AZURA Delivered

AZURA fitting out, Monfalcone March 6, 2010. Photo courtesy Maurizio Eliseo

P&O’s new AZURA was handed over March 26 at the Fincantieri shipyard, Monfalcone shipyard. Final finishing touches are being made before her departure on the March 31.  At a ceremony were the President of the Senate, the Right Honourable Renato Schifani, while Carnival UK was represented by the CEO David Dingle, P&O Cruises by the Managing Director Carol Marlow and Fincantieri by the CEO Giuseppe Bono and the Chairman Corrado Antonini.  The 116,000 grt AZURA, will sail for Southampton, her new home port, under Captain Keith Dowds, arriving April 7.