P&O Australia cancel NZ plans for 2022

In a statement released today, citing the absence of an agreed restart plan for cruising in New Zealand, P&O Cruises Australia today announced the cancellation of NZ plans and its 2022 Auckland cruise season. The company commented that while it had useful discussions with New Zealand officials and expects to have further contact, uncertainty remainsContinue reading “P&O Australia cancel NZ plans for 2022”

Cruising and Covid in 2022

No one can forget the dramas of 2020, in particular, the quarantining of Diamond Princess and the subsequent “Covid Cruise” headlines. Thankfully the whole industry has pulled together to get us back to cruising safely. In January this year, one of our lovely Cruise Addicts Bev Coverdale, joined a cruise from Southampton aboard P&O IonaContinue reading “Cruising and Covid in 2022”

Fred Olsen launch Travel Ready Service

We know there continues to be change when it comes to travel just now, and we don’t want that to be a barrier to exploring the world again.  We want our guests to look forward to their cruise from the moment they make their booking, whether they are looking to seek out the Northern Lights, explore a European city on a short break or venture further afield.

Amazon offer Covid Testing

Amazon are opening up their PCR testing service to the UK. Using tests originally developed for their own use they are now selling online at prices that will send shockwaves through the UK PCR test market as their prices are significantly lower than those of their competitors.
Amazon.co.uk say they have spent ‘billions’ over the course of the pandemic developing laboratories and testing facilities for both their own staff and frontline workers . This is what they are now offering UK customers in what will bring significant reductions to the cost of taking a post-travel PCR test.