14 nights onboard Arvia

Caribbean

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 ship, with even more freedom, innovation and variety in store than ever before. So get ready for your ultimate P&O Cruises holiday.

Leaving from: Bridgetown
Cruise ship: Arvia
Visiting: Bridgetown Bridgetown Martinique Saint Kitts
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5200
Passengers
1800
Crew
2022
Launched
183900t
Tonnage
337m
Length
42m
Width
23kts
Speed
18
Decks
GBP
Currency
Cruise Itinerary
Days 1 - 2
Bridgetown, Barbados
Depart Time: Evening
Day 4
Martinique, Martinique
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 5
Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 6
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 8
Sint Maarten, Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Days 9 - 10
Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 12
Saint George's, Grenada
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 13
Castries, Saint Lucia
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 15
Bridgetown, Barbados
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Days 1 - 2
Bridgetown, Barbados
The history of Bridgetown Cruise Terminal is a fine blend of maritime trade and colonial legacy. Established as a vital hub for sugar and rum exports during the colonial era, it grew into a bustling port welcoming ships from around the world. Landmark events, such as the abolition of slavery and Barbados' independence, shaped its development, transforming it into the modern cruise terminal that stands today, blending historic charm with modern amenities.
Martinique, Martinique image
Day 4
Martinique, Martinique

France’s overseas Caribbean territory of Martinique is a mountainous utopia of striking natural landscapes, vibrant colourful towns and diverse exuberant culture. The island is located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, a sparkling gem that glistens in the idyllic waters of the Caribbean Sea. Martinique’s sombre history has seen the territory fall victim to centuries of foreign invasions, the enforcement of slavery in the colonial era and the devastating natural disaster of 1902, when the towering Mont Pelée volcano erupted and destroyed the city of St Pierre. Today, the peaceful island has bounced back from its difficult past and become a cosmopolitan haven of spectacular beaches and thriving cities. Martinique’s official language is French but most of the population also speaks Martinican Créole – an Afro-Caribbean dialect originating with the slaves brought to work on the island’s sugar plantations in the 17th-century. Although the island has a distinct French feel, Créole culture is still very much alive in Martinique and there are few places in the world which offer quite the same level of energy and spirit of a Martinique cruise.

Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis image
Day 5
Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
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Day 6
Tortola, British Virgin Islands

The largest of the British Virgin Islands, the volcanic island of Tortola is home to world-class beaches, charming coastal towns and luscious, forest covered mountaintops. Despite the devastation caused to Tortola by Hurricane Irma in 2017, this exquisite, tropical island has bounced back with vibrant energy. Its name comes from the Spanish word tórtola, which means turtle dove and the island was once a hotspot for swashbuckling pirates, the most notable being Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, who landed on the island in search of treasure. Tortola’s mixed heritage accounts for its hybrid culture, which is made up of European, African, Arawak Indian and Caribbean influences. Colonial landmarks such as Fort Recovery, the Dungeon and Old Government House still pepper the island and Tortola is also home to the Sunday Morning Well, the site where the 1834 Emancipation Proclamation was first read. A mountainous island, Tortola’s highest peak is Mount Sage, which is covered in dense rainforest. The gentle waves of the Caribbean Sea lap Tortola’s stunning beaches, creating a sense of paradise for visitors on a Tortola cruise.

Sint Maarten, Sint Maarten (Dutch part) image
Day 8
Sint Maarten, Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
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Days 9 - 10
Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda
With its superb beaches, historical attractions and beautiful coral reefs, Antigua provides a host of diversions. It is said that the island contains 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. Antigua maintains its traditional West Indian character, with gingerbread-house style architecture, calypso music and carnival festivities. St John’s has been the administrative capital since the island’s colonisation in 1632, and has been the seat of government since it gained independence in 1981. From the port you can explore the colourful Redcliffe district, with its restored wooden houses, and Heritage Quay with its shopping mall and craft shops. The city has some fine examples of Colonial architecture, including the twin-towered cathedral, built in 1845 and considered one of the finest church buildings in the Caribbean. All coaches in Antigua are operated by smaller vehicles, and commentary will be given by a driver/guide.
Saint George's, Grenada image
Day 12
Saint George's, Grenada
St. George's, the picturesque capital of Grenada, bears witness to a storied history shaped by landmark events. From its colonial past under French and British rule to its pivotal role in the Caribbean's struggle for independence, the city's cobblestone streets echo with tales of resilience and rebellion. Notable events like the 1984 U.S. invasion and the devastating impact of Hurricane Ivan in 2004 have left lasting marks on St. George's, shaping its identity as a vibrant cultural hub and a symbol of Grenada's enduring spirit.
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Day 13
Castries, Saint Lucia
Castries - the vibrant capital of Saint Lucia - offers a world of adventure. Explore the bustling streets of the lively city center, where local markets brim with colorful crafts and spices. Discover the island's rich history at landmarks like the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the historic Morne Fortune. Embark on an exhilarating rainforest trek to the iconic Pitons, or soak up the sun on pristine beaches like Vigie and Reduit. Dive into the crystal-clear waters for snorkeling or dive excursions, or indulge in a relaxing spa day at one of the luxurious resorts. Castries promises unforgettable experiences for every traveler.
Bridgetown, Barbados image
Day 15
Bridgetown, Barbados
The history of Bridgetown Cruise Terminal is a fine blend of maritime trade and colonial legacy. Established as a vital hub for sugar and rum exports during the colonial era, it grew into a bustling port welcoming ships from around the world. Landmark events, such as the abolition of slavery and Barbados' independence, shaped its development, transforming it into the modern cruise terminal that stands today, blending historic charm with modern amenities.
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Arvia

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 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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