New Ship At P&O - Bigger than the Britannia.
As has been widely expected, P&O have just announced they are committed to another, yet larger ship to add the the famous fleet.
Their press release says ....
"We’re delighted that the P&O Cruises family is about to get bigger, offering you even more holiday choice. Construction of the latest addition to the fleet will get underway next year at Meyer Werft’s Papenburg shipyard in Germany. Cruises on our new ship go on sale autumn 2018 and the ship will enter service in the UK in 2020. At 180,000 tons, it will have a capacity for 5,200 guests, making it the largest cruise ship ever built for the British market.
The ship will offer new levels of entertainment, dining and relaxation, and features a host of innovative features and cutting-edge technology to wow you with new cruising experiences. The signature heart of the ship, the Atrium, will be our boldest and brightest yet. Glass walls spanning three decks will let natural light flood in while a grand staircase, gallery and overhead walkways will provide dramatic focal points.
The ship will also be the most environmentally efficient ship in the history of P&O Cruises. Powered at sea and in port by liquefied natural gas, exhaust emissions will be significantly reduced to help protect the environment.
These exciting new developments will help you and a new generation of guests find even more rewarding holiday experiences. And rest assured, our P&O Cruises DNA will still shine through. You’ll be treated to the best British hospitality and standards of service that you know and love."