It’s no secret that P&O Cruises has been hard at work on designing and building astounding new megaships, and the cruise line has just confirmed that another one is on its way in 2022. It’s set to be the largest cruise ship ever built for the British market!
The flagship Britannia is currently the largest cruise ship in the P&O Cruises fleet, but all that is set to change. While there’s no name for it as yet, the latest order does promise to break records. She’ll be 180,000 gross tonnes in weight and, while Britannia can hold up to 3,647 passengers, this one is expected to hold up to 5,200.
What you can expect
The numbers closely align with the other megaship that’s already confirmed to be in development, due to set sail in 2020. With both offering such a staggering number of cabins, it’s likely they’ll be outclassing their sisters in the fleet when it comes to onboard luxuries and entertainment too. The first of the new ships will go on sale this September!
Josh Weinstein, president of P&O Cruises corporation brand Carnival UK comments, “These two next-generation ships for delivery in the next four years are real and tangible evidence of our absolute optimism for growth.”
P&O Cruises is certainly doing its bit to help holidaymakers see how versatile cruising is, with new ships that appeal to both young and old, as well as groups of all sizes. It’s not yet known what destinations the new ship will sail to, although with details set to come later this year, excitement is already building.
A push for greener cruising
P&O has approached this project with big consideration for the environment, so we can expect to see some superb technology built into this giant of the seas. Much of that focus on green cruising comes from P&O Cruises using LNG, or Liquefied Natural Gas, to power the new ship. That means that it will put out far less in the way of air emissions, so you can cruise with a clear conscience. The fact that the cruise line is incorporating this newest technology into its engines may also be a hint that the onboard tech is set to be top notch, featuring the latest gadgets around.
“Our P&O Cruises signature features in dining and entertainment will be across all our ships, but the space and build of the two new ships allows us to have innovative new experiences to create the most memorable holidays”, concludes P&O Vice President Paul Ludlow.
The build for the first of the two ships, which is also unnamed, begins this spring., Launching in 2020, details of its itineraries and features are expected to be revealed later this year – we can’t contain our excitement!