Introducing our new ship, Arvia

Arvia has everything you’re looking for, and more...

Iona’s eagerly-anticipated sister ship, Arvia, joins the fleet in December 2022 and is heading for the sunshine. Like Iona, Arvia is another Excel class ship, with even more freedom, innovation and variety in store than ever before. So get ready for your ultimate P&O Cruises holiday. Revel in the glorious Caribbean rays from Arvia’s unique SkyDome. Luxuriate in modern accommodation with crystal-clear sea views from your Conservatory Mini-suite. Enjoy your pick of dining experiences in new and exclusive restaurants. And relax and re-energise with entertainment and activities for the whole family, from cinema screenings and live music to a brand new activity zone, Altitude. Arvia will also be powered by liquefied natural gas; with significantly reduced carbon emissions, we can continue to create a future of more responsible travel for many years to come.

Arvia makes the sea the star

Arvia joins her sister ship, Iona, to make the sea the star with her luminous, wide open spaces. Meaning ‘from the seashore’, her name encapsulates the magic of sailing from different coastlines to new waters and sunshine destinations. Arvia’s unique name reflects the innovative quality of our new Excel class of ships. Her modern and expansive designs offer incredible panoramas from her Grand Atrium, pools, bars and restaurants to her opening SkyDome. So you can drink in the sunshine while gazing out upon glimmering waters and idyllic islands as they emerge on the horizon. From the moment you step on board Arvia, the extraordinary travel experiences begin. Watch this space for even more announcements!

What’s so special about Arvia?

Her unique SkyDome

Arvia’s SkyDome brings you closer to the sea, sky and shore with a retractable glass roof! Whatever the weather, you can take in gorgeous panoramic views while enjoying a dip in the pool or relaxing on a sun lounger, piña colada in hand (or whatever your pleasure). Savour blockbuster movies in the sunshine with SkyDome’s open-air cinema, SeaScreen, as well as evenings filled with spectacular production shows, live music and DJ sets and breathtaking aerial performances. With Arvia’s sun-drenched holidays to the Canary Islands and the Caribbean, we wouldn’t want you missing out on those cloudless skies for a second.

SkyDome designed by Partner Ship Design

Her Grand Atrium

Golden, modern and the heartbeat of the ship, the Grand Atrium’s three luminous floors will take your breath away with its wide, open ocean views. From its many restaurants, cafés and bars, you could sit back with a morning coffee and pastry as you watch the sunshine ripple on the waves. Be mesmerised by artists and musicians as they bring show-stopping performances to this beautiful space. Perhaps you’ll relish expertly crafted cocktails in Arvia’s stylish new Amber Lounge. Whether it’s a lunchtime tipple with sea views, pre-dinner drinks with live acoustic sounds or a favourite late-night spot, it’s the perfect place for dining, entertainment and sublime vistas.

Her activity zone, Altitude

With Arvia, your holiday can be as relaxed or revitalising as you desire. Her revolutionised top deck, Altitude, is brimming with activities. Get competitive with a game of basketball in the sports arena or with a game of nine-hole minigolf; fun for all of the family, this exciting new course can be enjoyed throughout the day and into the evening. If you’re feeling on top of the world, why not climb to the skies on her thrilling Skywalk – a high ropes course created exclusively for Arvia? Just imagine soaring atop our biggest ship yet, with brilliant blue waters stretching out all around you. That’s a view you won’t forget in a hurry.

Where will Arvia take you?

Arvia’s inaugural holidays have arrived and are now on sale! You could be among the very first to experience our next state-of-the-art ship. And where better to explore everything Arvia has to offer than blissful islands bursting with variety?

Join Arvia’s maiden cruises in the Canary Islands

Celebrate the holiday season in style

Arvia’s maiden cruise holidays are set for the diverse, lunar-like landscapes of the Canary Islands. Raise a glass to new Christmas traditions or a happy New Year beneath the stars in SkyDome. Drink in blue skies and celebrate the festive season in the glassy Grand Atrium as you see rugged island coastlines appear on the horizon. Or with an evening stay in Tenerife, you can even gaze upon the starlit night sky from Mount Teide. With the volcanic soil bearing a bounty of fauna and flora, the Canary Islands offer a striking mix of botanic gardens, ruggedly beautiful landscapes, cuisines, white and black sand beaches, canyons, forests, cities and lava fields. On Arvia’s holidays, the possibilities are all yours.

Arvia's first winter season in the Caribbean

Fly-cruise to colourful islands in clear blue seas

Fly straight to the sunshine in Barbados or, new for winter 2022/23, Antigua, and discover a different side to these paradise islands. The Caribbean is the epitome of relaxed holiday days, but with Arvia, it’s so much more than just a beach holiday… How else can you wake to a brand-new island view each day from your sunny balcony; hike to St Lucia’s volcanic Les Pitons; taste fiery jerk chicken and chilled rum punch in one of St Maarten’s sensational restaurants; wander Antigua’s lush, green rainforest as

birdsong fills the air; and snorkel pristine coral reefs in Barbados, all in one holiday? With Arvia’s Caribbean holidays ranging from 7 to 22 nights, you can choose your ultimate island escape. And with evening and overnight stays in Barbados and Antigua on some holidays, you’ve even more time to soak up each of these unique islands, your way.

To find out more about Arvia and her holidays

Green & Co feat. Mizuhana designed by Partner Ship Design

A whole world of drinks and dining with Arvia

Arvia’s secret ingredient? Even more choice. With over 15 restaurants (and that doesn’t include cafés and bars), you’ve a wealth of flavours at your fingertips. Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine from sunrise to sunset in The Olive Grove, as well as two brand new dining experiences…

6th Street Diner

Step into a foodie’s retro fantasy with Arvia’s American-style diner, complete with classic booths, warm neon lights and feel-good food. With glimmering sea views from your booth window, settle in for an array of enticing options: think fried chicken and waffles with bourbon mascarpone, truffle mac and cheese, soda glass milkshakes and much, much more.

Green & Co feat. Mizuhana

When you’re looking to relax in modern and chic surrounds with delicious dining, we’ve just the place. Arvia’s new contemporary restaurant, Green & Co feat. Mizuhana, marries plant-based, sushi and seafood dishes for even more taste-tingling variety. Watch the chefs at work as they use the freshest ingredients, from fish to vegetables to microgreens. Add fresh and vibrant cocktails and you’ve a mix made in heaven.

The Olive Grove

The Olive Grove serves up glorious Mediterranean cuisine, all day long. Take your pick from the region’s iconic favourites, from Spanish paella to Moroccan lamb tagine and grazing boards of tasty regional specialities – all perfect for enjoying with friends and family. For Arvia, The Olive Grove invites you in with even more space. From dawn to dusk, you can choose from a number of dishes included in the price of your holiday.

All of your favourites…

And then some! As well as new and exclusive bars and restaurants, Arvia dishes up all of your favourites. From British and international beers, ciders and real ales in Brodie’s sociable pub, a world of wines in The Glass House and late-lounge vibes in Crow’s Nest to dazzling food and entertainment in The Limelight Club, Arvia is sure to whet every appetite with its mouthwatering selection. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, brunch or a bedtime snack (or nightcap), Arvia has delicious experiences covered. Discover more about drinks and dining on board our ships →

The Olive Grove

The Limelight Club

Sip a cocktail in The 710 Club

6th Street Diner designed by Jestico+Whiles

Please note that this page shows computer-aided drafts of Arvia’s venues for illustrative purposes.

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