In a primary for the trade, P&O Cruises’ latest ship will get fairly a send-off when its naming ceremony is held throughout a beachside extravaganza on the Caribbean island that may develop into its homeport beginning in March 2023.
The Arvia, a P&O Excel-class vessel and sister ship to the Iona, was constructed on the Meyer Werft yard in Papenburg, Germany, and can be delivered to the cruise line this month.
World Viewers Invited to Arvia’s Naming
The 5,200-guest Arvia can be anchored off a Barbados seashore when it’s named on March 16 in what the road is asking a spectacular occasion that includes a few of Britain’s hottest performers and presenters, and can be broadcast reside on-line to a worldwide viewers.
P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow mentioned, “We all the time intention to do issues in another way, to create stand out and memorable moments for our present and future friends. Arvia will spend her first season crusing within the Caribbean so it’s becoming that we mark her naming in considered one of our favourite ports of name with per week of celebratory performances and experiences on board.”
Ludlow mentioned the ship can be positioned off one of many island’s most gorgeous seashores so the viewers at dwelling will have the ability to see the inside design of the ship in addition to the performances and occasions happening on the shore. He promised it might be “an unmissable occasion.” The names of performers can be introduced later, P&O mentioned.
The Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley mentioned, “I need to thank P&O Cruises for selecting Barbados as the situation for this distinctive occasion. Barbados continues to share a wealthy relationship with our sea and tourism, and the cruise trade has been of important significance to our island and our economic system.”
“I’m delighted that Barbados could be that place that continues to convey extra ‘firsts’ to the world, and thru this beachside ceremony, give hundreds of individuals the chance to see a glimpse of what we have now to supply to guests.”
The Arvia was initially scheduled to debut on a crusing from Southampton December 9, however building delays pressured a postponement and the maiden crusing was canceled. The ship is now scheduled to sail on December 23.
As soon as in Barbados, the ship will sail a collection 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 in addition name at St. Kitts and Nevis, Martinique and St. Lucia.
Arvia to Characteristic 20 Eating Venues, Escape Room
The Arvia was floated out from its constructing dock on the Meyer Werft yard final August 27 and was transferred on the Ems River to Eemshaven (Netherlands) in November for technical and sea trials. Will probably be delivered to P&O Cruises in Bremerhaven.
The brand new ship is provided with an LNG propulsion system, which eliminates nitrogen oxides and particulate matter along with decreasing CO2 emissions. There are 20 eating choices onboard, and 4 cabin classes: inside, seaview, balcony, and suite. Leisure venues embody the Limelight Membership and Headliner’s Theater.
The Arvia additionally will boast the cruise line’s first escape room, known as Mission Management, constructed and designed by Düsseldorf, Germany-based expertise firm, Tennagels. Via an immersive expertise, combining an escape recreation with multimedia simulation and a live-action story, Mission Management takes friends into ocean canyons, encountering sunken cities, and affords encounters with underwater creatures onboard the submarine Arvia II.