A major new entertainment hub called The Dome will be among the star attractions to feature on the biggest cruise ship built for Britain.

Featuring a clear sky dome, a pool with a retractable stage, water feature and whirlpools, The Dome will act as an all-weather venue for all day entertainment and informal dining.

At night The Dome – one of four primary entertainment spaces on P&O Cruises' new 180,000 ton ship – will come alive with aerial performances, projection onto the roof and immersive shows.

An uninterrupted half-mile Promenade around the ship on Deck 8 provides easy access to al fresco dining at a range of restaurants and relaxation areas under shaded pavilion awnings. Glass walls spanning three decks will allow natural light into the atrium, the central heartbeat and focal point of the 5,200-guest ship.

Cutting-edge designers and architects will work on creating the next generation ship, the first new-build in five years when it enters service in early summer 2020, and guests will have access to a host of dining, entertainment, socialising and relaxation options including 17 places to eat, seven speciality restaurants, 13 entertainment venues; and four swimming pools.

The line's senior vice president, Paul Ludlow, said: “Choice, flexibility and the ability to create individual holiday experiences on board will be at the heart of the new ship which, thanks to an innovative use of space, will offer an extensive range of dining, entertainment and relaxing areas. “Understanding the psychographic - the mindset - of our current and future guests is the key – acknowledging and realising what they want from a holiday and then providing it for them.

“Our vision is to offer the next generation of British guests the holiday of a lifetime on the next generation of P&O Cruises ships. This new ship will bring an array of new cruising experiences to guests and attract newcomers to our brand, whilst instantly resonating with forward-thinking guests.”

For more information visit pocruises.co.uk

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