P&O Cruises has announced details of a multi-million-pound investment in its two adults-only ships, Arcadia and Aurora. The initial upgrades are due to be completed by May 2023, including new balcony furniture and chairs in cabins, as well as improvements to open-deck areas. New lounge chairs, sofas, tables and armchairs will be installed around the Neptune Pool on Arcadia.

“Arcadia and Aurora are two of our most beloved ships in the fleet offering guests a more intimate experience in stylish surroundings. After a busy season hosting guests on longer-duration itineraries and world cruises, we will be making sure that both ships look their absolute finest ahead of the summer season,” commented P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow.

A more comprehensive refit is planned on board Arcadia in November 2024, while Aurora’s is scheduled to take place in April 2025.

P&O Cruises Aurora first entered into service in April 2000. The 1,874-capacity ship is the smallest in the fleet, sailing from Southampton, Auckland, Brisbane, Dubai, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney.

Arcadia has a capacity of 2,094 passengers. She started sailing for P&O Cruises in April 2005 and has since visited some of the world’s most incredible destinations including the Caribbean, Canada and North America.