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.
P&O Cruises has announced that its new flagship, Iona which is set to launch in 2020 will cruise to the Norwegian Fjords during its inaugural season.
Iona is the largest cruise ship ever specifically designed for the British cruise market. The vessel will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) making it the most environmentally friendly ship ever built for P&O Cruises.
P&O Cruises has revealed details about the accommodation options on board its new flagship, Iona which is due to enter service in spring 2020. The ship will offer passengers some brand new accommodations options.
At 183,900 gross tonnes the new cruise ship will be the largest ever built for the British cruise market and will accommodate some 5,200 passengers.
P&O Cruises have released further details about its new flagship which is currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
Iona will be the largest cruise ship ever designed for the British cruise market and will be powered by LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) to help reduce emissions. The new ship is due to launch in May 2020, whilst a sister ship which is yet unnamed is expected to launch in 2022.
P&O Cruises has announced that Oriana will leave the fleet in August 2019. Built in 1995 the 1,822-passenger ship was built was launched by Her Majesty The Queen in Southampton.
Oriana is currently the oldest ship operating in the fleet. At present it has not been officially announce where the cruise ship will transfer to.
P&O Cruises have announced the name of its newest and largest ship yet which is due to launch in 2020. The new ship will be named Iona.
The name was announced live on the cruise line’s Facebook page shortly after 16:00 GMT on 24 May 2018.
On 25 April 2018, the very first piece of steel was cut for newest and largest cruise ship yet at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
The new 180,000 gross tonne ship will accommodate 5,200 passengers and be the most environmentally friendly in the fleet, powered by LNG. The important milestone in the construction of the exciting new ship was observed by Paul Ludlow, Senior Vice President, P&O Cruises, Josh Weinstein, President, Carnival UK and Tim Meyer, Managing Director, Meyer Werft.
P&O Cruises is to treat Ocean Brothers Greg Bailey and Jude Massey, who rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, to a return cruise home on board its 141,000 gross tonne flagship Britannia.
Jude age 19 and Greg age 28, set off on their challenge from Gran Canaria on 18 January 2018 to fundraise for the British Skin Foundation in memory of their late father and stepfather who they lost to skin cancer two years ago.
P&O Cruises has announced that a second new cruise ship will join the fleet in 2022. The new ship will be the largest cruise ship built exclusively for the British cruise market, sharing the title with her sister ship which is due to launch in 2020.
The new 180,000 gross tonne ship, like her sister, will have a capacity of 5,200 passengers and will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Both of the new ship will be constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
P&O Cruises has launched a competition to name their brand new cruise ship which isn’t due to set sail until 2020. The giant new 180,000 cruise ship will become the new flagship of the P&O Cruises fleet and will be capable of carrying some 5,200 passengers.
The yet-to-be-named cruise ship will offer more choice of accommodations, more places to eat, more space relax, more entertainment options and more freedom that ever before! Furthermore, the new ship will also be the most environmentally friendly and efficient ship that P&O Cruises have built.