Welcome to Excel Class
What makes Iona and Arvia so special?
Designed to invite the outdoors in, our Excel class ships make the sea the star, making sure you’re never far from an ocean panorama or a view of your next destination, whether it’s in the Norwegian fjords, the Caribbean, the Canary Islands or Northern Europe.
In fact, as both ships feature Conservatory Mini-suites, you can even lounge in your own personal oasis as the world goes serenely by... and the reasons to try them go on and on, just like those gorgeous views.
One of the best things about a P&O Cruises holiday is that it is always punctuated by an ocean view, and there are endless ways to enjoy it on Arvia and Iona.
While cooling off in the Infinity Pool or lounging in an infinity whirlpool. From a cosy vantage point in the Grand Atrium’s Vistas Café Bar with its huge expanse of glass. Or as you sip a cocktail at the stylish Sunset Bar. It’s time to discover just how panoramic your relaxing moments can be.
Introducing our Excel Class ships
Arvia, joining this December
Our newest ship, Iona
Why not take a look around?
Arvia and Iona: sisters, not twins
All of our ships have a beautiful uniqueness about them and Arvia and Iona are no different.
They may have similar venues like The Limelight Club and The 710 Club, and their three-floor Grand Atrium and SkyDome, but Arvia is bringing a few new things to the table. Her fun-filled activity zone, Altitude; her yummy plant-based dining area Green & Co feat. Mizuhana; and, of course, the incredible Mission Control escape room.
|Sails to Norweigian Fjords, Spain and Portgual, and Canary Islands||Sails to Canary Islands and The Caribbean|
|SkyDome||SkyDome (retractable roof)|
|Gin still and masterclasses||Gin/rum distilling/master classes|
|Menus inspired by Kjartan Skjelde and José Pizarro||Menus inspired by Shivi Ramoutar|
|New venues (also included on Arvia) - Keel and Cow, The Olive Grove, The Quays||New venues exclusive to Arvia - Green & Co, 6th Street Diner, Amber Lounge|
|Infinity whirlpools||Swim up bar|
|4 screen cinema complex||3 screen cinema complex|
|Creativiva||Cool Room and Salt Sauna|
|Aerialists||Couples suites in the spar|
|Matinee performances||Altitude Skywalk|
And if you needed any more reasons to choose them…
Arvia and Iona are P&O Cruises first ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), resulting in a 20% reduction in carbon output plus zero sulphur and nitrogen emissions, paving the way for a more sustainable future.
Our most comfortable and flexible cabins yet
Other cabin types
Entertainment on a grand scale
There’s plenty to discover on board...
Big flavours and epic dining experiences
Discover a whole world of exceptional dining and drinks on board our Excel class ships
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