‘Arvia, which will be delivered in December, will spend her first season sailing in the Caribbean so it is fitting that we mark her naming in one of our favourite ports of call with a week of celebratory performances and experiences on board,’ said Paul Ludlow, president, P&O Cruises.
According to Ludlow, the event will 'showcase our extraordinary new ship Arvia, the beauty of Barbados and will include some very special surprises.’
Britain's most popular performers to appear
He went on to add that ship will be ‘positioned off one of the island’s most stunning beaches.’ Those watching the shoreside festivities – set to include some of Britain’s most contemporary, popular performers and presenters – will also be able to see the new interior design of the ship.
Cruise ‘vital’ to Barbados
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley thanked the cruise line for choosing the island for the occasion, stating, ‘Barbados continues to share a rich relationship with our sea and tourism, and the cruise industry has been of vital importance to our island and our economy.
‘I am delighted that Barbados can be that place that continues to bring more “firsts” to the world, and through this beachside ceremony, give thousands of people the opportunity to see a glimpse of what we have to offer to visitors.’