P&O Cruises has announced the name of it’s brand-new Excel class ship, Arvia.  

P&O Cruises Arvia render
P&O Cruises’ Arvia

P&O Cruises has revealed the name of it’s brand-new Excel class ship, set to join the fleet in December 2022. The ship, named Arvia, is the sister ship to P&O’s Iona.

Arvia, meaning ‘from the seashore’, is the cruise line’s second LNG-powered Excels class ship and tickets for holidays on the new ship will go on sale next month.

The name of the 184,700 tonnes ship was unveiled through a video reveal made up of outlining the letters in the name in various different locations, all relating to the beach and the seashore.

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Arvia will join Iona as an innovative and future-focused ship offering an outstanding, varied and contemporary holiday. Arvia has been designed to travel to the sun year-round and to maximise views of the ocean and the seashore from everywhere on board, so it seemed a very fitting name and one which will reflect the experience for guests on board.

“The seashore is known for its relaxing properties and tranquillity and a holiday on Arvia will, indeed, celebrate this and have relaxation at its heart. The rejuvenating and restorative qualities of a walk on the beach and invigorating sea air will be reflected in the experiences both on board and on shore as well as the vast space on board which has enabled us to include a number of new and extraordinary features.”

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