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Meyer Werft hands over Iona to P&O Cruises

Iona - P&O Cruises (Courtesy Meyer Werft, October 2020)With the delivery of the Iona to the British shipping company P&O Cruises, MEYER WERFT handed over an additional cruise ship on Friday. With the delivery, the new flagship of the cruise line will be integrated into the P&O Cruises fleet in order to be ready for service when the Biritsh cruise industry starts up again. (more…)

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River Ems Conveyance of Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure | Emsüberführung (Ems River conveyance) (Credit: Ems -Dollart Media)

The cruise ship Spirit of Adventure for the British shipping company Saga Cruises is leaving to leave Papenburg on Sunday, 30 August 2020 and will be transferred to Emden on the River Ems. (more…)

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P&O Updates Newbuild Delivery Schedule

Iona -  P&O CruisesP&O Cruises has announced that it plans to take delivery of Iona before the autumn and that following discussions with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg Germany, Iona’s as yet unnamed sister ship will be delivered in December 2022, according to a press release. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Royal Caribbean cancels all Odyssey of the Seas sailings through April 2021

Royal Caribbean International  (logo)Royal Caribbean has announced due to COVID-19’s impact on the cruise line and shipyard operations, it has cancelled all scheduled Odyssey of the Seas sailings between November 5, 2020 – April 17, 2021. The cruise line made the announcement on Tuesday that the next new cruise ship on order is officially delayed due to a variety of factors that Royal Caribbean faces in the current economic climate. (royalcaribbeanblog.com)

Saga Confirms Launch of New Cruise Ship will be Delayed

Spirit of Discovery (Courtesy Meyer Werf)Saga Cruises has confirmed the launch of its second new build Spirit of Adventure has been delayed. Workplace and travel restrictions at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, where the ship is being built, has meant the ship will not be complete in time for its planned August 19 launch in Portsmouth. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Shipyards Gradually Return to Work Building Cruise Ships

VARD Shipyard, NorwayTwo of the biggest shipyards in Europe forced to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic are taking their first steps to reopen. Fincantieri, which operates several shipyards in Italy, was forced to stop all work during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in that country. The shutdown resulted in the delay of the delivery of Enchanted Princess, which was due to enter service this June. (cruisecritic.co.uk)



P&O Cruises Reveals Maiden Voyage of New Ship Iona Will be Delayed

Iona -  P&O CruisesP&O Cruises has today revealed that new ship Iona — the largest ever built for the UK market — will be delayed with the maiden voyage postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic. P&O Cruises’ President, Paul Ludlow, made the announcement as work slows down on the 5,200 vessel at the at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, where the final stages of the ship’s build is taking place. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Meyer Werft suspends work on Iona

New Britisch P&O Cruises Cruiseschip IONA on the Eems to Eemshaven (AgriCultureVideo’s ACV)

Meyer Werft, the German cruise ship builder, said it has suspended work on P&O Cruises’ newbuilding Iona and the ship has been docked in Bremerhaven for the time being. (cruisebusiness.com)

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Video: Conveyance of the P&O Iona

New Britisch P&O Cruises Cruiseschip IONA on the Eems to Eemshaven (AgriCultureVideo’s ACV)

The P&O Iona has left the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, traveling backwards down the Ems River. The ship has a rating of 184,000 GRT and measures 344,5 m in length and 4 m in width, with capacity for 5,200 passengers. (more…)

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