P&O Cruises Arvia: A Ray of Holiday Sunshine
If you are looking for a cruise holiday that combines innovation, variety and freedom with the classic charm and elegance of P&O Cruises, you might want to check out their newest ship, Arvia. Arvia is the second Excel class ship from P&O Cruises, following the launch of Iona in 2021. Arvia means “from the seashore” and reflects the ship’s design that celebrates the sea and the sun.
Arvia will debut in December 2022 with a series of Caribbean cruises, where she will spend her first winter season. In the summer of 2023, she will sail to the Mediterranean, offering a range of itineraries that showcase the best of culture, cuisine and adventure in this region.
Here are some of the highlights of Arvia that make her a unique and exciting choice for your next cruise holiday:
- The first rum distillery at sea: Arvia will feature a rum distillery on board, where guests can enjoy a unique blend of rum that is made while the ship sails in the Caribbean. The rum will be created by The Tidal Rum, a UK-based company that specializes in craft rum. Guests can also learn about the history and production of rum, as well as sample different varieties and cocktails.
- The SkyDome: Arvia’s SkyDome is a stunning glass-roofed venue that offers something for everyone from day to night. During the day, guests can relax by the pool, enjoy delicious dining options, or join in some fun activities. At night, the SkyDome transforms into a spectacular entertainment hub, featuring live music, shows, and even silent discos.
- Mission Control: Arvia will also introduce Mission Control, the first multi-sensory escape room experience at sea. Guests can join a team of up to 10 people and board the fictional submarine Arvia II to solve a series of live-action puzzles on an underwater adventure.
- Infinity and Panorama Pool and Bar: For ultimate luxury, guests can head to Infinity and Panorama Pool and Bar, where they will find loungers, whirlpools and infinity pools, as well as a swim-up bar. This area is perfect for enjoying the views and the sunshine, as well as some live music and entertainment in the evenings.
- Greatest Days by Tim Firth: Arvia will also feature Greatest Days by Tim Firth, the official Take That musical. This show will take guests on a nostalgic journey through the songs and stories of one of Britain’s most popular bands. Guests can expect to sing along to hits like “Back for Good”, “Shine” and “Rule the World”.
- Shivi Ramoutar: Arvia will also welcome Shivi Ramoutar as their new food hero. Shivi is a chef and author who specializes in contemporary Caribbean cuisine. She will create an exclusive collection of dishes for Arvia’s maiden season in the Caribbean, which guests can enjoy at Taste 360 and The Beach House.
Arvia is a ship that promises to deliver happy days and fun-filled nights to its guests. With her wide range of dining, entertainment and activity options, as well as her spacious and luminous design, she is a ray of holiday sunshine that you don’t want to miss.
To find out more about Arvia and book your cruise holiday, visit P&O Cruises or Iglu Cruise. You can also read some expert reviews on Cruise Critic.