Set to debut in late 2022, Arvia is P&O Cruises second Excel-class vessel, following the arrival of Iona in 2020.
Like her sister ship, Arvia continues P&O Cruises’ take on British-style modern luxury, with spacious public areas, an almost limitless range of facilities and comfortable accommodations for 5,300 guests. Her name translates to “from the seashore”. Hence, natural light and uncompromised ocean vistas are a prominent feature of the ship’s design, from the impressive retractable skydome on the top two decks to the large panoramic windows that line the lounges and restaurants.
For sustainability, Arvia is powered by LNG (liquified natural gas) and uses ship-to-shore connectivity while in port, thus reducing carbon emissions and making the vessel one of the greenest cruise ships in the world.
Arvia will commence her service for P&O in December with an inaugural voyage from Southampton to the Canary Islands. She will then spend the winter cruising the Caribbean before returning to the UK, from where she will operate Mediterranean sailings throughout the spring and summer.
For more information regarding Arvia cruises or to receive a quote for an upcoming sailing, please call us on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, submit an online enquiry for your preferred voyage.
Arvia Accommodation: Cabins & Suites
The accommodation on Arvia ranges from well-appointed Inside Cabins to breathtaking Penthouse-style Suites. All accommodation categories come with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including an ensuite bathroom, a Queen-size bed (or twins upon request), climate control and a flatscreen television/entertainment system.
Arvia’s accommodation categories are as follows:
- Standard Inside Cabin
- Large Inside Cabin
- Standard Sea View Cabin
- Smaller Balcony Cabin
- Standard Balcony Cabin
- Deluxe Balcony Cabin
- Conservatory Mini-Suite
- Family Sea View Suite
The higher accommodation grades, such as the Deluxe Balcony Cabins, boast living room-style sitting areas. The ship’s largest Suite category benefits from a separate master bedroom and enhanced bathroom facilities, including a whirlpool bathtub. For solo travellers, Arvia offers a choice of either a Single Inside Cabin or a Single Balcony Cabin.
Arvia Dining: Restaurants & Eateries
From light bites to high-end cuisine, you’ll find an array of dining experiences on Arvia. The ship boasts 12 restaurants and 8 casual eateries, many of which complimentary and included in your cruise fare.
6th Street Diner
The 6th Street Diner is a new addition to P&O Cruises’ culinary options, offering classic American dishes such as burgers and hot dogs in a highly-stylised retro setting.
Providing a contemporary take on traditional British cuisine, Epicurean has been a popular choice with P&O guests since debuting as a full-service restaurant on Britannia in 2015. Here, you can relax in sophisticated surroundings while the chefs prepare your meal at your table.
Green & Co. Feat. Mizuhana
Another new edition, Green & Co., caters to those seeking plant-based meals, while Mizuhana offers a choice of delicious sushi and fresh fish dishes.
Sindhu provides a neat twist on regional Indian specialities with a menu featuring a range of enticing flavours and expertly-prepared spice-infused delicacies.
Roast in The Quays
Those craving culinary home comforts on their Arvia cruise will love P&O Cruises’ reinvention of a roast carvery. Situated in the ship’s multi-venue piazza, Roast in The Quays provides a friendly atmosphere to enjoy a selection of roasted meats, seasonal vegetables and all the trimmings.
The Keel & Cow
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Keel & Cow provides a tasty variety of gastropub-style dishes, a great selection of hand-pumped ales, and glorious views of the ship’s Grand Atrium.
In addition to the four main dining rooms, the other restaurants and eateries on Arvia include:
- The Chef’s Table
- The Glass House
- The Olive Grove
- The Horizon Restaurant
Should you prefer to dine in the comfortable surroundings of your accommodation, room service is also available on Arvia for a small supplement.
Entertainment, Activities & Facilities
Arvia is brimming with onboard facilities and entertainment options. From swimming pools and cinema screens to spas and laid-back cafes, you’ll find an almost endless array of possibilities to pass the time during your cruise. There’s so much to do on this ship; it’s unlikely you will get the chance to try everything on your first cruise.
The three-tiered Grand Atrium is Arvia’s hub, providing access to numerous eateries and bars. The seated areas offer a fantastic vantage point to soak up the atmosphere day or night, with occasional aerial shows adding an element of circus-style magic to the occasion.
At the top of the ship, you’ll find one of Arvia’s most eye-catching spaces; the stunning SkyDome. Boasting a retractable glass roof, a swimming pool and ample seating, it’s a great stop to relax in the sun or to enjoy a light bite for lunch from the nearby pool bar.
Mission Control is P&O Cruises’ first multi-sensory escape room experience, exclusive to Arvia. With Mission Control, guests can tackle a series of live-action puzzles on an exhilarating underwater challenge aboard the fictional submarine, Arvia II. With two storylines to choose from – one designed for adults and the other for all ages – this is an experience that will entice and excite everyone.
On decks 5 and 6, you will find the ship’s Oasis Spa & Health Club. The Spa boasts a range of new facilities and treatments exclusive to Arvia, including two VIP Couple Suites, a cool room, a salt sauna and Kneipp Walk, which combines a pebble foot massage with hot and cold water treatments.
The Limelight Club is exclusively for adults and regularly hosts entertainment by one of Britain’s best-loved musical talents. Alternatively, head to Headliners Theatre for a spectacular performance featuring music, choreography and costume design like you’ve never heard or seen before with a dazzling LED backdrop.
Altitude brings a world of fun for children, comprising four exhilarating activity zones. As the name suggests, Altitude is located on the ship’s top deck.
Cool off and splash around at Splash Valley, or challenge other sports fans to a football or basketball game at the Sports Arena. Alternatively, tackle a series of rope walks with different routes to suit children of all ages and abilities – the Skywalk is positioned 54m above the ocean! Or why not invite the whole family to a game of minigolf.
Other facilities onboard Arvia include:
- Ocean Studios
- The Avenue
- The Reef
For more information, please call us on 0800 008 6677.