Last Updated: 31st August 2021

Setting sail in December 2022, Arvia is the newest ship in the P&O Cruises' fleet and joins Iona as the second in the cruise line's Excel Class. With a name meaning "from the seashore", Arvia invites guests on board for an unforgettable cruise designed to make the most of the sunshine and sparkling seas.

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As sister-ship to Iona, Arvia is one of the largest in the P&O Cruises' fleet, with space for 5,200 guests. Home to 20 different places to eat, 12 bars and lounges, 4 swimming pools and many more activities to keep sailors of all ages entertained from morning until evening, an Arvia cruise is perfect for family getaways, romantic breaks, solo adventures and everything in between.


What's On Board?

From fleetwide favourites to all-new additions, P&O Cruises' Arvia has it all.

Dining Highlights

No cruise is complete without making the most of the fantastic dining options on board, and when it comes to meal times on Arvia, the ship's 20 different venues won't disappoint. As well as The Quays, a multi-venue dining piazza, the main dining rooms and specialty restaurants found on ships across the fleet, such as Limelight Club, Sindhu, Epicurean and The Glass House, guests will also find brand-new places to eat on Arvia.

  • Head to Green & Co. for an array of fish and plant-based dishes. A contemporary restaurant with an extensive menu, you can even enjoy fresh sushi prepared in front of your eyes by expert chefs.
  • For more laidback dining, be sure to visit the 6th Street Diner. Here you'll find All-American favourites like fried chicken and waffles, a jukebox and retro diner décor with a modern twist.
  • If that wasn't enough, Roast at The Quays serves a Sunday Roast with a difference. Get your favourite meat and all the trimmings served up in a Yorkshire Pudding wrap. What's not to love?
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Daytime Highlights

As well as sampling delicious dishes from the fantastic selection of dining venues, there's also plenty to keep guests of all ages busy throughout the day.

Families will love spending time cooling off in or lounging beside the Beachcomber Pool. And if you need some refreshments, the nearby bar serves cold drinks and ice creams.

However, that's not the only swimming pool on Arvia. Add a touch of luxury to your time in the sun by spending a few hours by the Infinity and Panorama pools. Spread over two decks, these inviting pools offer amazing views, comfortable sun loungers, relaxing whirlpools and even a unique swim-up bar, the first in the P&O Cruises' fleet.

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For something a little more active, the brand-new Altitude Activity zone is a must-visit. Here you'll find a high ropes course, mini golf course and sports arena, ideal for those sailing with children or simply guests looking for a touch of adventure during their time on board. Families will also love the Oceans Studio cinema. A multi-screen cinema, this is the place to go to catch up on all the latest blockbuster films, perfect for a relaxed few hours on the ship.

Evening Highlights

When it comes to evenings on Arvia, the fun doesn't stop once the sun sets. Live entertainment comes in the form of P&O Cruises' ever-popular production shows at the Headliners Theatre.

Meanwhile, the SkyDome is also on hand with all your entertainment needs. An indoor pool area during the day, this versatile venue transforms into a hub of entertainment once evening arrives. From catching a film on the SeaScreen to tribute acts, live music and even DJs, time will fly by in the SkyDome.

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And if it's just somewhere to have a drink you're looking for, with 12 bars and lounges on the ship you're sure to find the perfect place to enjoy your favourite tipple. Highlights include craft cocktails and sweeping ocean views at the Amber Lounge, boutique gin and rum distillery Anderson's Bar and swinging seats and sun canopies at the Sunset Bar.

Guests will also be able to enjoy their cruise even more thanks to P&O Cruises My Holiday app. Designed to keep guests safe through virtual queuing and virtual GP services, to allowing guests to book their entertainment, dining and excursions from their phone, this state-of-the-art app is a convenient way to save time during your time onboard.


Where Will Arvia Sail?

An Arvia cruise isn't just about the time you spend on the ship, it's also about the destinations you can explore along the way. Built for the sunshine, it's no surprise that Arvia visits sun-drenched destinations across the Caribbean. Top ports of call include Castries, St. Johns, Bridgetown, St. Kitts and Phillipsburg.

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So if P&O Cruises' Arvia sounds like the perfect cruise for you, be sure to check out all the available cruise deals!