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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Western Med on Arcadia
By Doug Boynton on 29 August 2017
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We have just returned from a delightful 2 week cruise on Arcadia from Southampton to the Western Med. Arcadia is our favourite P&O ship and although she is showing signs of wear, still offers a very nice experience. The plumbing has entered that interesting stage where it is ready for an engineering refit but we were never particularly inconvenienced. We did an Iceland cruise on Arcadia in August 2016 and booked thus cruise when on...


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Norway and Iceland
By Mike Morris on 08 August 2017
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Arcadia is one of our favorite ships in the P&O fleet but it sorely needs a little tlc. It is looking tired and we understand is to go for a partial refit later this year. In our opinion it needs a total refit. Several of the public toilets were broken and at times smelled a lot and we understand this had been the case before we boarded. We also wish the “Headliners” would learn some...


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Norway, Iceland and Dublin
By Mr Chris Baddick on 08 August 2017
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Our recent cruise was exactly as predicted. From the check in to the check out was packed with enjoyment, entertainment and laughter with good food and wine. The trips in Iceland were great, bit expensive but well worth every penny. Cabin staff, waiters and staff in general were all very friendly and helpful with nothing that they could not put right. Just great.


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Arcadia J709 Norway Iceland and Dublin
By Trevor Marsden on 07 August 2017
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My wife and I chose this particular cruise itinerary as a contrast to the cruises we had taken previously. We were apprehensive with regards to the weather conditions but our concerns were unnecessary. The weather in both Norway and Iceland could not have been better. The scenery in the Fjords was stunning, complimented by the weather. You need to book excursions to get a sense of the country as both Flaam and Geiranger are quite...


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Norway and Iceland
By maurice taylor on 07 August 2017
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A friendly compact ship which we like a lot. It needs updating and refurbishment. Cleanliness needed a further effort, with dust in cabin unmoved for a fortnight. The biggest complaint was the chairs in the lounge and bar areas. With an ageing population, many with bad backs seating needs to be fashionable but comfortable. Nevertheless I am likely to go on the ship again.


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Brilliant mini cruise to Guernsey
By Haydn Costin on 28 July 2017
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Having sailed on our first cruise on Britannia last year in the Caribbean, thought we’d try a mini cruise as a weekend break and an opportunity to see what the experience of departing on a cruise from Southampton is like. So, our choice of vessel was basically made for us but I was looking forward to trying another ship in the P&O fleet… The boarding process was a breeze, I think it took us 40...


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Disappointing
By Sandra Holland on 22 June 2017
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Didn’t get to Guernsey .. On ship 3 days .. Activities didn’t allow for the extra people trying to take part .. Ship old and worn.


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New Ports On The Med
By Janty on 19 June 2017
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Our cruise was on Arcadia on a 17-day trip. We visited small ports that were new to us: La Spezia; Olbia; El Ferrol. The activity ratings for excursions were way off. One we went on was described as low activity. It involved lots of steps and steep inclines which many people could not manage and complained to the shore excursion person who merely said it was the lowest of all the excursions. She was dismissive...


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Bolsover to Arcadia
By Jane price on 19 June 2017
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Relaxing wonderful cruise and it started with all the help of Bolsover, excellent service to start with, and I knew our cruise would be perfect even the room was perfect thank you.


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Taster cruise
By Mrs iris monckton on 19 June 2017
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Had a wonderful cruise with my sister who recently had a stroke and is unable to speak. It was her first cruise and the crew, particularly the dining staff and cabin steward went out of the way to assist in menu choices!


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The Med on Arcadia
By Frank Cooke on 14 June 2017
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The menu choices have once again gone down. It would appear that since the celebrity chefs got involved that the choices of good basic food has gone. The Guest speaker was put in the globe where a large number of the seats can’t see the screen and this was important for his talks. The Headliners shows were the same as we have been watching for a number of years although with a different caste. About...


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Any more green beans on Arcadia?
By John Wetherell on 14 June 2017
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This was our second cruise on Arcadia, the first having been 4 years ago. The ship was much as we remembered it, although the overall condition had deteriorated somewhat. We have been aware for some time that P & O had been reducing staff numbers, and it appears that on-board maintenance is one thing that has suffered. When this was mentioned, we were told that the ship was due a refit shortly. This was the...


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Arcadia Fjord Cruise
By Joan Cutler on 02 June 2017
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Another enjoyable cruise on Arcadia. Impressed by the ease of embarkation and cabin ready for use as soon as we were on board. The weather was mixed – two ports of call had rain and the other two warm sunshine. Luckily our two favourite ports – Olden and Bergen had the best weather. Service on board was excellent – cabin stewardess Jennifer, the waiters and head waiter in the Meridian, wine waiter and bar staff...


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World Cruise J701
By William Edwards on 30 May 2017
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A great cruise on a very friendly ship. We thought 114 nights might be too much but we enjoyed every minute on this western circumnavigation. The food and service in the MDR ( Freedom) was excellent and the two speciality restaurants, which we used a lot, were outstanding. The only downside on the restaurants was the lack of a Glasshouse or Beach House for such a long cruise. The entertainment was good and improved from...


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Norwegian Adventure
By Ian Pearson on 30 May 2017
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Both the ship, service and itinerary were all first class. Having completed the same trip to the Norwegian Fjords some 9 years ago in the same ships we were once again impressed by every aspect of the cruise. It was also once again noticeable that we paid reasonable prices for our drinks and wine with no extra service charge. A pleasant change from many other cruise lines! We would like to commend P&O for maintaining...


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How Bad Can A Cruise Get? Total Waste Of Money.
By Mr and Mrs Alan East on 22 May 2017
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Outer appearance of ship -dirty. Windows – Very dirty. FOOD in Meridian Restaurant Very Poor – Badly Cooked – Not well presented. Totally lacking in imagination. Belvedere/buffet restaurant – good. Very good choice of food for breakfasts etc. ENTERTAINMENT – POOR – except for 1 entertainer – Soprano accompanied by her pianist – Excellent. Final Word – No More Cuises for us- what should have been a luxury holiday – was a disaster. Please don’t...


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Western Med Cruise
By Brian and Eileen Spurgeon on 22 May 2017
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This was one of the best cruises we have had (no. 31). The weather was perfect, the trips we booked were excellent, particularly Sardinia. The food was also very good and to our taste.


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Disappointing
By Susan Smith on 18 May 2017
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Disastrous cruise. Food was terrible both in the buffet and in the restaurant. The staff appeared disinterested. Hygiene was a little lax. The ship smelled of sewage constantly in the midships area. Larger area for ballroom dancing required. Pool area had a thick brown discharge running across it and there were areas of water being mopped up constantly. Ports were all very samey except Ponta del Garda which was a lovely place. Half the passengers,...


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cruise October 2016
By NEIL WARREN on 29 October 2016
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Again on Arcadia, a lovely ship. The staff were amazing once again but the ship did show some signs of tiredness in places. Overall a wonderful cruise and the new port of Ceuta was great .Photo attached of Arcadia at Ceuta


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October 16 in the Med
By Helen on 29 October 2016
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Fantastic Holiday from the Security desk to the dockside on return. The adapted room was great and the staff were wonderful all around the ship all day. My Husband had a scooter on board and the staff could not have been any more helpful in helping us to get off at all ports except one. Just wish more disabled access buses were available for tours like the one in Barcelona but not P & O’s...


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