MEYER WERFT is building the RINA classified ship, sometimes referred to as Excellence and/or Helios class ships for CarnivalThe Nova was for Aida, and the Iona for the P&O brand. Fincantieri plant in Monfalcone is building very similar ships for the Costa brand.
The Iona, now a firm favourite as the flagship for P&O is another LNG ship. The gas is cooled to -162 degrees Celcius so it becomes liquefied, hence liquified natural gas. The AidaNova was the first cruise liner to be powered by LNG and the first ship to be awarded the “Blauer Engel” environmental seal by the German government. The Liquid Natural Gas, LNG drive system fully prevents the release of particulate matter and sulphur oxides and significantly reduces the emission of nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide. The engines are made at Neptun Meyer in Rostock Germany.
|Total engine power||Propulsion power||Speed||Fuel|
|61.7mw||37mw||17kn||LNG (3500 cu mtrs)|
|Passenger||Crew||Passenger cabins (all)||Classification|
|Class/Production series||Shipyard||Year Joined Fleet||Initial Name|
|RINA (Excellence)||Meyer Werft||2020||Iona|
The shipbuilding specialists at MEYER WERFT laid the keel for Iona in May 2019. Iona accommodates up to 5,200 passengers. It has eight speciality restaurants and four swimming pools. The glazed atrium offers magnificent views over three decks. With a length of 344 metres, Iona will be one of the largest cruise ships in the world.
And there’s more to come, as MEYER WERFT is building a total of two new ships for P&O Cruises. Iona’s sister ship Arvia should embark on its maiden voyage in 2022.
What makes the Iona different from its similar family members? It does not yet have PEPPER ROBOTS like the other ships from Carnival brands. Pepper currently speaks three languages to help in many ways as well as making a dance partner if you so request.
We specialise in listing ports, and as we get around the world we make port guides.
HONFLEUR CHERBOURG LE HARVE BRUGES ANTWERP ROTTERDAM AMSTERDAM BREMEN HAMBURG LA CORUNA VIGO OPORTO LISBON PRAIA DA ROCHA PORTIMAO CADIZ GIBRALTAR CEUTA PUERTO BANUS MALAGA MONTRIL – GRANADA ALMERIA CARTAGENA ALICANTE VALENCIA CASTELLON TARRAGONA BARCELONA PALAMOS ROSES SETE TOULON MARSEILLES St RAHAEL CANNES VILLEFRANCHE (NICE) MONTE CARLO SAVONA GENOA PORTOFINO SANTA MARGHERITA RAPALLO LA SPEZIA MARINA di CARRARA LIVORNO PIOMBINO ROME – CIVITAVECCHIA NAPLES SALERNO CAPRI CORSICA SICILY SARDINIA IBIZA PALMA, MAJORCA
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The Port guides here on Doris Visits are a great way to remember your cruise and share with your friends. But you might want to chat.
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