New P&O ship Arvia to offer men’s’ barber, and new retail and spa experiences

Arvia will feature a series of firsts for the fleet, including a dedicated men’s barber for haircuts and male grooming, a range of new wellness experiences in the Oasis Spa & Health Club, and new shopping zones and retail brands in The Avenue.

Arvia will be P&O Cruises’ second Excel-class cruise ship after Iona, making her one of the largest in the fleet and only the second to run on LNG fuel. She is due for delivery to the cruise line in December 2022.

The new dedicated men’s area includes a barber station, plus male grooming collections from leading brands such as American Crew, Clinique for Men, Barbour Pro and Clarins for Men.


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In the Oasis Spa & Health Club, innovations include an invigorating cool room, salt room and two exclusive wellness suites where guests can indulge in bespoke treatments.

One of the suites includes a hammam, the other a steam shower and both offer private treatment baths, a lounging space and light refreshments.

New shopping zones will also be introduced to The Avenue, Arvia’s on board shopping destination with 900sqm of open-plan retail space.

Arvia retail areas

There will be an area showcasing the latest in tech at sea, a ‘design your own’ fine jewellery bar; Pandora Brilliance showcasing the brand’s new range of lab-produced diamonds; and the first-at-sea Swarovski ‘Wonder Lab’ Concept Store featuring the latest crystal collections from Swarovski’s new creative director, Giovanna Engelbert.

Alongside Mulberry, The White Company and Apple, guests will also be able to shop 30 brands that are new to P&O Cruises, including Rado watches, Floral Street fragrances, Cotswolds Distillery, and 25 sustainable brands such as Skin Regimen and Comfort Zone.

Oasis Spa

Oasis Spa & Health Club

Guests will be able to choose from an array of traditional and cutting-edge wellness therapies and beauty treatments. The zoned wellness spaces include a Thermal Suite and Thalassotherapy with heated and cooling chambers, heated lounge chairs and a pre-treatment Relaxation Lounge.

The Retreat is an outdoor sanctuary exclusively for adults with loungers, a pool, refreshments, and ocean views. Within the spa, there are 18 individual treatment rooms also with ocean views.

Oasis Spa treatments include a deep-tissue Bamboo Massage, Aroma Stone Therapy or a Restorative Salt Stone Massage – a unique treatment that harnesses the healing power of warm blocks of mineral-rich Himalayan salt.

Gym & Health Club

The gym will feature state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and expert guidance from professional personal trainers. Classes include Tour de Cycle, Body Sculpt Bootcamp, Pure-Form Pilates and Yoga and Functional Stretch.

The gym also boasts the latest Evolt 360 body scanning technology, so that guests can get a unique 360-degree picture of their physical conditioning to set individual goals. Wellbeing consultants are also on hand for professional advice on nutrition, sleep and stress management.

The Salon

The Salon offers premium beauty and grooming services as well as a speciality colour bar, advanced technology, luxurious Kérastase hair treatments and expert technicians.

The Photo Gallery

A creative hub that lets guests capture their special holiday moments for posterity. In addition to an exclusive photoshoot with a professional photographer, guests can also visit the new 360 photo booth that captures not only the moment but also the surrounding scenery.

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