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Arvia render © P&O Cruises
Arvia Render © P&O Cruises
February 2021 • P&O announces newest ship to be named 'Arvia'

P&O Cruises have announced their second LNG-powered Excel class ship is to be named Arvia.

Arvia, meaning “from the seashore” will be the sister ship to Iona and is set to join P&O's fleet in December 2022.

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Iona Grand Atrium Staircase
Iona Grand Atrium Staircase © P&O Cruises
June 2021 • Iona Naming Ceremony

On Sunday 16th May P&O Cruises launched their newest flagship, Iona, following the ship's arrival in home port of Southampton. Hosted by Jo Whiley, the ceremony featured a music set from Gary Barlow, with Godmother Dame Irene Hayes officially christening the ship with a bottle of Alex James' Britpop Cider smashing against Iona's bow.

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Norwegian Fjords

Ad • Highlights from a week long cruise to the Norwegian Fjords onboard P&O Cruises* Britannia. The ports of call are Stavanger, Flam, Olden and Bergen with shore excursions to Gudvangen Viking Village (Flam) and Briksdal Glacier (Olden).  [*paid partnership]

Sail away from Lisbon, Portugal

5 Cruises Sailing From Southampton in 2022

Disclosure: Links marked with an asterisk (*) relate to advertising in the form of affiliate links. Refer to Privacy Policy. Post updated April 2021. These five cruises sailing from Southampton in 2022 are some of the most popular and well […]

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The Stalheimskleiva, Norway

Viking Valley & Tvinde Waterfall Tour from Flåm, Norway

The Viking Valley and Tvinde Waterfall excursion from Flåm is a new offering from P&O Cruises (who kindly sponsored this trip) during my spectacular Norwegian Fjords cruise onboard Britannia in September. If you’re cruising to the Fjords for the first […]

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P&O Britannia in Flam, Norwegian Fjords [ad]

What’s A Cruise To The Norwegian Fjords Like From Southampton?

A cruise to the Norwegian Fjords from Southampton is a spectacular voyage that takes you across the open waters of the North Sea and navigates the dramatic narrow valleys Norway is famous for. During this trip I took over the […]

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Briksdal Glacier, Norway

Briksdal Glacier Excursion From Olden, Norway

An excursion to Briskdal Glacier from the cruise port of Olden in Norway requires a very scenic 25km drive south around the Oldevatnet lake. In this guide you’ll find a few options to make this journey and preview some of […]

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P&O Ventura Christmas Atrium

A Christmas Cruise to Bruges & Amsterdam on P&O Ventura

If you’re a seasoned cruiser you’ll know that Christmas is a great time to getaway as the temptations and food offerings onboard are hard to resist on a summer diet. When I boarded the family-friendly Ventura in Southampton, the buffet […]

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Briksdal Glacier, Norway

Following the racing aqua coloured river you’ll cross numerous bridges, rest inside a giant pothole and feel the spray of the thundering waterfalls just metres away from the path. Continue reading...

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