Arcadia Reviews

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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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Date: 16 December 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Wonderful experience of our first cruise Summary: This cruise was absolutely fantastic. As it was our first cruise, we were not sure what to expect. As it was, it turned out to be one of the best holidays we’ve ever had. We are now looking for further cruises with P&O. Liked everything, in particular the meals (24/7), our cabin steward who couldn’t do enough for us, the very well equipped gym, the Meridean restaurant which was 5 star food and service. the...

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Date: 16 December 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Arcadia Summary: Lovely ship, very attentive staff, food is wonderful, entertainment was good, enjoyed it very much!

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Date: 16 December 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: First Class Summary: We have just been guests of P&O Arcadia from Southampton. The first time on this ship. We had a balcony and a bath. The cabin through out our holiday was spotless. The food in the Meridien free time dinning was five star. Such a choice every night. Breakfast and lunch was in the cafeteria again so much choice. We also used the poolside grill for a change and except for it being cold outside the...

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Date: 10 December 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Freedom Dinning Summary: We have recently been on our forth and final a cruise on arcadia after been informed that she had been in for a refit. What refit, as far as I could see only the shops had been changed. Not only was I disappointed with the so called refit but much, much worse was the Freedom Dinning. It totally spoilt the whole cruise. Dinning was a pleasure before, meeting the same group of people each evening,...

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Date: 05 December 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Arcadia November 2014 Summary: This was the first time I had used Freedom dining and whilst I did not have to wait to be seated, I thought the serving process at times was too quick. As soon as the desert had been served they were asking if you required Coffee or Tea which was immediately delivered before one had finished the desert and they commenced clearing the table. This may well suit some people but not me.Dining should be...

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Date: 04 December 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Arcadia, the good and the bad Summary: Cruise No J419 The good side. Embarkation 5* Dis embarkation 5* Deck space 5* plenty of sun loungers, no towels left out Cabin 4* Deluxe balcony at the stern and loads of private deck space. A lot of vibration in rough weather or when the Captain Increases speed, but I think this is common in most ships. Dance instructors 5* Jill and Jeff great people. Lectures. 1* Who on earth wants to listen to a...

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Date: 04 December 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Comments on Arcadia cruise Summary: We were not satisfied with the quality of meals served in the Meridian Restaurant. With very few exceptions they were no better than an average pub lunch at home and on one occasion totally unacceptable. This consisted of fish in batter, in which the batter was just a soggy tasteless mess. The menus were unimaginative and rather repetetive. The standard of service was without refinement. The company on our table for six was fortunately very...

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Date: 11 November 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Arcadia Cruise October 2014 – 17 nights Summary: 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...

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Date: 11 November 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: An Average Cruise Summary: Nothing actually wrong with this cruise to the central Med, but nothing outstanding about it either. Evidence of P&O moving down market, entertainment pretty awful, portion control in the dining room (not great quality food eiither), and lapses in cleanliness with a dead migrating bird left on a stairway for many hours. Cabin staff however very good and efficient The captain was a bit of a recluse and also on port days did not say...

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Date: 10 November 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Decline of P&O cruises Summary: We have just returned from a cruise on Arcadia.Very disappointed.Food poor.is it just us or are portions getting smaller and standard of food declining.Didn’t feel like a happy ship.The staff were quite sullen.

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Date: 10 November 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Cabin E183 Summary: We suffered considerable vibration in the cabin making impossible to sleep. This appeared to.happen when the boat was travelling at speed. For a number of nights we slept in other cabins on the boat, having called reception in the middle of the night. These cabins were not of the same grade as E 183 so in the day we used this cabin. We were not the only passengers who suffered these problems. All other facilities...

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Date: 10 November 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Do it yourself entertainment Summary: If you like cold water in your indoor swimming pool and quizzes on most of the day Arcadia is the ship for you.Activities were organised on a morning but it was a case of DIY on the afternoon,entertainment staff were really too busy organising quizzes.Headliners were not the best we have seen and entertainment on a night was poor.On the other hand the food was very good in the Belvedere and Ocean Grill,staff very good...

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Date: 10 November 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: general comments Summary: a rather disappointing cruise. standards have really reduced. there is no silver service in the main restaurant. all meals are plated and very few vegetables. you have to ask if you want more. the captain was a”ghost” voice. we never saw senior officers walking round the ship.

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Date: 10 November 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Arcadia again Summary: Excellent staff everywhere on the ship. Excellent food. Dislike freedom dining. Won’t book another cruise on this basis. Poor daytime entertainment – insufficient variation. Appalling Academy Due singing entertainers.

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Date: 10 November 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Average Summary: Average is what I think of this lastest cruise with p&o cruises.we paid full fair with the free car parking on the first day of registration. we got our inside cabin and a table for two,but that was it.But talking to other people your far away from being disappointed,people booking a month before and getting a outside cabin and spending money,people who booked similar inside cabin and getting upgraded and some getting uo to ?œ1,200...

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Date: 06 November 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: ARCADIA Summary: The ship was a disappointment due to a lack of ideas for daytime activities,particularly during bad weather.The dining room standards have gone down,probably because the staff know they are expected to get their gratuities anyway,but not from us,and they are now serving less food, and there is less choice on the menus.Most of the evening entertainment is excellent,while some is no more than holiday camp standard.The cinema on this ship is a joke as you...

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Date: 28 October 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Overall experience of recent cruise Summary: Booking in process greatly improved. Usual great service from cabin boy. Great difficulty in contacting anybody of significance to raise problems-everything,clearly by design has to go through reception where nuances of the English language sometime prove difficult.Freedom dining ,recently introduced on this vessel improved in alacrity as the cruise went on. We have a feeling that they have reduced the number of waiters in relation to table numbers and it clearly shows. Plated service,also now...

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Date: 28 October 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: ACTIVITIES Summary: For a ship of this size,to have to book for the cinema the day before because the screening room is too small is not acceptable,plus the choice of films on offer.Considering the amount of days at sea,more effort could have been made with the choice of activities as we are not all Bridge players or atists,and even during bad weather,very little effort was made in this department.Most of the evening entertainment was excellent,while at other...

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Date: 27 October 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Dissatisfied with standard of food. Summary: Food well below standard. No silver service. Portions often small. Waiters have to serve too many tables because the meals come ready plated up. There were things on our plates that we did not want and not enough of those that we wanted. Excursions that we prebooked did not keep to the advertised itinerary.

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Date: 26 October 2014
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Sun, the Fall, and a hurricane Summary: We’d travelled on this cruise two years ago (when I was partly in a wheelchair, and my wife lost half a stone pushing me around New York – not really a recommended method of losing weight, she says). So it was good to do it again when I was a bit more mobile. Overall it was most enjoyable, with good company (very few moaners), and interesting ports ; we had to miss Bar Harbour, one...

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