At P&O Cruises the health, safety and well-being of their valued guests, the communities they visit and their loyal crew, is their top priority.

P&O’s health and safety practices have always been of the highest standard and they are working closely with some of the best minds in medical science, public health and infectious disease control to understand the challenges posed by the virus and how to best mitigate its spread.

P&O will resume cruising when society is ready, with enhanced health measures developed in conjunction with government health authorities, public health experts, local ports and the Cruise Lines International Association. As Australia and the world re-opens, P&O will continue to learn and adjust their health and safety practices accordingly.

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Before We Leave

All crew and guests will be required to complete a pre-embarkation health screening in accordance with prevailing health best practices. This may include touch-free temperature checks where necessary.

Those identified to be at risk will be asked to undergo an additional health evaluation by medical staff. Ships and terminals will be thoroughly sanitised between cruises. Boarding will be staggered, managed by adjusting the flow, timing, and size of groups to ensure responsible social distancing.

Onboard Healthcare

P&O will offer health checks as appropriate during the cruise for guests & crew. Crew will be trained in all COVID-19 health protocols and a team of medical staff, including highly qualified doctors, will be onboard.

As far as possible, the latest COVID-19 testing capabilities, medication that improves COVID-19 clinical outcomes, and dedicated onboard quarantine rooms will be provided should they be needed.

At P&O Cruises the health, safety and well-being of their valued guests, the communities they visit and their loyal crew, is their top priority.

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Cleaning and Sanitisation

At P&O, we’ve always strived to offer a clean and sanitised onboard environment. We will routinely use a safe disinfectant that’s clinically proven to quickly kill novel coronaviruses. Staterooms will be cleaned daily and high traffic public areas will be frequently sanitised. Additional hand sanitisation stations will also be provided throughout the ship for your convenience.

Onboard Ventilation

There will be enhanced fresh air distribution into public spaces and staterooms, and fresh air supply and HEPA exhaust filtration may be used in key areas such as onboard medical centres and isolation rooms.

Crew will be trained in all COVID-19 health protocols and a team of medical staff, including highly qualified doctors, will be onboard.

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Physical Distancing

Responsible social distancing will be managed by adjusting the flow, timing, and size of groups. Social distancing is important on board our ships, and we encourage it where necessary.