Had been on Iona and was very impressed so we thought we would try Arvia which has that little bit extra. On boarding at Southampton was easier than usual. The lifts were busy so we had to walk from deck 6 upto deck 15. Cabin as expected and no issues here at all. Ship overall in excellent shape.
Dining - no issues with the food as plenty of choice as well as restaurants. What let's the dining experience down is P&O insistence on everybody booking meals via the app. This did not work on IOna and did not work on Arvia. One night the booking system crashed completely and total carnage ensued as everybody went for 5.30 pm. The Quays with the Fish & Chips, Curry and Roasts is exceedingly popular. I had breakfast here most days as quieter than Horizons.
Entertainment - Very good shows which again in the Headliners theatre you had to book in advance via the app. Often booked up. Sky dome is good but acoustics awful. The Club House is good for live bands and comedians.