Arvia to sail maiden season in Caribbean

P&O Cruises will deploy new mega ship Arvia in the Caribbean for its maiden season.

The sister vessel to soon-to-be launched Iona is due to be launched in December 2022.

The 5,200-passenger Arvia will run a season of fly-cruise holidays from the home port of Barbados and Antigua from January to March 2023.

The Caribbean itineraries include La Romana in the Dominican Republic – a maiden port of call for the line – Curacao, Martinique, St Kitts, St Lucia and St Maarten.

Arvia’s seven and 14-night itineraries also all include an overnight call in Barbados.

Twenty two-night repositioning cruises departing from or returning to Southampton with UK flights are also available.

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Arvia holidays, alongside the rest of our winter 2022 season, will be on sale very shortly.

“We cannot wait to bring our newest ship to our glorious home port of Barbados and also to Antigua, which will be a first-time turnaround port for P&O Cruises.”

He added: “The Caribbean is the optimal maiden season destination for Arvia; a ship where every facet, including unique retractable roof SkyDome and Altitude Skywalk high ropes, is designed to provide exceptional views of the ocean, seashore and surrounding destinations.

“From the very initial concept Arvia has been created to be the epitome of a sunshine resort, developed to be an ideal way to enjoy the Caribbean’s turquoise waters and white sandy beaches like never before.”

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