Life on Arvia
Wendy Skelton | October 9, 2023 | P&O Cruises | Arvia
Arvia is a fantastic ship, we sailed to lovely ports with disembarkation easy. The cabin 15203 was adequate although I did take extra coat hangers, food good and no trouble with queues. Robert Camby is the best – he was the reason we chose the cruise. He’s a visible presence, updates passengers daily and ends with an amusing thought. More importantly, he publicly affirms every member of his crew; wishing those leaving the ship safe journeys etc. The biggest problem we and many others found was the volume of music; it was so loud that songs etc were distorted. In the theatre, the backing drowned out the singer. The Sunset Bar was equally loud; not a good place to conversation or relaxation. I was disappointed with The Olive Grove. I was expecting it to mirror Iona but it didn’t at all. The menu was unappetising and rather boring. There didn’t seem to be enough servers in either the coffee shop or the venues.
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