Arvia – our new cruise ship arrives 2022


Iona’s eagerly-anticipated sister ship, Arvia, joins the fleet in December 2022 and is heading for the sunshine. Like Iona, Arvia is another Excel class cruise ship, with even more freedom, innovation and variety in store than ever before. So get ready for your ultimate P&O Cruises holiday.


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Revel in the glorious Caribbean rays from Arvia’s unique SkyDome. Luxuriate in modern accommodation with crystal-clear sea views from your Conservatory Mini-suite. Enjoy your pick of dining experiences in new and exclusive restaurants. And relax and re-energise with entertainment and activities for the whole family, from cinema screenings and live music to a brand new activity zone, Altitude. Arvia will also be our second cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas; with significantly reduced carbon emissions, we can continue to create a future of more responsible travel for many years to come.

Fun in the sun at Arvia’s Altitude

Altitude brings a world of thrilling new experiences to Arvia. From day to nightfall, deck 19 is your new destination for fun and outdoorsy adventures for all the family. Will it be a round of tropical island-themed mini golf, a splash in the cool outdoor water play zone, playing daredevil on our first ever high-ropes experience or a football or basketball match against a rival team in the sports arena? Fun in the sun with ocean views – now there’s a idea that’s hard to beat.

Arvia's taking shape

We’re delighted to bring you an update on Arvia’s build at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. On Sunday 24 October 2021, the mega-block float out took place, signalling a key development in our new ship’s build. The mega-block consists of approximately 30 individual blocks united in one mighty structure that weighs 15,000 tons, and measures 140m long (nearly six tennis courts laid end to end) and 42m wide (nearly the height of Nelson’s Column in London). Arvia will now enter a new phase during which the mega-block elements will be fitted out and cabins installed. The mega-block will move back into the hall at the beginning of 2022, where it will be joined with the bow section that is currently under construction in the hall.

See the world in widescreen

Arvia’s SkyDome has something for everyone from day until nightfall. Find delicious dining and spellbinding entertainment plus bars, a pool and plenty of loungers for relaxing and soaking up the sunshine under the stunning retractable glass roof.

Are you ready for this exciting new adventure?

With the promise of happy days and fun-filled nights to come, our newest cruise ship Arvia is a ray of holiday sunshine.

Meet Arvia: a ray of holiday sunshine

Your ultimate holiday is on the horizon

Arvia, Iona’s sister ship, is taking shape in Germany with extraordinary experiences and incredible choices at the heart of her build.

Designed to help you see the world in widescreen with sunshine and blue skies

Arvia boasts a unique SkyDome with a retractable glass roof. Whatever the weather, soak up glorious views as you take a dip in the pool, chill on a sun lounger or sip a sensational cocktail. Who can resist the sun-soaked glamour of our new swim-up bar?

Interactive deck plans

Browse this ship using our interactive deck plans and discover our range of cabins and on-board activities.

We’re delighted to bring you an update on her build

Construction of Arvia is well underway at Meyer Werft shipyard in Warnemunde, Germany. Like sister-ship Iona, our most technologically advanced and environmental ship yet runs on LNG (liquified natural gas), the cleanest, most efficient ship fuel system yet. And four little letters have got us very excited. The FERU (floating engine room unit) has been safely installed in the shed at Meyer Werft. This vital section of the ship houses all the main engines and LNG tanks and is a wonder of maritime engineering.

Arvia's steel-cutting ceremony

An exciting milestone in the future of British cruising has been marked as construction begins for our next Excel class ship. The first piece of steel has been cut during a virtual ceremony at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.