P&O Cruises has revealed 14 new sailings for Oceana after the ship was pulled from the Arabian Gulf amid an international maritime security scare.

Rather than sail out of Dubai this winter, the British-flagged vessel will now sail ex-Southampton itineraries in five regions including Spain, Portugal and Canary Islands.

British-flagged ships have been targeted in the Arabian Gulf by Iran following escalating tensions between the West and Tehran.

The ship was pulled from the region after P&O sought advice from “external authorities” over safety concerns for passengers and crew.


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Oceana’s new programme will run from October 14 to April 9. Itineraries go on sale at 9am on Tuesday, August 20.

Two northern European city-break cruises and a 35-night Caribbean no-fly sailing are also included in the programme.

Prices for the round-trip Caribbean cruise from Southampton, departing on November 17 leads in from £1,499. Oceana will call at Azores, Portugal; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and Barbados during the sailing.

Oceana will also sail a 14-night cruise around the Canary Islands. The lead-in price for the sailing, departing on October 27 calling at Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, and La Coruna, all Spain.