P&O Cruises have announced that they have ordered a brand new ship for their fleet which will be due to enter service in 2020.
The new ship will be 180,000grt and will have a capacity for 5200 passengers. She will be the largest ship in the P&O fleet and also for the British market.
The ship will also be the first ship for P&O to be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas and heralds a new generation of ‘greener cruising’ for the industry.
The new ship will be built at the Meyer Werft yard in Papenburg, Germany.
In conjunction with the announcement, Carnival Cruise Lines have also announced the ordering of two 180,000grt ships which will also accommodate 5200 passengers and will be fueled by Liquefied Natural Gas,
Speaking at the announcement Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Lines, was delighted at the orders.
“This new ship order signifies an extraordinarily exciting future for Carnival Cruise Line and the opportunities that lie ahead to introduce a variety of magnificent new features and innovations to further enhance our outstanding guest experience. We are also thrilled to be introducing Carnival Corporation’s ‘green cruising’ design platform to North America. Both of these ships will be fully powered at sea and in port by Liquefied Natural Gas, which is the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. These ships are being designed for maximum energy efficiency and environmental friendliness.”
Certainly exciting times ahead for both P&O Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines,
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