Booking with confidence


Booking with confidence


As of 25 July 2021


Free flexible transfers

For added peace of mind, it helps to have added flexibility. Not sure if you’ll have had the vaccine in time for the series of UK coastal cruises on Britannia and Iona? No problem. With our free flexible transfers policy, you have the option of changing your booking as many times as you like, up to the date the balance for your holiday is due. For cruises departing on or after 5 October 2021, standard payment terms apply.



Our promise to you

If you or a member of your household receive a positive COVID-19 test within 14 days of departure or are not permitted to travel following completion of the Health Declaration questionnaire (which will be in line with the latest government and industry guidelines), you will be denied boarding but we’re pleased to say you’ll receive a non-refundable Future Cruise Credit (FCC) to the value of the cruise which is not ABTA or ATOL protected. We will automatically refund any pre-cruise purchases made through My P&O Cruises*.

If you were part of a linked booking, your friends or family would also be able to opt for the FCC and refund for purchases made. Just ask us to make sure all members of your travelling group are linked when you make your booking.

*If your cruise is part of a wider holiday package booked through a tour operator, please contact your tour operator for information relating to their policies in place should you be denied boarding.


Our guarantee

In the unlikely event we need to cancel your cruise, we guarantee you an enhanced Future Cruise Credit. This can be redeemed against any new booking made by the end of December 2021, on any cruise on sale at the time of booking. If the enhanced Future Cruise Credit offer does not meet your needs, you can request a full refund instead.


ABTA and ATOL protected

P&O Cruises is fully bonded with ABTA and your fly-cruise holidays are ATOL protected.



It’s mandatory for all UK guests to have comprehensive cruise-specific travel insurance when you sail with us. Whilst we hope you never have to claim, the policy will ensure you’re able to relax and enjoy your holiday knowing you’re protected should you need it. When travelling with us, your insurance must include medical cover of £2 million minimum and cover for emergency evacuations and medical expenses related to COVID-19. You must also ensure your policy includes cover for repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and full cover for any and all pre-existing medical conditions worldwide, or as a minimum, in the countries you are due to visit. You will be asked to confirm you have travel insurance at the terminal and you may need to provide proof of your policy. It is your responsibility to ensure you have appropriate cover in place. Unfortunately you will be denied boarding, at your own expense, if you do not arrange insurance.

P&O Cruises has partnered with Holiday Extras to offer appropriate, comprehensive travel insurance cover for our holidays.