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.