Britain's largest and most environmentally-friendly cruise ship left Southampton (England UK) Saturday night, August 7, on her maiden voyage.
Built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg Germany, Iona is the first LNG-powered British liner, which Paul Ludlow (P&O UK's President) claimed made it “Britain’s most environmentally-friendly cruise ship”.
Throughout Saturday, guests were sharing their excitement of getting onboard. For many, it was the first holiday in months since the COVID crisis began.
Iona’s maiden voyage will cruise past Cornwall prior to anchoring at the namesake island of the ship for the kaleidoscopic firework display followed by 3 days of Scottish scenic cruising.