Arcadia Cruise October 2014 – 17 nights
Sheppard | September 10, 2014 | P&O Cruises | Arcadia
This was not a good choice of ship for us. We had no complaints about our cabin, steward or staff but we found that the majority of day time activities did not appeal to us. The only guest speaker did about 7 talks -far too many for us and we were not into tap dancing, line dancing or bridge . The gentleman who gave the port talks was brilliant. The young cocktail pianist on his first cruise was superb and should have a great future ahead of him. The evening entertainment in our opinion was not varied enough and the design of the theatre with its many pillars was not conducive to good viewing for many people. We were not happy with freedom dining which we did not choose but were allocated to. The first night took 2 hours. The staff were rushed off their feet and it was far too cramped. After 2 nights we were fortunate enough to be transferred to 1st sitting where we had a brilliant table of 8, fantastic waiting staff and excellent food. Throughout the cruise we were hearing comments of disquiet about freedom dining. Also on this cruise the time in some of the ports seemed reduced. For example we would have liked longer in Dubrovnik but the last shuttle left at 1.30pm.
We have no cause for complaint against any of the staff who were always polite and helpful but fell that life on board did not offer what we were looking for and had got on previous cruises. An enjoyable cruise but not one of our favourites.
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