P&O Cruises is to call its second LNG-powered Excel-class ship Arvia.
Arvia (pictured), a Latin name meaning ‘from the seashore’, is set to join the fleet in December 2022.
The ship is the sister vessel to 5,200-passenger Iona, another Excel-class ship which the line took delivery of last year.
The name of the 184,700-ton ship was revealed on a video made up of outlining the five letters in different locations, all relating to the beach and the seashore.
P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Arvia will join Iona as an innovative and future-focused ship offering an outstanding, varied and contemporary holiday.
“Arvia has been designed to travel to the sun year-round and to maximise 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.
“The seashore is known for its relaxing properties and tranquillity and a holiday on Arvia will celebrate this and have relaxation at its heart.
“The rejuvenating and restorative qualities of a walk on the beach and invigorating sea air will be reflected in the experiences both on board and on shore as well as the vast space on board which has enabled us to include a number of new and extraordinary features.”
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