Harland & Wolff to drydock for P&O Cruises and Cunard

Harland & Wolff to drydock for P&O Cruises and Cunard

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Harland & Wolff will carry out standard dry dock works on P&O Cruises’ Aurora and Cunard’s Queen Victoria at its yard in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Harland & Wolff will carry out standard dry dock works on P&O Cruises’ Aurora and Cunard’s Queen Victoria at its yard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The projects will demonstrate the shipyard’s skills, capabilities and expertise in carrying out work on cruise ships. 

The first ship to dock will be Queen Victoria, which entered service in December 2007 and will dock at the yard between 2 and 19 May 2022. 

The vessel will be the largest cruise ship to have ever dry docked in a UK shipyard and the only Cunard ship to have done so in Belfast. 

P&O Cruises’ Aurora, which entered service in May 2000, will be at the yard between 9 and 23 June 2022. 
 
The arrival of these ships in Belfast will enable Harland & Wolff to reach another milestone in its re-activation strategy across its key markets.  

“When acquiring the assets of Harland & Wolff (Belfast) in December 2019 and in a pre-pandemic period, the cruise industry was one of our key target markets,” said John Wood, CEO of Harland & Wolff. “Our facilities are ideally placed to capitalise on these types of large projects whilst we continue servicing our smaller but regular clients.” 

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
13 April 2022

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