Any more green beans on Arcadia?
John Wetherell | June 14, 2017 | P&O Cruises | Arcadia
This was our second cruise on Arcadia, the first having been 4 years ago. The ship was much as we remembered it, although the overall condition had deteriorated somewhat. We have been aware for some time that P & O had been reducing staff numbers, and it appears that on-board maintenance is one thing that has suffered. When this was mentioned, we were told that the ship was due a refit shortly. This was the case when we cruised on Aurora some time ago, yet all that had happened then was the creation of a Glass House (another revenue stream). Not too much can be achieved in two weeks! On this cruise, restaurant service was not as slick as we would like, possibly because our table (head) waiter was assisted by a trainee. The wine waitress, however, was excellent. The choice of food we felt was restricted, with green beans every night, although the quality of what we did have was very good. The entertainment on board was a bit mixed – some good acts, some mediocre. They used to say that P & O was Britain’s favourite cruise line. From the comments we heard from fellow passengers, this is no longer so.
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