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P&O Arvia Naming Ceremony Will Feature Olly Murs

P&O Arvia Naming Ceremony Will Feature Olly Murs

British singer, songwriter, and TV presenter Olly Murs will perform at the naming ceremony for P&O Cruises’ newest ship Arvia in March.

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P&O Cruises UK has a brand-new ship, P&O Arvia, and award-winning singer Olly Murs is due to perform at her naming ceremony on March 16, 2023 in Barbados. Murs will lead the lineup of performers at the beachside ceremony, which will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Award-winning singer Olly Murs is due to perform at P&O Arvia‘s naming ceremony on March 16 in Barbados (image courtesy of P&O Cruises)

The singer, songwriter, and presenter shot to fame in the UK when he was runner-up on the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009. Murs’ best-known album is his third, Right Place Right Time, which spent 16 weeks in the UK Top 10 and featured hits including “Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)” and “Dear Darlin'”.

Arvia’s beachside naming ceremony also features famed broadcasters

Sara Cox and Trevor Nelson, two of the UK’s most famous broadcasters and DJs, will host the ceremony from aboard Arvia as well as from the beach.

Sara Cox (image courtesy of P&O Cruises)
Trevor Nelson (image courtesy of P&O Cruises)

Trevor Nelson will be center stage in Arvia‘s Skydome to introduce the ship’s yet-to-be-revealed godmother for the iconic bottle smash moment. Sara Cox will host P&O’s guests on Barbados’ stunning Heywoods Beach.

Related: What Is a Cruise Ship Godmother (or Godfather)?

Prior to the ship’s naming ceremony, both Nelson and Cox will join passengers on Arvia’s March 11 sailing and will host late-night DJ sets on board.

“For our guests watching Arvia’s naming ceremony from home and from Barbados this is a real treat. Olly, Sara, and Trevor really do make a star-studded lineup which showcases the contemporary entertainment for which P&O Cruises is known,” said P&O Cruises’ president Paul Ludlow in a press release.

“It is not often that in the depths of UK winter you can be transported to a spectacular white sand, palm-fringed beach in the Caribbean and watch a live performance from one of Britain’s best-loved stars. It really will be a moment to remember,” Ludlow continued.

To watch the live broadcast on YouTube featuring Olly, Sara, and Trevor, click the following link on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 19:00 UK time / 3 PM EDT: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=pI4N7fv4J_Q 

During the event, P&O will also launch a giveaway drawing to win a vacation aboard the new ship.

Related: Cruise Sweepstakes You Can Enter to Win a Free Cruise!

About P&O Arvia

P&O’s newest ship, Arvia joined the fleet in December 2022 as its second LNG-powered, Excel-class ship.

P&O Arvia is the cruise line’s largest ship, and the largest ever built for the UK market (image courtesy of P&O Cruises)

Arvia, which means “from the seashore”, is the cruise line’s largest ship, and the largest ever built for the UK market. The vessel currently ranks #7 on the list of biggest cruise ships in the world!

P&O Arvia has begun her inaugural season of fly-cruise Caribbean vacations from her winter homeport of Barbados.

The ship features a SkyDome with a retractable glass roof, 16 passenger decks, and 30 dining and bar venues. Arvia offers several P&O firsts, including the new Altitude Skywalk high ropes experience, the first escape room in the fleet, and new dining options including Green & Co featuring Mizuhana.


Will you be watching Olly Murs at Arvia’s livestreamed naming ceremony on March 16? Or will you be one of the lucky guests to see the ceremony in person? Let me know in the comments below!

Carrie Ann