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The family business Meyer Werft shipyard handed over the cruise ship Arvia to the British shipping company P&O Cruises. The sister ship of the Iona, built in 2020, also has low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion.

The Arvia is powered by liquefied natural gas, and is under the classification society of RINA.

At 185.581 tonnes, and 344,08 meters in length, the newbuild can accommodate around 5,200 passengers in its 2,659 guest cabins.

The Papenburg-based shipyard said that around 5,200 passengers can go on a grand voyage with the Arvia. The ship has 2,659 cabins and offers guests an extensive sports and entertainment programme.

A crowd puller will be the SkyDome, an entertainment area with a pool whose glass dome can be opened for the planned warmer cruising areas. There are 84 glass panes per element that can be opened.

“The current tense global situation, with supply bottlenecks and material shortages, poses challenges for the construction of such complex cruise ships. But thanks to the team’s performance we were able to overcome these hurdles and today once again hand over a ship that meets the high Meyer standards. For this I would like to thank all those involved for their great commitment,” said Meyer Werft Managing Director Jan Meyer.

Source: Meyer Werft