P&O Cruises: Norway Pilot strike called off


We’ve just been given a tip by one of our readers that the Norway strike has been called off and will not go ahead, which you might have read about in our earlier article, and after checking the official P&O Cruises Facebook page we can see that there has been an update posted by P&O Cruises.

P&O stated “As many have you have seen the Norwegian Pilot strike has been called off overnight. As a result the Azura and Adonia will now revert back to their original itineraries,” and continued “If you were booked and cancelled yesterday but still wish to sail then please contact our Reservations team who will reactivate your booking. We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.”

We heard from a few of our readers that were disappointed in the help and offers given by P&O and other cruise lines going to Norway, which you can read about in the above link, although the good news is things are back on track. Do you feel everything mentioned has been a waste of time considering the Norwegian strike has been called off?

If you were affected by the Norway strike we’d love to know how you feel now, especially considering the strike has been called off and you can “reactivate a booking” if cancelled?

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  • JP

    Just had a call from Thomas Cook advising us that the Brilliance of the Seas will be doing the original cruise but we cancelled yesterday due to the itinerary being different. Now totally gutted

  • Rich

    was looking on the Norwegian local news when I saw that the pilot strike had been called off. I then got a text cofirming that the original cruise had now been reinstated. Fantastic news as the alternative cruise on offer was not want we wanted. So glad now we waited for the eleventh hour before cancelling

  • Philip Kerry

     My wife and I cancelled on Friday night, we were sent a text message this morning saying the strike was off and that we could re-book. I have since informed them that due to their excellent customer service skills wild horses couldn’t drag us onto one of their ships!

  • alan

    we cancelled, then we reconsidered and rang the agent back to go ahead with the alternative (which did not appeal to us at all)  my wife is a full time carer for her mother and as all the necessary care arrangements had been put into place for this long awaited holiday it was all we had.  I must say that we were both really upset at the thought of missing seeing the Fjords and were not looking forward to the option offered. The atmosphere totally changed at home, we were both downhearted.  We had a call this morning to tell us we would now be going to Norway as the strike had been cancelled.  We are delighted at this, but the whole business has badly affected the way we feel about the whole thing

  • Lyn

    I was on Fred Olsen Balmoral which sailed from Southampton on 29 May.
    Shortly after sailing we were informed that there was trouble in Norway with pilot strikes and that Bergen was closed.
    Later on we were informewd that all Fjord ports we were to visit were closed. A new itinerary was being worked out.
    This replacement itinerary was rubbish involving a day on the Kiel Canal then Warnemunde, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, sea day,Zeebruge & back to S’hampton.
    Many of us wanted to turn back as we did not want to do this or have a better alternative of Orkneys, Shetlands etc. Fred Olsen were adamant that none of this was avoidable and they were not willing to listen or discuss alternatives.
    I felt I had been kidnapped on a comfortable prison ship!
    After much fuss  Fred Olsen agreed to a 50% discount off brochure price to a future Norway cruise. Not a good offer as you can get this cruise heavily discounted anyway from many agents.
    Rumnour had it that those who were lucky enough to book with Titan Tours had the 50% offer and  20% refund.

    Shame on Fred Olsen who must have known there was trouble before sailing!