Olly Murs will sing at Arvia's naming ceremony. Credit: P&O Cruises

Olly Murs to perform at Arvia’s Caribbean naming ceremony

Author: Kaye Holland

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The Troublemaker singer will lead the line-up of performers at the beach-side naming ceremony of P and O Cruises' newest ship Arvia in Barbados later this month

The singer will perform some of his best-known hits from Barbados’ Heywood’s Beach on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

Radio 2 DJs, Sara Cox and Trevor Nelson, will host the ceremony, which will be conducted both on board Arvia and from the beach.

Trevor Nelson will take centre stage in Arvia’s Skydome for assembled guests and will introduce the famous bottle smash moment with Arvia’s yet-to-be-revealed godmother, while Sara Cox will host the guests on the beach.

Celebrations will take place both onboard Arivia and on the beach. Credit: P&O Cruises

​​Both Trevor and Sara will be sailing on Arvia’s March 11 departure and will host late night DJ sets on board.

P&O Cruises' president, Paul Ludlow, said: “For our guests watching Arvia’s naming ceremony from home and from Barbados this is a real treat. Olly, Sara, and Trevor really do make a star-studded line-up which showcases the contemporary entertainment for which P&O Cruises is known.”

Ludlow continued: “It is not often that in the depths of UK winter, you can be transported to a spectacular white sand, palm-fringed beach in the Caribbean and watch a live performance from one of Britain’s best-loved stars. It really will be a moment to remember.”

The live broadcast with Olly, Sara, and Trevor will take place on Thursday March 16, 2023, at 7pm (UK time) here.

Arvia launched in Southampton at the end of 2022, before heading to the Canary Islands for the festive season.

World of Cruising was one of the first onboard the 5,200-passenger ship last month ahead of its inaugural Caribbean season.

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About Kaye Holland

Kaye is a London-based wordsmith who has written for a range of publications including The Times, The Independent, The I, Culture Trip, The Sun, and ABTA among others. In June 2022, Kaye joined the Real Response Media where she looks – together with Lucy Abbott – after the World of Cruising website. Want to get in touch? Kaye can be reached at: [email protected]