Guests with a head for heights will be clambering to get on board Arvia – the new ship P&O Cruises say is the ‘epitome of a sunshine resort at sea’.
The cruise line’s new Excel class ship will offer the first-ever ropes at sea experience where passengers can climb 54 metres above the ocean.
Designed to appeal to all ages, the Altitude Skywalk will be located above another first, Altitude Minigolf, comprising of nine mini golf challenges.
If that doesn’t float your boat there’s a swim-up bar and infinity pool with uninterrupted views of the ship’s wake.
The swim-up bar will make quite a splash on the new Excel ship Arvia
For some onboard pampering head to The Oasis Spa, which has two couples suites each with a hammam and steam room; a cool room, a salt sauna and an Kneipp Walk which combines a pebble foot massage with hot and cold water treatments to stimulate circulation and boost vitality.
And when the sun goes down, passengers on board Arvia will be able to watch theatre productions, aerial performances and entertainment under the stars with the first-ever retractable roof SkyDome, or watch movies al fresco on SeaScreen.
There are 12 restaurants onboard along with eight more casual places to eat. Green & Co, featuring Mizuhana, has a plant and fish-led menu, which has been especially developed for Arvia. Mizuhana sushi bar will be within Green & Co where guests can watch chefs at work while taking in sea views.
There’s an all-American vibe in 6th Street Diner with a juke box, retro seating and a menu featuring fried chicken and fried chicken and waffles with bourbon mascarpone.
Arvia is the latest evolution in the P&O Cruises experience, embodying the newest trends in travel, dining and entertainment, and will be the epitome of a sunshine resort sailing year-round to the warmest climates.
The cruise line’s signature restaurants Epicurean, Sindhu, The Glass House, The Keel & Cow and The Olive Grove will be onboard too.
P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow, said: ‘Arvia is the latest evolution in the P&O Cruises experience, embodying the newest trends in travel, dining and entertainment, and will be the epitome of a sunshine resort sailing year-round to the warmest climates.
‘Arvia’s extraordinary features maximise views of the ocean, seashore and destinations from everywhere on board while guests enjoy the next generation of onboard entertainment.’
The new ship, arriving December 2022, will be powered by liquefied natural gas as part of P&O Cruises ongoing commitment to sustainable travel. Building of the ship is already underway at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.