P&O Arcadia will receive a major dry dock refurbishment in preparation for a world cruise in January 2018.
P&O Cruises is sending Arcadia for a major refurbishment at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The British cruise ship is entering the dry dock at end of October to get a total refresh with work being done all across the vessel. Arcadia will be all shiny and new before the Christmas season starts.
Highlights during the major dry dock in Hamburg include enhancements to suites, piano bar, spinnaker bar and The Belvedere food court. Many of the public spaces and lunges will be modernized with new decor and designs. New concepts will be introduced and the ship will also get new carpets and furniture, soft furnishing refreshes, fixture and fitting upgrades and elegant new color schemes and a lot more.
A major part of the refurbishment will be updating some important areas onboard including the Aquarius pool and bar, main atrium and reception, oasis spa, Intermezzo and suites. As usual, during a dry dock, the ship will likely get a fresh coat of paint on the hull and several technical aspects will be taken care of too.
P&O Arcadia will resume service out of its homeport of Southampton, UK on November 15, 2017. The vessel will begin it;s around the world cruise on January 9 and guests will be lucky enough to enjoy the modern new look onboard.
Arcadia entered service in 2004 and is 83,500 gross tons carrying over 2,000 passengers at double occupancy.