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A cruise line which is always popular amongst UK guests, P&O Arvia set sail in 2022 and has a wide range of amenities and features that guests of all ages will love. Sister ship to Iona, P&O Arvia effortlessly combines the timeless class of this British fleet with unforgettable at-sea innovations. From mouth-watering dining, including the decadent 6th Street Diner, to endless entertainment in Arvia's SkyDome, the Headliner's Theatre and the Limelight Club, you'll have so much to do throughout the day and night no matter what your preferences. Indulge in a getaway aboard the P&O cruise ship Arvia and enjoy a holiday of a lifetime.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 2022
Tonnage 184700
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 55
Number Of Decks 16
Number Of Elevators 22
Number Of Pools 4
Number Of Restaurants 9
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 6264
Crew 1762

Ship Facilities


Whether you're sitting down for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the amazing dining options onboard Arvia will make sure that every craving is satisfied. If it's traditional cruise ship mealtimes you're looking for, the Meridian Restaurant is bound to please. Meanwhile, those looking for a more casual bite to eat can enjoy everything from freshly made pizzas to burgers stacked with toppings at one of the more casual venues; such as the Horizon Restaurant. Arvia will also see the arrival of a two new P&O Cruises' restaurants: Green & Co and 6th Street Diner. Featuring a plant-led menu, Green & Co is the perfect eatery for vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians alike, while 6th Street offers informal dining during the day and a more sophisticated experience in the evening, reminiscent of a retro American diner.

Guests onboard the P&O cruise ship Arvia will also be able to enjoy an array of signature restaurants, including:

  • Epicurean
  • Sindhu
  • The Glass House
  • The Keel & Cow
  • The Olive Grove


After an exciting day discovering incredible ports of call, it's not quite time to turn in for the night just yet. With live shows, cosy lounges and lively bars to make the most during your time onboard, no two evenings on your cruise will be the same. Boasting an impressive theatre, al fresco and indoor venues and even a nightclub, you're sure to find a favourite spot to let your hair down on P&O Arvia. Highlights include:

P&O Arvia Cruise Ship Entertainment Highlights

  • Mission Control Escape Room
  • SkyDome
  • Altitude mini golf, SkyWalk ropes course and Splashers kid’s pool
  • Wallace and Gromit
  • Headliners Theatre
  • 710 Club
  • The Limelight Club
  • Crow’s Nest
  • Brodies
  • Ocean Studios Cinema
  • Club House
  • Grand Atrium
  • Kids and Teens Clubs
  • Sunset Bar

Mission Control is a one-of-a-kind immersive experience set on the fictitious submarine Arvia II that you won't want to miss. And don't forget to go to Altitude Skywalk, which is located 54 metres above the water, to put your skills to the test on the fleet's first high-ropes adventure.

Expect everything in Arvia's SkyDome, including spectacular production shows and a special Wallace & Gromit production for the whole family. At Headliners Theatre, you can catch even more spectacular performances, such as Greatest Days, a stage adaptation of the renowned West End musical The Band that features Take That songs and a story by author Tim Firth, as well as the brand-new interactive game show WaveLength, which virtually stars TV host and game show host Ben Shephard.

Gary Barlow adds his vision and personality to the evocative live music venue as the 710 Club's music director aboard P&O Arvia. Enjoy the sounds of the resident band The 710s and up-and-coming musicians as the stage illuminates. On some cruises, Gary will even give a performance himself in the Headliners Theatre. A-list entertainment is promised at The Limelight Club, presented with showbiz glitz, chic cocktails, and a magnificent supper.

Wind down under the night sky after a busy day at the chilled-out Sunset Bar. From swinging seats and sun canopies to whirlpools and live DJs, there's no better place to welcome in the evening on board Arvia.

Live music will help you get through the day and keep you dancing at night in other locations. A few entertainment highlights include pianists in the Grand Atrium, buskers at Brodies, cocktail pianists at the Crow's Nest, and power ballads and pop anthems at The Club House themed nights while SkyDome offers spectacular parties and DJ sets outside in addition to live entertainment.

There are golf nets, table tennis tables, deck games, and a tonne of classes available if you want to get moving too - from soothing al fresco yoga to high-energy spin workouts in the gym.

Additionally, there are many methods to branch out and meet new people. Learn more about photography, art, or bridge in a class; establish a quiz team with friends, attend a guest lecture at Headliners Theatre or practise your karaoke skills.

What is There for Kids on the P&O cruise ship Arvia?

Finally, the kids' clubs offer activities for young cruisers of all ages, including the Academy programme for teens. Aboard the P&O cruise ship Arvia you'll all leave with large smiles and joyful holiday memories, whether you watch a hit movie at Ocean Studios, dance the night away at a family disco, or explore immersive experiences from renowned animation studio Aardman with family favourites Wallace, Gromit and Shaun too!

Book your summer 2024 getaway onboard P&O Arvia. See our blog Best Family Cruises Summer 2024 - Late Availability to see why it's such an amazing, family-friendly ship! Don't miss out, see our range of family cruises in summer 2024 today.

Things to do


There are so many things to do on Arvia, P&O Cruises' beloved ship. Between shore excursions and nights out onboard, spend your free time seeing what Arvia has to offer.

Infinity and Panorama Pool and Bar

Boasting two stories of loungers, infinity pools and whirlpools, this is the height of relaxation onboard this P&O Cruises' ship. And if you find yourself wanting a drink, you won't even have to get out of the pool thanks to the unique swim-up bar.

Beachcomber Pool and Bar

With its relaxed atmosphere and spacious pool, the Beachcomber Pool and Bar is the perfect spot to soak up the rays onboard Arvia. Grab your favourite drink from the bar or cool down with an ice cream.

Anderson's Bar

A stylish and intimate lounge in which you can indulge in a tipple or two. P&O are partnering with Tidal Rum to create a unique island-inspired rum that will be available on board. There’s even a rum distillery at sea within Anderson’s Bar in which they create the delicious drink!


If you're travelling as a family, there's plenty to keep guests of all ages entertained. Children and teens will love hanging out with others their age at the kids clubs, perfect for parents wanting some time to themselves. Or, spend time together as you enjoy the sports facilities and other amenities onboard.

Mission Control Escape Room

If you are looking for a fun day for all the family while onboard the ship, the Mission Control Escape Room is the perfect spot. Hop into the multi-sensory escape room onboard a submarine which is brimming with puzzles for you to solve. Here you’ll face a story like no other in which you have to solve the mystery against the clock.

Spa and Fitness

No holiday is complete without a few hours of relaxation, and where better to do just this than at the spa? Indulgent facials, massages and other treatments are all on the menu, while the sauna and steam room is guaranteed to help those worries melt away.

For those who like to stay active during a cruise, there are also facilities to help you keep up with your fitness regime. A well-equipped gym is on hand for those who prefer a solo workout, while a range of classes are offered for guests who like a more social exercise.

Drinks Packages

Discover An Essential P&O Cruises’ Drinks Package Guide For 2024, including the Refresh, Alcohol-Free, Classic and Deluxe drinks packages. Offering something for all tastes, these drinks packages are bound to please.

Read about P&O Arvia's Maiden Voyage in our recent blog post, including the destinations it visited, along with the activities onboard! A new P&O cruise ship in 2022, this impressive vessel has so many fantastic amenities to take advantage of!

Explore an array of guest testimonials from- one amazing sea day on P&O Arvia!

Gin Tasting Masterclass

Gin tasting masterclasses will be offered on all P&O Arvia cruises beginning on September 1, 2023. A gin specialist will skilfully lead you as you explore the intriguing techniques of distillation and sample Marabelle Gin (along with other Salcombe Gin) throughout the engaging masterclass. Get ready to celebrate your cruise in style and book one of these fun classes.

Read more about P&O Arvia on our blog - The Top 10 Biggest Cruise Ships in the World.

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Dress Code Aboard P&O Arvia

During the day, there is a casual dress code onboard P&O Arvia. Depending on your itinerary, you can choose to wear an array of casual clothing, including t-shirts, shorts, jeans, sundresses, skirts, and sweaters. Swimwear is not permitted in inside bars, restaurants, lounges, or the atrium area.

Onboard P&O Arvia, there are two evening dress codes, including Evening Casual and Black Tie. Dresses, shirts, long trousers and other refined casual clothing are acceptable for the former. Tailored shorts are also allowed in the buffet, 6th Street Diner, The Olive Grove, The Keel & Cow, The Beach House and The Glass House. Tracksuits, however, are not permitted in the evenings.

On Black Tie nights, you can dress to the nines with a suit, tuxedo, cocktail dress, ball gown or a jacket and tie. On Black Tie night, tailored shorts are only allowed at the Buffet. Evening Casual is, however, allowed on Black Tie nights in the Beach House, The Glass House and the buffet.

Depending on how long your sailing is, there may be up to four Black Tie evenings. Make sure you've packed appropriately by checking your itinerary before you go.

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