P&O Cruises’ Ventura back in operation

The line is gradually reinstating its fleet as the cruise industry recovers

P&O Cruises’ Ventura resumed operations on 3 October 2021 with a voyage to the Canary Islands.

P&O Cruises has now reinstated half of its fleet; the Ventura joins its sister vessels the Iona and Britannia, both of which sailed a series of UK coastal cruises during summer and have been sailing internationally since 25 September 2021.

A fourth vessel, the Azura, will resume sailing this December and will join the Britannia in operating itineraries for the Caribbean season.


P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Ventura’s international restart is the result of guest confidence in cruising and is the very latest stage of P&O Cruises sailing resumption as we work towards the return of our full fleet in spring 2022. Due to demand, and the resounding endorsement of the first international holidays on the Iona and Britannia, we’ve opened up increased capacity to holiday with us.”

The Ventura’s 12-night holidays to Spain and Portugal will be followed by a 35-night holiday to the Caribbean, a round-trip departing from Southampton on 3 January 2022.

A second 35-night holiday to the Caribbean and USA – with Honduras, Belize and New Orleans among the 11 ports of call – will depart on 11 February 2022.

Flights from the GCC to the UK are now operational by several carriers, including Oman Air, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air and Qatar Airways.

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