Nickelodeon character to christen P&O Cruises ship in Sydney on 2 July
Sign up to get our monthly updates delivered straight to your inbox:
Author: Rebecca Gibson/Tuesday, February 21, 2017/Categories: News, Building and refurbishment, Cruise news
Saga Cruises’ new ship is to feature all-balcony cabins, speciality restaurants, bars, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a library, an observation lounge and a signature Britannia Lounge when she debuts in summer 2019.
The newbuild will carry fewer than 1,000 passengers in 540 all-balcony cabins, around 20% of which will be for solo travellers.
“The all-balcony cabins will be spacious and modern, designed with a fresh and contemporary twist,” said David Pickett, newbuild director. “In fact, the whole ship has the ‘wow’ factor. It is being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Hamburg, and at the moment we’re heavily focused on technical design, the engine, generator and propulsion plant – everything to make sure we deliver a practical, working ship of the highest specification.”
Pick expects the signature Britannia Lounge to be the main onboard highlight.
“The Britannia Lounge is going to be a magnificent signature space set across two decks,” he said. “I know how important this area will be to our loyal guests, so we’ve worked hard to ensure it doesn’t disappoint. It’s been our aim to listen to current passengers during consultations and get as many of their wants and desires into the new ship while future-proofing the build, so it can operate for many, many years ahead.”
Construction is expected to start in late 2018.
Number of views (1847)/Comments (-)
CruiseandFerry.net is the online home of International Cruise & Ferry Review, a twice-yearly magazine that is also available for subscription in both printed and digital formats.
Via our website, magazine and social networks, we aim to be the world's best supplier of news and insight into the global passenger shipping industries. Our content covers both the cruise and ferry businesses, and provides our audience with insight into building and refurbishment, marine operations, onboard experience, ports and destinations and more.
Keep up with the latest
Find a supplier
Download iOS app