P&O Cruises Ventura resumed operations yesterday (Sunday October 3) as it set sail for the Canary Islands.
Half of the P&O Cruises fleet has now returned to service with Iona and Britannia both sailing a series of summer UK coastal cruises. The two ships have been sailing internationally since September 25, 2021.
Azura is also set to resume sailing in December 2021, joining Britannia 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 2022.”
He added: “Due to demand and the resounding endorsement of the first international holidays on Iona and Britannia, we’ve opened up increased capacity to holiday with us.
“We’re proud to have four ships sailing internationally this year giving our guests a greater choice of where and when they travel with P&O Cruises for winter sun.”
Ventura’s 12-night winter-sun holidays to Spain and Portugal in 2021 start at £599 per person. These will be followed by a 35-night holiday to the Caribbean, round-trip from Southampton, departing January 3, 2022, costing from £3,174 per person.
A second 35-night holiday to the Caribbean and USA with Honduras, Belize and New Orleans among the 11 ports of call, departs February 11, 2022, and is priced from £2,899 per person.