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P&O Cruises introduces jewellery by Barbados designer, Ichia Tiyi on board Arvia for the Caribbean season

P&O Cruises will introduce a range of jewellery by local Bajan silversmith and art jeweller, Ichia Tiyi on Arvia from December. The range will be sold in the shops on board during Arvia’s 2023/2024 Caribbean season and will include a selection of silver cuffs, bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings. Ichia will also join the ship each week in Barbados to host a talk about her range.

Earlier this year, Ichia was commissioned to design a unique gold cuff and necklace for Arvia’s godmother, Nicole Scherzinger which was presented to the multi award-winning performer when the ship was officially named in Barbados in March 2023.

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

In 2001 she entered the prestigious 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, Ichia also won the Design Caribbean award for Best Innovation and Creativity.

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

Example Caribbean itineraries on Arvia:

Caribbean fly-cruise, 7 nights from £999 per person
7 nights on Arvia (K325B) from £999 per person based on an inside cabin. Departing Bridgetown, Barbados on December 9, 2023 the price includes flights, full board meals, entertainment and children’s clubs. Returning from Antigua, ports of call are Tortola (Virgin Islands), La Romana (Dominican Republic) and St Maarten (Saint Maarten).

Caribbean fly-cruise, 14 nights from £1,469 per person

14 nights on Arvia (K403A) from £1,469 per person based on an inside cabin. Departing Bridgetown, Barbados on February 3, 2024 the price includes flights, full board meals, entertainment and children’s clubs. Returning from Barbados, ports of call are Tortola (Virgin Islands), La Romana (Dominican Republic), St Maarten (Saint Maarten), Antigua (Antigua and Barbuda), Basseterre (Saint Kitts), Fort de France (Martinique) and Castries (Saint Lucia).

For more information or to book, call P&O Cruises on 03453 555 111, visit or visit a travel agent.



About P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises is Britain’s favourite cruise line, welcoming guests to experience holidays with a blend of discovery, choice, relaxation and exceptional service catered towards British tastes. Each of the seven ships has its own appeal from family friendly or exclusively for adults. With over 200 destinations worldwide, P&O Cruises itineraries are carefully curated to inspire discovery and are varied to suit newcomers and experienced guests alike.

Arvia joined the P&O Cruises fleet in December 2022 as the second LNG-powered, Excel-class ship embodying the newest trends in travel, dining and entertainment. Arvia offers a Caribbean/winter season of fly-cruise holidays from homeport Barbados and Mediterranean holidays from Southampton during the summer.

P&O Cruises works with the best of the best including Gary Barlow who is music director of The 710 Club on Arvia and Iona and has delivered a number of unique musical moments on board. Crafted to Gary’s creative vision, The 710 Club showcases an eclectic range of performances and offers an opportunity for up-and-coming musicians to get their break. Gary also joins guests for exclusive performances on Arvia and Iona holidays. Multi award-winning performer Nicole Scherzinger will be the creative force behind contemporary and breath-taking late night shows to be performed in SkyDome on board Iona and Arvia and P&O Cruises Food Heroes include chefs Marco Pierre White, Jose Pizarro, Shivi Ramoutar and Kjartan Skjelde who has created Norwegian speciality dishes, as well as award-winning drinks expert Olly Smith.

Recent awards for P&O Cruises include:
British Travel Awards Winner 21/22 – Best Cruise Line for Family Holidays.
Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards Winner 2022 – Best for Families.

The company is part of Carnival Corporation & PLC (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).  

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