£26m makeover for Southampton-based P&O Cruises ship Aurora

Aurora docked in Southampton

Aurora docked in Southampton

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Shipping & Heritage Reporter

SOUTHAMPTON-based P&O Cruises has unveiled plans for a massive £26million pound makeover for Aurora this winter.

The refurbishment will take place from November 29 to December 18 in Hamburg, Germany ahead of the vessel's Christmas and New Year cruise and before the South America and Pacific Adventure world cruise itinerary departing January 8, 2015.

Launched in 2000, Aurora's last refit was in 2009. The planned changes include a new look livery design, which celebrates P&O Cruises long established heritage.

It will feature a contemporary version of the Union Flag on her bow and a new blue funnel with illuminated rising sun designs.

P&O Cruises marketing director Christopher Edgington said: “This is a massive investment.

“ It's all part of our ongoing commitment to ensure continuous improvement of our ships and consistency across the fleet. “Both Ventura and Arcadia underwent huge multi-million pound refits last year and Aurora is the next in line with Azura planned for 2015.”

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11:36am Sat 9 Aug 14

Dan Soton says...

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Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping


Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city.

It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil.

By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced.

http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/news/environm
ent/2429301.Shipping
_in_cleaner_air/



I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here.


On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City..

I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..


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,, Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city. It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil. By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/environm ent/2429301.Shipping _in_cleaner_air/ I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here. On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City.. I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. ,, Dan Soton
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11:40am Sat 9 Aug 14

Dan Soton says...

Dan Soton wrote:
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Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping


Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city.

It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil.

By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced.

http://www.dailyecho

.co.uk/news/environm

ent/2429301.Shipping

_in_cleaner_air/



I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here.


On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City..

I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..


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Re: When berthed MS Queen Victoria ( all cruise ships / ferries ) could use a FLYWHEEL's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..





DEADLY CRUISE AND FERRY AIR EMISSIONS DEBATE: U.K. SHIPPING COMPANIES DECEIVE THE PUBLIC

Posted on June 19, 2014 by Jim Walker

New air emission regulations will shortly affect the U.K. shipping industry. Toxic sulfur emissions must be reduced to 0.1 per cent, from a current high of around 4.5 per cent, by January 1, 2015.

The reason for the new regulations is that high sulfur fuel contributes substantially to emphysema, lung disease, congestive heart failure, birth defects, and premature deaths.

The health risks posed by the cruise industry's use of high sulfur fuels are enormous.

A SINGLE CRUISE SHIP WILL EMIT THE SAME AMOUNT OF SULFUR DIOXIDE AS 13,100,000 (MILLION) CARS AND AS MUCH SOOT AS OVER 1,000,000 (MILLION) CARS.

P&O and other U.K. operators have had a long time to implement scrubber technology to protect the health of their passengers and crew and the general public. But they have persistently refused to do so.

http://www.cruiselaw
news.com/articles/po
llution-1/


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[quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: ,, Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city. It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil. By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/environm ent/2429301.Shipping _in_cleaner_air/ I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here. On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City.. I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. ,,[/p][/quote],, Re: When berthed MS Queen Victoria ( all cruise ships / ferries ) could use a FLYWHEEL's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. DEADLY CRUISE AND FERRY AIR EMISSIONS DEBATE: U.K. SHIPPING COMPANIES DECEIVE THE PUBLIC Posted on June 19, 2014 by Jim Walker New air emission regulations will shortly affect the U.K. shipping industry. Toxic sulfur emissions must be reduced to 0.1 per cent, from a current high of around 4.5 per cent, by January 1, 2015. The reason for the new regulations is that high sulfur fuel contributes substantially to emphysema, lung disease, congestive heart failure, birth defects, and premature deaths. The health risks posed by the cruise industry's use of high sulfur fuels are enormous. A SINGLE CRUISE SHIP WILL EMIT THE SAME AMOUNT OF SULFUR DIOXIDE AS 13,100,000 (MILLION) CARS AND AS MUCH SOOT AS OVER 1,000,000 (MILLION) CARS. P&O and other U.K. operators have had a long time to implement scrubber technology to protect the health of their passengers and crew and the general public. But they have persistently refused to do so. http://www.cruiselaw news.com/articles/po llution-1/ ,, Dan Soton
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