P&O Cruises chooses Barbados for new ship naming ceremony

By Lisa James
06/12/2022
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P&O Cruises will officially name its newest ship Arvia in Barbados next year.

The cruise line says the event will include some of Britain’s most contemporary, popular performers and presenters, and will be broadcast live online on 16 March 2023.

P&O Cruises President Paul Ludlow said: “We always aim to do things differently, to create stand out and memorable moments for our current and future guests.

Arvia, which will be delivered in December, will spend her first season sailing in the Caribbean so it is fitting that we mark her naming in one of our favourite ports of call with a week of celebratory performances and experiences on board.

“This naming event, which has never been done before, will showcase our extraordinary new ship Arvia, the beauty of Barbados and will include some very special surprises.

“The ship will be positioned off one of the island’s most stunning beaches so the audience at home will be able to see both the striking new interior design of the ship as well as the performances and events taking place on the shore.

“It will be an unmissable event.”

Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley said: “I am delighted that Barbados can be that place that continues to bring more ‘firsts’ to the world, and through this beachside ceremony, give thousands of people the opportunity to see a glimpse of what we have to offer to visitors.”

The naming event will take place during a 14/7 night Caribbean cruise (K305A/K305C).

More details will be announced nearer the time.

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