Exciting news today for the British Cruise Industry, especially fellow P&O Cruises fans!
P&O Cruises and Meyer Werft have released details about the Steel-cutting ceremony for P&O’s exciting new Ship, Arvia which took place on 18th February 2021.
The Steel cutting ceremony tradition is usually the first big milestone in a Ships life. However perhaps Arvia’s first milestone was the announcement of her name, meaning ‘from the sea shore’ earlier this month.
In the current world Climate, the ceremony was virtual. Usually the shipyard and Cruise company join together and celebrate in the shipyard. Both parties tend to press the button which commences the laser cutting process, starting the building of the Ship!
P&O Cruises President , Paul Ludlow made a speech , he said ‘ The Steel cutting marks an extraordinary milestone for the future of P&O Cruises. It is a future which will include two of the most environmentally innovative ships in the World today.”
Paul Ludlow continued “ Iona is poised to join our fleet this Summer as we return to service and is eagerly anticipated by our employees, crew and certainly by our guests who can not wait to sail on her during her maiden season from Southampton”
“Whilst Arvia may have a different look and feel to Iona, being built to sail in the sun, the inherent DNA is the same. It is one which exemplifies design excellence, forward-thinking power generation and future-focused experiences. The hardware, technology and interior arrangement of spaces leaves nothing lacking. Every sheet of metal, every control panel, every cabin, light fitting and chair has been designed and debated to ensure that it provides a pinnacle holiday for our guests and the foremost working and living experience for our crew.”
“Over the next two years we will see this DNA evolve into our vision as our new ship takes shape and Arvia will join the fleet in December 2022.”
He then thanked the whole team at Meyer Werft for their partnership and dedication as they begin to build another spectacular Ship!
The more I hear about Arvia the more excited I am about her. She sound fabulous!
Are you be eagerly awaiting the release of Holidays aboard Arvia next month?