P&O Cruises, Arvia

By @DPA Lighting Consultants

dpa lighting consultants are immensely proud to be working on P&O Cruises newest ship Arvia, the sister ship to Iona, being constructed in the Meyer Werft shipyard, Germany and scheduled for delivery in December 2022. dpa are working for P&O Cruises in association with Jestico + Whiles, Partner Ship Design and Richmond International, designers of the front of house guest areas for this new 184,700 tonnes ship.

Like Iona, Arvia will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), therefore significantly reducing carbon emissions.  At 345 metres long, Arvia will have an operating capacity of 5,200 guests and 1,800 crew, designed to capture unprecedented panoramic views across the ever-changing seascape, at every available opportunity. She will be the first ship of her kind to feature a Sky Dome with retractable roof, spanning a vast performance and recreation area at the top of the ship. Altogether, Arvia will be the epitome of a sunshine resort sailing year-round to the warmest climates.

Fleet favourites such as Epicurean, Sindhu and The Glass House and Iona icons including The Keel & Cow and The Olive Grove will star alongside new dining, retail and interior concepts, including the Grand Atrium which will again touch port and starboard in cross section, with window structures that allow an abundance of natural light ingress and views to memorable sunrises and sunsets.  The central staircase area has been remodelled to house a magnificent contemporary chandelier with dynamic lighting effects to coincide with aerialist ‘show’ performances.  The house lighting control will be articulated to respond to the time of day and activity, ranging from energetic atmospheres to more refined, personalised and relaxed ambiances.

We look forward to sharing more project pictures with you in the months ahead.

Client: P&O Cruises
Builder: Meyer Werft Shipyard, Papenburg, Germany 
External Profile of Ship:
 Martin Francis of Francis Design
Architects/Design Team: Jestico + Whiles, Partner Ship Design and Richmond International
Visualisations: Courtesy of P&O Cruises



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