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Just as a bit of fun - I got to thinking about all the ships in the current fleet and wondering where their respective maiden voyages where too...

 

 

  • Iona is heading off to Norway for 9 Nights in 2020

  • Britannia headed to the Med for 2 weeks in 2015

  • Azura was in the Med for 17 Nights in 2010

Where did the other ships in the current fleet head too...

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Just as a bit of fun - I got to thinking about all the ships in the current fleet and wondering where their respective maiden voyages where too...

 

 

  • Iona is heading off to Norway for 9 Nights in 2020

  • Britannia headed to the Med for 2 weeks in 2015

  • Azura was in the Med for 17 Nights in 2010

Where did the other ships in the current fleet head too...

 

For some reason P&O publicised Aurora as having 4 Maiden cruises for the first 4 cruises we were on the 4th which was Maiden Norwegian Fjords which became the 3rd because the first maiden cruise if my memory serves me right she broke down and it was cancelled. She should have been on her way to the Med but it broke down shortly after leaving Southampton with prop shaft defect. I might be wrong but I think the 2nd & 3rd Maiden voyages were to Canaries and Baltics.

 

Was also on Arcadia Maiden voyage in May 2005 but cannot remembered where she sailed.

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Traditionally cruise lines schedule shorter cruises for the Maiden Voyage and not too distant places on the itinerary where possible. This will minimise the impact of a significant mechanical failure of the propulsion system etc. There is always the possibility that the build may not be completed by the scheduled sail date and shorter cruises are more suited to this scenario. Alternatively the build might be completed earlier than anticipated and I think I can recall a "pre-maiden voyage" and even a "pre-pre-maiden voyage".

 

Regards John

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There are usually ‘shake down’ cruises for staff and the trade before the general public board for the first advertised maiden cruise, in order that staff can effectively rehearse for the main event. The ship doesn’t necessarily have to leave port for these. Iona’s official maiden cruise is G003, so I assume that G001 and G002 are shake down ‘cruises’.

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Traditionally cruise lines schedule shorter cruises for the Maiden Voyage and not too distant places on the itinerary where possible. This will minimise the impact of a significant mechanical failure of the propulsion system etc. There is always the possibility that the build may not be completed by the scheduled sail date and shorter cruises are more suited to this scenario. Alternatively the build might be completed earlier than anticipated and I think I can recall a "pre-maiden voyage" and even a "pre-pre-maiden voyage".

 

Regards John

 

Azura's maiden voyage was 16nts and went to Dubrovnik and Venice which is as far as most cruises normally go.

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Azura's maiden voyage was 16nts and went to Dubrovnik and Venice which is as far as most cruises normally go.

 

On the other hand it is sailing back very close to Fincantieri's repair facilities which I suspect was calculated into this decision.

 

Regards John

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