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P&O Cruises Marks Latest Milestone in Build of New Ship Iona
P&O Cruises Marks Latest Milestone in Build of New Ship Iona
 Construction Begins on Arvia, P&O Cruises' Second Excel Class Cruise Ship in Germany
Arvia (Image: P&O Cruises)

Construction Begins on Arvia, P&O Cruises' Second Excel Class Cruise Ship in Germany

 Construction Begins on Arvia, P&O Cruises' Second Excel Class Cruise Ship in Germany
Arvia (Image: P&O Cruises)

July 29, 2021

Kerry Spencer
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(5:40 p.m. BST) -- Construction has started on P&O Cruises’ second Excel-class cruise ship, Arvia, at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Warnemunde, Germany.

Debuting in December 2022, the liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ship’s floating engine room unit -- or FERU for short -- has been moved into the shed at the Meyer Werft shipyard. The FERU, made by Neptun Werft -- at 140m long, 42m wide and weighing roughly 12,000 tons -- will house Arvia's engines and LNG tanks.

Arvia will offer new-to-the-line features including the high-ropes experience Altitude Skywalk; Altitude Minigolf; a swim-up bar and a new plant and fish-led restaurant called Green & Co.

Arvia, which means "from the seashore", will sail a maiden season of Caribbean fly-cruise holidays from Barbados.

The ship is the follow up to P&O Cruises' eagerly-awaited Iona, which will finally set sail on its first passenger voyage on August 7, 2021.

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