In association with: P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises announces six travel agent ‘insiders’ as the line prepares to launch new, entertainment-packed ship Arvia.
As P&O Cruises gets ready to launch its newest ship, Arvia, six lucky travel agents have been named as specialist ‘insiders’ who will act as its ambassadors.
They will promote all the ship has to offer, including the official Take That musical Greatest Days, a multi-sensory escape room set in a submarine, and the SkyDome, a relaxation spot with a retractable glass roof.
Arvia, which will sail to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, will undertake its maiden voyage in December 2022.
The family-friendly ship has been designed for all-year-round sun with several entertainment venues, five pools and more than 30 food and drink facilities.
P&O Cruises Local Food Hero José Pizarro will have a ‘celebration night’ menu at the Olive Grove restaurant, while P&O Cruises Food Hero Olly Smith will be providing wine pairings alongside his tapas at the Glass House venue.
Pictured: Arvia’s infinity pool deck
Arvia will be home to the first rum produced at sea, with The Tidal Rum creating a special blend for the ship’s Caribbean routes.
Guests should also look out for Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, who will take part in activities and events thanks to a partnership with Aardman.
The six Arvia insiders were chosen following a three-week competition and selected due to their passion for the cruising industry as well as the P&O Cruises brand.
It stemmed from the Shine Rewards Club, the P&O Cruises agent support network, which offers sales tools, training programmes and rewards.
Agents can download a selection of guest-facing materials, including window cards, social media assets and campaign videos to help showcase P&O Cruises.
As for rewards, members collect points through taking part in training and webinars, and booking cruises. These can be spent on everything from cinema tickets to high street vouchers, and you can even put them towards a P&O Cruises holiday.
Pictured: Arvia insiders with P&O Cruises Local Food Hero José Pizarro and P&O Cruises Food Hero Olly Smith
Arvia Insiders say…
“I am having the BEST time being an Arvia insider; I still can’t believe this is an opportunity I am living! It’s an incredible journey learning all about such a special ship from the beginning, and learning it all first hand direct from Arvia’s brand partners, the people who tirelessly apply their attention to detail and expertise to finding the very best that Arvia can offer.”
– Samantha M – The Holiday Village
“I have eaten José Pizarro’s tapas, enjoyed time with The Tidal Rum and, as if that weren’t enough, blended my own gin with Salcombe Distilling Co. All of this is only half of what being an Arvia insider is all about. Arvia I am ready for you and I hope your customers are too…”
– Holly C – Cruise.co.uk
What part will you play in Arvia’s journey? Follow the story at: shinerewardsclub.com/arviainsiders
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