In New Zealand P&O will suspend voyages until 30 June 2020, consistent with the NZ Government’s approach, impacting 11 Pacific Aria cruises.
P&O is also cancelling its State of Origin and Taste of Tasmania (formerly Dark Mofo) departures, with the aim of providing certainty for guests.
Carnival Cruise Line also plans to resume its Australian voyages on 15 May 2020, after discussions with the Australian Government.
At this stage there’s been no update from Carnival Australia regarding a resumption of cruising by its other locally operating brand, Princess Cruises.
More details in tomorrow’s issue of Cruise Weekly.