Following the news that P&O Ferries has laid off 800 of its staff, we wanted to take the opportunity to reassure our customers travelling with P&O Cruises that their holidays will not be affected.
P&O Cruises and P&O Ferries are not the same company. P&O Cruises became divested from the P&O brand back in 2000, and has been a part of Carnival Corporation and PLC since 2003. The two entities are therefore no longer linked in any way, and while this latest announcement is troubling for all those impacted, cruise holidays will continue as planned.
In a message posted on social media, P&O Cruises confirmed: “As Britain’s favourite cruise line, your loyalty, advocacy and support has always meant the world to us. P&O Cruises has been part of Carnival Corporation & plc for over 20 years and has no connection to P&O Ferries.
“Our thoughts go out to all those affected by yesterday’s news. However, please be assured it’s business as usual on our cruises and our crew look forward to welcoming you on board soon.”
We look forward to continuing to work closely with P&O Cruises to deliver memorable holidays to our customers.