There is exciting news on the waves today for cruise lovers, as P&O Cruises have announced the order for their biggest-ever ship.
It has emerged that the P&O Cruises’ first next generation mega ship will be a British cruise line that will carry significantly more passengers than its current 3,637-capacity flagship Britannia.
According to Travel Weekly, the new ship will be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. It is expected to be completed and roaming the oceans by 2020.
P&O Cruises senior vice president Paul Ludlow said: “These are very exciting times. We know there is still huge potential as more and more people realise the value for money, choice and range of dining and entertainment options available on ships of all sizes.” With itineraries ranging from two days to three months, P&O Cruises can offer a holiday to match every budget and desire.
The project is underpinned with an intention for innovation and a need for sustainability. Chief executive Arnold Donald said: "We are proud to produce the most efficient and sustainable ships we have ever built.” They intend to do this through the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), an energy source that is thought to be more environmentally friendly than traditional diesel fuel through reduced exhaust emissions.
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