P&O have published a list of ports that their ships will call at during the coming year. The list gives some details as to the arrangements at the port, e.g. basic information of where the berth is in relation to the port/town, whether shuttle buses will be available, and whether or not passengers on Early Saver fares will have to pay for these. You’ll recall that P&O (and Cunard) have said that one of the advantages of booking a Select (i.e. full-price) fare is that passengers on such fares will continue to enjoy free shuttle buses where they’re supplied, while Early Saver passengers would be charged. Well, that’s true, it seems; but there seem to be a lot of ports where the shuttle buses will be free to passengers on both fare types.
The full list includes a large number of ports that are only called at during world cruises or long range cruises, e.g. ports in Australia and Asia, so for now I’m ignoring them. So here’s the list of European ports for which P&O suggest that Early Saver fare passengers will be charged:
Alexandria, Alicante, Almeria, Barcelona, Cherbourg, Corfu, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Gdynia, Hamburg, Helsinki, Honfleur, Ibiza, Klaipeda Santa Cruz (La Palma), Lanzarote, Le Havre, Limassol, Lisbon, Madeira, Malaga, Marseille, Mykonos, Odessa, Palma (Mallorca), Portimao, Praia da Rocha, Sorrento, St Vincent, Stockholm, Tallinn, Trondheim and Valencia;
And here’s the list of ports for which there won’t be a charge for shuttle buses:
Aarhus, Alta (Norway), Antalya, Bari, Belfast, Bergen, Bermuda, Bilbao, Bornholm, Brest, Brindisi, Cagliari, Casablanca, Catania, Civitavecchia, Constanta, Dover, Koper, Kristiansand, La Rochelle, Livorno, Ponta Delgada, Ravenna, Riga, Rotterdam, Salerno, Seville, Toulon (La Seyne sur Mer), Travemunde, Trieste, Tromso and Zeebrugge.
(Ports that don’t appear on either list are those where a shuttle bus isn’t provided, either because the berth is close to the town e.g, Gibraltar, or where passengers tender ashore e.g. Cannes.)
There are quite a few regular ports of call in the non-chargeable list, e.g. Civitavecchia and Livorno. I think that in these cases the port authority either require the line to provide the shuttles, or they provide them themselves.
Here’s a link to the full list on the P&O website. It’s a downloadable PDF, so you can study it to your heart’s content.