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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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Not very well
By Maureen Smith on 23 May 2019
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As a single traveller I expected to be joined in with other singles. Thai did not happen. I would be put in anywhere to make up a table. When I asked not to be put on a table for 8 people, because i am deaf and wear two hearing aids and could not hear any conversations at the end of the table, I was put on a two person table by myself and left there....


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P & O cut-backs
By Keith Pashley on 14 May 2019
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Compared to past p&o cruises this one didn’t feature very highly, the staff who were pleasant and hard working were covering to many areas because of cut-backs, and the food guality was not as it used to be


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Captain and staff
By MRS S CLARK on 13 May 2019
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We had a lovely time on Arcadia for the second time we went with Mum and Dad this time and told him don’t matter what the weather was the day will come over the pool and they can sit by the pool or swim unfortunately that wasn’t working this time and they was hopping to get in fix befor we got back to Southampton we would highly recommend the captain and his skills when we...


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Med Cruise april 16th to May 5th
By Yvonne on 13 May 2019
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Ship looking tired , in parts not as clean as it might be , understaffed in Restaurant Service very slow at time. Freedom dining a joke! Needed to queue from 5-30 to be sure of a table about 7pm . Food disappointing. We were on this ship at Chrismas and certainly the standard and quality this time not as good . leaking water soaked our cabin carpet and no solution could be found, need to...


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WORLD CRUISE 2019
By DELIA on 01 May 2019
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BAR DRINKS BECOMING EXPENSIVE…..SHIPS TOURS QUITE EXPENSIVE….P&O SHOULD INTRODUCE AN ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE AT A REASONABLE COST….GRATUITIES A GREY AREA….WHITE ENVELOPES A DISASTER FOR GRATUITIES…..OVERALL A GOOD EXPERIENCE….WILL SHOP AROUND FOR OTHER CRUISE LINES…OFFERING DESTINATIONS AND PACKAGES


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Half world cruise
By Mr and Mrs Hales on 24 April 2019
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Fantastic. The whole experience more than lived up to expectations. The ship was beautiful, the staff amazing as was the food. The destinations were exciting and enjoyable. The overall experience was wonderful.


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Sydney to Singapore (part of a world cruise)
By June on 01 April 2019
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We had a lovely holiday and it was an experience to complete part of a World Cruise. The ship is a bit tired and the entertainment could have been a bit livelier. Due to the nature of the cruise it had lots of retired people on board and perhaps the entertainment was targeted to that age group. More choice of entertainment and also longer slots than 45 minutes at a time wouldn’t have helped. The...


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San Francsico to Sydney
By John Lewis on 04 March 2019
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Impressed with Honolou and Fiji however, Noumea was disappointing but hid storm conditions soon after which meant we didn’t enter 2 of our ports, Pago Pago & Port Vila. We docked in Newcastle which was not on our itinerary, a real bonus a lovely port. The cruise was also hampered by ill health and unfortunately deaths. The captain and his crew were remarkable to avoid the worst of the cyclone and to add Newcastle at...


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Alright, but could be better
By James Hewitt on 24 January 2019
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Our stateroom was on A deck, above us was the swimming pool and recreation area. During the night the crew moved the sun loungers and other items about, by dragging along the floor. This was usually about 5.30am but occasionally 3.15am. We complained about this but no action was taken and it continued throughout the cruise. We have always enjoyed the formal dining, but although the service was excellent, portions arrived plated and could have...


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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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