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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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Iona leaves Papenburg on Wednesday

Papenburger Meyer Werft schickt 50. Kreuzfahrtschiff IONA am Abend in die Emspassage richtung Emden (NonstopNews Leer)

The new cruise ship for British P&O Cruises, Iona, will probably leave Papenburg on Wednesday, March 18 2020 to be conveyed on the river Ems to Eemshaven (NL). The ship is planned to arrive in Eemshaven on Thursday evening. (more…)

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P&O Reveals Aerial Entertainment Shows for Iona

P&O Cruises (Logo) P&O Cruises today announced three new aerial shows for Iona’s maiden season. The three new shows planned for Iona’s maiden season are entitled Rise, Triboo and Dream. Iona’s design, featuring a two-deck glass SkyDome, designed to bring the outside in, has been the inspiration for Rise and Triboo with the shows created to reflect their performance environment which provides panoramic views of sea and sky. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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British Cruise Ship Arcadia arrives in Australia

Arcadia - P&O CruisesAs P&O Cruises’ Arcadia was sailing from the UK to Australia on her current world voyage, onboard news services were dominated by Australia’s summer bushfire emergency. Captain Ashley Cook and the ship’s Chief Engineer, Chris Greatorex, decided something must be done to support the volunteer firefighters risking their own lives to save others and protect wildlife and property. (etbtravelnews.global)

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Four Carnival Corporation Brands Will Launch New Cruise Ships in 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc  (logo)Carnival Corporation & plc announced it will launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its global cruise line brands – Iona for P&O Cruises UK, Britain’s favorite cruise line; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises, the fastest growing international premium cruise line; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line, America’s cruise line; and Costa Firenze for Italian brand Costa Cruises. (more…)

Cruise ship Ventura suffered engines failure, towed back to port

Ventura - P&OCruise ship VENTURA was disabled and started to drift at around 2030 UTC Dec 7, shortly after leaving Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands, during her 12-day cruise which started at Southampton. The ship requested assistance, she was taken n tow at around 0120 UTC Dec 8 and towed back to Santa Cruz. (maritimebulletin.net)

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P&O Cruises Announces 2020 “Food Heroes” Sailings

P&O Cruises (Logo) P&O Cruises announced its “Food Heroes” sailings for next year, which will include food and drink themed cruises on the line’s new flagship Iona launching in May 2020. Passengers will have the opportunity to sail with top chef Marco Pierre White, master patissier Eric Lanlard and wine expert Olly Smith on a total of ten ex-U.K. itineraries of 7 or 14 nights. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Azura to Malta and Oceana again to Gulf in P&O Cruises’ 2021-22 programme

Azura in TriesteP&O Cruises will position Azura in Malta for a series of summer cruises and Oceana again back to the Arabian Gulf as parts of the line’s 2021-22 programme, it said in a statement. Oceana’s 2019-20 winter programme in the Arabian Gulf was cancelled due to security concerns a few weeks ago. The ship will return top the region for the 2020-21 winter season as well. (cruisebusiness.com)

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P&O Cruises to launch first onboard Gin Distillery

Iona -  P&O CruisesSalcombe Gin’s new and as-yet-unnamed product will be produced, bottled and labelled onboard P&O’s new ship Iona, due to launch in May 2020. Gins produced in the 450-litre copper “still” will be inspired by the ship’s various ports of call and served across the P&O fleet. (ttgmedia.com)

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Luxury cruise passengers are left to sleep in a freezing sports centre in Monte Carlo after stormy waters prevented ship from picking them up

Passengers on a luxury P&O cruise were forced to sleep at a sports venue in Monte Carlo after choppy seas meant they could not return to their ship. The cruise liner Azura dropped its passengers off in Monaco but ‘un-forecast inclement weather’ meant they had to stay on the mainland on Saturday night. (dailymail.co.uk)

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Exclusive: P&O Cruises Reveals Details on Britannia’s Forthcoming Refit

Britannia during sea trials on December 7, 2014. Photo P&O CruisesP&O Cruises has revealed details on flagship Britannia’s forthcoming refit, which will include a new art gallery, a Dixons, more high-end shopping brands and a completely refurbished Atrium. This is the first major refit for the 3,647-passenger ship which launched in 2015. Britannia will go into dry dock on October 7th and return to service on October 23rd. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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New P&O Oceana Winter 2019-2020 Program Revealed

Oceana - P&O CruisesP&O Cruises has announced details of a new winter 2019-20 cruise program which consists of 14 cruises on Oceana between October 10, 2019 and April 9, 2020, as the cruise line was forced to cancel her Middle East program due to geopolitical events. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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