P&O Cruises Delays Launch of New Ship Arvia, Cancels Maiden Voyage

P&O Cruises (Logo) P&O Cruises has been forced to cancel the maiden voyage of its new ship Arvia “for reasons beyond our control”.

The 5,200-passenger ship, which was due to launch on December 9 and head off on a Canary Islands cruise, will now launch two weeks later on December 23 to Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands.

The line released the first images of the ship less than three weeks ago, along with confirmed dates for sea trails (late November), the handover ceremony (December 1) and the ship’s arrival into Southampton on December 3.

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(P&O Cruises, Meyer Werft)