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P&O Cruises’ new ship will feature thrilling aquatic area and extensive sports facilities

P&O Cruises has unveiled a range of outdoor activity sites that will feature on its new vessel Arvia, which is slated to launch next year.

A high ropes experience, Skywalk, a tropical themed mini golf course and an aquazone will be added to the elevation area of ​​the upper deck.

Altitude Skywalk, 54 meters above the ocean, is the company’s first high-ropes experience with routes to suit varying abilities.

The Altitude nine-hole mini-golf course will feature water hazards, tiki huts and illuminations. It will be open day and night.

Altitude Splash Valley is an ‘aquazone’ for the whole family with water jets, shaded areas, and ocean views.

Aquazone will contain water jets, shaded areas, and ocean views

An outdoor sports arena where passengers can play soccer, basketball, tennis court or cricket will also be available on Arvia, for entry into service in December 2022.

P&O Cruises President Paul Ludlow said: “These exciting new experiences in Altitude will have fun and excitement in their hearts. Holidays are about trying new things, being with friends and family.

Arvia, which means “by the sea”, will be Iona’s sister ship.

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Mr Ludlow added: “The Arvia will join Iona as an innovative and forward-looking vessel offering exceptional, diverse and contemporary vacations. Arvia was designed to travel in the sun all year round and to maximize ocean and seaside views from anywhere on board, so it seemed like a very apt name and one that will reflect the passenger experience on board. “

“The rejuvenating and regenerating qualities of a beach walk and the invigorating sea air will be reflected in the experiences on board and ashore as well as in the expansive space on board which has allowed us to include a number of features. new and extraordinary. “

A 14-night round-trip Caribbean cruise on Arvia from Barbados on January 21, 2023 starts from £ 2,099. Ports of call include Curaçao, Saint Kitts, Antigua, Martinique and Saint Lucia.

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