The Meyer Werft group says that the new cruise ship ‘Arvia’ for UK-based cruise line P&O Cruises is soon to leave the covered building dock II (Hall 6) at Papenburg, Germany, before moving to the outfitting pier where the masts and funnel will be lifted onto the ship by crane.
The cruise ship will lie in the shipyard harbour until its conveyance down the River Ems, scheduled for October. Until then, interior work on board will be continued and further technical tests will be carried out.
The Arvia measures over 180,000gt, is 344.5m long, 42m wide and identical in construction to sister ship Iona, which was delivered in 2020. After her completion, around 5,200 passengers will be able to go on board. Like Iona, Arvia will be powered by environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG). This ensures significantly lower emissions at sea, as neither sulphur oxides nor soot particles are released. This is currently the cleanest form of propulsion in shipping. Another highlight for the passengers on board is the atrium, which is glazed over three decks and will offer a unique view of the sights and cities visited.
After the undocking of the Arvia, the floating engine room module (FERU) for the Carnival Jubilee, which will be delivered at the end of 2023, will be manoeuvred 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 built at Neptun Werft in Rostock and was transferred to Papenburg a week ago.