P&O Arcadia Cruise Ship

P&O Cruises Fleet: P&O Arcadia P&O Aurora P&O Azura P&O Britannia P&O Iona P&O Oceana P&O Oriana P&O Ventura

Arcadia combines the contemporary with the classic and this exclusively for adults ship is designed with absolute relaxation in mind. Arcadia took to the waves in 2005, instantly recognisable thanks to exterior glass-fronted elevators that have become her signature feature, wowing passengers with unique panoramic ocean views. 

The relaxed and friendly ship underwent a recent refurbishment in 2017, reinvigorated throughout with more than a hint of elegance.

Relaxation and Pampering

Arcadia’s recreational features have been tailored towards relaxation and pampering. The Oasis Spa features a hydropool and thermal suite, along with a varied list of cutting-edge treatments, and is a haven of relaxation far removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

» Exclusively for adults

» Mid-sized ship

» Over six places to dine

» Over nine places to socialise

» Dazzling entertainment

» Three-tier theatre

» Boutique cinema

» Luxurious salon & spa

» Three pools

» Yoga, Pilates & dance classes

Located on the Lido deck, the Neptune pool and its hot tubs are enveloped by a retractable Skydome, enclosing the area in periods of inclement weather so you’re sea days can continue regardless. Swimming and sunbathing is best followed by a delicious lunch and glass of something fizzy with friends old and new at the Neptune Grill.

Exercise away your indulgences in the state-of-the-art gym, or perfect your swing at the golf nets. Alternatively, Arcadia’s sports courts play host to tennis, volleyball, basketball and football, all served up with a healthy dose of competitive spirit.  If shopping is your cardio, head to Piccadilly on the promenade deck, where tax and duty-free prices make the designer goods on offer even more tempting.

Evening Entertainment

Arcadia comes alive in the evenings, with something happening in every corner of the ship and 7 bars in which to unwind. The Palladium is Arcadia’s impressive three-tier theatre and home to elaborate West End-style shows and musicals.

The Globe has now been reimagined as a late night dancing venue, a black and gold colour scheme providing the opulent backdrop to your evening on the dance floor, with live music and cabaret providing the soundtrack.

Monte Carlo Casino has all the glamour you’d expect, with two roulette wheels and three blackjack tables taking pride of place amongst the richly hued furnishings and slot machines. 

The Rising Sun will be a favourite haunt for passengers who just love their British home comforts. This wood-panelled British pub has live sport, a lively jukebox, varied beers and everything else you’d expect from a traditional pub atmosphere. With champagne and cocktails provided in the Intermezzo Bar, stunning panoramic ocean views in the every-popular Crow’s Nest and a resident pianist providing the backdrop to conversation in the Piano Bar, there really is something for all tastes on board Arcadia.


Arcadia takes dining seriously and boasts 6 impeccable dining venues across the ship. The Meridian Restaurant is the main dining room on board, spanning two decks and interlinked by a magnificent staircase which forms the focal point of the whole room. Guests can choose to dine at the same time and table each night with Club Dining, or opt for more flexibility with Freedom Dining. Both dining options can be enjoyed in the same opulent surroundings of the Meridian Restaurant, with the lower tier reserved for Club Dining and the upper tier for Freedom Dining.

Arcadia’s Select Dining venues include the spice sensation of Sindhu showcasing Indian cuisine in spectacular style and Ocean Grill where Marco Pierre White delivers a simple but exquisite menu in the Ocean Grill.

Holidays are a time to relax and sometimes we just want to enjoy something more informal after a long day exploring new places. The Belvedere Restaurant serves up a choice of mouth-watering fare throughout the day, before being transformed in the evening to take on the theme and culinary creations reminiscent of the day’s port of call.

The dress code may be relaxed in this particular restaurant but the service and standards are not, and you’re promised an excellent evening with some fantastic food.

Dress Code

Smart Casual is the key dress code on board Arcadia; however there are several nights when you will be invited to dress in your finest gown or smartest black tie for Formal Night. These occasions are a much loved element of the cruise experience and an opportunity to dazzle. The Belvedere Restaurant offers a casual dress code for an informal option.

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