P&O Cruises: MS Iona Naming Ceremony

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Case Study Info

Location United Kingdom
Industry Leisure (inc. Hotels)
Materials PVC Coated Polyester (PES)
Structures Frame Supported
Roof Forms Barrel Vault

Celebrating with a clear stage canopy

It was a proud moment to see our clear stage canopy standing beside P&O Iona on 17th May 2021 for the ships naming ceremony. Formerly created for the P&O Britannia naming ceremony in 2015, and built again for Iona in 2021, the clear stage canopy made from a transparent PVC membrane is supported by a mild steel supporting structure.

P&O's Iona - the largest cruise ship built for the UK market - arrived in Southampton ahead of its naming ceremony. Boasting capacity for 5,200 passengers, the vessel is the nation's first liner to be fuelled by liquefied natural gas, which P&O described as "one of the cleanest fuels in the world".

The MV Iona was built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and is due to set sail on its maiden cruise to the Scottish island it was named after on 7th August. Due to coronavirus restrictions, Iona's naming ceremony was broadcast online and proceedings will be conducted by Dame Irene Hays, owner of travel agent Hays Travel. 


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