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Arcadia is a mid-sized cruise ship exclusively for adults. Combining the chic with the classic, Arcadia offers a wonderful blend of features. With one main restaurant, a grill restaurant from Marco Pierre White and the luxury of Sindhu, in addition to an expansive spa with thermal suite and hydro-therapy pool, a three-tiered theater and a boutique cinema, she offers more than a hint of extravagance.

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Great cruise even in bad weather
By Wes Plummer on 15 January 2019
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Heavy seas both outbound and home. Entertainment good but felt that Emma Alexander did not have the full support of her crew. Our major disappoint was that the Christmas and New Year cruises have been discontinued. There were a considerable number of passengers that we had met over the last 5 years who were equally upset. Do P and O want the custom of our age groups or not?


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A memorable trip
By Linda Milson on 14 January 2019
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Well maintained ship with beautiful Xmas decorations! Comfortable cabin albeit a bit small. Excellent steward, Joaquim on Sun deck. Most staff very friendly and efficient especially in the bars. Entertainment staff a bit disappointing. They are young 20 or 30 somethings and often were not tolerant of us older passengers. They huffed and puffed if you asked them to repeat something. Not all were like this but Ebony needs to watch her manner! Did not...


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Non event
By Mr John Naylor on 02 January 2019
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A bit of a non event. A mini cruise to Brugge via Zeebrugge. Firstly we did not receive our coloured luggage labels or any information about any formal night which is normally enclosed in the itinerary booklet with the tickets usually sent directly from P&O hence we did not take any formal dress. It was a bit embarrassing when we found out that there was a black tie event on the second/ last night of...


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Could be better
By Sue Thornley on 17 December 2018
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For saying ship had update was in poor condition with buckets everywhere on the ship from theatre to bars. Toilets always out of condition meaning you had to go from level 9 to another floor or your cabin as Ladies toilets regularly not working. A front of house staff was very rude and basically called us liars when we complained about noise during the first night at sea.


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Winter cruise Iberia, Canaries, Madiera & Azores November 2018
By Trevor Swain on 17 December 2018
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Check in was smooth. The cabin was roomy and comfortable with usual 4/5* comforts. All the meals were of a high standard. There were multiple choices for all courses, enough to satisfy most people. We visited the Ocean Grill twice for Dinner and found the food and service to be of the highest standard. The service in both the Meridian and Grill to be First Class. The wine list was good. Prices starting at £15....


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Winter sun
By Sharon Mason on 17 December 2018
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Lovely cruise unfortunately we couldn’t dock in the Azures due to weather , went to Cadiz , Vigo instead a bit disappointing but we had great weather and a lovely time finished off with a late stay in Vigo for Christmas light switch on which was lovely . Disappointed with freedom dining this time waited that long and seated that late we would have been better off on second sitting . First and last time...


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Time to change cruise lines?
By martin whittaker on 17 December 2018
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This was our third time on the Arcadia (previously two on Aurora) and sadly we could see the impact of P&O cutbacks – some were trivial like no Twinings and cheap biscuits, but some were major such as the quality of food in the Meridian and the waiters there having more tables which meant longer waiting times. There was a change of chef for our voyage to the Canaries, and passengers who were doing back-to-back...


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Dreadful
By Colin smith on 17 December 2018
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We returned to p and o after a poor experience last year on celebrity. This ship is dated not ‘classic’ Terrible noise from the engines in the dinning room. Lounge Entertainers were poor and headliners company had no new acts to offer. Comedians also had the same act from years ago and the magician was dreadful. Due to the age of the cruisers, the nightclub was empty which is a bit of a shame. Air...


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Disappointed
By Ann McKenzie on 28 November 2018
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First time on Arcadia. Very “bland” ship – no frills whatsoever so very disappointing. It was really cold, many people complaining – to no avail. Food was okay but not up to the standards we have had on other ships. Entertainment was really very poor. The Headliners are screamers and not singers, so we gave it a miss. The internet service (which we need to use for our business) was the worst I have experienced...


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Something seriously wrong
By Lindsay Jones on 28 November 2018
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There is something seriously wrong on Arcadia. This was our first cruise in the Baltic Tier (gives you an idea how often we have cruised with P & O) but the whole experience was a let down and we felt very sorry for first-time cruisers who would not have gained the right impression of a P & O cruise. Putting aside the bad weather which nobody can control – the whole atmosphere of the ship...


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Superb holiday
By Brian Phelps on 27 November 2018
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Superb holiday first time in a mini suite, loved it. Headliners, Roy Walker, Mick Miller and ventriloquist great entertainment, food in Meridian restaurant best ever, cabin steward (Max) and table waiters very friendly and attentive, twenty-nine nights flashed by, booked next two cruises on ship.


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30 night roundtrip Carribean with Bermuda
By kevin mitchell on 26 November 2018
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As usual, the cabin and waiting staff were excellent, I had mobility issues as the Wednesday before sailing it was confirmed I have a slipped disc pressing on the sciatic nerve so moving around was tricky most of the time and painful all of the time. The staff were very willing and accommodating when I needed help, but left me alone when I was ok. It also restricted the day trips and sightseeing I could...


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Wonderful treat
By D J Fowler on 26 November 2018
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We’ve just got back from a month-long cruise to the Caribbean and thoroughly enjoyed it. As it was still their rainy/hurricane season, we had some rain but most of the afternoons were sunny. Due to an Atlantic storm, we bypassed the Azores and went to La Coruna in northern Spain instead which was wonderful, thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Having beautiful sunshine also helped! The staff as always were wonderful, shows, activities, food all up...


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Wonderful cruise
By mrs glenys and ken pratt on 31 October 2018
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We cruised on Arcadia 3rd to 20th October everything was great the service food excellent and the shows were wonderful marvellous weather and lovely people on board we cruise regularly with PO and look forward to our next cruise.


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Wonderful cruise
By Linda Lowrey on 29 October 2018
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My husband and I had a cruise from 3rd-20th October to the Mediterranean. This was our second time on Arcadia ( tenth cruise in total) and the refurbishment had been done very tastefully. The service, food and entertainment were all excellent. We enjoyed most ports of call, only buying shore excursions in Toulon and Barcelona. We were restricted with the cabin we could choose because my husband’s disability requires a walk-in shower and we do...


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Noise
By Stuart on 29 October 2018
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We have completed 2 P&O cruise this year, most recently on Arcadia. We’ve have always enjoyed the Headliners who have become better in recent years BUT the volume of the music in the theatres seems to be getting louder and louder such that my wife cannot sit through some of the shows. The same problem seems occur with some of the artists and indeed the live musicians around the ship in the evening. We have...


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A little dissapointing
By Mr & Mrs G Bromley on 29 October 2018
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My wife and I sailed on the Arcadia 4 years ago and we had a 5-star experience, unfortunately, this cruise was not, the food in the main restaurant was quite poor in comparison, we also tried the fine dining experience this was also quite poor com paired to our last sailing 4 years ago. The plus was the evening entertainment that was superb the waiters at our table were great very good service. We sail on...


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New York & Canada 2018
By Steve on 12 October 2018
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Fantastic cruise, 6 day sailing across the Atlantic was smooth. New York was wet on arrival, so disappointed didn’t get a good view of the Statue of Liberty. We booked excursions in New York, so got to see lots. The immigration process was a bit of a bind but suppose it was for security reasons. The stops up through Canada was fine, found the Canadians very friendly. The entertainment on board was great, excellent shows...


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New York & Canada
By Val on 11 October 2018
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The cruise was very good, the service excellent, and the food was delicious so nice that on our anniversary we decided to eat in the restaurant rather than one of the two speciality restaurants. The sea behaved itself but some of the ports we visited left us extremely disappointed. Unfortunately, although the Canadians were very welcoming their towns left a lot be desired! We had rain in New York and Quebec, cold winds and some...


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Cruising in the Baltic
By Hugh & Tina Driskell on 11 September 2018
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Cruising the Baltic on Arcadia was our second cruise and the second time on Arcadia. It is a ship for adults only offering service that is a pleasure to experience. From the moment we stepped on board we felt looked after and the staff were interested in our well-being. The cabin and balcony offered comfort and a quiet area of space to relax. The furniture had been upgraded since our last cruise in 2017. We...


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