P&O Cruises makes full return to service with Arcadia departure

P&O Cruises makes full return to service with Arcadia departure

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Arvia will be the seventh ship to join the cruise line’s fleet, arriving in December 2022

P&O Cruises’ full fleet has now returned to operation, following the departure of Arcadia for the Canary Islands on 27 March 2022.

“We’re back sailing and this is certainly cause for celebration,” said Paul Ludlow, president of P&O Cruises. “We are delighted to be welcoming Arcadia back to the fleet. This ship is hugely popular with our loyal cruisers and I know the captain and team onboard cannot wait to sail the fantastic itineraries we have planned for this year.”

Britannia and Azura, two of the company’s six current vessels, have spent the past season in the Caribbean from Barbados.They will operate in the Mediterranean this summer.

Iona, which debuted in August 2021, has spent her maiden winter months operating in the Canary Islands and northern Europe. The vessel will offer cruises to the Norwegian fjords for its summer season.

“It is evident that our guests are reassured by the steps we have taken to protect their health and wellbeing and that they are delighted to be back onboard reigniting their passion for travel,” said Ludlow. “We all spent so long missing the simple pleasures of great restaurants, beaches and city sights that having them all now makes the holiday experience even better.”

P&O Cruises will welcome its new LNG-powered ship, Arvia, to  its fleet in December 2022. She will travel to the Canary Islands for her maiden voyage and operate in the Caribbean for her winter season, with departures from Barbados.

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
28 March 2022

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