P&O Cruises’ newest cruise ship Arvia is ready to sail

P&O Cruises’ newest cruise ship Arvia is due to leave MEYER WERFT’s Building Dock II (Hall 6) on Saturday, August 27th at 9:00 a.m. Undocking starts at 9:00 a.m. Upon arrival at the shipyard’s equipment pier, the masts and chimney will be hoisted onto the ship by crane.

As of October, the cruise ship will be docked until it makes the crossing of the Ems. As a result, the Arvia forms the backdrop for the NDR2 Papenburg Festival on September 2nd and 3rd. In the meantime, the interior work will continue on board and further technical tests will be conducted.

Weather and/or production-related changes in time when undocking the ship are possible at any time.

The Arvia is measured at over 180,000 GT, 344.5 meters long, 42 meters wide, and identical in construction to her sister ship Iona, which was delivered in 2020. Once completed, around 5,200 passengers will be able to board. Like the Iona, the Arvia is also operated in an environmentally friendly manner with liquid natural gas (LNG). This ensures a significantly lower level of pollution at sea since neither sulfur oxides nor soot particles are released. This is currently the cleanest type of propulsion in shipping. The highlight for the passengers on board is also the atrium, which is glazed over three decks and will offer a unique view of the sights and cities to be reached.

After the Arvia has undocked, the floating engine room module (FERU) for the Carnival Jubilee, which will be delivered at the end of 2023, will be maneuvered into the then free building dock II. The front part of the cruise ship has already been built there in block construction over the past few months. The FERU was manufactured at the NEPTUN WERFT in Rostock and was transferred to Papenburg a week ago.