P&O’s newest ship will have a high ropes experience and mini-golf on its top deck
P&O Cruises has revealed that its newest cruise ship Arvia will have a high ropes experience, tropical themed mini-golf and a water splash zone on its top deck.
The activities will form part of the Altitude experience on board Arvia, which is due to be launched in December 2022.
Powered by LNG, P&O say that the “environmentally-friendly ship” has been designed as the “sunshine ship” and will include a number of “adventure firsts” set high up on the top deck.
The nine-hole mini-golf course will include water hazards, tiki huts, and night-time illuminations, and will be open throughout the day and evening.
Altitude Splash Valley will be a family-friendly aquazone with water jets, shaded areas and ocean views, while the Altitude Skywalk will be the line’s first-ever high ropes experience, soaring 54 metres above the ocean with courses to suit all abilities.
The top deck will also be home to an outdoor sports court for football, basketball, short tennis or cricket.
P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “These thrilling new Altitude experiences will have fun and excitement at their heart. Holidays are about trying new things, being with friends and family and of course capturing the perfect holiday photos.
“Whether it’s the perfect putt, getting soaked by the jets or putting on a brave face with the Skywalk, there will be action and adventure images for everyone as we push new boundaries with Arvia’s top deck.”
An example Arvia cruise is a 14-night Caribbean itinerary costing £2,099 per person for an inside cabin, departing January 21, 2023. The price includes flights from the UK, kids’ clubs, full-board meals and entertainment. Sailing roundtrip from Bridgetown, Barbados, ports of call include Barbados, Curacao, La Romana, St Kitts, Antigua, St Maarten, Martinique and St Lucia.
Four-week programme aims to enhance agents’ river cruise knowledge
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has launched a four-week programme for agents who are “keen to grow their river cruise sales into 2022 and beyond”.
The River Cruise Challenge has been rolled out by CLIA’s River Cruise Working Group as the trade gears up for Wave season.
The programme promises to “boost product and destination knowledge, as well as help agents keep up-to-date with this fast-moving sector”.
To complete the programme, agents are encouraged to:
Andy Harmer, CLIA UK & Ireland managing director, said: “River cruise is going from strength to strength, so with Wave just around the corner this is the ideal time for the trade to brush up on their know-how.”
He added: “The River Cruise Challenge is available now, as well as next year, for agents who are keen to grow their river cruise sales into 2022 and beyond. And because it takes only four weeks to complete, it will be quick and straightforward for them to add to their existing knowledge.”
CLIA is also offering other river cruise events and tools, including the in-depth CLIA RiverView online training module, and the RiverView Conference in Budapest, which takes place in March and is open for registration now. River cruise will also form a key part of the main CLIA Conference in May.
Further river cruise 2022 activities, including CLIA’s first River Cruise Residential, will be announced shortly.