P&O UK’s newest cruise ship Arvia officially named in Barbados (Bridgetown)

   March 18, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

P&O Cruisesnewbuild ship Arvia was officially named on Thursday, March 16th, in a beachside ceremony in Barbados (Bridgetown).

Paul Ludlow (President P&O Cruises) welcomed Mia Mottley (Barbados Prime Minister) and Dickon Mitchell (Grenada Prime Minister).

Before introducing Arvia's Captain Robert Camby, Ludlow described the new vessel as a 'creation of years of vision, design, technical, environmental and engineering excellence.’

Performances came from the godmother, popular singer Nicole Scherzinger, and Olly Murs.

Chart-topper Murs performed some of his popular hits, including ‘Troublemaker’ and  ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ during the festivities, which took place at Arvia’s SkyDome/Heywood’s Beach.

Scherzinger sang ‘Don’t Cha’ from her girl band The Pussycat Dolls, and a cover of Nina Simone’s ‘I Put A Spell On You.’

Hosts were the British DJ celebrities Sara Cox and Trevor Nelson.

Scherzinger will be creating music/dance shows for P&O as part of an exclusive partnership. Details will be revealed later in 2023.

Next is the official YouTube video broadcasted live from Barbados.