Book with Confidence

 ABTA & ATOL Protected  - 100% Financially Protected | Flexible Cancellation Policies | Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 21st 2021 and receive a Fortnum & Mason Bellini Gift Box

Steel-cutting ceremony held for Arvia

An extraordinary milestone

Arvia, P&O Cruises

Posted on

23 Feb 2021

An exciting milestone in the future of British cruising has been marked as construction begins for P&O Cruises’ next Excell class ship, Arvia. The first piece of steel has been cut during a virtual ceremony at Meyer Weft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Arvia will be joining the P&O Cruises fleet in December 2022 as the sister ship to Iona.

“The steel cutting marks an extraordinary milestone for the future of P&O Cruises,” said Paul Ludlow, president of P&O Cruises. “Whilst Arvia may have a different look and feel to Iona, being built to sail in the sun, the inherent DNA is the same. It is one that exemplifies design excellence, forward-thinking power generation and future-focused experiences. I would like to thank the entire team at Meyer Weft for their partnership and dedication as we begin the build of another spectacular ship.”

Find out more about Arvia here.

See all featured P&O cruises


Divider Crest Logo

Featured cruises

Selling fast!
P&O Cruises

Arcadia's Official 2023 Grand World Voyage

  • 03 Jan 2023
  • 99 nights
  • Ship: Arcadia
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Freeport, Bahamas - Port Everglades - Montego Bay - ★Transit Panama Canal★ - Huatulco (from Santa Cruz), Mexico - Manzanillo - Honolulu - Apia, Western Samoa -...

Includes: Exclusive FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service*, On Board Spending Money of up to £1,900*, FREE Inside to Sea View Cabin Upgrade*, Just a Deposit Required, then Nothing to Pay until..…

Maiden Season
P&O Cruises

The 2023 Southampton to the Caribbean

  • 06 Jan 2023
  • 15 nights
  • Ship: Arvia
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Southampton - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Philipsburg, St.Maarten - St Kitts, St Kitts and Nevis - Castries, St. Lucia - Bridgetown, Barbados

Includes: On board spending money of up to £290*, No tips required on board*, Just a Deposit Required, then Nothing to Pay until 2022*, Sail on board The BRAND NEW Arvia During Her Maiden...

Choice of benefits
P&O Cruises

The 2022 No-Fly Treasures of the Caribbean

  • 11 Nov 2022
  • 28 nights
  • Ship: Aurora
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Madeira, Portugal - Philipsburg, St.Maarten - St. John's, Antigua - St Kitts, St Kitts and Nevis - Guadeloupe - Castries, St. Lucia - St. George's, Grenada -...

Includes: Earn Cruise Miles® with every booking*, Traditional british no-fly cruising, Choose From: FREE On Board Spend* | FREE Car Parking* | FREE Coach Transfers*, Please do not delay -...

See all featured cruises