Iona, the sixth largest cruise ship on the planet, docks in A Coruña, reaching a file variety of calls

The Iona is powered by liquefied pure gasoline, making it probably the most ecological of its fleet. It is 345 meters lengthy and has the capability to accommodate 5,200 passengers on board. This yr the Port of A Coruña will set a brand new file with 138 calls, 225,000 passengers and 100,000 crew members

The Iona has been launched in A Coruña. The imposing ship has arrived this Thursday morning on the metropolis’s Transatlantic wharf. She is the sixth largest cruise ship on the planet, at 345 meters in size. She has arrived from Cádiz with 4,400 passengers and 1,700 crew members. At 5 within the afternoon she’s going to go away for Southampton.

The Iona is among the flagships of the P&O delivery firm. She is probably the most progressive ship within the firm’s fleet, being powered by liquefied pure gasoline. That makes it the greenest in its fleet by reaching a carbon footprint with zero sulfur and nitrogen emissions.

With 185,000 tons and 17 decks, it has a capability for five,200 passengers. One of the points of interest of the ship is the glass dome on the central deck that means that you can see the sky. Passengers can select between 14 eating places and 19 bars and along with 5 swimming pools, they’ve a number of spas to loosen up. For leisure, the Iona provides theatre, cinema, on line casino, artwork gallery and library.

Historical figures of the Port of A Coruña

The president of the Port Authority of A Coruña, Martín Fernández Prado, participated within the metopa alternate ceremony on board the Iona. He highlighted the historic figures that the port of A Coruña has reached this yr in cruise site visitors, which is able to attain 138 stops, 225,000 passengers and greater than 100,000 crew members, effectively above the 121 ships and 184,069 vacationers that had registered in 2017, which it was to date the most effective yr on this sector.

Martín Fernández Prado highlights the historic figures of the port of A Coruña in cruise site visitors, which this yr will attain a brand new file with 138 calls and 225,000 passengers. He participated right this moment within the alternate of metopes aboard the “Iona”, which arrived with 6,000 vacationers.

– Port of A Coruña (@PuertoACoruna) December 8, 2022

Fernández Prado careworn that the evolution of cruise site visitors generates an financial affect on town estimated at 20 million euros, primarily in commerce, the resort business and the tourism sector generally. He additionally recalled that, after a file 2022, forecasts level to sustaining progress in 2023, on condition that 142 stopovers have already been recorded, which may improve and thus additionally improve the variety of vacationers.

After right this moment’s stopover, the ships Aida Bella and Queen Victoria will go to the Port of A Coruña on December 12 and 13. On the twentieth a brand new double scale of the Borealis and the Balmoral will arrive. The calendar for this yr 2022 will shut on Christmas Eve, with the docking of the Ambience, in what will probably be its premiere within the metropolis.