Offering a contemporary blend of Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine, The Orchid Restaurant will open in April next year when Arcadia enters service.
Drinks available from the adjoining Orchid Bar range from cold Oriental and Asian beers such as Tiger and Kingfisher to green teas.
P&O Cruises' links with Indian cuisine date back to the 1800s, when Indian employees are said to have introduced the first curry to Britain. Neal Martin, director of hotel services and entertainment, comments, 'P&O Cruises has always celebrated its historical links with the East and the Orchid Restaurant brings that association bang up to date.' It will be one of six dining alternatives, including a main formal restaurant, 24-hour buffet, open deck grill, café and fine dining restaurant.
A child-free ship Arcadia will be the largest cruise ship dedicated exclusively to British passengers, with more cabins with balconies than any other UK-based cruise ship.