Due to the delay in the repeal of the Covid restrictions, vacations have been canceled and cruises have been overbooked.
Hundreds of vacationers have had their domestic cruises canceled due to delays in lifting capacity limitations, which has resulted in ships being overbooked.
P&O Cruises, MSC Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International were among the companies that took bookings that exceeded the existing 1,000-person restriction.
They had thought that the regulation would be removed as of Monday, but Boris Johnson’s decision to extend all coronavirus restrictions for up to four weeks means that the ban will remain in place.
Domestic cruise ships are limited to carrying 1,000 people, or 50 percent of their capacity if that number is smaller.
Britannia is operated by P&O Cruises and can accommodate up to 3,647 passengers.
Kyle Hadden, a 29-year-old nurse at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Hospital, was scheduled to sail on July 4 with his boyfriend and a buddy recovering from chemotherapy treatment, but their trip was canceled despite the fact that they had already booked in and been allotted a stateroom.
He told the PA news agency, “I don’t understand the logic.”
“We had everything we needed. The documentation was all printed. Then they decide to cancel it. It’s incomprehensible.”
Mr Hadden said his traveling companions “had all had our struggles” during the pandemic and that the cancellation of their trip is “gutting.”
Sue Cole, 57, of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, who was scheduled to depart on July 18 with her partner, expressed her dissatisfaction with P&O Cruises’ treatment of its clients.
Accepting bookings for more than 1,000 visitors, she claimed, was “poor practice” because “it was evident” that the expected removal of limitations on Monday “wasn’t written in stone.”
Another affected passenger, who did not want to be named, accused the company of being “misleading” by not disclosing how many bookings it was accepting.
She told PA, “The marketing lead us to assume that they were only selling 1,000 (guests) and were not overbooking.”
“It came as a bit of a surprise.”
The woman, who described herself as “a loyal P&O customer” for more than 12 years, said the firm should have either capped numbers at existing limits, or. (This is a brief piece.)