Tim Rangecroft | April 6, 2014 | P&O Cruises | Arcadia
Oh dear, how unfortunate! We have just returned from a ten night stay on the Arcadia and we, like other regular ??cruisers?? won??t be going back onboard again unless P&O sort out the stabilisation of the vessel.
Lovely environment, great staff and service. Great food and entertainment. A ship with everything going for it apart from the fact that it moves about like a Disney rollercoaster, even when the sea was calm! To add to the fun on several occasions, if you were sat at the back of the restaurant the vibrations coming up from the engines were appalling and quite worrying, as you felt that they were about to explode.
We cruise twice a year on average, with P&O, Celebrity and the like and have been in ??bad?? seas, so know what to expect, but cannot understand why this vessel behaves in this way. I understand that it has a revolutionary stabilising system unlike the other ships of that line. Well it wasn??t working. Either that or the stabilisers weren??t being deployed in an attempt to save money on fuel or make up the time lost due to other malfunctions.
As I say, we met others, who were contemplating or had booked other cruises onboard the Arcadia, but have now changed their minds and cancelled.
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