The float-out maneuver started in the morning at 9 am. The newbuild then moored at the outfitting pier in the shipyard harbour, where the funnel and masts will be lifted onto the vessel by crane.
P&O Arvia will lie in the shipyard harbour until the Ems conveyance in October 2022. The vessel will thus form the backdrop for the NDR2 Papenburg Festival on September 2 & 3. Until the conveyance, the interior work onboard will be continued. Further technical tests will be carried out.
Like the 2020-built sistership Iona, P&O Arvia has GT-tonnage/volume 180,000+ tons, length 345 m / 1132 ft, width 42 m / 138 ft, 19 decks (16 passenger-accessible, 11 with cabins), and 2610 staterooms for 5204 passengers (lower berths/max capacity is 6264). Iona and Arvia are LNG-powered (by liquefied natural gas) which ensures lower emissions and zero SOx and soot particles.
After the undocking of P&O Arvia, the FERU (floating engine room module) for Carnival Jubilee, which is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2023, will be maneuvered into the then-free building dock II. The ship's front part has already been built there in block construction over the past months. The FERU was constructed at Neptun Werft in Warnemunde (Germany) and was transferred to Papenburg last week.