Largest cruise ship blessing

A ceremony has been held to mark the keel laying of the largest cruise ship ever built for the British market.

Keel of Britain's largest cruise ship is blessed

The keel is blessed in Italy. Credit: P&O

A ceremony has been held to mark the keel laying of the largest cruise ship ever built for the British market.

The blessing of the new P&O liner took place yesterday at the Monfalcone shipyard of Fincantieri near Trieste, Italy.

The 141,000 ton ship will begin operating in Southampton in 2015.

The gigantic keel moves into place. Credit: P&O