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CRUISE Iona in Papenburg.jpg PHOTO: MEYER WERFT
Outfitting almost complete, Iona will join the P&O Cruises' fleet later this year. The ship is pictured months ago after its float-out at Papenburg

P&O Cruises’ Iona delivery ‘before autumn,' sister ship to follow in December ‘22

P&O Cruises plans to take delivery of Iona ‘before the autumn’ and, following discussions with Meyer Werft, Iona’s as yet unnamed sister ship will be delivered in December 2022.

Largest cruise ship built for the UK market

The 185,000gt Iona is the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market and the first British cruise ship to be powered by LNG. The vessel was originally scheduled for a maiden season in the Norwegian fjords starting in July 2020.

‘Whilst our operations are currently paused, we are delighted that we have more clarity on the arrival of these two new ships,' P&O Cruises President Paul Ludlow said:

‘The final outfitting of Iona is almost complete,’ he added.

Itineraries for the second ship will go on sale in spring 2021.

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