MEYER Werft: The construction of the P&O Arvia began with the steel cut

MEYER Werft: The construction of the P&O Arvia began with the steel cut


February 22, 2021 - The situation of the cruise companies and their shipyards is extremely bad as a result of the corona pandemic. Most cruise ships are stuck without employment and the crews are without work. MEYER shipyard is considering layoffs and the shipyard's suppliers are worried about their future.

It is gratifying to receive a positive sign in this disastrous overall situation. As it became known today, the MEYER shipyard took the first step towards building the P&O Arvia on February 18 in its parent company in Papenburg with the steel cut.

MEYER shipyard - production hall

MEYER shipyard - production hall


The size of the new building is put at around 180.000 GT. Just like the sister ship Iona, which was delivered last year, the Arvia is operated exclusively with the low-emission fuel LNG. More details follow. It can be assumed that the Arvia - similar to its sister ship - can take up to 5.200 passengers. And the Sky Dome, a 970 square meter glass dome on decks 16 and 17, is once again part of the Arvia equipment. The entertainment center is meant to be the perfect space for shows and deck parties under the stars. If the all-dominating pandemic even allows such events in the future. One thing is certain: the Arvia, like her sister ship, is tailored to the preferences of British passengers.

Officials gathered to start burning


Officials gathered to start burning


Burning start - first the conctures of the P&O Arvia


Burning start - first the conctures of the P&O Arvia 


Photos © Meyer Werft / Michael Wessels

P & O Cruises belong to the Carnival group. With the Arvia, they are purchasing their fourth ship from the MEYER shipyard.

 

 

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