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.
The keel laying for Saga Cruises first-ever newbuild cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery, was laid at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 28 June 2018.
The 999-passenger Spirit of Discovery is the first of two new cruise ships being constructed for Saga Cruises. Spirit of Discovery will be delivery in summer 2019, whilst the second vessel named Spirit of Adventure will launch in 2020.
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.
Princess Cruises has celebrated the fifth anniversary of its 3,560-passenger cruise ship, Royal Princess, which was christened in June 2013 by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.
During the ship’s first five years of operation, Royal Princess has sailed over 600,000 nautical miles, visited 79 ports of call in some 23 countries and carried over 730,000 passengers.
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.
Cruises on board Cruise & Maritime Voyages latest new ship, Vasco da Gama went on sale on 17 May 2018. Joining the fleet in April 2019 the ship will be the sixth vessel operated by CMV.
Following in the steps of the famous Portuguese explorer, the latest edition to the CMV fleet will sail from Singapore to London Tilbury via India in April 2019 on a spectacular maiden voyage.
Cunard Line is to celebrate the Royal Wedding on board its fleet of Three Queens, each ship hosting an array of wedding festivities.
The Royal Wedding of Prince Henry of Wales and actress Meghan Markle is set to take place at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on 19 May 2018.
Royal Caribbean International’s Independence of the Seas has arrived back into Southampton following an extensive refurbishment at the Grand Bahama shipyard in Freeport Bahama.
The 2008 built cruise ship spent around a month in dry-dock whilst the refreshment work was carried out. During this time many changes took place on board, including the addition of new staterooms and suites as well as exciting new passenger venues. Some existing passenger venues will also be relocated or removed to make way for new features.
MSC Cruises 5,714-passenger MSC Meraviglia is to feature on an hour-long episode of the UK TV series Building Giants on More4.
The episode featuring the MSC Cruises flagship will air on 07 May 2018 at 9pm. The ship arrived in Southampton for the first time on 26 April 2018 and has since visited ports of call in Scotland and this bank holiday weekend will visit Dublin and Cobh in Ireland.