Iona is the line's first-ever LNG-powered cruise ship (Image: P&O Cruises)
P&O Cruises has revealed more details about its first-ever two-level SkyDome pool and entertainment venue, which will debut on its new LNG-powered ship, Iona, in May 2020.
The first of its kind in the cruise industry, SkyDome will be located on Iona’s top decks and will offer a space with a pool, two whirlpools, sun loungers and dining areas created by Partner Ship Design. The space will be covered by a domed glass roof designed by British engineering firm Eckersley O'Callaghan.
During the day, the space will have the “feel of an English park in summer” and offer a tranquil space for guests to relax and dine. However, at night, SkyDome’s pool will be covered by a stage so it can host performances by aerialists and acrobats, which will be followed by parties with a live DJ. Both the performances and parties will be augmented by audio-visual effects, such as light shows.
“SkyDome promises to be one of Iona’s star attractions, providing guests with a magical venue in which to spend quality time whatever the weather,” said Paul Ludlow, P&O Cruises senior vice president. “With stunning views of the ocean by day and of starry skies at night, I’m confident that this extraordinary venue will prove popular with our guests, whether they are early birds or night owls. With sunshine, swimming, dining and dancing all in one contemporary, visually spectacular space, SkyDome will raise the bar for entertainment spaces at sea.”
Iona is currently being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and feature many other onboard venues and attractions.
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