The latest addition to the P&O Cruises fleet, Arvia arrived in Southampton on 18 December 2022, prior to its maiden voyage to the Canary Islands on Friday.
The 5,200-passenger Arvia is the cruise line's second ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the most advanced fuel technology currently used in the cruise industry.
At an official handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard today, Thursday December 15, 2022, P&O Cruises took ownership of Arvia, the latest addition to its fleet and, similar to its sister ship Iona, the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market.
At 185,000 tonnes, 345m in length with 16 guest decks and setting new ground for guest experience, Arvia is P&O Cruises second ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the marine industry’s most advanced fuel technology to date. Arvia has an optimised hull design to minimise drag and is installed with the latest energy-efficient technology on board.
A key stage in the construction of Britain’s newest and most innovative cruise ship has been marked at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg.
The team building P&O Cruises 184,000 tonnes ship Arvia, which, like its sister ship Iona, will be powered by liquefied natural gas, making them both among the world’s greenest ships, celebrated the milestone with the traditional coin-laying ceremony. This event is a long-held ship-building tradition which is to bring good luck to the ship and its crew through construction to the future at sea.
The Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany is preparing to join two mega sections of the new P&O Cruises flagship, Iona, which is expected to enter service in May 2020.
The 183,900 gross tonne ship is currently in two, with a large mid-ship section of the vessel outside of the main building at the shipyard, Hall 6, whilst inside is the bow section.
The much loved 1995-built cruise ship Oriana has returned to her homeport of Southampton following her last ever cruise with P&O Cruises.
Oriana leaves the P&O Cruises fleet after 24 year of service. The 1,880-passenger ship is heading to China to be re-named and join another cruise line.
P&O Cruises has announced and confirmed that is will be cancelling a number of cruises to Dubai and the Arabian Gulf , as a result of tensions between Britain and Iran in the Straits of Hormuz.
As a result cruises on board Oceana have will be cancelled. Passengers booked on the affected cruise itineraries will be issued a full refund.
A huge 105 ton steel glass roof, making up part of the SkyDome on board P&O Cruises new flagship, IONA, has been lifted into place atop the ship.
The 5,200-passenger cruise ship is being constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, ahead of its launch and delivery to P&O Cruises in May 2020.
P&O Cruises are claiming its brand new ship, Iona, which is set to launch in May 2020, will offer the ultimate family cruise experience.
The 183,900 gross tonne cruise ship will be the largest ever built specifically for the British cruise market and will boast many exciting new features and venues for the cruise line.
The much loved 1995-built cruise ship Oriana has set sail on her last cruise with P&O Cruises from her homeport of Southampton.
Oriana will leave the P&O Cruises fleet in August 2019, after 24 year of service. The 1,880-passenger ship is heading to China to be re-named and join another cruise line.
The first phase of a multi-million-pound upgrade to the Ocean Cruise Terminal at Southampton has now been completed.
The reopening of the port’s largest and newest cruise terminal marks the beginning of another busy cruise season as it welcomed P&O Cruises Azura.