Meyer Werft has delivered the cruise ship Iona to the British shipping company P&O Cruises.
The Iona is the first of two new ships for the P&O Cruises brand. Six more ships for Carnival Corporation have already been ordered in Papenburg and from Meyer Turku for other brands of the group.
The 184 000gt Iona is 344.5m long and 42m wide. It will carry more than 5200 passengers.
Prior to handover, the ship proved its seaworthiness during several trial runs on the North Sea and successfully completed extensive technical and nautical tests. The engine room module with the modern power station to supply the entire ship and hotel operation was built at the Neptun shipyard in Rostock. The four dual-fuel engines, which can be operated 100% on LNG at sea and in port, were supplied by Caterpilla