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CRUISE Iona in Bremerhaven.jpg PHOTO: MARC PETRIKOWSKI/MEYER WERFT
Iona is set to leave the Columbus Cruise Center in Bremerhaven as soon as May 30

Iona heading to Rotterdam for drydock inspection before delivery

Meyer Werft's LNG-powered ship for P&O Cruises, currently undergoing final outfitting in Bremerhaven, is scheduled to arrive in Rotterdam June 2 for a drydock inspection.

The passage from Germany to the Netherlands will also be used for technical and nautical test runs in the North Sea. Iona is expected to leave Columbus Cruise Center as early as May 30.

Meyer's 50th cruise ship

On board, work continues to complete the 50th cruise ship built by Meyer Werft. This has been going on since Iona's Ems River conveyance, however the coronavirus crisis has caused considerable challenges for Iona's final outfitting.

Work continues under virus precautions

After work was temporarily suspended in March, the Port Medical Service, Bremerhaven Port Authority and Meyer Werft were able to draw up a joint plan that allows the continuation of outfitting under virus protection conditions.

Meyer Werft said it is closely coordinating with P&O Cruises on the delivery date.

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