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Arcadia

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Arcadia is a mid size ship for adults only. Most of the passengers belong to the older generation. She has a useful library, an attractive but small cinema where it is essential to book a seat. If you say what information are you wanting I'm sure forum members will be able to give you more details.

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Hi Lucy and welcome to the forum. What would you like to know? 

 

Arcadia is a nice ship but a couple of years ago it underwent a refit whereby more cabins were added near to the crows nest which I think changed the ambience of it slightly. I don't know if you are encountering travelling on your own, if so I would not recommend it on this ship as, from what I remember, the singles are in this refit area which can get very bouncy in bad weather. The ship itself is very stable but near the crows nest you feel it a lot. The other thing is that if you price up the single and compare it with a double cabin of a similar category and pay a single supplement the cost can be very similar or in some cases lower with a double cabin, also you have more choice on where to be.

 

It you would like to let the forum know more about the information you want then I am sure we can help.

 

TPP

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i did not know P andO did aldults ship i thought that was amazing i never been on a ship for adult befor i allway been with Thompson i did like the ship that i have been on . Befor it was calld the Thompson Destney she was lovely aswell i been to monko on her and Itlly aswell did the lening tower of peaz  the Thomson Destney was my fravrot ship she was very big and that what i like about her i do like the big ship some are massive like the indpendence of thye sea now that is a big ship i am going to be honest i am not a fan of fly cruise i like to go from England 

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i think PandO cruise are great i been want to go with the for year but not had the chane to i hope i can wen is my 30th birthday 

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If I were 30 I would choose another ship.

 

It isn't the layout of Arcadia that I don't like it's the way P&O use it. On most ships of this size or bigger there are at least two choices of entertainment available after dinner, not including the house bands, in the theatre and a show lounge. Arcadia does not have a show lounge. The Globe, the nearest thing to a show lounge, is used as the disco which most of the time is dead. The house bands (a solo singer, a duo and a four piece) all played similar types of dreary middle of the road music - nothing much up tempo except occasionally. This information is based on two cruises taken in 2014 so may be out of date.

 

I would not go on Arcadia again unless there were reports of a positive change. From the P&O stable I would choose Azura or Ventura - not been on Britannia so can't say. IotS we were on in 2012, they had a resident rock band onboard and the entertainment was much more lively.

 

RayO

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Each to their own Sanders but if you're looking for widespread entertainment perhaps a bit more suited to a younger crowd, I would not suggest Arcadia. Although she is a nice ship, I do think Independence of the Seas would be much better for offering you entertainment choices. Royal Caribbean offer far more expansive entertainment than P&O in my opinion.

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Hi Sanders, as a few other forum members have pointed out Independence of the Seas may be a better a choice if you're looking for a ship with more entertainment choices. Independence of the Seas has got everything from Flowrider, a rock climbing wall, ice rink, main pool, theatre, adults-only solarium and plenty of bars and lounges.

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