“Seafarers have always believed that breaking a bottle as the ship was launched afforded it luck and good fortune for the many journeys that lay ahead. Spirits were traditionally used for these ceremonies and it is only in more recent years that this has been replaced by Champagne. We are delighted to partner with Mount Gay and we will be proud to have a replica bottle remain with us on board Arvia to sail around the world as a reminder of this very special day.”
Arvia’s naming party was hosted by DJs Trevor Nelson and Sara Cox and featured an exclusive performance from Olly Murs as well as the intimate closing set from the ship’s godmother and new entertainment partner Nicole Scherzinger.
Cruising is for everyone
The notion of a one size fits all cruise no longer applies and cruising can be a great holiday option for people of all ages. Think of a cruise ship as a floating dining, entertainment and excursion experience and it’s up to you to make the experience what you wish, depending on your individual pursuits.
There is something for foodies, the fitness conscious, and those who wish to take advantage of onshore experiences to explore. You can cruise with friends, as a couple, a group, with young kids and disabled guests can easily access the ship and move around due to their special provisions. Whatever your needs, and tastes, you can find the right cruise and make it work for you.
A Caribbean, 7-night cruise on Arvia starts from £1,349pp. Departing from Antigua, ports of call are Basseterre (Saint Kitts), Fort de France (Martinique), Castries (Saint Lucia) and Bridgetown (Barbados). Flights are included.