P&O Cruises names new ship Arvia

P&O Cruises names new ship Arvia as a “fitting celebration of the seashore”

P&O Cruises second LNG-powered Excel class ship, which will join the fleet in December 2022, is to be named Arvia.

Arvia, meaning “from the seashore” will be the sister ship to Iona and holidays on Arvia will go on sale next month.

Arvia will join Iona as an innovative and future-focused ship offering an outstanding, varied and contemporary holiday. Arvia has been designed to travel to the sun year-round and to maximise views of the ocean and the seashore from everywhere on board, so it seemed a very fitting name and one which will reflect the experience for guests on board.

The seashore is known for its relaxing properties and tranquillity and a holiday on Arvia will, indeed, celebrate this and have relaxation at its heart. The rejuvenating and restorative qualities of a walk on the beach and invigorating sea air will be reflected in the experiences both on board and on shore as well as the vast space on board which has enabled us to include a number of new and extraordinary features. – P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow

The name of the 184,700 tonnes ship was unveiled through a video reveal made up of outlining the letters in the name in various different locations, all relating to the beach and the seashore.

Holidays on Arvia will go on sale in March and further details of the ship, its design and experiences on board will be released over the coming months. For more information or to book call

P&O Cruises on 0345 3 555 111, visit or visit a travel agent.


Further Reading

Welcome to the P&O fleet, Iona

Iona, Everything you need to know. Updated for 2019