The model new ship would be the largest ever constructed for the UK market, carrying a powerful 5,200 company and 1,800 crew.
When she launched subsequent 12 months, Iona will premiere a spectacular new present referred to as ‘Pageant’, created and produced by Jonathan Wilkes and famend inventive director Paul Domaine.
The interactive present will characteristic feel-good anthems, stomping wellies, arresting choreography and the most recent LED expertise, all set to get P&O Cruises passengers within the celebration temper.
“Pageant is the right uplifting present about two teams of mates who meet at a Pageant,” mentioned Wilkes on the brand new present. “It takes the viewers on their journey, transporting everybody to these heady days of summer time and can make you wish to celebration the evening away lengthy after the present ends.”
Different new leisure on board Iona consists of the 710 Membership, an unique membership created in partnership with Gary Barlow. Created with Gary’s imaginative and prescient, the cocktail and music bar can be environment and low-lit, with a resident band and performances by rising expertise.
Iona can even boast an unimaginable SkyDome, a glass-domed space which is a pool space by day and leisure area by evening.
To create a present match for the SkyDome, P&O Cruises has partnered with worldwide leisure firm Creativiva – specialists in aerial stunts, acrobatic acts, distinctive units, elaborate costumes and avant-garde storytelling.
A complete of three new exhibits are additionally being deliberate for Iona’s maiden season – which is able to see her sail to the Norwegian Fjords and Canary Islands – entitled Rise, Triboo and Dream. All exhibits are being created with the unimaginable two-deck glass SkyDome in thoughts, with Rise set in an aviary dwelling to a group of brightly colored birds.
Triboo, carried out within the SkyDome, can be an adrenaline-filled battle between two tribes, whereas Dream will blur the road between magic and actuality – carried out in Iona’s Grand Atrium.
Situated on decks 16 and 17, the SkyDome can even host spectacular aerialist shows, reside performances and celebration nights beneath the celebs – with its signature celebration being ‘Ignite’, a laser present and DJ set.
Along with her debut delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Iona is because of set sail on her maiden voyage early subsequent 12 months.