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P&O, the British cruise company, orders a second new ship
The P&O cruise ship has ordered a second new cruise ship, the largest ever constructed for the British cruise ship-builders. In 2022, the new ship will join P&O's growing family. It had already promised a new ship to be launched in 2020. This new ship, which will be constructed by Meyer Werft, can seat 5,200 passengers and weighs 180,000 tonnesg.
P&O Cruises Sr. Ludlow added: "We have a courageous and challenging ambition for P&O Cruises to become the UK's first port of call on holidays, and we can only do that by expanding our fleets. Construction of our 2020 ship will start this coming spring/year and will provide all British guest families with the holidays of a life on the next wave of P&O Cruiseships.
"In four years, if her sistership with an extra 22% launch capability, we will see an even greater increase in the appeal of the cruise in all walks of life and all ages, as well as the Millennials and Generation Xers. Most of them have already learnt to appreciate the cruise by going on a cruise with their family as they grow up.
In addition, there are a million more we will be attracting in the coming years by maintaining the astonishing on and off the coast and the route options for which P&O Cruises is known, while at the same time mirroring the trend-setting styles and flavours of British holidays. "This development of the visitor adventure will become apparent in the coming years, but will be supported by in-depth knowledge of the markets and the best sources of feedback: our present, past and potential visitors.
Largest EVER cruise ship ever constructed in the UK to be handed over to P&O by 2020
P&O will receive the largest cruise ship ever constructed for the UK in 2020. Driven by pure, lush liquid petroleum gaz (LNG), the 180,000-gross spaceship is capable of carrying 5,200 people and will overshadow the present 3,647-seat Britannia flag ship. The Carnival Cruise Line affiliate has ordered two more vessels with similar designs.
P&O has published an illustrated picture showing only the front third of the ship. "Why do folks hire big boats and then say it's too big for them?" she asked.