Steel-cutting ceremony held for P&O Cruises’ Arvia

Steel-cutting ceremony held for P&O Cruises’ Arvia

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The first piece of steel for the ship was cut at the Meyer Werft shipyard

The first steel for P&O Cruises’ second Excel-class ship, Arvia, has been cut in a ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

“The steel cutting marks an extraordinary milestone for the future of P&O Cruises,” said Paul Ludlow, president of P&O Cruises. “Whilst Arvia may have a different look and feel to Iona, being built to sail in the sun, the inherent DNA is the same. It is one which exemplifies design excellence, forward-thinking power generation and future-focused experiences. I would like to thank the entire team at Meyer Werft for their partnership and dedication as we begin the build of another spectacular ship.”

The Latin name Arvia, meaning ‘from the seashore’, was recently announced in a video reveal. Arvia will join the P&O Cruises’ fleet in December 2022.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
24 February 2021

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