The wait is over! We’re thrilled to reveal the godmother of our spectacular new sunshine ship, Arvia, is the multi award-winning, multi platinum-selling singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and TV personality Nicole Scherzinger.

As part of a special entertainment partnership with P&O Cruises, Nicole will also be creating spectacular music and dance extravaganzas which will be performed on board our ships.

Here’s what she had to say about the news…

Nicole will sing live and officially name Arvia at a star-studded beachside naming ceremony event in Barbados, which will be broadcast around the world on the P&O Cruises YouTube channel on Thursday 16 March 2023 at 19:00 GMT. 

Be sure to tune in to watch a host of entertainment, including a unique performance from the Grammy-nominated Nicole who has accrued Number 1 singles globally and has had record sales top 60 million with girlband The Pussycat Dolls.

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said:

“It is an extraordinary privilege for us to work with someone of Nicole’s talent and calibre. As a global superstar Nicole is well placed to create contemporary and breath-taking late night shows which will be performed in SkyDome on Iona and Arvia.

We could not be more thrilled that she has agreed to be Arvia’s godmother and will be with us on March 16 when Arvia is officially named in Barbados.

Through her many appearances on some of the UK’s best loved shows Nicole has won the hearts of the British public. She really is the epitome of zest for life and as a critically-acclaimed talent she joins a line-up of world-famous godmothers and partners for P&O Cruises. Her involvement reflects everything which P&O Cruises stands for – a modern, forward-thinking holiday company which has always excelled in the levels of cutting-edge entertainment we provide.

As part of the fabric of the iconic British theatrical and live music sector, with hundreds of performers every year, we are always striving to set new standards for the quality of our on board shows and this association with Nicole takes that to another level.”

Join in the celebrations and watch Arvia’s naming ceremony at home

  • Save the date! Add the event to your diary here
  • Tune into the P&O Cruises YouTube channel on Thursday 16 March at 19:00 GMT
  • Feel the sunshine vibes and share a selfie watching the event! Be sure to tag @carnivalukcomms on Instagram with #HelloArvia


Having trouble adding the event to your diary? Download the file here, open your download folder, right click the file and ‘Open with Outlook’ – this will then move it into your diary.

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