P&O Cruises announces another new cruise ship
26 Jan 2018
P&O Cruises has announced a second new ship will be joining the fleet in 2022, becoming the largest cruise ship to be built exclusively for British cruisers – a title it will share with P&O’s yet-to-be-named sister ship set to arrive in 2020.
With a capacity of 5,200 guests, the 180,000 GT next generation Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered cruise ship will offer a range of innovative new features and experiences on board, with stylish interiors, amazing dining options, and ground-breaking entertainment.
P&O Cruises Senior Vice President, Paul Ludlow welcomed the announcement of a second new ship for the British market. He said:
“We have a bold and ambitious vision for P&O Cruises to become Britain’s number one holiday choice and we can only do that by increasing our fleet. The build for our 2020 ship begins this spring and it will offer all generations of British guests the holiday of a lifetime on the next generation of P&O Cruises ships.
“In four years’ time when her sister ship is launched, adding an additional 22 percent capacity, we will see an even greater rise in the popularity of cruising across all demographics and all age ranges including both Millennials and Generation Xers. Many of them have already learned to appreciate cruising by going on cruises with their families while growing up. Additionally, there are millions more we will attract in the future by retaining the amazing onboard and on-shore experiences and itinerary choices P&O Cruises is known for, while reflecting forward-thinking trends and tastes of British holidaymakers.
“This evolution of the guest experience will be evident over the next few years but will be underpinned throughout with in-depth market insight and feedback we receive from the best source: our current, past and prospective guests.
The first of P&O’s two new ships is set to go on sale in September with key elements of the design and build to be announced in the coming months.