P&O Arcadia and Aurora off Bournemouth

Two P&O cruise ships, the Arcadia and Aurora were anchored off the Bournemouth coast last week and over the weekend – due to limited space at Southampton docks.

Arcadia joined her sister ship, the Aurora, last week and could be clearly seen from the Bournemouth beach and pier.

Our home port of Southampton, unfortunately in the current climate, does not have berth availability for all our ships.

We are consequently working with other UK ports and authorities to berth and anchor our ships with Arcadia and Aurora currently anchored off the coast of Bournemouth.

P&O Cruises – the company which operates both vessels

P&O Cruises has cancelled all sailings until October 15, effectively writing off their summer season.

Poole Harbour Commissioners have confirmed more charter cruise ships and superyachts could soon be coming to Poole.