Healthy Cruising with P&O

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

While the Eastern Seaboard and Western Australian Cruise Protocols have now been lifted, we will continue to have enhanced measures in place to help you stay healthy during your cruise holiday.

Below are some of the ways we’re keeping our ships clean and healthy.



While there is no longer a requirement for vaccinations, we strongly encourage guests to remain up to date with vaccinations for COVID-19 and influenza.

Onboard Health Information

Onboard Healthcare

Our highly trained medical staff of doctors and nurses are experienced in, and capable in caring for a broad range of medical conditions. Each of our ships have an onboard medical centre, equipped with testing and treatment capabilities.

Onboard Health Information

Cleaning & Sanitisation

Our onboard protocols include regular cleaning and sanitisation of all public areas and guest rooms using medical-grade disinfectant. Hand washing sinks and sanitisation stations are available throughout each ship.

Onboard Health Information

Onboard Ventilation

Upgraded filters have been fitted to our HVAC units, including some with the latest UV light treatment systems to facilitate high quality air recirculation. HEPA exhaust filtration is also used in key areas such as onboard medical centres and isolation rooms.

This page was last updated on 29 August 2023. We will keep you updated on any changes to our enhanced health and safety measures as they happen.

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