(2 p.m. GMT) -- A brand-new seven-night Dubai and Arabian Gulf itinerary, more overnight stays in port and a new 65-night Caribbean and South America Grand Tour feature as part of P&O Cruises winter 2020/2021 programme.
Departing from Dubai, Oceana will sail two alternating Arabian Gulf itineraries, including a maiden call to Doha, Qatar, from October 2020 to March 2021. Calls will also include Manama, Bahrain; Sir Bani Yas Island and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Muscat, Oman.
The new 65-night Caribbean and South America Adventure sailing departs from Southampton on January 6, 2021, onboard Aurora.
The return voyage features a full Panama Canal transit; overnight stays in Rio de Janeiro, Montevide; Santiago (from San Antonio), and Lima (from Callao), plus late night stays in St. Kitts, Barbados and Fuerte Amador, Panama.
Cruise Critic also revealed last month that the line's next new ship -- the 5,200-passenger Iona -- will sail a mix of Spain, Portugal, the Canary Islands and northern European itineraries during its inaugural winter season.
P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow, said, "We were delighted with the positive feedback from our guests following our first Dubai and Arabian Gulf holidays, so Oceana will now offer new seven night holidays for her third season in the region.
"We have never offered more variety and value for our winter cruise holidays. There is so much to choose from in this winter 2020/21 collection, be it Iona’s first winter sun escapes from Southampton, adventures in iconic Northern European cities or exploring South America on Aurora’s Grand Tour."
P&O Cruises Winter 2020/21 Caribbean Sailings
Britannia and Azura will continue to offer seven- and 14-night Caribbean fly-cruises between October 2020 and March 2021, while Ventura and Aurora will offer three no-fly cruises from Southampton, with departures in November 2020 and January and February 2021.
Britannia will focus on the ‘ABC’ islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), with calls in St Lucia and Antigua, while Azura will focus on Eastern Caribbean itineraries, including calls to Grand Turk, St. Kitts, Grenada and Tortola.
Arcadia will offer a 99-night world cruise, departing from Southampton on January 3, 2021, with an overnight stay in Sydney and calls in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Auckland and Singapore.
Pre-registration for all winter 2020/2021 itineraries opens today, March 11. Iona itineraries go on general sale March 18 (March 15 for loyalty tier members) while the rest of the fleet's itineraries go on sale March 21 (for Caribbean no-fly cruises, Dubai and Arabian Gulf, Mediterranean and Northern Europe) and March 22 (Caribbean fly-cruises, Grand Tour and World Cruise.).