Designed for a new generation of cruising

Introducing the latest addition to the
P&O Cruises family

2020 will put P&O Cruises in the history books once again. In two years we will introduce Britain's biggest cruise ship. This ship will offer the next generation of guests the holiday of a lifetime on the next generation of P&O Cruises ships.

At 180,000 tons this ship will offer more choice of accommodation, more places to dine in style, more spaces to relax, more entertainment and more freedom to make your holiday your own - wherever you are in the world.

A holiday on this ship could be a spa break, a sightseeing trip, a foodie tour, simply time to enjoy a relaxing time in the sun or a combination of everything. Whichever holiday you choose it will be full of memories and this is the life moments of friendship, togetherness and away from it all freedom.

Cruises on our new ship go on sale autumn 2018 and the ship will enter service in the UK in 2020.

Steel cutting ceremony marks first construction milestone

On 25 April 2018, the very first piece of steel was cut for our newest ship at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. This important construction milestone was observed with a steel cutting ceremony, attended by P&O Cruises senior vice president, Paul Ludlow; Carnival UK president Josh Weinstein and managing director of Meyer Werft, Tim Meyer.


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From 30,000 down to one

Join us on Thursday 24 May at 4pm as we announce live to the world the name of our new ship. This highly anticipated announcement comes as a result of a competition that we ran last year, when we invited members of the public to suggest a suitable name for the ship. Over 30,000 submissions were received with a panel of experts making the final decision. Will it be yours?

What to expect

Our new star of the show

The wow factor The wow factor

The wow factor

A stunning Atrium A stunning Atrium

A stunning Atrium

A world of even more choice on board

Choice, flexibility and the ability to create your own on-board experiences lie at the heart of our new ship, giving you the chance to rest and play your way. Our new ship has been designed by the world’s leading design and guest experience teams to make sure you have a wealth of dining, entertainment, socialising and relaxation options to make your holiday extra special. And rest assured, our P&O Cruises DNA will still shine through. You’ll be treated to the best British hospitality and standards of service that you know and love.

Choose from:

  • Over 15 places to eat to suit all appetites and occasions
  • 8 speciality restaurants
  • More than 10 places to enjoy a drink and take in sea views
  • 18 whirlpools
  • 4 swimming pools (three outside and one inside)
  • More than 6 places to have breakfast
  • Plenty of entertainment venues from the theatre to venues for adults only

Did you know?

The new ship is our most environmentally efficient yet


The ship will be the most environmentally efficient ship in the history of P&O Cruises. Powered at sea and in port by liquefied natural gas, exhaust emissions will be significantly reduced to help protect the environment.

Did you know?

The ship will have a capacity for 5,200 guests


This makes it the largest cruise ship ever built for the British market.

We're partnering with the best in the business

P&O Cruises has partnered with some of the world's leading hospitality, interior design, maritime and architectural experts, as well as leading cruise ship designers and builders, to create unrivalled experiences and levels of luxury on board.

Design innovation is being taken to new levels by collaborations with award-winning architectural and interior design teams:

  • Meyer Werft (Papenburg): world-leading builder of luxury passenger ships. They have built ships for AIDA, RCI, Disney, HAL, NCL, Celebrity, Saga and Dream.
  • Jestico+Whiles (London): award-winning residential and commercial architects whose work includes Aquashard (London), the Yas Hotel (Abu Dhabi) and the W Hotel (London).
  • Richmond International (London): hotel architecture and interior experts. We’re once again joining forces with Richmond International (London), who worked with us on Britannia and whose luxury hotel portfolio includes The Langham Hotel (London and Chicago), The Four Seasons Moscow, and Sandy Lane Hotel (Barbados).
  • Partner Ship Design (Hamburg): experienced in maritime architecture and specialists in on board guest experience and flow. Projects include AIDA, Costa, P&O Cruises and Carnival.

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