Construction begins on new P&O Cruises ship

Construction begins on new P&O Cruises ship

P&O Cruises

Arvia is P&O Cruises’ second Excel-class ship

Construction has begun on P&O Cruises’ second Excel-class ship Arvia at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Warnemunde, Germany.

The first component of the LNG-powered ship, the floating engine room unit (FERU), has been moved into the shed at the shipyard where Arvia will be constructed. The FERU, which contains Arvia’s engines and LNG tanks, is 140 metres long, 42 metres wide and weighs approximately 12,000 tons.

Among the ships attractions will be high ropes experience Altitude Skywalk, which will include two different high ropes courses 54 metres above the ocean. She will also feature SkyDome, the first retractable roof to be featured on a P&O Cruises ship, and 12 restaurants.

Arvia is scheduled to be delivered by Meyer Werft in December 2022 and will sail a maiden season of Caribbean fly-cruise holidays from Barbados.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
03 August 2021

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