Is this the first picture of P&O’s Azura?

//Is this the first picture of P&O’s Azura?

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On his way to the Costa naming ceremony where I met him last week, cruise director and blogger John Heald had been visiting his new ship, the Carnival Dream, in Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard near Trieste, Italy.
He posted some pictures of his pride and joy – he’s almost as proud of her as he is of his new baby daughter, Kye – on his latest blog.
But the picture that caught my eye was of P&O’s new 3,100-passenger cruise ship, Azura, under construction in the same yard. Looks like work has been proceeding at a rapid pace since the keel-laying ceremony last November.
I hope he forgives me for borrowing the picture to bring it to you, but it’s the first I have seen.
Azura will be a sister to P&O’s family-oriented Ventura, but with less of the child-friendly features, and is due to set out from Southampton on her maiden voyage next April.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:42+00:00 9 June 2009|Cruise Ships|5 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

5 Comments

  1. elworthy 10 June 2009 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    thanks for posting this image.im booked on it next october and i cant wait.

  2. joanne 15 June 2009 at 11:46 am - Reply

    cant wait for my cruise on the azura in march 2011. will look forward to seeing more pictures as she progresses.

  3. BOBNHAZEL 8 October 2009 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    WERE BOOKED ON AZURA IN OCTOBER NEXT YEAR, IF SHES AS GOOD AS SHE LOOKS WERE IN FOR SOME GOOD TIMES

  4. katerina 21 April 2010 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    I like this cruiseship very much and I wish I was there!!!

  5. Mattei Gilberto 26 April 2011 at 7:33 am - Reply

    La citt√† dei cantieri …………

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