P&O Cruises Australia has announced the cancellation of its 2022 Auckland cruise season, citing the New Zealand government’s lack of clarity around the opening of its borders and resumption of freedom of movement,
The company stated that while discussions with New Zealand officials were useful, the uncertainty remaining as to when cruising could resume, has made it difficult to implement the 2022 Auckland cruise season.
“P&O Cruises looks forward to returning to New Zealand next year for an Auckland cruise season beginning in June 2023. P&O Cruises and sister brands also remain hopeful of being able to cruise to New Zealand from Australia later this year,” stated a press statement from the organisation.
The cancellation affects 21 cruises, previously scheduled to depart from Auckland from July to November 2022.