Ship of the month: meet Arvia ahead of her launch later this year

The 5,200-passenger ship will depart on December 23, 2022, on her inaugural cruise to Spain, Portugal, and the Canary Islands.

Launching at the end of 2022, P&O Cruises’ latest super ship Arvia boasts the very latest in family-friendly dining and entertainment.

‘Arvia’ means from the seashore and its sunshine-filled itineraries are designed to give guests the chance to enjoy sunny cruises all year round.

On board, you’ll find SkyDome – P&O Cruises’ first-ever retractable roof – plus a slew of new dining options including Caribbean dishes designed by Shivi Ramoutar and a Mediterranean-inspired menu from José Pizarro.

Take That fans are in for a treat too with the launch onboard of Greatest Days - The Official Take That Musical.

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1,800 crew
11 decks
4 pools
9 restaurants

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1. Dining
Foodies are in for a treat with a whole host of new dining experiences on board including the debut of plant-based Mizuhana. Look out too for 6th Street Diner, where you can enjoy an American-style menu with great music and ice-cold cocktails.

2. Entertainment
Arvia is the place to be if you’re a Take That fan. In the theatre, you’ll be able to see the stage musical, Greatest Days - The Official Take That Musical. If you fancy something more interactive, try new immersive experience, Mission Control, set on board fictional submarine Arvia II. With realistic 3D surroundings, you’ll be taken to the depths of ocean canyons to overcome danger and solve puzzles.

3. Oasis Spa
If you fancy treating yourself, head to the Oasis Spa where you’ll find a wide range of treatments including rejuvenating facials and massages, and bespoke nail treatments. You can also get a blow dry here too for a special night out.

New immersive experience, Mission Control, is set on board a fictional submarine. Credit: P&O Cruises

4. Grand Atrium
The Grand Atrium at the heart of the ship will provide a spectacular backdrop for aerial performers who will descend through the triple-height space and a striking installation of metal champagne-coloured ribbons which frame the great staircase. The Grand Atrium will also host a full programme of live events and entertainment.

5. SkyDome
With its retractable glass roof and spacious layout, SkyDome provides guests with a relaxed, poolside environment where you can dine and drink all day. Daytime entertainment also includes gameshows, dedicated family production shows, interviews, live music, and cookery demonstrations.

6. Altitude
The new Altitude activity zone will feature activities for guests of all ages, from mini golf, an aqua zone at Splash Valley, and P&O Cruises' first-ever high-ropes experience. This is not for the faint-hearted.

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Vicky began her career working on young women’s magazines before moving on to TV and entertainment titles. Her passion, though, has always been travel, so as Editor of World of Cruising, she combines her love of magazines with the chance to shout about cruise holidays around the world.