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P&O Cruises Reveals Name of New Ship, Arvia

P&O Cruises Reveals Name of New Ship, Arvia
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February 18, 2021

Adam Coulter
UK Managing Editor
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(5:30 a.m. EST) -- P&O Cruises' second LNG-powered ship, which will join the fleet in December 2022, will be called Arvia, the company announced Thursday.

Arvia, which means "from the seashore" will be the sister ship to Iona, and cruises will go on sale next month.

"Arvia will join Iona as an innovative and future-focused ship offering an outstanding, varied and contemporary holiday," P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said.

"Arvia has been designed to travel to the sun year-round and to maximize 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."

Iona was due to launch last year as the line's largest ship and its first powered by LNG. However, the pandemic meant that it has not yet sailed a cruise with passengers onboard. P&O Cruises' fleet is due to restart cruising in April.

The name of the 5,200-passenger, 184,700 ton 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.

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