CRUISE giant P&O has ordered full steam ahead with the launch of a full post-pandemic programme of holidays for winter 2022/2023.
It includes itineraries on new ships Arvia and Iona, fly-cruises to the Canary Islands – and even a 99-night world cruise – all now on sale.
The launch of the ambitious programme looks forward to the day when international travel opens up again.
Highlights of the season, which runs from October 2022 to March 2023, include the line’s first-ever winter sun fly-cruises to the Canaries.
Sun-kissed beach in Tenerife
Sailing from Tenerife, Azura will offer two alternating seven-night cruises which can be combined to create a 14-night holiday.
As a special launch offer, double onboard spending money is available on Azura Canary Islands holidays booked before June 1 this year.
Fourteen-night holidays start at £879 visiting Madeira, La Palma, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Madeira, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.
The Martian-looking landscape of Lanzarote
Meanwhile, Arvia’s 14-night Canary Islands maiden voyage, departing from and returning to Southampton, will be followed by a special Canary Islands Christmas and New Year cruise.
The newest ship in the fleet will then sail a season of seven and 14-night Caribbean fly/cruises from home port Barbados and new turnaround port Antigua. You can read about them here.
Sister ship Iona, which joins the P&O Cruises fleet this summer for UK cruises, will sail a winter 2022 season of Spain, Portugal and Canary Islands holidays featuring overnight calls in Lisbon or Barcelona as well as European city breaks.
Iona, joining the fleet this summer
Ventura will offer short European breaks to Hamburg, Bruges (from Zeebrugge) and Amsterdam, plus Caribbean holidays sailing from the UK, while flagship Britannia will be used for Caribbean fly-cruises
For all-out indulgence, the P&O Cruises world cruise, over 99 nights on Arcadia, departs on January 3, 2023, including calls to Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Tauranga in New Zealand, and Kuala Lumpur and is now on sale priced from £9,499.
Elsewhere, Aurora’s 65-night circumnavigation of South America will depart on January 6, 2023, priced from £4,999, spending two days in Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, San Antonio and Lima among many destinations.
The dramatic night-time Hong Kong cityscape
P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow says: “We’re all longing to get back to travelling the world so we’re making it as easy as possible to have a P&O Cruises holiday to look forward to.
“All our winter 2022 holidays are available with flexible booking terms, 5% low deposit, plus the opportunity to spread the cost monthly at no additional cost.”
Pre-registration for winter 2022 holidays opens tomorrow, April 8, with nearly 200 new holidays available to book, and launch offers valid until June 1. See www.pocruises.co.uk or call 03453 555 111.