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Exclusive Caribbean Charter from Edinburgh

P&O Cruises Arvia
Date 3rd Feb 23
Nights 14 Nights
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Bridgetown, Barbados
Fly from Edinburgh to Barbados where you will be transferred to the port to board P&O Cruises Arvia for your fourteen night cruise.
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Bridgetown, Barbados
It's easy to see why Bridgetown is known as 'Little England' with its Georgian houses, Lord Nelson Statue and Parliament Square. Indulge in retail therapy on Broad Street, admire stunning views and rugged island landscapes on a jeep island safari, or visit the dramatic stalactites and stalagmites of Harrison's Cave. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience - sail on a catamaran to swim with once-endangered hawksbill and green sea turtles.
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At Sea
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Curacao, Caribbean
The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is home to beautiful colonial architecture and beaches. Head to Cas Abao or Playa Porto Marie to soak up the sun or, for the more adventurous, try out scuba diving and snorkelling at Playa Lagun. Visit Handelskade and stroll along the picturesque stretch of pier to admire the brightly-coloured Dutch colonial buildings across St Anna Bay. Uncover over 450 species of plants and native wildlife along the driving and hiking trails around Christoffel National Park. Kura Hulanda Museum offers a wide range of artefacts, relics, and artworks which trace the history of the African slave trade on Curacao. Finish off your day enjoying a coffee whilst admiring the boats sailing through the open arm of the floating Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge.
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At Sea
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La Romana, Dominican Republic
La Romana sits on the Caribbean coastline of the Dominican Republic and is a haven for spectacular beaches, natural beauty, and authentic charm. Stroll into the city centre and admire the colourful obelisk painted with scenes from local life, explore bustling markets, or taste Caribbean flavours in a local eatery. Pay a visit to the delightful Altos de Chavon; a re-creation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village complete with an array of artists workshops. Enjoy a boat trip across to Catalina Island with its idyllic beaches, coral reefs, and the remains of pirate William Kidd's ship. Head to the peaceful fishing village of Bayahibe and enjoy a few hours sunbathing on its white sandy beach or snorkelling amongst the tropical marine life off shore.
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At Sea
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Basseterre, St Kitts
Basseterre is the capital city of St Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies. Explore the shops and bars of The Circus or pay a visit to the cathedral, courthouse, and fountain of Independence Square. On the outskirts of the city, you'll discover Fairview Great House and Botanical Gardens and to the northwest are Romney Manor and the Wingfield Estate. Take a ride on the St Kitts Scenic Railway to discover deep ravines, black-sand beaches, and Mount Liamuiga volcano. Admire the views over sugarcane fields from the 17th-century Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park.
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Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda's secluded pink and white sand beaches surrounded by palm trees are the perfect location to explore and relax. Hike through the rainforest to get to Rendezvous Bay, one of Antigua's most remote but nevertheless stunning beaches; or take a rainforest canopy tour by zip-wire. Get up close and personal with the marine life as you swim with Stingrays at Stingray City or explore the local wildlife at Frigate Bird Sanctuary. Get cultural at the Georgian-era marina, Nelson's Dockyard National Park that was made a UNESCO World Heritage site. Finish the day by watching the sunset with a Caribbean meal and a few drinks at Bumpkins.
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At Sea
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St. Maarten
This minute island offers a cosmopolitan culture, first-class dining scenes, international shopping, and a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere. Savour delicious barbecued meats in street cafes and dance to calypso sounds at a barefoot beach bar. Head to the ruins of the French and Dutch forts which overlook the Caribbean Sea, or visit Philipsburg waterfront for duty-free shopping.
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Fort de France, Martinque
Today, the ship docks in Fort de France, the capital of Martinique. Gaze in awe at the stained-glass windows at St-Louis Cathedral, before visiting La Savane Park to admire the Empress Josephine statue and nearby Fort St-Louis. Shop for local handicrafts at Le Grand Marche or explore the designer perfume and fashion boutiques on Rue Victor Schoelcher. Spend some time at Habitation Clement - part plantation/part rum distillery/and part museum and heritage site! Travel to the south-west of the island to view the white stone effigies at Anse Cafard Slave Memorial.
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Castries, St Lucia
Arrive in Castries, the capital city of St Lucia. Step ashore and shop for bargains at La Place Carenage Shopping Plaza in downtown Castries, or venture to the heart of the city to the vibrant Central Market. Pay a visit to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Derek Walcott Square and the Government House; before climbing to the top of Morne Fortune to view Fort Charlotte. Spend a few hours at Vigie Beach or head south to Marigot Bay. Take an island tour and admire the majestic Piton Mountains, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Half-Moon Bay, or enjoy a picnic on a lemon grass lawn at Pigeon Island National Park.
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At Sea
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Bridgetown, Barbados
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Edinburgh.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Hays Travel Exclusive
  • Flying direct from Edinburgh
  • Overseas transfers
  • 14 night cruise on board P&O Cruises Arvia
  • Overnight on board in Barbados
  • 5% low deposit
  • Inside from £2,529pp
  • Sea view from £3,049pp
  • Balcony from £3,239pp
  • Suite from £5,949pp
  • Plus, receive up to £700 on board spending money per cabin
Why Book
Why Book
  • From La Romana, Enjoy a boat trip across to Catalina Island with its idyllic beaches, coral reefs, and the remains of pirate William Kidd's ship
  • Antigua and Barbuda's secluded pink and white sand beaches surrounded by palm trees are the perfect location to explore and relax
  • Savour delicious barbecued meats in street cafes and dance to calypso sounds at a barefoot beach bar in St. Maarten

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Background
Arvia
Overview

Iona’s eagerly-anticipated sister ship, Arvia, joins the fleet in December 2022 and is heading for the sunshine. Like Iona, Arvia is another Excel class ship, with even more freedom, innovation and variety in store than ever before. So get ready for your ultimate P&O Cruises holiday.

Revel in the glorious Caribbean rays from Arvia’s unique SkyDome. Luxuriate in modern accommodation with crystal-clear sea views from your Conservatory Mini-suite. Enjoy your pick of dining experiences in new and exclusive restaurants. And relax and re-energise with entertainment and activities for the whole family, from cinema screenings and live music to a brand new activity zone, Altitude. Arvia will also be powered by liquefied natural gas; with significantly reduced carbon emissions, we can continue to create a future of more responsible travel for many years to come.

Arvia
Arvia - The Keel and Cow Arvia - Vistas Cafe Bar Arvia - Sindhu Arvia - The Glass House Arvia - The Quays Arvia - The Epicurean Arvia - The Beach House Arvia - The Olive Grove
Food & Drink

Choose from over 15 places to eat to suit all appetites and occasions, 8 speciality restaurants and more than 6 places to have breakfast.

Entertainment

Why not relax on deck to soothing sounds from our live musicians, catch a singer in the theatre, stumble upon a busker, party the night away at The Club House, or embrace the air guitar with our epic rock night in SkyDome? Or perhaps for the ultimate nostalgic evening, take in the sunset views to the tune of a live pianist in panoramic Crow's Nest. The soundtrack to your holiday is unlimited.

In between live music, theatre productions, movie blockbusters and more, how about a spot of rib-tickling comedy? You’ll find something for everyone on a P&O Cruises holiday. From family-friendly to adult-only content, all ages can enjoy our comedy shows. Guest comedians step on board to take to the stage and make you laugh. While world-class tribute acts dazzle with such impressive vocals, you won’t believe it isn’t the real deal!

Arvia - The Grand Atrium Arvia - The Glass House Arvia - Emerald Bar Arvia - Headliners Theatre Arvia - Ocean Studios Arvia - 710 Club Arvia - The Limelight Club Arvia - SkyDome
Arvia - Thermal Suite
Health & Fitness

Choose from 18 whirlpools and 4 swimming pools (three outside and one inside).

Kids & Teens

Run by a team of passionate and dedicated professionals, The Reef provides a perfect environment for our younger travellers to create their own holiday memories. For toddlers to teens, we’ve soft play, imaginative spaces and high-energy activities plus gaming, DJ equipment and arts and crafts. There's also action-packed outdoor spaces including a climbing wall, football court and splash zone to keep them cool on a hot day. Pre-registration is essential.

Arvia - Night Nursery Arvia - Splashers Arvia - Splashers Arvia - Surfers Arvia - Scubas
Terms & Conditions
Select Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing the lowest grade of cabin available within the applicable cabin type and are subject to change and availability. Prices are correct at time of print. Fly-cruise prices shown are inclusive of economy class flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. All flights are subject to availability. ◊5% low deposit applicable to new Select Price or Early Saver bookings made by 31 August 2021 on applicable departures of 19 nights or less from 2 September 2021 to 1 April 2023. For bookings made after the balance due date the full amount will be due at time of booking. Offer is combinable with P&O Cruises current on-board spending money offer on qualifying departures 2 September 2021 to 1 April 2023. P&O Cruises reserve the right to withdraw this offer in whole or on individual cruises at any time. *Book an applicable Select Price holiday and receive extra on-board spending money to spend during your cruise holiday in the on-board shops, bars, photo and art galleries, and on restaurants, spa, internet packages and shore experiences booked on board. The amount shown is per cabin based on two people sharing a suite and varies by cabin and cruise duration. Applicable to new Select Price bookings made by 31 August 2021 on selected cabin grades on applicable departures 2 September 2021 to 1 April 2023 and is additional to the P&O Cruises On-board spending money can only be spent whilst on board. Offer is not applicable to Inside cabins, Early Savers or other promotional prices and cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative. P&O Cruises reserve the right to withdraw this offer in whole or on individual cruises at any time.
Exclusive Caribbean Charter from Edinburgh
Arvia
3rd Feb 23
14 Nights
£2,529
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