P&O Cruises has announced it will take delivery of Iona before the autumn, confirming too that following discussions with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg Germany, Iona’s as yet unnamed sister ship has been scheduled for delivery in December 2022.
Iona will be the latest addition the the P&O Cruises fleet when she begins sailing from Southampton following her official delivery. The largest ship ever built for the UK market will also be the first British cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
P&O Cruises also announced that sailings for the second new ship will go on sale in spring 2021.
P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow, said: “Whilst our operations as currently paused, we are delighted that we have more clarity on the arrival of these two new ships.
“The final outfitting of Iona is almost complete and is looking stunning and we will take delivery of her before the autumn. We also now know that her sister ship will join the fleet at the end of 2022.
“Both ships are eagerly anticipated by our guests and we are seeing strong demand for the future. The space on these two ships will allow for extraordinary experiences; visual entertainment displays; new dining concepts and many new areas for relaxation and indulgence.”
Find out more about Iona’s inaugural sailings here.