Lisbon Cruise Port welcomed P&O’s latest ship, Arvia, on her inaugural go to to the port on January 3. Port officers mentioned they anticipate 2023 to be a record-breaking 12 months for the port, and introduced a plaque to the Arvia’s captain to mark what they known as a momentous day.
A ‘Momentous Day’ and Large Yr Forward
Duarte Cabral, common supervisor of Lisbon Cruise Port, together with port authority and customs officers and the harbor grasp, introduced the welcome plaque to Arvia Captain Robert Camby.
Cabral mentioned: “This might be a record-breaking 12 months with the variety of calls surpassing even 2019, previous to Covid. Our award-winning port and terminal are able to serve all of the passengers that undergo our gates with distinctive well being and security protocols.”
He mentioned the Lisbon port is anticipating about 650,000 cruise friends to go to the town, with an “enhance of 95% in turnaround passengers” this 12 months.
Lisbon Cruise Port is an award-winning facility. In 2021 it was named by the World Journey Awards as Europe’s Main Cruise Port for the seventh time and for six consecutive years. World Ports Holding operates the port, and a brand new cruise terminal was opened in 2017.
P&O Cruises’ Arvia, an Excel-class ship and the second vessel within the fleet, after Iona, to be powered by LNG, known as at Lisbon in the course of the tail-end of her maiden voyage. The 184,700-gross-ton vessel departed December 23, 2022, from Southampton, crusing a 14-night roundtrip itinerary to the Canary Islands, Spain, and Portugal. The 5,200-guest ship is due again in Southampton on January 6, 2023.
It’s Been a Tough Begin for Arvia
The brand new ship has had just a few setbacks since P&O took supply in early December. It was initially scheduled to sail its maiden voyage from Southampton on December 9 however was delayed and compelled to cancel the cruise.
After departing on December 23, the ship skilled a sequence of technical issues onboard, affecting web connections and onboard reservations. In consequence, there have been lengthy traces for Christmas Day dinner and snafus with different shipboard providers.
Arvia to Start Winter Sequence within the Caribbean
Arvia will depart Southampton on January 6 and reposition to the Caribbean for a sequence of winter cruises from her homeport in Barbados.
The ship’s naming ceremony is about for March 16 in Barbados. In what the road is looking a spectacular occasion that includes a few of Britain’s hottest performers and presenters, the christening might be broadcast dwell on-line to a world viewers.
As soon as in Barbados, the ship will sail a sequence of 7- and 14-day cruises. Seven-day sailings will name at Tortola, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten, and Antigua-Barbuda, whereas 14-day cruises will go to these ports and likewise name at St. Kitts and Nevis, Martinique and St. Lucia.
There are 20 eating choices onboard, and 4 cabin classes: inside, sea view, balcony, and suite. Leisure venues embody the Limelight Membership and Headliner’s Theater, plus an escape room.