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P&O Iona

Capacity
5204
Crew
1800
Tonnage
183,900 GT
Length
337 m
First voyage
2020
Decks
19

MS Iona is a cruise ship, due to enter service for P&O Cruises in May 2020. She is under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. At 183,900 GT, the ship will be the largest ever to enter service for P&O Cruises, and for the British market. She is the first of two identical ships being built by Meyer Werft for P&O Cruises, with the second due to enter service in 2022.

Naming and construction

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P&O Iona

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Capacity (DO): 
5204
Crew: 
1800
Tonnage: 
183,900 GT
Length: 
337 m
Beam: 
42 m
First voyage: 
2020
Decks: 
19

MS Iona is a cruise ship, due to enter service for P&O Cruises in May 2020. She is under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. At 183,900 GT, the ship will be the largest ever to enter service for P&O Cruises, and for the British market. She is the first of two identical ships being built by Meyer Werft for P&O Cruises, with the second due to enter service in 2022.

Naming and construction

The ship was originally announced on 6 September 2016, and on 27 October 2016, it was announced that the public would be invited to name her. Construction started on 25 April 2018. She will be the first cruise ship built for the British market to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), which is intended to make her more environmentally friendly than traditional diesel-powered ships. On 24 May 2018, it was announced that the name Iona, after the Scottish Island Iona, had been chosen from 30,000 submissions.

Facilities

Iona will have a three-deck-high atrium with a grand staircase. She will also have 17 restaurants, including 8 specialty restaurants, and 12 bars. She will have 16 whirlpools and 4 swimming pools, one of which will be part of a glass-covered entertainment venue called SkyDome, and features a retractable stage for shows. The ship will also have a half-mile-long lanai deck with a covered promenade, with outdoor restaurants.

Itineraries

Iona will spend her inaugural season operating sailings from Southampton to the Norwegian fjords.

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
MS_Iona

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