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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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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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The Baltic and St Petersburg
By Philip Cook on 11 September 2018
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Overal very good. Itinerary fine apart from Warnemunde which being late in the cruise suffered in comparison to St Petersburg etc. Food in Freedom dinning was adequate but cold starters in particular suffered from too long in refrigeration, tasteless. Sindu good but don’t think it warrants a higher charge than Ocean Grill which was excellent. Sad to hear Oriana is being sold, another step towards us all being forced onto the leviathans being launched by...


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Baltic cruise
By Mrs E. Beckett on 11 September 2018
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For our first cruise did not know what to expect but lovely staff at Bolsover were very helpful and organisation of P&O amazing, from the time of arrival when the car was taken and luggage also to check in staff all great and got us off to a good start. Our cabin was a good size with a balcony and very clean. Our cabin steward introduced himself and offered any help we may need. I...


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Arcadia Cruise in August 2018
By Anne Ambrose on 28 August 2018
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Arcadia is still a lovely ship, and although we love our grandchildren greatly, it is so nice to go on an Adult only ship when you go away on your own. We first cruised on Arcadia in 2005, only 1 year after it was launched. Although there have been several changes since then, the food, service of all staff, and entertainment have always remained high. Two years ago we tried Freedom Dining which worked well....


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Norway
By A Smith on 28 August 2018
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Another superb cruise with P&O. Spectacular locations. I don’t understand the ‘cup half empty’ brigade!


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Arcadia 2018
By J T Simm on 28 August 2018
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Just returned from a Western Med cruise in Aug 2018, beautiful ship, service was even better than usual and the shows were the best we have ever had on P & O Cruises. The onboard activities/talks etc were very good indeed and the Entertainment Manager Emma Alexader struck just the right note between keeping you informed without being “in your face” the whole time. Finally, I think the food was also improved since our last...


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