MEYER WERFT: P&O IONA is being undocked

MEYER WERFT: P&O IONA is being undocked

February 12, 2020 - The date for the undocking maneuver of the P&O IONA is fixed. The 345 meter long cruise ship is expected to leave the building dock II of MEYER WERFT in Papenburg in the night from Thursday, February 13, 2020 to Friday, February 14, 2020.

The new building, measured at approximately 184.000 GT, 344,50 meters long and 42 meters wide, offers space for more than 5.200 passengers. After its commissioning in summer 2020, the P&O IONA is the new flagship of the British cruise company, which is part of the Carnival group. As part of the Carnival Green Cruising concept, it is one of three ships ordered from the MEYER shipyard group and is operated 100 percent with LNG (liquefied natural gas). The fuel is considered environmentally friendly.

P&O IONA - rendering

P&O IONA - rendering © P&O Cruises

MEYER WERFT has an anniversary in common with the P&O IONA. She is the 50th cruise ship from the Papenburg shipyard. The P&O IONA begins to undock around midnight. After undocking, the ship will dock at the dockyard's equipment pier around 3:30am There it receives its chimney cladding. The ship will remain in the shipyard until the river Ems overpass, which is expected to take place at the end of March. In the meantime, the interior fittings will be completed and technical tests of the on-board systems will take place.

P&O IONA - Atrium - Rendering

P&O IONA - Atrium - Rendering © P&O Cruises

Before the maneuver, the floating part of the Odyssey of the Seas, a ship of the Royal Caribbean Quantum class, currently lying at the equipment quay, will be moved to another berth in the shipyard. After the IONA has undocked, the floating part is maneuvered into the free building dock II for further construction. The completion of this cruise ship is planned for autumn 2020. The front part of the Odyssey of the Seas has already been built in block construction in the hall in recent months.



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