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P&O starts building Britain's largest cruise ship

P&O starts building Britain's largest cruise ship
11 Oct 2012

P&O Cruises this week hosted a steel-cutting ceremony near Trieste, Italy, to mark the beginning of construction work on Britain's largest cruise ship.

The 141,000-tonne vessel is due to be launched in spring 2015.

It will have the capacity to hold over 3,600 people and feature an unprecedented number of passenger facilities.

Exact specifications and new product innovations will be announced at a later date.

The design of the liner's interiors will be overseen by Richmond, a British company whose portfolio includes hotels such as the Langham London, Sandy Lane Barbados and the Boca Beach Club in Miami.

P&O Cruises managing director Carol Marlow said Richmond's design will make a 'stunning statement' across the entire ship.

'Through their ideas they will imbue the ship with a cohesive personality which works across all the public areas including the cabins, cafes, bars, restaurants and lounges,' she added.

The keel-laying ceremony for the as-yet unnamed vessel will be held in May next year before it takes to the water for the first time in summer 2014.

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