P&O Cruises offers £300 discount as it launches first rum distillery at sea - Cruise International

P&O Cruises offers £300 discount as it launches first rum distillery at sea

By Katie McGonagle | 14 Apr 2022

P&O Cruises is offering up to £300 off cruises and just a 5% deposit as it gears up for the launch of new Barbados-based ship Arvia

 

Savings of between £100 and £300 are available on selected sailings taking place between June 1, 2022, and March 25, 2023, for bookings made by May 30, 2022.

That can be combined with a deposit of only 5%, along with onboard credit to spend on shore excursions, spa treatments or speciality dining.

It comes as P&O gears up for the launch of new ship Arvia, which will set off in December on a maiden voyage to the Canary Islands, then homeport in Barbados for Caribbean sailings this winter.

Arvia, which means ‘from the seashore’, will feature the first rum distillery at sea and a bespoke blend known for guests on board following a partnership with Jersey-based brand The Tidal Rum.

It features a blend of cask-aged rum from Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic, along with oak-smoked pepper dulse which hails from Jersey’s coastline. It follows the company’s first gin distillery on sister ship Iona.

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “We are so delighted that following Iona’s onboard gin distillery we are, once again, innovating with this first rum distillery at sea on Arvia which will be so fitting in the Caribbean sunshine.

“The Tidal Rum will be the perfect drink to cool down in the Caribbean heat while enjoying the ship’s views of the ocean, seashore and surrounding destinations, or to give as a souvenir for friends and family when they arrive home.”

Arvia will be the largest ship to be based in Barbados and is fully powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), which creates fewer emissions than regular fuel.

Harry Coulthard, founder and director of The Tidal Rum, said: “With our new rum, we wanted to bring together the finest rums of the Caribbean with the fresh notes of coastal botanicals from the shores of Britain’s islands.

“Whether you’re taking your first sip while enjoying a stunning island horizon or a beautifully crafted cocktail in Anderson’s Bar, our rum has all the ingredients of an unforgettable P&O Cruises holiday.”

The discount of £100 to £300 is available on new Select Price and Early Saver bookings for the first two guests in the cabin, but it does not apply to Saver prices, world cruises, Classic Southern Hemisphere sailings or Exotic fly-cruises. Find out more from P&O Cruises.

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