The atrium will span three decks and offer guests facilities to dine, socialise, relax and be entertained
P&O Cruises has revealed the interior design of the Grand Atrium onboard its new LNG-powered ship Arvia.
Designed by Jennifer de Vere-Hopkins, associate director of Jestico + Whiles, the Grand Atrium will be at the centre of the ship, spanning three decks and featuring an ocean-view backdrop for onboard entertainment and a staircase adorned with champagne-coloured ribbons.
The public area will host a full programme of live events and entertainment, which will include performances from aerial performers, local buskers, pop-up talks, magicians and more.
“With its triple-height windows, we wanted to infuse the Grand Atrium with the same sense of energy even outside of the live performances,” said de Vere-Hopkins. “Its innovative design will capture the movement, freedom and spectacle of the ocean and always connect guests to the sea.”
Each level of the atrium features places to dine, socialise or relax. For example, the Amber Lounge will act as a cocktail bar while The Keel & Cow and The Glass House will offer gastropub and restaurant cuisine respectively.
“With its elegant design, warm tones and beautiful custom-made elements, the Grand Atrium onboard Arvia will provide guests with the perfect backdrop to their holiday photos,” said Paul Ludlow, president of P&O Cruises. “The design has made the most of the magical effect of light at different times of the day, so whether guests want to enjoy a morning coffee or evening drink, the Grand Atrium will provide the most spectacular backdrop.”
Arvia will debut in December 2022, with a maiden voyage to the Canary Islands, followed by a winter season in the Caribbean in which it will be the largest ship to sail from homeport of Barbados and will offer a variety of itineraries from seven to 22 nights long.
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