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  1. Announcement for the ship reveal/details virtual event.
  2. That'd be a real shame if they are calling it off. Very unusual too - especially since they had started promoting them. If it was all still speculation, you could sort of expect it, but not when its been officialy announced.
  3. Watching 'Out to Sea' on Disney+ , (set aboard the MS Westerdam) and there was quote that made me think of this thread. Upon seeing the size of the interior cabin, Jack Lemmon's character declares: "Look at the size of this room! A good fart will give you a concussion!"
  4. Far as I know its still on for 'late' '22. Even if its New Year's Eve... that's what, 22 months? Its incredible.
  5. Thanks for updating the title Sharon. And thanks for the link jaydee. I know I said this when Iona was being built, but it still amazes me how relativly quick the construction proccess is. Its February '21 and she launches late '22. Wow..
  6. I wonder if we can update the thread title to MS Arvia Construction now?
  7. The ship render looks great, and it looks like they're going for a Princess focus for this ship. Which makes sense, and I'm fine with that. The one thing from that clip that bugs me is that the singer is pronunciating it wrong. Its "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" - certiainly not "bippity boppity". Yep, I know I'm splitting hairs on a made up word, but the fact that this is an official Disney release and they got it wrong is really annoying. I did a quick bit of research - the original 1950 version sung by Verna Felton plus covers by Perry Como and Louis Armstrong are all correct
  8. Ah thanks besberry. I wonder if Iona will follow that plan too with this festival show. (ugh even typing that makes me cringe!). This show a couple of nights and other acts in between. I'm assuming that there's plenty of other venues at night, so unlike the smaller ships, it doesn't become the main focus for most of the guests at night.
  9. That's true. However, I suppose its more cost effective for P&O to create their own show, rather than pay rights for an existing show. However, that being said, I think for the most part we'd all rather they put on a known show instead. How do they do it on RCI? Is it the same show every nigh and you just watch it when you want? or its it once a cruise?
  10. Thanks for sharing. I fear this will be one to avoid for me, just like Astonishing
  11. Surely that'd have to be always said as "Stelllaaaaaaaah" 😄
  12. All this talk of Isla makes me glad they didn't name them Sorna and Nublar. Yep... I'll get me coat....
  13. Ah I see. Thanks for the clarity. I didn't realise they were planning her to be a warm weather ship. So am I right in thinking that Iona will keep to her Norway and potentially expand to the Baltics, where as MS2022 will maybe do the Med?
  14. Fantastic find. Shame P&O seem unwilling to release something like this. She's looking good though.
  15. Thanks for finding that though jaydee. I wonder why she's currently listed as "over 180k GT" - I wonder if that means they've not finalised some things? If she's the same as Iona, surely she'll be the same weight?
  16. No matter what we think, its bound to end up as something easily trademarked, quickly prounouncable and quite likely generic. No point giving it a name that can be mispronounced. Although as I type that I'm wondering how many other ways people can say Iona.. Eee-ona, Eye-onna, Ee-oh-nah. (this in comparison to the P&O pronunciation of eye-oh-na). Of course, we all say it differently, but they won't want to have a name that hardly any of us can say.
  17. I've not heard that myself, but its available. If its between Oriana and Oceana, I think they'd go with the former due to its cachet.
  18. No name competition this time around, so I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing. I suppose there's always the old names to dust off, such as Canberra, but they missed that trick on the last two, so I guess they're unlikely to choose it this time around. They'd already named Iona before Oriana's retirement was annouced, but that does mean that the name is now availble this time around. Question is, do they dare? I'm sure some would not be happy..
  19. But it got us talking about it..... So from their viewpoint, its done its job. 🙂
  20. Just like the Iona construction thread, I thought we should have one for Iona's sister, due to launch late '22. I've nick named her 'MS 2022' for the thread title (as its better than her build number S.716). I'm hoping we can change that when we know her name. P&O did update their social media with a small teaser earlier, stating: Get ready for the latest addition to the P&O Cruises family… Iona’s sister ship is taking shape. Over the coming months, we’ll bring you the latest updates on her build, starting in the new year when she’ll be given h
  21. Disney Wish update from the Q4 Earnings call (12/11/20) According to Mr. Chapek: “We’re anticipating delivering our first new ship, the Wish in the summer of ’22 and then we have our next two ships in ’24 and ’25. And, so, after a slight delay of roughly six months on those, we think that we’re going to be able to bring them into service. We hope and expect that the world will be back to normal by then and anticipate the having a fine time trying to fill up the demand of those ships.” https://insidethemagic.net/2020/11/disney-wish-sister-sh
  22. I don't miss people letting their cabin doors slam shut * - particulary late at night when they stagger back to their cabins. Although if everything was ok and we could cruise I'd certainly put up with it right now. Edit *exception for those who may have reasons for this - ie. walking sticks etc.
  23. I see the US CDC has just recinded the No Sail order. I appriciate it doesn't have much of an affect over here.
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