P&O Cruises has taken possession of Iona, the newest addition to its fleet and the greatest cruise ship at any time developed for the British isles industry, at an formal handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
At 185,000 tonnes, 345 metres in duration and with seventeen visitor decks, the vessel is also the initially British cruise ship to be run by liquefied pure fuel.
P&O had to begin with hoped to acquire delivery of the ship more than the summertime.
P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow, who was existing at the function in Papenburg and signed the protocol for delivery and acceptance, reported: “Iona’s delivery is a quite beneficial signal for the potential of cruising.
“She is now formally portion of the P&O Cruises fleet and we are centered on readying her to welcome visitors throughout her new maiden year to northern Europe, Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands from our house port of Southampton.
“Already eagerly predicted by our visitors, crew and the communities we stop by, gatherings this yr have elevated the feeling of anticipation even much more.”
He extra: “While our operations are at present paused until eventually early 2021 Iona will not be sailing for the moment but we search ahead to our visitors encountering this sport-changing ship as we will go on to supply unparalleled vacations at sea whilst also upholding the newest authorized vacation protocols.”
Iona will also herald a new period in cruise vacations with a lot of initially of their type functions such as the unique two-deck SkyDome.
Its glass dome roof and roomy format flooded with pure light delivers soothing and unrivalled sights of the bordering sky and sea.
Iona will have eight speciality eating places such as nonetheless to be unveiled ideas, as effectively as thirteen entertainment venues, 4 swimming swimming pools such as a magnificent infinity pool at the aft of the ship and 16 whirlpools.
Get a search the new ship down below: