P&O Cruises has announced that their newest and largest ever ship has gone into production. She is being built in Italy, at the Monfalcone shipyard of Fincantieri, which is near Trieste.
They have celebrated the cutting of the steel ceremony, which means that the ship is now in production. At 141,000 tons, not only is she going to be the largest ship ever built for P&O Cruises, she will also be the largest built for the British cruise market. The keel-laying is due to take place in May 2013, and she is then due to float out in summer 2014, before being delivered to P&O Cruises in spring 2015.
The name of the 3,611 passenger ship, together with her new product innovations and other specifications, won’t be announced until a later date. However, she is being described as ‘modern classic’, and the interior areas of the ship are being overseen by Richmond, which is a British design company. Hotels which have benefitted from designs by Richmond include the Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park, The Langham London, Four Season Mauritius, Sandy Lane in Barbados and the Boca Beach Club at Boca Raton in Florida.
P&O Cruises has long been a favourite cruise line for British cruisers, with their many regular year round departures from Southampton, which removes the necessity to fly, and means no luggage restrictions.
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