P&O Arcadia Northern Lights Cruise Review

P&O Cruises | Arcadia Reviews

By Ian M on 19 December 2019

Cruise Date: 26th Nov 2019 – 13 days. This was a wonderful snowy pre-Christmas adventure cruise to the Arctic to see the Northern Lights. It was a great cruise which definitely delivered the cruise adventure we were looking for, as well as a magical Christmas experience.

I did not get to see the northern lights, but this was more than made up by the lovely snow and Christmas feeling we got from this cruise. I can only imagine how beautiful it would be if the sky had been clear enough to see the Northern Lights. Arcadia is a lovely ship and the staff were all so friendly.

We were fully prepared for the snowy conditions and some ice underfoot – it’s the winter in the arctic. You definitely need to pack the woolly jumper, bobble hat and snuggle coat and anti-slip ice gripper overshoes for shore excursions. We had an aft balcony cabin which was great and just the right size for 2 with plenty of storage and a good large TV with some decent films and a well stocked in cabin fridge bar. The balcony had so much snow on it that it was possible to make a snowman.

As you would expect from a cruise in the Arctic in winter the sea was a little rough at times, but this not affect my enjoyment of the cruise in a strange way it just added to the adventure. Would I recommend this cruise to a friend – yes, but be prepared and pack for the occasion!

By Ian M on 19 December 2019

1 Comment

  • We were on this cruise also, and completely agree it was brilliant. The snow was so crisp and clean and my little mobility scooter coped admirably with up to six inches of snow, so I hit to enjoy it eith everyone else.
    I would recommend this experience to anyone, but do remember to pack the thermals!

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