Carnival-owned LNG ship to homeport in the Caribbean

The UK’s largest cruise line, P&O Cruises which is owned by Carnival Corp, announced the homeport for its newest vessel, Arvia. The LNG mega-ship is currently under construction in Germany.

The vessel will be sailing from the Caribbean islands of Barbados and Antigua on 7-day and 14-day voyages. At the same time, 22-day voyages from and to Southampton will also be available.

While sister ship Iona has been designed with the British Isles and Northern Europe in mind, Arvia will see design features specifically thought out to take full advantage of the sunshine and views of the Caribbean.

According to P&O President and CEO Paul Ludlow, the Caribbean islands will be the ideal backdrop for the stunning new LNG powered vessel.

The new Caribbean itineraries will feature La Romana in the Dominican Republic – a maiden port of call for P&O Cruises. The other ports of call include the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao; and Eastern Caribbean ports of call Martinique, St Kitts, St Lucia, and St Maarten.