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P&O Cruises welcomes Arvia development launch




P&O Cruises welcomes Arvia construction launch

A development milestone in the foreseeable future of British cruising has been marked as P&O Cruises cuts the initial piece of metal for new ship Arvia.

The 184,700-tonne sister ship to Iona is currently being crafted at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

The company’s 2nd LNG-powered Excel class ship will join the P&O Cruises fleet in December 2022.

In a speech at the virtual ceremony P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow, mentioned: “The steel chopping marks an incredible milestone for the foreseeable future of P&O Cruises.

“It is a long term which will include two of the most environmentally ground breaking ships in the planet nowadays.

“Iona is poised to be part of our fleet this summertime as we return to company and is eagerly expected by our staff members, crew and surely by our company who can not wait to sail on her all through her maiden period from Southampton.”

He added: “Whilst Arvia may possibly have a distinct glance and truly feel to Iona, remaining designed to sail in the sunshine, the inherent DNA is the exact.

“It is a person which exemplifies style and design excellence, forward-pondering energy era and upcoming-focused activities.

“The hardware, know-how and interior arrangement of areas leaves nothing lacking.

“Every sheet of metal, each control panel, just about every cabin, light-weight fitting and chair has been designed and debated to guarantee that it gives a pinnacle vacation for our attendees and the foremost functioning and residing working experience for our crew.”


NCL updates ideas for new Prima-class ships




NCL updates plans for new Prima-class ships

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled its next ship will be named Norwegian Prima.

The vessel, due to launch next summer, will be the initial of 6 new ships in a course of the exact name.

Right up until now the new fleet, which will carry 3,215 passengers each, had been named Venture Leonardo.

The initial ship, less than development at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, is a departure for the line, which has formerly worked with German shipyard Meyer Werft.

Harry Sommer, chief government of Norwegian Cruise Line, said: “Despite the actuality that we have not sailed in a lot more than a yr, we have not stopped functioning and even doubled down on investing in our model to provide unforgettable guest activities that go beyond anticipations.

“As we have begun revving up our functions to commence cruising this July, we are moved and very pleased to announce the get started of an exciting new chapter in our tale of innovation as we welcome the Prima class and the 1st in a line of entire world-calibre vessels with Norwegian Prima.”

Following sailing a string of inaugural cruises, Norwegian Prima will start excursions in northern Europe from August 17th up coming calendar year, supplying departures from Amsterdam and Copenhagen.

The ship will then cross to New York to offer 1-off cruises to Bermuda and the Caribbean, before settling into its winter homeport, Orlando.

Giuseppe Bono, chief government of Fincantieri, claimed: “We are incredibly honoured to husband or wife with Norwegian Cruise Line for the enhancement of their following class of ships.

“Norwegian Prima marks the beginning of our collaboration, which will see the delivery of 6 future-generation vessels that are intended to just take visitor activities to a new level focusing on elevated roomy and considerate design.”

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