22 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: Southampton
Cruise ship: Arvia
Visiting: Southampton Santa Cruz de Tenerife Sint Maarten 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
Day 1
Southampton, England
Day 5
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Arrival Time: Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 12
Sint Maarten, Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 13
Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 14
Castries, Saint Lucia
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Days 15 - 16
Bridgetown, Barbados
Depart Time: Evening
Day 18
Martinique, Martinique
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 19
Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 20
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 22
Sint Maarten, Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Day 23
Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda
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Day 1
Southampton, England

Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.

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Day 5
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a beautiful and scenic island which enjoys year-round sunshine and is dominated by Mount Teide. The mountain range runs through the centre of the island, with fertile valleys on the northern side. In the central part of the range is the gigantic natural crater of the Cañadas del Teide, about 14 miles in diameter. Santa Cruz, the island’s pretty capital, was originally a small fishing village but has now grown into a modern city, and also contains 16th-century civic buildings and ornate private mansions. Near the pier is the Santa Cruz Palmetum, a Botanical Garden covering an area of 29 acres, specialising in palms.
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Day 12
Sint Maarten, Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis image
Day 13
Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Castries, Saint Lucia image
Day 14
Castries, Saint Lucia
The typical image of a lush tropical paradise comes to life on the friendly island of St Lucia. Despite its small size – just 27 miles long and 14 miles wide – St Lucia is rich in natural splendour with dense emerald rainforest, banana plantations and orchards of coconut, mango and papaya trees. The twin peaks of Les Pitons, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site rise dramatically 2,000 feet into the sky and dominate the island. Look out for unusual birds with brilliant plumage such as the St Lucia parrot, see a surprising diversity of exotic flora and enjoy the warm hospitality of the islanders in the small villages and open-air markets. Please be aware that St Lucia is a small, mountainous island, with steep, winding and bumpy roads. Customers with back and neck problems should take this into consideration when booking an excursion.
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Days 15 - 16
Bridgetown, Barbados
Located beside the island’s only natural harbour, the capital of Barbados combines modern and colonial architecture with glorious palm tree-lined beaches and a number of historical attractions. Experience the relaxed culture of the city renowned for its British-style parliament buildings and vibrant beach life, and seek out the Anglican church and the 19th-century Barbados Garrison. The distance between the ship and your tour vehicle may vary. This distance is not included in the excursion grades.
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Day 18
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 19
Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Tortola, British Virgin Islands image
Day 20
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.

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Day 22
Sint Maarten, Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Arrival Time: Early Morning; Depart Time: Early Evening
Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda image
Day 23
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.
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