It’s a sad day in the world of cruising as P&O Cruises have announced that they are selling one of their guest’s favourite ships, Oceana.
She has been with the P&O Cruises fleet since 2002 and will be leaving this July after 18 years of service.
Guests who have booked a cruise on Oceana will be offered a 125 per cent future cruise credit or refund, which can be used on any other ship or itinerary, including new ship Iona when she launches.
P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Whilst we and many of our guests will miss Oceana, her departure will allow us to focus on our remaining ships in the fleet, as capacity expands with the delivery of Iona later this year followed by her sister ship, scheduled for 2022.
“During this pause in our operations, we need to fit the fleet for the future and ensure we have the right mix of ships once we resume sailing.
“I am so sorry to disappoint those guests who were booked on Oceana but I hope they will be able to find a similar alternative holiday, whether that is ex UK from Southampton or a fly/cruise itinerary.”
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