Paul Ludlow, Senior Vice President of P&O Cruises was in location in Iona, Scotland to announce the name of the newest addition to the P&O Cruises fleet, Iona. Iona, a new 180,00gt ship accommodating 5,200 passengers, is scheduled to depart on her inaugural cruise in May 2020.
Ludlow said: 'Iona is known for its peace and tranquillity, stunning landscape and, most importantly, the view of the ocean from almost every point on the island. This mirrors our primary intention when building the ship, which was to make the sea the star.'
He went on; 'Throughout the design process we were mindful that we were building a ship, not a hotel, and the intrinsic beauty of the sea, the vistas of the coastlines and ports of call should be at the fore and visible as much as possible from all areas of the ship.'