Camby to take command of Arvia for P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises announced that Captain Robert Camby will be leading the team aboard its latest LNG-powered ship Arvia, which will go into service next December.
Captain Camby will transport Arvia from Germany's Meyer Werft shipyard to Southampton, where she will embark on her inaugural winter cruises.

Camby, a Londoner, was first exposed to the sea at an early age by his father, who had served in Royal Navy.

Robert's first exposure to cruising was with his maternal grandfather, who took Robert and his family aboard SS Canberra at the age of 14. This was his start to his dream of a career on the seas.

Robert was accepted into the P&O Princess Cruises Cadet Program in 1995. He began his studies at South Shields Nautical College as a deck cadet.


It was the SS Canberra that he built his first ship.

He rose through the ranks of various ships until he was awarded his masters license in December 2003.

He was promoted to Captain in December 2011, and he took his first command of Oriana, 2012, as a captain.

He has been in command of Azura, Arcadia and Oceana since then.

Camby stated: I am so proud to be the captain of P&O Cruises Arvia after 26 years of service to the company.

Arvia will support all of Iona's innovative and environmentally-conscious credentials and will provide more desirable and aspirational guest experiences for British guests.