Well Now We Know

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Post by david63 » 24 May 2018, 16:06

... it is to be called Iona.

Looks like the latest cost cutting exercise - four letters, just think how much that will save :crazy:

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Post by Happydays » 24 May 2018, 16:21

Well that never entered my head ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Post by gilly88 » 24 May 2018, 16:29

its okay.... not blown away by it, its just okay. never mind there is still another one to come. still bet the godmother will be our newest member of the royal family though.
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Post by Gill W » 24 May 2018, 16:37

As a name it's ok, but seems an odd choice as there's no link between P & O and Iona. It's not even a port that they've called at before.
I feel slightly nonplussed by the name.
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Post by Stephen » 24 May 2018, 16:41

Just a name.

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Post by Happydays » 24 May 2018, 16:49

It ends with an "A" what more do they need๐Ÿ˜‚

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Post by gfwgfw » 24 May 2018, 16:56

Ironic ain't it
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Post by Dancing Queen » 24 May 2018, 17:02

I believe Iona is the name of a Scottish Isle so I don't see any connection to previous ships namings but I'm sure all will be revealed eventually re the choice.
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Post by Manoverboard » 24 May 2018, 17:10

No ship man is an Island โ€ฆ just saying

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Post by Dancing Queen » 24 May 2018, 18:04

Indeed Moby I just find it strange P&O have moved away from the names such as Aurora, Adonia, Ventura etc which all suggest a connection to the sea or from Greek mythological names which also appear to have sea connections, I guess Iona is an island in the sea so there's a connection to the sea but it's very loose !! there may of course be a Greek goddess named Iona but not one I'm familiar with.
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Post by david63 » 24 May 2018, 18:53

Perhaps it is to become the northern "turnround port"!


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Post by Ranchi » 25 May 2018, 08:16

It's not even a port that they've called at before

Love the idea of Iona being a cruise port. If the new ship was placed between Iona and Mull you wouldnโ€™t even need a ferry....you could just walk along the prom deck.
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Post by towny44 » 25 May 2018, 08:38

The new name is not quite as eye catching as Britannia, lets hope that conversely the new ship is far more spectacular than bland Britannia.
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Post by Ray B » 25 May 2018, 09:09

gilly88 wrote: โ†‘
24 May 2018, 16:29
its okay.... not blown away by it, its just okay. never mind there is still another one to come. still bet the godmother will be our newest member of the royal family though.
so long as it's not Nicola Sturgeon .

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 25 May 2018, 11:24

towny44 wrote: โ†‘
25 May 2018, 08:38
The new name is not quite as eye catching as Britannia, lets hope that conversely the new ship is far more spectacular than bland Britannia.
Yawn!

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 25 May 2018, 11:25

Ray B wrote: โ†‘
25 May 2018, 09:09
gilly88 wrote: โ†‘
24 May 2018, 16:29
its okay.... not blown away by it, its just okay. never mind there is still another one to come. still bet the godmother will be our newest member of the royal family though.
so long as it's not Nicola Sturgeon .
Look I think the Royal family have taken diversity far enough without any of them marrying Mrs Krankie!


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Post by Quizzical Bob » 25 May 2018, 12:45

gfwgfw wrote: โ†‘
24 May 2018, 16:56
Ironic ain't it
Nah, I think Ironic was a planned sister ship to the Titanic that got cancelled after bad publicity.

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Post by towny44 » 25 May 2018, 12:50

Mervyn and Trish wrote: โ†‘
25 May 2018, 11:24
towny44 wrote: โ†‘
25 May 2018, 08:38
The new name is not quite as eye catching as Britannia, lets hope that conversely the new ship is far more spectacular than bland Britannia.
Yawn!
I could begin to develop a complex with you regularly ridiculing my views about bland Britannia, but then I thought perhaps someone who spends so many holidays in Madeira really does consider that Britannia is a bright, jazzy, up tempo cruise ship with a wow factor. :sarcasm: :lol:
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Post by Manoverboard » 25 May 2018, 13:42

Could be Merv also likes caravans :moresarcasm:

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 25 May 2018, 17:31

Manoverboard wrote: โ†‘
25 May 2018, 13:42
Could be Merv also likes caravans :moresarcasm:
Especially in the middle lane on motorways

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 25 May 2018, 17:34

towny44 wrote: โ†‘
25 May 2018, 12:50
Mervyn and Trish wrote: โ†‘
25 May 2018, 11:24
towny44 wrote: โ†‘
25 May 2018, 08:38
The new name is not quite as eye catching as Britannia, lets hope that conversely the new ship is far more spectacular than bland Britannia.
Yawn!
I could begin to develop a complex with you regularly ridiculing my views about bland Britannia, but then I thought perhaps someone who spends so many holidays in Madeira really does consider that Britannia is a bright, jazzy, up tempo cruise ship with a wow factor. :sarcasm: :lol:
The thing is John that bright, jazzy, up tempo is precisely the description of cruise ships I don't like. I prefer elegant, classy and understated. Like Britannia.

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Post by Kendhni » 26 May 2018, 07:49

I am very underwhelmed with the new name - but still look forward to sailing on it.

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Post by towny44 » 26 May 2018, 08:05

Mervyn and Trish wrote: โ†‘
25 May 2018, 17:34
towny44 wrote: โ†‘
25 May 2018, 12:50
Mervyn and Trish wrote: โ†‘
25 May 2018, 11:24
towny44 wrote: โ†‘
25 May 2018, 08:38
The new name is not quite as eye catching as Britannia, lets hope that conversely the new ship is far more spectacular than bland Britannia.
Yawn!
I could begin to develop a complex with you regularly ridiculing my views about bland Britannia, but then I thought perhaps someone who spends so many holidays in Madeira really does consider that Britannia is a bright, jazzy, up tempo cruise ship with a wow factor. :sarcasm: :lol:
The thing is John that bright, jazzy, up tempo is precisely the description of cruise ships I don't like. I prefer elegant, classy and understated. Like Britannia.
Don't get me wrong Merv I would rather be on Britannia than not on a cruise at all, but it's not my first, or even second, choice. Which is a shame because its prices are generally the lowest, which sort of proves my point about its popularity.
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