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New Cruise Ship Will Have a Swim-Up Bar, Infinity Pool, and Retractable Dome

One of Carnival Corporation’s new cruise ships, P&O Cruises Arvia, will feature a swim-up bar, infinity pool overlooking the ship’s wake, and the first ever high ropes course at sea. The ship will have 20 dining options and will be the epitome of a sunshine resort at sea.

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P&O Cruises new Excel class cruise ship, Arvia, will arrive in December 2022 and will feature Altitude Skywalk a unique high ropes experience, a swim-up bar, and a new restaurant Green & Co featuring Mizuhana serving a plant and fish-led menu.

Designed to appeal to all ages, guests will be able to choose two different adventurous Altitude Skywalk high ropes courses while 165 feet above the ocean. Altitude Minigolf comprising of nine mini golf challenges, another P&O Cruises first, will be located below Altitude Skywalk.

Swim-up bar on Arvia

A swim-up bar and stunning infinity pool with uninterrupted views of the ship’s wake will also be part of the on deck experience.

Arvia is designed to bring guests even closer to the sea, sky and shore, reflecting its name meaning ‘from the seashore’, and will also feature the cruise line’s first-ever retractable roof SkyDome.

SkyDome is a relaxed pool environment by day with dining and entertainment by night, including stunning aerial performances, theatre productions and blockbuster movies al fresco on SeaScreen.

SkyDome on Arvia

As well as these contemporary entertainment experiences, Arvia will feature twelve restaurants joined by a further eight more casual places to eat bringing a total of 20 dining options on board.

Green & Co featuring Mizuhana with a plant and fish-led menu, served in chic and elegant surroundings, has been especially developed for Arvia. Mizuhana sushi bar will be within Green & Co where guests can watch expert chefs at work while taking in sea views. Expert food-pairing advice and vibrant cocktails complete the experience.

Also on board is 6th Street Diner, informal by day with a sophisticated night-time vibe, featuring retro seating, atmospheric lighting and juke box and serving all-American flavors including specialty fried chicken and waffles with bourbon mascarpone.

P&O Cruises distinctive signature restaurants Epicurean, Sindhu, The Glass House, The Keel & Cow and The Olive Grove, already across the fleet, will also be on the cruise ship.

The 185,000 gross ton ship, 345m in length, with 16 guest decks will also be home to Ocean Studios cinema, 1,300 sqm of shopping and the Oasis Spa and Health Club.

The Oasis Spa boasts new treatments exclusive to Arvia – two couples suites each with a hammam and steam room, a therapeutic cool room, a restorative salt sauna and an invigorating Kneipp Walk which combines a pebble foot massage with hot and cold water treatments to stimulate circulation and boost vitality.

Similar to sister ship Iona, Arvia will be powered by liquefied natural gas as part of the cruise line’s ongoing commitment to sustainable travel.

Building of the cruise ship is already underway at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.

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