A mood board showing the design for the Piano Bar onboard Arcadia (Image: P&O Cruises)
Hospitality interior design practice RPW Design is to revamp public spaces and guest accommodation onboard P&O Cruises’ Arcadia and Oceana during multi-million pound refits in November 2017.
Various public spaces will be revitalised with new furniture, flooring, décor and accessories during Arcadia’s dry dock in Hamburg, Germany. They will include the Aquarius pool and bar, the Piano Bar, Intermezzo cocktail and Champagne bar, The Rising Sun English-style pub, and the atrium/reception area. Meanwhile, the Oasis Spa will be fitted with new armchairs and loungers, and the Belvedere Buffet will feature new seating, carpets, tiled flooring, improved lighting, permanent waiter stations, four passenger hand-wash stations and a self-serve paid Costa Coffee station.
Arcadia’s suites will also be completely refreshed with a new design scheme, sofa beds, armchairs, coffee tables, headboards, curtains, bed cushions, throws and lamps. Most cabins will be given new sofa beds, while selected cabins will be re-carpeted and have balcony doors replaced.
Oceana will enter dry dock in Hamburg at the end of November, where her suites, guest staterooms, public spaces and the atrium will be fitted with redesigned carpets and other cosmetic upgrades.
Other highlights will include updated flooring and furniture in the Yacht & Compass, Magnums and Winner’s Bar; new décor, wall coverings, blinds and flooring in the spa and gym; and fresh carpets, tiles, chairs and banquette seating in Plaza Buffet. Terrace Bar will feature renovated hot tubs, retiled floors and surfaces, and a new canopy over the pool. In addition, the youth spaces will be refurbished with improved entertainment equipment, redecorated walls and flooring, new soft play equipment, revised nursery space and an updated area for teenagers.
“We continually invest in our ships in order to create a contemporary and comfortable environment while still keeping the unique character and key features that our guests know and love,” said Paul Ludlow, senior vice president of P&O Cruises. “Those travelling on Arcadia and Oceana can look forward to new design concepts and improvements to comfort while still enjoying the incomparable service that characterises a P&O Cruises holiday.”
Arcadia will rejoin P&O Cruises’ fleet with a three-night Belgium roundtrip from Southampton, UK on 15 November, while Oceana will embark on a 12-night Canary Islands & Portugal roundtrip from Southampton on 17 December 2017.
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