P&O Cruises reveals grand atrium on Arvia

P&O Cruises reveals grand atrium on Arvia

The new space will be showcased when the ship launches this December

P&O Cruises has unveiled details of new ship Arvia’s grand atrium, which will host live events and entertainment including aerial performers, local buskers, pop-up talks, and magicians when it makes its debut this December. 

The grand atrium has been designed as “the focus of entertainment for the ship”, and is located at the heart of the vessel. The space will span three decks and includes an installation of metal champagne-coloured ribbons which frame a sweeping staircase. The grand atrium on ArviaDescribing the vision, the project architect and designer, Jennifer deVere-Hopkins said: “With its triple-height windows, we wanted to infuse the grand atrium with the same sense of energy even outside of the live performances. Its innovative design will capture the movement, freedom and spectacle of the ocean and always connect guests to the sea.”

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow added: “With its elegant design, warm tones and beautiful custom-made elements, the Grand Atrium on board Arvia will provide guests with the perfect backdrop to their holiday photos. 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.”

The grand atrium on Arvia
The Amber Lounge

There will be spaces for guests to dine, socialise and relax, with a mixture of larger sociable areas and more intimate spaces. In the Amber Lounge guests can watch mixologists create their perfect cocktail while enjoying dramatic aerial performances in front of them.

For dining, The Keel & Cow is the home of gastro-pub fare, with traditional favourites including dry-aged steaks and and the self-titled ‘best burger at sea’, The Prime Minister.

The Glass House can be found on deck seven. This dining venue offers guests a prime position to look out across horizon views and aerial artists while enjoying dishes paired with wines selected by the line’s Food Hero Olly Smith.

When Arvia joins the P&O Cruises fleet in December it will sail a maiden voyage to the Canary Islands, followed by a winter season in the Caribbean. Arvia will be the largest ship to sail from its home port of Barbados, and like its sister ship, Iona, it will be fully powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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