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Arvia deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (2024-2025-2026 valid floor layouts of the vessel) extracted from the officially issued by P&O UK (P&O Cruises) deckplan pdf (printable version).

Each of the Arvia cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Arvia staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.

MS Arvia (2022-built) is P&O UK fleet 's newest and largest cruise ship (second unit from Carnival Corporation 's Excellence-class), with sistership P&O Iona (2021).

P&O Arvia cruise ship deck plan shows 18 decks (16 passenger-accessible, 11 with cabins), a total of 2610 staterooms for 5204 passengers (max capacity is 6264) served by 1762 staff-crew. The boat has 20 dining venues (12 restaurants plus 8 food bars, including 10 breakfast-serving, 8 coffee-serving, 5 Afternoon Tea-serving, 9 specialty restaurants, 4 MDRs/dining rooms), 12 bars and lounges, shopping space 1300 m2 (14000 ft2), 4 swimming pools (1 indoor, 3 outdoor/2 Infinity), 18x outdoor Jacuzzis (whirlpool hot tubs/6x Infinity Whirlpools), SkyDome (retractable glass-roof covering the Pool Deck), 13 entertainment venues (including adults-only), kids-dedicated zones (indoor-outdoor facilities), 22 elevators (passenger lifts located forward-midship-aft).

The boat has 8 laundrettes (self-service laundry rooms for passengers) located midship on decks 4-5-9-10-11-12-14-15.

The liner's design was developed in collaboration with renowned maritime companies and interior design firms, including Meyer Werft (German shipbuilder), Jestico+Whiles ( London -based hospitality design studio), Richmond International (London-based hotel architecture), Partner Ship Design ( Hamburg -based maritime architecture specialist with several Carnival Corporation projects - including AIDA, Costa, P&O, Carnival).

Deck layouts

Deck 03 - hospital, deck 04 - cabins, deck 05 - cabins-spa, deck 06 - gala-dining, deck 07 - parade-lobby-shops-casino, deck 08 - cabins-promenade-escape room, deck 09 - cabins, deck 10 - cabins, deck 11 - cabins, deck 12 - cabins, deck 14 - cabins, deck 15 - cabins, deck 16 - cabins-skydome-lido-pools-bridge, deck 17 - cabins-sundeck-kids-teens, deck 18 - panorama-pools-beachcomber-retreat, deck 19 - sports-golf.

Arvia deck plans are property of P&O UK (P&O Cruises) . All deck layouts are for informational purposes only and CruiseMapper is not responsible for their accuracy.

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Travel Review: How life on 'Sunshine Ship' in the Med left me on crest of a wave

Join us, as we set sail on a Mediterranean cruise.

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No, scrap that, not good enough… I’ll start that again.

Join us as we embark on Britain’s biggest cruise ship – the all-singing and all-dancing (literally), LNG-powered with the latest energy-efficient technology, P&O Cruise’s latest, Excel-class, luxury cruise ship, Arvia.

A big introduction for a big ship, in more ways than one.

My wife, two-and-a-half year-old son and I set sail in April for 14 nights from Southampton heading to the Med, taking in ports at La Coruna and Mallorca, Spain; La Spezia, in Italy; Marseille, France, plus Barcelona and Cadiz, in Spain.

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Aboard Arvia there is more and more to do than ever before to keep both kids and grown-ups entertained... a two-week cruise won’t seem long enough.

It is similar to its sister ship Iona, but with some new and exclusive restaurants and experiences. Over 184k tonnes in weight, 345m long, it can accommodate 5,200 guests at capacity and 1,800 crew.

I think both of P&O’s latest ships welcome not only a bigger, but a new, wider audience. Yes, you can still stick to the more traditional ways of cruising if you wish, but this ship does feel like a more family-friendly atmosphere, catering for a new market with things like freedom dining (eat when you want) and with more activities such as Altitude Skywalk – a high-ropes experience on the top deck, a Minigolf course and a multi-sensory immersive submarine simulation game Mission Control.

Arvia sails year-round to the warmest climates, changing course from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean in the winter months, giving it the nickname of “The sunshine ship”. It is certainly set up for the sun too, as it has a huge retractable SkyDome, along with 20 whirlpool spas and four pools.

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We arrived in Southampton in wet and dreary conditions, with a car packed to the roof, dreaming of some of that sunshine.

The great thing about going from Southampton is you can take as much as you want, and when entertaining a toddler that, of course, has to cater for every eventuality, we could take so much more than packing for a plane.

Staff were so well organised, a theme of the trip, meaning we sailed through, no pun intended, the cruise terminal very quickly to get onboard. A quick safety video, a swipe of your card at your muster station and we were officially on our holidays, yes, with cocktail in hand.

Our home for the next two weeks was in the shape of a Conservatory Mini-suite. This is similar to a Balcony cabin but with an additional lounging area between your main cabin and balcony.

It was such a great feature. Your own perfect space to read and relax with your room right there, with sofa and bifold doors. It was also great at night for us as our son slept.

The cabin also had a very good-sized bathroom and shower, much bigger than we have had before. The Mini-suite is a great new option on both Arvia and Iona.

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Everything was shipshape, as you would expect, and credit to the ship’s crew who keep everything looking clean and fresh. The whole ship still feels brand new, after its first launch in December 2022.

I love the first couple of days of a cruise, finding your bearings and exploring all the different options. There are always little nooks and crannies or hide-away bars that you find and become your favourite place to spend an hour or two.

With over 30 places to eat and drink, there is sure to be something for everyone. There is a wide choice, from the Horizon buffet, which is open almost all of the time, to fine dining at The Epicurean Restaurant, and everything in between.

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Firm fleet favourites such as Sindhu, authentic British Indian cuisine; gastropub food at The Keel & Cow and P&O’s wine expert and local food heroes Olly Smith and José Pizarro’s Mediterranean tapas restaurant and wine bar, The Glass House, are to name but a few.

There are two new themed restaurants, exclusive to Arvia, that are big hitters too. Green & Co Feat. Mizuhana, a sushi bar and plant-based dining experience, and all-American eats in a retro diner, complete with a jukebox playing classics and dancing staff at 6th Street Diner. And who could forget The Quays, a street-food-themed, informal diner offering fish and chips, Asian Fusion and roast carvery meats and veg.

Some cost a little extra, but are worth the small charge. There is a great range of included options too.

There was all this to choose from and explore and we hadn’t even got off the ship yet. Obviously, stopping off at a port is great but the sea days are just as good. For our cruise, as well as six port days, we had seven full days at sea.

If sunbathing, doing nothing but relaxing is your thing, this is completely catered for. There are plenty of sunbeds and outside spaces and bars, as well as that retractable Skydome roof, I mentioned, so when you finally get out of chilly Southampton, you can have the main pool out in the open air with that Mediterranean sun beating down. There are plenty of shaded areas too, if you so wish.

But if you want to keep busy, or like us you have a toddler with you and relaxing is off the cards, there is always so much going on, all of the time, especially on sea days. You have a newsletter delivered to your cabin each day with a list of what’s on. If none of the big activity zones take your fancy, there are always quizzes or bingo, dance classes and talks taking place. There is even a multi-screen cinema.

It’s in the evening when the big shows are rolled out and we saw many great acts and stage shows, including Greatest Days: The Official Take That Musical. Gary Barlow’s connection doesn’t just stop there though as he is the Music Director of The 710 Club, a small intimate jazz-like club that has just a great atmosphere and vibe. This quickly became one of my favourite spots, and with different themes and setlists, I found myself in there seeing out the night plenty of times.

The entertainment team is huge and there are multiple stages and venues throughout. Everything changes regularly. You have comedians, pianists, acoustic guitar sets, acrobats or even Spanish dancing pop up regularly within smaller bars and more open spaces.

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The Limelight Club is one of the show-stopper stages and this is an evening in itself. For a little extra you can join the star of your trip in an intimate show, along with a three-course meal. You feel like they are joining you for dinner. For our show we were entertained by the very funny and talented singer and drag act Mary Mac.

I’ve been on P&O cruises before and somehow never been to The Limelight but it was such a good night, I will be back I’m sure, whoever the artist. The food was great, the setting was lovely, and the way it all worked, with courses in between some songs and an intimate chat with the act was great.

When at sea, if staying in touch with the world is a must for you, there are internet packages available and I’m told for the middle of the sea, it’s pretty good – due to being provided by satellite (Elon Musk’s Starlink) – and you can even stream movies. We opted not to, though. To be honest, it is so nice not to be able to click on your work emails out of habit, or to have that detox from social media. It feels great. You are forced to switch off which never seems to happen anymore.

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I suppose I had better talk about our destinations as well as the ship. You can do a full day out, leave the ship as soon as it’s docked and go further afield. Or, if you wanted to, you could take it easy have a leisurely breakfast on board and get off when you want. You can stay local or even not get off and enjoy the quiet ship.

Our first stop was La Coruna, in northwest Spain, in the Galicia region. We travelled by bus to see the sites, including the Tower of Hercules, the world’s oldest functioning lighthouse and a large tiled octopus sculpture, which represents the local delicacy and can be found along the beautiful paseo maritimo which lines the coast.

There is also plenty near the port in the shape of Plaza de María Pita, the main square outside city hall, with plenty of bars and restaurants – perfect for that first sip of Spanish lager, Estrella Galicia, which is also brewed locally.

We had a couple of sea days after, heading south sailing around Portugal and Spain through the Strait of Gibraltar and across to Palma on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Having never been to Mallorca before, we thought we would go further afield and explore a bit further out.

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The best way to do that was one of P&O’s excursions. We opted for the Vintage Train to Sóller Village. We were picked up right next to the ship and travelled north by coach to Sóller taking in the picturesque views along the way. We were heading to board a beautifully restored 18th-century train with wooden carriages. It was a great way to see more of the island, as well as having free time in the town, the train ride had views of the mountains and rugged coast.

We then got dropped off to explore the Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral, Catedral de Mallorca, before we got back on the ship.

On to La Spezia, in northern Italy next and on our list of must-see places was the small beautiful fishing village of Portofino. We opted for another P&O-organised trip which saw us travel to Santa Margherita by coach, another lovely town, and then a boat trip to Portofino. It felt like a film set, a must-see if you are nearby.

The P&O excursions are very well organised, considering they are dealing with so many people and different destinations all at the same time. We had excellent local and knowledgeable tour guides with us for both trips, who were great to meet and get to know.

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The next day we arrived in Marseille. The short shuttle bus from the ship drops you right outside Cathédrale La Major, a huge, stunning cathedral that is very palace-esque. A short walk through the cultured French streets lead us into the scenic old port, surrounded by lively markets, cafes, and restaurants. A delightful taste of the south of France.

Barcelona was up next, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region. Having seen the main architectural works of Antoni Gaudí on previous trips, we headed for the Parc de la Ciutadella and a relaxing stroll across the seafront, as well as digging out the bustling Boqueria food market for lunch.

Then, on to our final stop in Cadiz. At over 3,000 years old, this city is one of the oldest inhabited cities in Europe. The narrow, ancient streets had restaurants around every corner and we had our fill of tapas before we had to leave Spain for the last time.

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Back on board, in between all of these amazing places, my son had the best time too. Arvia is certainly family-friendly in more ways than one and it felt so safe for children of all ages. Any railings, like I’ve seen on other ships, that resemble ladders are all swapped out for safety glass on balconies or on decks. We were so relaxed for him to wander around... until he doesn’t come back and you have to run after him. Parenting life eh?

Children’s entertainment is just as big a thing on Arvia, and there was an action-packed itinerary for him. Not only is there the usual swimming and outdoor splash zones that keep children entertained, there are always classes or activities for all different age groups throughout the day. We even had tea with Shaun the Sheep, as P&O and Aardman Animations join forces to provide fun events and activities with Wallace and Gromit, both in the children’s clubs and around the whole ship.

Talking of children’s clubs, The Reef is included. Within this there are five different clubs on Arvia, accommodating an age range from six months to 17-year-olds. My son was signed up for Splashers, for two to four-year-olds, and he had a great time. There was soft play, toys and books, ride-along cars, slides and crafts and it was all supervised by Reef Rangers in bookable sessions.

There is also the Night Nursery for six months to four years. If your child transfers beds well, you leave them to sleep in their own bed there and grab a drink or a show child-free, safe in the knowledge that your little ones are asleep and in good hands. If they wake up, staff contact you.

If you are completely child-free, then there are adult-only sections and a pool too. And if you want to go one step further for more peace and tranquillity, there is the Oasis Spa & Health Club complete with salon, treatment rooms and wellness spa as well as an alfresco spa terrace, a premium VIP open-air deck area in The Retreat, for a little extra.

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As I said before, there is a bit of everything for everyone. It is great for large families with different generations to be on the same trip, but they can all go at their own pace or separate ways when they want to. There are adjoining rooms and balconies that can be made into one when two rooms are next to each other too. There is a choice of cabin sizes and grades and of course prices.

With all the varied places you visit in such a short space of time, you get such a mix of food and drink, architecture and culture. You just have to remember whether it’s bonjour, bonjourno or hola!

If you’ve never cruised before, there are some things that you don’t get from other holidays. There always seems to be part of the trip where there are just still and calm waters, when the ship is very slowly cruising along. There is hardly a ripple, apart from a few splashes from the occasional pod of dolphins. The fresh sea air and setting sun, with miles and miles of sea views, there really is no calm like it. I can’t wait to feel that again.

How to plan your trip

P&O Cruises is offering a 14-night Mediterranean cruise on Arvia (K508) from £929 per person for an inside cabin. Departing April 13, 2025, the price includes children’s clubs, full board meals and entertainment. Departing from and returning to Southampton, ports of call are La Coruna, La Palma, La Spezia, Toulon, Barcelona and Cadiz.


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The top 10 biggest cruise ships in the world

M odern cruise ships continue to grow in size, with the biggest cruise ship, the Icon of the Seas , launching at the start of this year, and her sister ship the Star of the Seas expected to surpass her in size.

Both of these ships are operated by Royal Caribbean International, which operates five of the ten largest cruise ships in the world. Carnival Corporation, arguably the biggest cruise company in the world, features three times on the list through its subsidiaries P&O Cruises and Costa Cruises.

All of the heaviest cruise ships in the world were built within the last 20 years, although the majority – six of the ten – were built within the last five years.

So, here are the top ten biggest cruise ships in the world, by gross tonnage. 

10. P&O Cruises MS Arvia : 185,581 gross tonnes

The MS Arvia is P&O Cruises’ fourth ship to be built by German shipyard Meyer Werft. Weighing in at 185,581 gross tonnes, the 345m (1,130-foot) Arvia is slightly larger than her sister ship, the MS Iona . The 20-deck ship is the largest ship commissioned for the British cruise market and has a maximum passenger capacity of 6,264 passengers, with 1,800 crew onboard. 

The ship is the second liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered Excellence-class vessel for P&O, following the Iona . Arvia is powered by a 61,760kW LNG drive system, with a propulsion power of 37 megawatts. The LNG-powered propulsion system allows the vessel to sail at a maximum speed of 21.5 knots.

After being floated out in August 2022, the Arvia mainly operates itineraries around the Caribbean or the Mediterranean.

9. Costa Cruises – Costa Smeralda : 185,010 gross tonnes

The Costa Smeralda is the first LNG-powered vessel in the Costa Cruises fleet. With a gross tonnage of 185,010gt, the 20-deck Excellence-class ship measures 337m (1,106 feet) in length. The second LNG-powered cruise ship to enter operation in the world, she has a maximum capacity of 6,554 passengers with 1,646 crew and a service speed of 21.5 knots.

Construction of the Costa Smeralda began at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, in September 2017. Meyer Turku collaborated with the Meyer Werft Papenburg shipyard to develop and integrate the LNG propulsion plant for the ship. She is fitted with four 16-cylinder, Caterpillar MaK 16VM46DF engines, with 15.4 megawatts (20,710 horsepower) output per engine, resulting in a maximum power of  37 megawatts (50,000 horsepower).

The ship, which was named after the Emerald Coast of Sardinia, entered service in December 2019 , departing Savona on its maiden voyage in the Mediterranean, where it has sailed since.

8. Costa Cruises – Costa Toscana : 186,364 gross tonnes

The Costa Toscana is the sister ship of the Costa Smeralda and is also powered by LNG . measuring 337m (1,106 feet) long and weighing in at 186,364 gross tonnes, the Toscana has a maximum capacity of 6,338 passengers and 1,678 staff across her 20 decks.

Like her sister ship, the Toscana was also built at the Meyer shipyard in Finland, with construction completed in 2021. She is also powered by four MaK-Caterpillar engines, with a total power of 57.2 megawatts (76,706 horsepower), and two ABB Azipod motors , resulting in a service speed of 17 knots.

Named in homage to the Tuscany region of Italy, Costa Toscana mainly sails around the Mediterranean Sea but Costa Cruises has also used the ship to sail itineraries further afield, such as around Brazil and the UAE.

7. MSC Cruises – MSC World Europa : 215,863 gross tonnes

The only entry in the top ten from MSC Cruises, MSC World Europa measures 333m (1,094 feet) in length. With 215,863 gross tonnage, she can house more people than any other ship in the MSC fleet: up to 6,762 passengers across 2,633 cabins spread over 22 decks, in addition to 2,138 crew.

Built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France, the World Europa ’s LNG-power propulsion system was subcontracted to Finland-based Wärtsilä. Five LNG-powered, 14-cylinder Wartsila 46DF dual-fuel engines power the vessel, with a propulsion power of 44 megawatts ( 59,005 horsepower). She also features nitrogen oxide reduction (NOR) units, two Wartsila LNGPac fuel storage and supply systems, seven thrusters, and two fixed-pitch propellers. 

The MSC World Europa was floated out at the end of 2021 and was initially used as an accommodation vessel for fans attending the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with the ship berthed at Doha Port in Qatar during the tournament. Following the competition, the ship subsequently travelled several routes around the UAE, before sailing to the Mediterranean, where it has sailed itineraries since.

6. Royal Caribbean International – Allure of the Seas : 225,282 gross tonnes

The first of many entries on this list operated by Royal Caribbean, Allure of the Seas weighs in at 225,282 gross tonnes. Measuring 362m (1,187 feet), she is only 50mm (2 inches) longer than her sister ship the Oasis of the Seas . The Allure has a maximum capacity of 6,780 passengers and 2,200 crew across 18 decks.

Built at the Turku Shipyard in Finland, the Allure took two years to build , floating out in 2010. She features six Wärtsilä 46 diesel engines with a total power output of 97 megawatts (130,053 horsepower). It is propelled by three electric Azipod azimuth thrusters. The ship can travel at a cruising speed of 22 knots.

With a homeport of Galveston, Texas in the US, the Allure mainly serves itineraries around the Bahamas but she is scheduled to sail routes around the Mediterranean in 2025.

5. Royal Caribbean International – Oasis of the Seas : 226,838 gross tonnes

The oldest ship on this list, the Oasis of the Seas has been in service for over a decade. She was the biggest cruise ship at the time when floated out in 2009, with a gross tonnage of 226,838gt and a length of 360m (1,181 feet). The Oasis has a maximum capacity of 6,699 passengers and 2,181 staff across 18 decks.

The Oasis took two years to build at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, with the keel laid on 12 November 2007 and the ship arriving at her homeport of Port Everglades in Florida, US, on 13 November 2009.

The Oasis is powered by eight Wärtsilä V12 diesel engines, which generate 5.6 megawatts (7,500 horsepower) each, alongside four bow thrusters. The main propulsion system consists of three 20-megawatt (26,820 horsepower) electric Azipod motors, resulting in a combined propulsion power of 82 megawatts (109,964 horsepower) and a standard cruising speed of 23 knots.

The Oasis mainly operates routes around the Caribbean, but occasionally repositions to offer itineraries in the Mediterranean.

4. Royal Caribbean International – Harmony of the Seas : 226,963 gross tonnes

The third Oasis-class ship built by Royal Caribbean, Harmony of the Seas weighed in bigger than her existing sister ships at launch in 2016, with 226,963 gross tonnage, but she has since been surpassed by newer vessels. With a total length of 362m (1,188 feet), Harmony has a maximum capacity of 6,780 passengers and 2,300 staff across 18 decks.

Royal Caribbean placed an order with STX France for the construction of Harmony of the Seas in December 2012. The first steel for the ship was cut at STX France’s Saint-Nazaire shipyard in September 2013, while the keel-laying ceremony was held in May 2014.

The Harmony is powered by three 18.9-megawatt Wärtsilä 16V46 16-cylinder main generator diesel engines and three Wärtsilä 12V46 12-cylinder engines producing 13.9 megawatts each. The propulsion power is provided by three electric Azipod azimuth thrusters and manoeuvring is assisted by four 5.5-megawatt Wärtsilä CT 3500 tunnel thrusters. The propulsion system results in 82 megawatts (109,964 horsepower) and enables the ship to sail at a standard speed of 23 knots.

Harmony of the Seas embarked on her inaugural seven-night Western Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona, Spain, in June 2016, and currently operates itineraries around the Western Caribbean from her homeport of Galveston, Texas in the US.

3. Royal Caribbean International – Symphony of the Seas : 228,081 gross tonnes

At launch in 2018, the Symphony of the Seas surpassed the Harmony as the biggest cruise ship, weighing in at 228,081 gross tonnes. Measuring 361m (1,185 feet), the Symphony has a maximum capacity of 6,680 passengers and 2,200 staff across 18 decks and was the testing ground for Royal Caribbean's new muster drill . With a total length of 361m (1,185 feet), She is roughly 30 metres (98 feet) longer than the largest military ships , the US Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and the USS Gerald R. Ford .

The keel-laying ceremony for the Symphony of the Seas was held in October 2015 at STX’s Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France, and the ship sailed out in June 2017. She is powered by six diesel sets, each composed of three Wärtsilä 16V46D engines and three Wärtsilä 12V46D engines, as well as three 20-megawatt electric Azipod main engines – resulting in 82 megawatts (109,964 horsepower) of propulsion power and a standard cruising speed of 22 knots.

The Symphony commenced her seven-day maiden voyage from Barcelona in April 2018, and since then has mainly operated itineraries around the Caribbean from her homeports of Miami, New York, and Fort Lauderdale.

2. Royal Caribbean International – Wonder of the Seas : 235,600 gross tonnes

Royal Caribbean's flagship, Wonder of the Seas is the fifth Oasis-class cruise ship built for the cruise company. Weighing in at 235,600 gross tonnes, the Wonder was the largest ship in the world when she was completed in January 2022. Measuring 362m (1,187 feet) in length, the 18-deck Wonder has a maximum capacity of 7,084 guests across its 2,867 staterooms, as well as housing 2,369 crew.

Built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, Wonder is powered by two Wärtsilä 16V46D engines and four Wärtsilä 12V46D engines; and uses three 20-megawatt electric Azipod engines for propulsion, combining for a propulsion power of 82 megawatts (109,964 horsepower and a standard cruising speed of 22 knots.

The Wonder sailed her maiden voyage in March 2022 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and has since served itineraries around the Caribbean from her homeports of Miami and Cape Canaveral.

1. Royal Caribbean International – Icon of the Seas : 248,663 gross tonnes

Weighing 248,663 gross tonnes and measuring 365 metres (1,1967 feet), the Icon of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world. Christened on 23 January 2024, the Icon has a maximum capacity of 7,600 passengers and 2,350 crew across 20 decks. She is the lead ship of the new Icon-class, with a sister ship the Star of the Seas due to be delivered in 2025 and another ship planned for delivery in 2026.

Built by Meyer Turku in Finland, the Icon is the first ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet that can be powered by LNG. It uses three Wärtsilä 14V46DF and three Wärtsilä 12V46DF for its main generator engines, which provide 67.5 megawatts of energy to run the ship. She is propelled by three 20-megawatt Azipod thrusters as well as five 4.8-megawatt Wärtsilä WTT-45 CP bow thrusters, with a cruising speed of 22 knots.

After sailing her maiden voyage on 27 January 2024, the Icon now sails year-round itineraries of seven-night trips around the Eastern and Western Caribbean from her homeport of Miami, Florida.

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  7. Arvia Cruise Deals 2024, 2025 & 2026

    Arvia joins her sister ship, Iona, to make the sea the star with her luminous, wide open spaces. Meaning 'from the seashore', her name encapsulates the magic of sailing from different coastlines to new waters and sunshine destinations.

  8. ARVIA Current Location

    Arvia current position is at coordinates 43.71132 N / -8.32911 W en route to GBSOU-ESLCG. ARVIA (P&O Cruises) current ship position tracker and cruise itinerary with port details.

  9. Arvia

    Find details and photos of Arvia cruise ship on Tripadvisor. Learn more about Arvia deck plans and cabins, ship activities including dining and entertainment, and sailing itineraries to help you plan your next cruise vacation. ... P&O Cruises Cruises to Barbados; P&O Cruises Cruises to St Martin / St Maarten; P&O Cruises Cruises to British ...

  10. P&O Arvia Cruise Reviews (2024 UPDATED): Ratings of P&O Arvia

    1 - 10 of 124 P&O Arvia Cruise Reviews. Really poor cruise. Review for a Norwegian Fjords Cruise on Arvia. ArviaMay24. 6-10 Cruises • Age 30s. I've gone on +-10 cruises over the past 20 years ...

  11. Arvia deck plan

    MS Arvia (2022-built) is P&O UK fleet 's newest and largest cruise ship (second unit from Carnival Corporation 's Excellence-class), with sistership P&O Iona (2021). P&O Arvia cruise ship deck plan shows 18 decks (16 passenger-accessible, 11 with cabins), a total of 2610 staterooms for 5204 passengers (max capacity is 6264) served by 1762 staff ...

  12. P&O 'Arvia': See Inside Britain's Biggest Cruise Ship

    Introducing 'Arvia' The newest P&O cruise ship, Arvia, has a similar physical design as the line's last ship, Iona.But whereas Iona was built for colder climate cruising, Arvia is very much ...

  13. 9 Exciting New Features On P&O Cruises' Arvia

    2. New Plant-Based & Fish Restaurant, Green & Co featuring Mizuhana. One of Arvia's 20 dining options, Green & Co featuring Mizuhana is a brand-new restaurant for P&O Cruises focusing on a plant ...

  14. P&O Arvia Restaurants Guide (With Photos & Menus) (2024)

    P&O Cruises' newest cruise ship, Arvia, features more than 30 places to eat and drink. Some of the restaurants on Arvia are exclusive to this ship. I cruised on Arvia's maiden voyage for two weeks and tried out almost every bar and restaurant on this ship. So, read on to find out what to expect when it comes to your dining options…

  15. Arvia Cruise Entertainment: Spa, Fitness, Theatres

    Mission Control. New and exclusive to Arvia, Mission Control is a unique immersive experience. With two one-hour adventures to choose from, you'll form a team of marine explorers and underwater detectives and board the fictional submarine Arvia II, where your crew will work together to overcome danger and solve puzzles and problems at every turn.

  16. P&O Cruises' Arvia

    See our Arvia sailings here: 🛳 https://bit.ly/3J6LphUAs sister-ship to Iona, Arvia is one of the largest in the P&O Cruises' fleet, with space for 5,200 gue...


    P&O Cruises launched its latest Cruise ship in late 2022 and has some amazing and new offerings for P&O cruises including High Ropes, escape room, 50's diner...

  18. P&O Cruises' Arvia Expert Review

    Arvia is a spectacular new cruise ship from P&O Cruises with wide-ranging appeal, from couples to families to multi-generational groups. Nicknamed the "Sunshine Ship", it's been designed to sail in warm climes -- winter in the Caribbean, summer in the Mediterranean. Arvia is sister ship to Iona (which launched in 2021).

  19. Current position Arvia Ship's position

    Data according to itinerary: Current position of Arvia : Under way from La Coruña to Palma de Majorca. Departure was 4 hrs 50 min ago. (at 17:00 h local time) Arrival will be in 2 d 10 hrs 10 min. (at 08:00 h local time) Traveled distance since La Coruña: 93.82 nm (173.75 km) Remaining distance to Palma de Majorca: 1,205.32 nm (2,232.25 km)

  20. Arvia Caribbean Cruise Holiday Destinations

    2025 Arvia holidays. View cruises. Explore Arvia's summer and winter cruise holidays in the Caribbean, from Antigua to Barbados and beyond. Book your cruise with P&O Cruises online.

  21. Arvia Cabins & Staterooms on Cruise Critic

    Every cabin has a good amount of under-bed storage space as well as tea and coffee-making facilities, including P&O Cruises' trademark PG Tips tea bags. Arvia has 55 wheelchair accessible cabins.

  22. P&O Cruises Adds Extra Onboard Spending Credit

    P&O Cruises' 5,200-passenger Arvia, which began sailing in December 2022, is the line's first Excel-class vessel and features a retractable SkyDome glass roof, mini golf, a unique underwater ...

  23. Travel Review: How life on 'Sunshine Ship' in the Med left me on crest

    P&O Cruises is offering a 14-night Mediterranean cruise on Arvia (K508) from £929 per person for an inside cabin. Departing April 13, 2025, the price includes children's clubs, full board meals ...

  24. PDF Deck plans

    Deck plans - Arvia. 156157. 184,700 tonnes. Balconies visible fr. Entered service in 2022 Normal operating capacity: 5,200 guests and 1,800 crew If you'd like to view these deck plans in a little more detail, you can view PDF versions online at. pocruises.com. For more information on selecting the right cabin. for you see pages 32-33.

  25. The top 10 biggest cruise ships in the world

    The MS Arvia is P&O Cruises' fourth ship to be built by German shipyard Meyer Werft. Weighing in at 185,581 gross tonnes, the 345m (1,130-foot) Arvia is slightly larger than her sister ship, the ...

  26. Arvia Build Journey

    A key stage in the construction of Britain's newest and most innovative cruise ship was marked at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg in February 2022. The team building P&O Cruises 184,000 tonnes ship Arvia, celebrated the milestone with the traditional coin-laying ceremony. This event is a long-held ship-building tradition which is to ...