Further details of the first P&O Cruises escape room have been announced, as Arvia’s maiden voyage is just a matter of months away. Mission Control promises a unique, immersive experience, combining an escape game with multimedia simulation and an intense live-action story.
Groups of up to 10 people can form a team of marine explorers and underwater detectives. On board the fictional Arvia II, and under the expert guidance of Dr. Melissa Ryan, teams must overcome danger and solve puzzles at every turn.
Realistic 3D surroundings will bring the adventure to life, taking passengers to the depths of ocean canyons where they will encounter sunken cities and underwater creatures.
Phil Yeomans, Director of Entertainment at P&O Cruises, said: “‘We wanted to create something brand new and we believe this is the first of its kind in the world. We took the escape room (a really popular, fun, family activity) and a simulator, and mashed the two together to create a fantastic submarine experience. Boarding Arvia II is like being in the biggest blockbuster movie out there.”
Entertainment Innovation Manager Michael Kelly continued: “The idea is that you step off Arvia and into Arvia II, where our top scientist Dr. Ryan sends you off on a research mission, diving deep down beneath the ship.
“Of course, things go wrong along the way and you have to figure out how to solve the problems to complete the mission. Mission Control completely puts the audience at the centre of the story. You really are on board this submarine, controlling it, steering and navigating the dive, flipping the switches and monitoring the sonar … you’re in control at every stage of this incredible journey.”
Arvia’s maiden voyage will be a 14-night cruise from Southampton to the Canary Islands, departing 9 December 2022. Click here for more details.