Watch P&O's biggest-ever cruise ship, Iona, being built in seconds thanks to timelapse footage

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The footage was captured at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, with sections of the ship slotted together at break-neck speed before being floated out on to the water.
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Cruise line P&O has released amazing timelapse video showing its biggest-ever cruise ship being built.

Viewers see the two-year build process for the $950million (£733million) vessel, Iona, speeded-up into footage that's over in a few sips of tea.



Cruise line P&O has released amazing timelapse video showing its biggest-ever cruise ship - Iona - being built

Viewers see the two-year build process for Iona speeded-up into footage that's over in a few sips of tea

The vessel is described by P&O as its 'greenest, largest and most innovative ship yet'

Iona will not set sail on her maiden season in Northern Europe, Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands from Southampton until at least 2021

Iona, which is also the largest-ever ship built for the UK market, was officially handed over to P&O Cruises at a ceremony earlier this month.

It weighs 185,000 tonnes, measures 1,131ft (345m) in length and boasts 17 guest decks - with a maximum capacity for 5,200 holidaymakers before social distancing measures are taken into account.

Described by P&O as its 'greenest, largest and most innovative ship yet', it has a three-deck atrium at its heart and a glass-roofed 'SkyDome' designed by Martin Frances.

P&O said: 'This will be a world-first at sea and offer a unique…
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