Will I need a COVID-19 test?
Guests must have a Covid-19 test at the cruise terminal before being allowed to board. This will be paid for by the cruise line.
Can I book two UK getaway cruises back to back?
Back to back bookings will not be available on these new summer 2021 UK coastal cruises.
Do I still get my loyalty benefits on these cruises?
Yes all loyalty benefits will be delivered on these cruises.
Do children under the age of 18 need to be vaccinated in order to travel?
Guests of all ages must meet the requirements of the Covid-19 vaccination policy.
Will Covid tests be required for the UK getaway sailings and for future cruises?
As the vaccine roll out progresses and the Government has announced its intended roadmap for the future, the guidance is continually evolving. Pre-embakation covid tests may be required as part of P&O Cruises framework of protocols and will be complimentary in the price of the holiday. P&O Cruises will update all guests prior to their holiday departure date if this is the case.
What are the enhanced health protocols and will I need to wear a mask?
All guests and crew will be required to follow enhanced health and wellbeing measures to protect everyone on board on these cruises. These have been developed with guidance from P&O Cruises global medical and public health experts and scientists, and in close coordination with UK Government agencies. In line with P&O Cruises requirement that crew wear face masks on board, guests will also be required to wear a face mask in certain public areas of the ship. Enhanced sanitation measures and social distancing will also be in place. As per P&O Cruises current health protocols, there will be no exceptions to wearing a mask and guests will be required to wear a face mask when inside, on shore excursions and on deck if social distancing can't be maintained. Masks can be taken off when guests are in their cabin, eating or drinking, during certain spa treatments, and in the pool and hot tubs. Therefore, if you are exempt from wearing a face mask, P&O Cruises recommend you do not make a booking as you will not be permitted to travel unless you wear a face mask.
Will passengers be allowed to board if they’ve been in contact with a COVID-19 case?
If a guest has been in contact with someone who has Covid-19 symptoms or has been self-isolating in the days prior to your cruise they will not be permitted to board the ship.
Do I need to book my dining daily and can I still confirm 1st / 2nd (or Freedom for P&O Cruises) dining in advance?
For UK getaways onboard Britannia, in addition to Freedom and Club dining, there’s going to be an additional early sitting. On Iona sailings, in addition to Freedom dining, there’s going to be an additional early sitting. Please look out for further information around your dining preferences.
You may also be asked to pre-book your table in advance. While the guidance may evolve prior to your holiday, the current guidance is for households/travelling groups to dine together with no other guests.