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Handmade jewellery from Barbadian Ichia Tiyi to be sold on Arvia's Caribbean voyages

Jewellery from Ichia Tiyi, every piece handmade in Barbados
P&O Cruises will introduce jewellery from Barbados designer Ichia Tiyi on board Arvia for the 2023/2024 Caribbean season. 

The range will be sold in shops on board from December and will include a selection of silver cuffs, bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings.

Hosting talks

Local Bajan silversmith and art jeweller Tiyi will also join Arvia each week in Barbados to host a talk about her range.

Earlier this year, she was commissioned to design a unique gold cuff and necklace for Arvia’s godmother, Nicole Scherzinger, which was presented to the singer and celebrity when the ship was officially named in Barbados in March. 

Traditional and handmade 

Tiyi has been designing jewellery since 1993 by using materials found in Barbados to create unique pieces which emphasise a sophisticated primal energy, rooted in traditional craftsmanship.

In 2001 she entered the Commonwealth Arts and Craft competition and won an award for the Caribbean region. The award gave her the opportunity to travel to Ghana, West Africa, where she studied metal product design at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. In 2011, Tiyi won the Design Caribbean award for Best Innovation and Creativity.  

‘It is so exciting that P&O Cruises guests will have the opportunity to purchase my jewellery on board Arvia,’ commented the designer. ‘Every piece is handmade in Barbados and each purchase will be the perfect way to remember a holiday on our beautiful island.’


Arvia’s voyages in the Caribbean include a seven-night fly-cruise, priced starting from £999 per person based on an inside cabin. Passengers set sail from Bridgetown, Barbados on December 9. Ports of call include Tortola, Virgin Islands, La Romana, Dominican Republic and St Maarten, Saint Maarten. The sailing ends in Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda on December 16, with the return flights from London included in the cost of the trip. 

A longer 14-night fly-cruise – from  £1,469 per person based on an inside cabin – will see Arvia sail roundtrip from Bridgetown, Barbados on February 3, returning February 17. Ports of call also include Tortola, La Romana, St Maarten, Antigua, as well as Basseterre in Sain Kitts, Fort de France in Martinique and Castries in Saint Lucia. Again, the return flights, included in the price, are from London.