British cruise company returning
British leisure company P&O Cruises is restarting service and Barbados will be one of the beneficiaries.
The cruise company announced that it was celebrating its return to the Caribbean as it expanded international sailings this autumn.
P&O said following its transatlantic crossing, Britannia will begin its series of 14-night Caribbean fly/cruise holidays from home port Barbados on November 5.
“Our Caribbean holidays build on our very successful series of United Kingdom (UK) coastal cruises and now, following months of planning and preparation, we are ready to take our guests further afield,” said P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow.
“The Caribbean is unrivalled in its popularity, beauty and diversity of islands and after missing out on international travel for so long, this year guests can opt for some winter sun or celebrate Christmas or New Year in style on one of our very special Caribbean holidays on Britannia and Azura.
“Our Caribbean season, running from November through to March, is a further positive step towards our full fleet returning to service and we are looking forward to the opportunity to once again take our guests to this hugely popular and much-loved destination,” he added.
Reacting to the announcement from P&O, including that its vessel Azura would also begin 14-night holidays from December 10, Caribbean Tourism Organisation chapter UK and Europe spokesperson, Carol Hay, said she was pleased.
“We are so pleased that P&O Cruises guests will be back in the Caribbean to experience everything that makes the region so very special – our white beaches, blue seas, magical culture, delicious food and above all, our warm welcome,” Hay said.
“The economic support that guests and crew alike provide is richly welcomed after the global downturn in visitors and we look forward to working together to sustainably rebuild tourism in the Caribbean.” (SC)