Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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IONA: P&O'S NEW CRUISE SHIP P&O Cruises' new 180,000 gross tonnage ship due to arrive in 2020 will be called Iona, in a "celebration of the sea and our island nation". More than 30,000 people entered a contest to come up with the name, from which a shortlist was then drawn and one chosen by the line.

P&O's UK chief Paul Ludlow said: "Iona is known for its peace and tranquillity, stunning landscape and, most importantly, the view of the ocean from almost every point on the island. This mirrors our primary intention when building the ship, which was to make the sea the star."

Revealing the name coincided with the first construction milestone for the 5,200-passenger ship - the steel-cutting ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. See pocruises.co.uk JET2 HIT TOP SPOT JET2.COM and Jet2holidays has scooped the coveted title of Travel Brand of the Year 2018 at this year's Which? Awards.

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