P&O have revealed new details about the brand new ship set to launch in 2020 and announced that fans will be able to decide her name.
Carnival UK chief David Noyles explained that the ship would be named from suggestions from a competition involving past, present and future P&O guests.
The cruise line also explained at a press conference that their new ship will “bring the outside in” with a glass dome on top deck. The ship will also boast an atrium with a glass wall and a promenade deck that is half a mile wide that can be used for al-fresco dining.
The ship will have 17 places to eat, (including 7 speciality restaurants), 12 bars, 13 entertainment venues, 16 whirlpools and 4 swimming pools.
The cruise line’s senior vice president Paul Ludlow said the ship would be the “most ambitious and largest ship ever build for Britain.”
Even the cabins on their ship will be a little different as they have been inspired by British Airways’ lie flat beds, Etihad’s three room suites in the sky and Air France’s first class cabins.
You can read here that P&O previously stated that the ship would be able to accommodate 5,200 guests and weigh in at 180,000 tonnes.
But it was also revealed that the ship would have a new entertainment space that can accommodate guests in any weather and will have a pool with a retractable roof. There will of course also be various hotspots around the ship to enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea and coffee.
Other new features for P&O cruise line include a new Broadway show called “money makes the world go round,” a “destination led” gala menu from Marco Pierre White and swimming and fitness lessons on Britannia from Olympian Mark Foster. The Azura will see a new theatre show called “evolution” and Eric Lanlard will be bringing new desserts on-board.
So far, suggestions for the name of the ship have been very tongue in cheek…
@pandocruises Cruisy McCruise.
— Unredacted Blue (@quagmireisablue) October 27, 2016
@pandocruises Cecil the Vessel
— Mark Hillman (@hillmania) October 27, 2016
@pandocruises Tom Cruise Liner.
— Tom King (@tallgeekychap) October 27, 2016
So what do you think of the news? Are you excited by the details released about the ship? What do YOU think she should be called? Let us know in the comments below…// END - About the Author ?>