Latest Cruise News

At P&O Cruises, our number one priority is the health and well-being of our guests, crew and the wider community. Please see below for our latest updates and policies regarding our sailings.


Temporary pause on all sailings from Australia departing on and before September 17, 2020 and all sailings from New Zealand departing on and before August 31, 2020.

In response to continuing travel restrictions due to the impact of COVID-19, we have implemented a temporary pause of our operations for sailings to September 17, 2020 in Australia and until August 31, 2020 in New Zealand. Frequently asked questions can be found here.

To check if your booking or upcoming cruise holiday has been affected by our pause in operations, simply enter your booking number in our 'look-up tool' below.

NEW! We now have an online tool to track the progress of your Full Refund or Future Cruise Credit. Please note, this is for cancelled cruises that were due to depart from Australia between 14 March – 17 September 2020 and from New Zealand between 14 March and 31 August 2020.

Track Your Progress Status here

To check the current status of your cruise and goodwill offer (if applicable):


New policy for sailings up to October 31, 2020

We are also pleased to announce the launch of P&O Assurance – our new payments and cancellation policy designed to provide you with maximum flexibility in your cruise holiday plans over this period. For any existing or new bookings made on cruises departing between September 1 to October 31, 2020 guests can now cancel their booking for any reason up to 48 hours prior to departure and receive a Future Cruise Credit to the value of the original cruise fare paid to us, valid for use until December 31, 2021. We have also relaxed our payments policy to defer the final payment date to 30 days prior to departure. For more information see here.

Our policies at a glance –

Cruise begins between You Final Payment Due Date Cancel By
1 September – 31 October 2020  30 days prior to departure 48 hours prior to departure and receive a Future Cruise Credit to the value of the original cruise fare paid to us*
1 November 2020 onwards 75 days prior to departure Standard cancellation policy applies

* Please note if you cancel your booking less than 48 hours prior to departure then standard cancellation policy will apply.

Click here to Request Cancellation of Your Booking Under P&O Assurance

If you are currently booked on a cruise scheduled to depart after our pause in operations and would like to check your payment dates:

Recent Announcements

Pause in Operations in Australia until September 17, 2020

22nd May 2020

We wanted to let you know that P&O Cruises has extended the rolling pause in cruise operations in Australia to September 17, 2020. This is in response to the Australian Government’s approach to managing the resumption of international cruising in our region.

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Please click here to see our previous announcements.