Arvia: the best way to explore the Caribbean

With her retractable SkyDome and bright, light spaces, she’s designed to make the sea the star and let the sunshine in – think swim-up bars, infinity pools, al fresco chill-outs and gazing upon sparkling shores with a cool spritzer in hand... In short, she’s the perfect ship to explore the wonders of the region.

Swap the cold British winter for the warmth of the Caribbean

 

The perfect ship to explore the sun soaked Caribbean

 

  

Top reasons to visit the Caribbean

  

Visit the Caribbean's most idyllic islands on Arvia

Arvia’s itineraries let you explore eight of the region’s idyllic islands: Antigua, Barbados, Curaçao, Dominican Republic (a maiden call), Martinique, St Kitts, St Lucia and St Maarten. Each has its own personality and charm.

Enchanting Antigua

At just 23km long and 18km wide, Antigua might be small, but it packs a hefty punch with its beaches (all 365 of them), vibrant coral reefs, historical forts, fun-loving locals and tasty barbecue joints.

Antigua shore experiences exclusive to Arvia

Foodie Walking Tour

Experience the best of St John’s, while you tantalise your taste buds on this small-group guided walk.

Discover Antigua by Helicopter

For a breath-taking bird’s-eye view of Antigua by helicopter.

Evening Coastal Cruise

A tranquil Caribbean sunset, hors d'oeuvres and sparking wine – need we say anymore?

Lively St Lucia

One of the Caribbean’s most photographed islands, St Lucia wows in every direction. In the upscale north, calm beaches and home comforts abound. In the south, the island’s famous volcanic peaks, the Pitons, tower over colourful towns, protected rainforests and stunning waterfalls.

St Lucia shore experiences exclusive to Arvia

Taste & See

Delve into the island’s history, culture and food, during engaging interactions with the locals.

Speed Boat to Pitons & BBQ Lunch

Enjoy a scenic speedboat ride with dramatic views of the Pitons, and savour a Caribbean BBQ.

Sweet Honey Bee Tour

Discover the busy life of bees on a buzzing adventure to the Iyanola Apiculture Collective.

Dazzling Dominican Republic

When the island was ‘discovered’ by Christopher Columbus in 1492, he knew he was on to a good thing. He promptly claimed it for the Spanish crown, thus establishing the first European settlement of the New World. Today’s seafarers come in peace and the brutal colonial past has been replaced with a lively mix of historic, cultural and geographical riches.

Dominican Republic shore experiences exclusive to Arvia

Top 10 Best of La Romana

Get under the skin of La Romana as you make your way through the many highlights on this captivating journey.

Punta Cana Sailaway & Snorkel

Experience the beauty and adventure of Punta Cana, on a private half-day catamaran journey around the easternmost tip of the DR.

Dune Buggy Adventure - Double / Single

Get set for an exhilarating open-air dune buggy ride through the beautiful wilds of the Dominican countryside.

Magnifique Martinique

A French outpost since 1635, Martinique is a bustling, beautiful blend of cultures. On one side la belle France, complete with boulangeries, pétanque and haute cuisine; on the other the Caribbean with its coconuts, Creole rhythms and, of course, rum.

Martinique shore experiences exclusive to Arvia

Ilet Chancel Getaway & Iguanas

Take a catamaran to Ilet Chancel and discover the islet’s serene beauty – and iguanas.

Coast to Coast Scenic Drive

Get a feel for the colours of the Antilles in the charismatic village of Les Anses d’Arlet.

Multi-faceted St Maarten

Two names, two cultures, one magical island... Whether you call it Sint Maarten or Saint Martin depends on where you are. Divided by colonial powers in 1648, the south (Sint Maarten) is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands side while the north (Saint Martin) is a French territory. Wherever you find yourself, there’s plenty to see and do.

St Maarten shore experiences exclusive to Arvia

For a little bit extra, you can take part in a range of fun activities with experienced and informative guides by your side.

Buccaneer Beach and BBQ

Savour the flavour of an authentic Caribbean beach party.

Caribbean Cuisine & Rhum Tasting

Sample Caribbean cooking at its best and taste speciality Rhums at the award-winning Topper's Rhum Distilley.

Leisurely St Kitts

Glorious beaches, charming villages, historic sites and an easy-going outlook – St Kitts and sister island Nevis have got the lot. The clear waters of this Caribbean nation are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and watersports (the sea temperature rarely dips below 26°C) but there’s so much more to these friendly isles.

St Kitts shore experiences exclusive to Arvia

For a little bit extra, you can take part in a range of fun activities with experienced and informative guides by your side.

Paint and Sip

Experience a fun mix of paint and wine, in a cool setting from a bygone era.

Self-drive 4X4 Jeep Expedition & Beach

Experience a thrilling off-road 4x4 adventure and hang out at the beach.

Big-hearted Barbados

This welcoming island offers a unique mix of pristine glamour and rugged natural beauty. Laidback, welcoming and a little bit British (check out the place names for starters), it’s got everything you’d hope for in a Caribbean island and so much more.

Colourful Curaçao

Cosmopolitan Curaçao is a melting pot of cultures, where up to 50 nationalities merge, Caribbean style. Add in lush forests, white-sand bays and a desert studded with giant cacti, and this treasure island has adventures aplenty.

  

Flexibility to explore the region your way

Jet straight to the heart of the Caribbean to spend more time in the sun

We like to make things as easy as possible for you. Therefore, on selected Caribbean chartered flights, this service means that once you’ve dropped your luggage off at the airport, you won’t see it again until it’s outside your cabin.

Sail from Southampton and get your holiday started as soon as you step on board

If you've got a little more time on your hands, then get straight into the holiday spirit on a cruise from Southampton. With so much to do on Arvia, you'll be glad of those extra days at sea.

  

More time to explore ashore

To maximise your time on shore, Arvia’s itineraries include overnights and late calls you’ll love.

All cruises overnight in Barbados, where the party gets started when the sun goes down. If you choose a 14-or 15-night cruise, you’ll enjoy late calls in Antigua and St Lucia. And if you join one of Arvia’s 22-night positioning cruises, you’re treated to two blissful days in Barbados in addition to either two full days in St Kitts or two full days in both Martinique and St Lucia.