P&O Cruises has produced a ‘My Holiday’ app and a pre-holiday video guide to assist guests in pre-booking dining and entertainment when the line resumes sailing on Sunday.
The Britannia will begin a series of UK sailings on 27th June, followed by the ship Iona on 7th August.
Passengers can make onboard bookings from their mobile phone or tablet using the app, which is free to download.
They will be able to virtually queue for meals, with the only requirement being that they arrive at their preferred restaurant at the exact time of their requested reservation.
Table service will be available in all restaurants on the Britannia and Iona, and guests will only need to make a reservation or join a virtual wait on the My Holiday app.
A new video featuring famous wine expert Olly Smith from the line has also been launched.
Britannia has received external validation of its health and welfare protocols from Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, ahead of her return to service, as per Chamber of Shipping advice. The inspection of Iona will be completed soon.
Matthieu de Tugny, President of Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore, stated: “Our passenger ship experts have been supporting P&O Cruises with the verification of health and wellbeing standards to enable a return to service in line with the UK Chamber of Shipping’s guidance and Bureau Veritas guidelines.
“The ship was exceptionally well prepared and we give full credit to the entire ship’s crew and management. It will be good to see Britannia back in operation.”
For P&O Voyages’ UK coastal cruises, new well-being safeguards will be in place to protect guests and crew, with limited UK resident Covid-19 vaccinated people exclusively.
Upon arrival at the cruise terminal, Covid-19 testing will be performed, with boarding contingent on a negative test result.
Paul Ludlow, president of P&O Cruises, said: “We cannot wait to welcome guests back on board from the end of June and we are committed to providing peace of mind and reassurance at every stage of a holiday with us.
“We want guests to enjoy every moment of these highly anticipated sailings so Olly Smith’s video on our website helpfully guides guests through what to expect this summer. Then while onboard, the My Holiday app is the tool for guests to plan their activities from anywhere on the ship.
“Precious and longed-for time onboard can therefore be spent getting the very most out of the P&O Cruises holiday experience.”
Book by: Oct 31st 2021
Book by: Oct 31st 2021
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