A key stage in the construction of Britain’s newest and most contemporary cruise ship has been marked at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. The team building P&O Cruises 180,000-ton ship, Iona, which will be powered by liquefied natural gas, celebrated the milestone with the traditional coin-laying ceremony.
Late departures and overnight stays in iconic destinations are among the key features of P&O Cruises new ship Iona’s inaugural winter season.
P&O Cruises has confirmed vice president of marketing, Christopher Edgington, will be leaving the Carnival-owned company. At the same time, Cunard vice president of UK sales and international development, David Rousham, will also depart.
Construction work has begun to upgrade Ocean Cruise Terminal at the Port of Southampton, to support continued growth in the cruise sector. Representatives from ABP, Carnival UK and contractors, Graham, came together to mark the start of main construction work for this major investment at Ocean Terminal.
P&O Cruises has announced it will remove its daily on-board discretionary service charge from May next year. The move will apply across the P&O Cruises fleet.
A stunning glass SkyDome will be the crowning glory on top of P&O Cruises ship Iona, providing a new home for on board entertainment, along with a “hidden” night club and boutique cinema.
Following extensive research and guest feedback, P&O Cruises has announced that Aurora will return from its March 2019 refit as an adult-only ship.
A second next-generation cruise ship has been confirmed for P&O Cruises. A shipbuilding contract signed by P&O Cruises parent, Carnival Corporation, with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft will see the vessel delivered in 2022.
P&O Cruises has become the first British cruise line to be able to conduct same sex weddings at sea, with the first ceremony to be held in the Caribbean in January 2018. This follows a recent Supreme Court ruling enabling same sex marriages in Bermuda, where all the ships in fleet (except Britannia) are registered.