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P&O Cruises Announce Latest Excel Class Ship

01 Mar 2021 | by Bea Spencer

Last Updated: 12th July 2021

Iona is only embarking on her maiden season from summer 2021 and and P&O Cruises have already announced that her sister ship, Arvia, will be joining the fleet from 2022. The second in this popular British cruise line's all-new Excel-class, LNG power and innovative design both inside and out will ensure that she's one of the most trailblazing ships at sea.


what do we know about P&O Arvia

Steelcutting has already started at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg Germany, with the ship set to join the fleet in December 2022. Arvia will be sister ship to Iona, the first in the Excel-class which will be embarking on her maiden voyage in 2021.

Despite sailing as Iona's sister ship, P&O Arvia will have a different feel as she will be designed to sail all year round in the sun. Despite this, Paul Ludlow, President of P&O Cruises says that "...the inherent DNA is the same. It is one which exemplifies design excellence, forward-thinking power generation and future-focused experiences. The hardware, technology and interior arrangement of spaces leaves nothing lacking. Every sheet of metal, every control panel, every cabin, light fitting and chair has been designed and debated to ensure that it provides a pinnacle holiday for our guests and the foremost working and living experience for our crew".

With a name meaning "from the seashore", guests will be able to enjoy fantastic views wherever they are onboard. When it comes to the at-sea experience, guests will find an array of P&O Cruises favourites, as well as innovations that will give this ship a futuristic feel.

Arvia Highlights

Combining signature P&O Cruises features with innovations only found onboard Arvia and Iona, guests will find an array of different facilities onboard this latest ship. Highlights include:

  • SkyDome with retractable glass roof, pool and swim-up bar
  • Altitude Skywalk high-ropes course and Altitude Mini-golf
  • Green & Co restaurant with plant-led menus for vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians
  • 6th Street Diner offering both relaxed and more formal dining



While exact itineraries have not yet been released, cruises onboard P&O Arvia are expected to go on sale this spring. To make sure that you don't miss out on the latest news and are at the front of the queue when it comes to booking, pre-register your interest now.

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