Joining the P&O Cruises fleet in May 2020 Iona will be the first XL, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered cruise ship ever built for the British holiday market. Designed to bring the outside in, connecting everyone on board with the sea, sky and shoreline, she’s set to win the hearts of both our Guests and our people.

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Living on board Iona during her build period?

We’ve created a handout which  details all the information you need to know about working and living on board during this time.

Watch our latest ‘Getting P&O Cruises Future Ready’ video

Planning to visit the Iona shipyard in Papenburg?

To help manage the growing number of requests to visit the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg we’ve introduced a new policy and request form on The Bridge (remember to open in Internet Explorer) to help better co-ordinate the logistics of these visits. If you’re planning to head to the yard please make sure you read the policy and fill in the form at least two weeks before the visit.

Getting P&O Cruises Future Ready latest newsletter

You can now stay even more connected with Iona with the regular ‘Getting P&O Cruises Future Ready’ newsletter.




Check out our ‘IONA – What will she offer you’ film

Guide to Papenburg

Papenburg is a city in Germany, known for its large shipyard, the Meyer-Werft, which specialises in building cruise liners.

To help you find your way round Papenburg, we’ve created a handy guide to help get you started.

Stay tuned

You can stay tuned to the latest news on Iona here. Use the buttons above to find out more.

The insider iconFind out who the Senior Management Team will be, what Iona will offer her people working on board and the timeline of activity in getting ready for Iona. You’ll also be able to take a virtual tour, find answers to your questions, view her spaces on board, hear from people who are already working on getting ‘Iona ready’ and much, much more.

Facebook iconFor those who will be working on board — look out for your invitation to your dedicated Iona Facebook group. You’ll be able to connect and get to know your Iona colleagues, and stay tuned to exciting Iona developments.

You’ll also be able to follow Iona’s journey on our Instagram page @CarnivalUKComms as well as on Crew TV, the quarterly updates and in Wavelength magazine.

Explore Iona

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Scan this code with the Zappar app

By downloading the Zappar app from iTunes or Google Play, you can take a 360° virtual tour of Iona.
How to take a virtual tour
If you are viewing this page from a laptop or PC simply download the Zappar app and scan the code to the left to take a virtual tour.

If you are viewing this page from your mobile or tablet you will need to download and print the poster to scan the Zappar code to take a virtual tour.

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