The hottest crusing date on the planet of cruise, P&O Arvia’s maiden voyage is the place to be at sea! Departing ninth December from Southampton to absorb Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands, that is the proper alternative to not solely see the sights and get some solar as you rejoice an early Christmas deal with to your self this winter but additionally be the very first cruisers to check out her improbable onboard leisure, take a look at the unbelievable eating venues and chill out in luxurious lodging.
Check out Arvia’s wonderful maiden voyage itinerary beneath for all of the issues you are able to do onboard and ashore every day!
DAY 1 – Cruise departs from Southampton
As P&O Arvia is a brand-new, distinctive ship, the primary day aboard can be stuffed with buzz and exercise as everybody has the identical concept – discover the ship! Unpack and get out and about to take a look at all of the wonderful onboard venues and seize a chew to eat within the buffet. For those that like a little bit of British pomp and ceremony, there’s additionally the well-known P&O Cruises sail away events as you forged off in your journey!
The first night folks will nonetheless be discovering their manner across the ship, making the primary night time of eating much less easy than following nights as everybody nonetheless will get their bearings so we advocate this being the night time to beat the group and e book certainly one of Arvia’s improbable speciality eating venues upfront, such because the Glass House for quite a lot of huge and small plates served with expertly paired wines by P&O Cruises meals hero Olly Smith, or Sindhu, the ever-popular flagship Indian restaurant at sea.
DAY 2-4 – At Sea
As you head right down to the sunny Canaries the climate can be a tad chilly the primary sea day within the Atlantic breeze, so we advocate testing the Skydome pool space with coated roof and all the pieces you must make a day of it. As properly as scorching tubs, loads of lounge area round the principle pool and beautiful views out to sea, there’s additionally poolside bars to maintain you refreshed and refilled to make a day of it corresponding to ice cream, snacks and cocktails. For health followers there’s a state-of-the-art fitness center in addition to jogging observe best for early risers to work up a sweat and take within the dawn.
In the night head to the principle eating room for a traditional dinner earlier than heading again to the skydome for some late night time leisure of something from DJs to aerial acrobat performers or just a film below the celebs on the large SeaDisplay!
The subsequent 2 days at sea ought to get progressively hotter as you head south so go for a dip take a look at the skin swimming swimming pools – the infinity and panoram swimming pools full with swim-up bar and scorching tubs with beautiful views behind Arvia or the Beachcomber pool space. There’s additionally Splash Valley for the little ones. Meanwhile all of the gang can have enjoyable within the solar on the sports activities courtroom, mini golf, excessive ropes course, deck video games corresponding to big chess and shuffleboard and even the all-new Mission Control escape room – the first-ever escape room at sea! There’s even Childrens tea earlier in the principle buffet with a particular menu for little palettes corresponding to pizza and jelly and icecream. If you’re fortunate, you’ll additionally spot everybody’s favourites Wallace, Gromit and Shaun the Sheep as you’re out and concerning the ship in addition to have a blast as themed mannequin making and dance lessons and watch the traditional Aardman movies up on the massive display screen.
If you’re wanting some grownup alone time after, make use of the children golf equipment, catering to all ages from tots to teenagers, so you’ll be able to head to the spa for a pair’s pampering session and a few you time within the thermal suite, sauna, steam room and al fresco Retreat, have a lie in or relax poolside in peace and quiet whereas the children make new associates.
The Reef children golf equipment
- Splashers – 2 to 4 years
- Surfers – 5 to eight years
- Scubas – 9 to 12 years
- H2O Children’s Club/ The Scene – 13 to 17 years
DAY 5 – Funchal, Madeira
This Madeiran metropolis is a refuge for leisure and outside pursuits alike. Visitors who’re feeling significantly daring could get pleasure from diving within the clear water, browsing, and even swimming with dolphins, whereas others who prefer to take issues slowly will recognize whale watching and strolling by the stunning, lush Monte Palace Tropical Gardens and taking within the views from the Monte Cable Car.
In the night head to Brodies, the traditional British pub, for nice beers and video games corresponding to darts, karaoke and quizzes. If you fancy raining the stakes in the meantime, the on line casino is true subsequent door for all of your traditional machines and desk video games. If you’ve acquired children, make use of the helpful night time nursery service (out there for ages six months to 4 years, 6pm to 2am every night time) for a correct night time out aboard! In this case the Crow’s Nest is a should for night time owls for dwell music and your favorite cocktails until late.
DAY 6 – Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Santa Cruz, the capital of Tenerife, is a vibrant neighborhood with beautiful structure, conventional tapas, and, in fact, sandy seashores. Santa Cruz will not allow you to down whether or not you are looking for a leisurely afternoon spent on high-quality sand, are wanting to buy until you drop or eager to move to Rural de Anaga Park on an tour for beautiful mountainous surroundings and unique flora.
For a deal with, cease by the Keel and Cow for the perfect burgers at sea and craft beer to match. Here you’re additionally proper by the Grand Atrium for dwell music and beautiful aerial reveals with a cocktail from the handy and cosy Amber Lounge.
DAY 7 – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Las Palmas is rather more than merely a vacation spot for enjoyable within the solar – it’s residence to certainly one of Europe’s most well-known seashores in addition to an abundance of historic structure, corresponding to Las Palmas Cathedral, and pure magnificence. Explore the fascinating Elder Museum of Science and Technology, go on a hike by the breathtaking Bandama Caldera Crater, or for those who’re merely trying to unwind, seize a lounge chair and high off your tan on the Las Canteras seaside.
As night time attracts in watch the most recent blockbusters all of the gang will love at Ocean Studios’, Arvia’s four-screen cinema advanced at sea, then head to the principle eating room if the popcorn wasn’t filling sufficient.
DAY 8 – Arrecife, Lanzarote
The cosmopolitan metropolis of Arrecife, which serves because the capital of Lanzarote, has many historic treasures tucked away in its again alleys. Originally a modest fishing neighborhood within the fifteenth century, it’s immediately residence to upscale shops and outlets, conventional Spanish meals, an impressive sandy seaside, and beautiful landmarks. There are many issues to do on this quickly growing metropolis, whether or not you are right here to buy til you drop or need to study extra about Arrecife’s historic previous.
After dinner take your seats within the Headliners theatre for “Greatest Days”, the Official Take That Musical by Tim Firth that includes all of your favorite hits.
DAY 9-10 – At Sea
After just a few days of exercise sightseeing, have breakfast in mattress and a lie in with some room service. Then chill out by the pool with e book, take a look at your new favorite haunts and meet up with new-found associates. Before dinner take a look at Anderson’s bar for signature gin and rum cocktails full with its very personal onboard rum distillery.
As the children go to mattress the place to be not less than one night time throughout Arvia’s maiden voyage is the 710 Club. An all-new music venue unique to Iona and Arvia, 710 is Gary Barlow’s signature lounge the place the resident band are joined by a special British expertise every month to serve you top-quality musical leisure alongside the themed cocktails to match. A should for music lovers!
DAY 11 – Cadiz, Spain
Cadiz, certainly one of Europe’s oldest frequently inhabited cities, enchants each traveller who steps foot right here. Through its monuments, museums, and winding lanes, its 3,000 years of historical past might be explored, with Cadiz Cathedral being a selected spotlight. Families will adore Playa La Caleta with all they want for a full day of enjoyable within the solar and surf whereas an tour to close by Seville can be an possibility for tradition vultures.
As the solar goes down get the children within the night time nursery and take within the dwell leisure and scrumptious three-course meals on the ever-popular Limelight Club. Pre-bookable upfront to be sure to get your spot, be dazzled by a number of the UK’s greatest musical abilities with meals to match.
DAY 12 – Lisbon
Lisbon, the biggest and capital metropolis of Portugal, can be one of many oldest cities on the planet and makes for a stupendous cruise vacation vacation spot with actions for each curiosity. This port of name presents a wealth of sights, together with historic forts, creative neighbourhoods, and the breathtaking Jerónimos Monastery. Couples will get pleasure from a getaway to the picturesque city of Sintra to see the fortress, whereas households will get pleasure from studying concerning the various species on the Oceanarium.
Head to Headliners, the 2-level onboard theatre for quite a lot of dwell reveals the place traditional leisure of dance, music, cabaret and comedy meets modernity with the ingenious LED display screen backdrop. Settle into your seat and benefit from the present!
DAY 13-14 – At Sea
On your final sea day earlier than arriving residence be sure to do all of the actions you liked a lot one final time, from the large chess set to the excessive ropes course. You may additionally e book a spot in Epicurean, Arvia’s traditional and modern fine-dining restaurant, for afternoon tea for some traditional British candy and savoury treats with beautiful views out to sea. Finally, for those who didn’t handle to get all of your christmas presents for family members again residence or souvenirs of your cruise journey, hit the onboard outlets for some obligation free bargains!
The final night time can be the time to move to a speciality restaurant to exit with a bang or go to your favorite eatery once more for one final chew of that rustic pizza or succulent steak – until subsequent time not less than!
DAY 15 – Southampton
Head residence for Christmas!