Welcoming Arvia to P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises Unveils Its Latest Addition: Arvia Joins the Fleet as Iona’s Sister Ship, the Largest Cruise Ship Ever Built for the UK Market. On December 15th a Handover Ceremony Was Held with Meyer Werft Shipyard.
P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow, who was present at the event in Bremerhaven and signed the Protocol for Delivery and Acceptance said:
“Arvia, as the latest evolution in the P&O Cruises experience, embodies the newest trends in travel, dining and entertainment and is the epitome of a sunshine resort sailing year-round to the warmest climates. It takes its sister ship Iona’s design aesthetic and general arrangement but provides new and exciting outside and inside spaces which make the most of Arvia’s deployment to the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
“The ship is now officially part of the P&O Cruises fleet and we are focused on readying her to welcome guests for the maiden cruise on December 23 before departure to the Caribbean on January 6, 2023 for a winter season from Barbados.
What’s New On Arvia?
- Enjoy a Relaxed Poolside Atmosphere Under the Retractable Glass Roof of SkyDome, and Transform It Into an Evening of Entertainment. Superb Productions, Live Music, Guest Tributes, Aerial Performances and Blockbuster Movies on the SeaScreen — All For Your Enjoyment.
- On Arvia, Enjoy Exquisitely Crafted Fish & Plant-Based Meals at Green & Co Feat. Mizuhana, an All-American Diner with Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner & Sweet Treats Accompanied by Music & Cocktails at 6th Street Diner. Try Caribbean Dishes Designed by Local Food Hero Shivi Ramoutar at Taste 360 or the Mediterranean-Inspired Menu from Jose Pizarro at The Glass House and Cellar Door.
- Enjoy All the Thrill & Excitement Arvia Has to Offer with Altitude Skywalk, P&O Cruises’ First High-Ropes Experience, Mini Golf & Splash Valley’s Aqua Zone. Plus, Adventure Awaits at Mission Control with Its Unique Combination of An Escape Game and Multimedia Simulation — Followed by The Official Take That Musical Adaptation of The Band Written By Olivier Award-Winning Writer Tim Firth. And Finally, Don’t Miss WaveLength, an Interactive Gameshow Hosted by Ben Shephard.