AZURA Begins Speed Trials

AZURA departs Trieste, Italy. Photo © Maurizio Eliseo February 28, 2010

February 28: P&O’s new AZURA departs Trieste following her dry docking at 9:30 am today for her speed trials in the Adriatic Sea. AZURA is expected to return to in Monfalcone shipyard for the last phase of her outfitting on March 3. At the end of March the ship will be delivered by Fincantieri P&O.

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
Peter Knego
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