The Excel-class cruise ship Arvia, operated by UK-based cruise line P&O Cruises, made its maiden name to the island of St Kitts right now. This marks a big milestone within the ship’s profitable maiden season within the Caribbean, which started with its departure from Southampton on January sixth, 2023.
Arvia operates 7-day cruises from Barbados to Antigua or Antigua to Barbados, with the choice of a 14-day return voyage from both homeport. It has been welcomed with open arms in all ports it has visited thus far.
Maiden Name to St. Kitts for Arvia
Arvia was greeted with a heat welcome on her maiden name within the port of St Kitts right now, January 30. The 184,700 gross-ton cruise ship was welcomed by officers, Caribbean music and dancers, and locals promoting their wares, showcasing the thrill and enthusiasm the Caribbean has for P&O Cruises’ latest LNG-powered Excel-class ship.
“I’m happy to welcome Arvia to St. Kitts on its maiden cruise name,” shared Honourable Marsha T. Henderson, Minister of Tourism. “An inaugural P&O cruise vessel venturing to our vacation spot is a direct results of just lately held conferences with P&O within the latter interval of 2022.”
“These conferences closely centered on strengthening our partnerships with the cruise traces to make sure that our business can proceed to thrive and develop. Increasing our cruise-line partnerships is paramount to offering job alternatives for our folks, and we proceed to take the required steps to attain such.”
Arvia‘s maiden name to St. Kitts is a testomony to the island’s spectacular repute as a ‘Forbes Journal prime vacation spot to maintain in your radar in 2023’. Cruise passengers visiting St Kitts can immerse themselves within the vacation spot’s adventurous tour excursions, comparable to zip lining, watersports, and rainforest hikes.
Moreover, guests can expertise the island’s wealthy cultural heritage by way of historic excursions at Brimstone Hill Fortress Nationwide Park, Wingfield Property, and Previous Highway Rum Distillery, amongst others.
P&O Cruises, which operates beneath the Carnival Company flag, welcomed Arvia to the fleet on December 23, when she sailed on her maiden voyage.
Heat Welcome within the Caribbean
Since her arrival within the Caribbean, Arvia has been welcomed with open arms to all of the ports the vessel has visited. The cruise ship’s maiden name to St Kitt’s adopted the profitable maiden name to St Lucia on January 18 and the maiden homeport name to Antigua on January 28.
Deputy Prime Minister of St Lucia, Allen Chastanet, mentioned throughout the maiden Caribbean port name: “Seeing the variety of visitors who disembarked on Arvia’s name to Saint Lucia on Wednesday 18th January 2023 was very encouraging. Over 1800 visitors e book shore excursions by way of the cruise ship.”
“Outdoors of this, over 1000 extra folks received off the ship to discover our lovely island and go into the communities for genuine Lucian experiences.”
Arvia maiden homeport name on January 28 in St Johns, Antigua, proved to be an enormous success, with greater than 700 visitors embarking and disembarking the largest cruise ship to ever homeport on the island. P&O Cruises additionally reserved a particular occasion for Barbados in March. The ship’s naming ceremony, which is able to function a few of Britain’s hottest performers and presenters, is about for March 16 in Barbados and can broadcast reside on-line to a world viewers.
Arvia‘s sailings from Barbados and Antigua embody 7-day and 14-day itineraries, with stops at Tortola, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten, St. Kitts and Nevis, Martinique, and St. Lucia.