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: 27 December 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Our first visit to the Carriabean Summary: This cruise was to have been an early celebration of my husband’s 90th birthday – but it didn’t feel like that. Perhaps it was our fault for undertaking our first cruise in the Carribean in November/December, but we felt like undertaking something/where we hadn’t been before. This being the case the altered itinerary because of hurricane damage made no difference to us. The cruise company could not be held responsible for weather conditions. We didn’t...

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Date: 27 December 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: We Had a Fab time even though ………………….. Summary: We had a marvellous cruise on the Arcadia in July last year visiting Venice amongst other wonderful ports of call. We recognised that Arcadia had serious plumbing problems and at that time a bad smell around the entrance to The Globe but we read that it was going in for a refit and so booked our first visit to the Caribbean on the strength of that knowledge. We sailed from Southampton on 22nd of November...

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Date: 27 December 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Arcadia Caribbean Cruise Summary: We had an enjoyable cruise and mer some lovely people onboard. We really enjoyed eating in the Sindhu & Ocean Grill restaurants. Would be really great if they had a Glass House similar to that on Azura & Ventura. The major problems throughout the cruise were the ladies public toilets being out of order and general water leaks around the ship. Overall food was good and as usual the staff were excellant.

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Date: 13 November 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: 24 Night Carribean cruise Southampton to Southampton Summary: I haven’t cruised since 2003 after my wife passed away it got too expensive. However recently I was told I couldn’t fly due to a medical condition and decided a cruise from/to Southampton was the answer and enable me to get some sun on weary bones. I was apprehensive about the number of sea days but there was plenty to do, some very interesting lectures and talks, and no problem with getting a sunbed for...

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Date: 08 November 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Needs a major refit Summary: Overall we enjoyed our cruise holiday. However to be critical Arcadia is in need of a major refit and refurbishment. Our balcony on E deck looked quite grubby.The handrail was devoid of any varnish the floor needed a good clean as did the aluminium surrounds and the white dividing panels had rust runs down them. There were many rust spots on various metal surfaces too. The cabin interiors are beginning to look quite drab. Soft...

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Date: 19 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Very interesting time had by all!! Summary: Hope you are prepared for this! We started well, a very quick check in and cases already in cabin when we arrived. It was windy and cold when we left so no real sail away party. Usual lifeboat drill, with cabin cards being checked to make sure everyone attended (a bit of a shambles in the theatre with some people who didn’t show their card and never got asked for it). Then back to complete...

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Date: 16 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: North America and Canada 10th September 2017 Summary: Probably the worst cruise we have ever been on. Across the atlantic to New York was uneventful until arrival at New York. Disembarkation was horrendous -taking most of the day as far as we were concerned. Next day was in port and then before we left we had an announcement that Bar Harbour (the next Port of call) was cancelled – apparently due to swell and getting tenders off – we heard later in conversation...

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Date: 16 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Taking the rough with the smooth. Summary: Arcadia 10th Sept – 4th Oct 2017 – America/ Canada cruise. Interesting cruise with a mixture of weather. Only managed five ports out of eight due to bad weather and loss of an engine pod at Halifax with overnight repairs being carried out by divers working in freezing water. Unfortunately we were running away from approaching hurricane. This gave the Captain no alternative but to alter the ports of call. We fully understood his reasons...

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Date: 12 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Disaster Summary: From beginning to end of our 24 cruise to New England aboard Arcadia (P&O) we found a total shambles. The muster station announcement disappeared half way through and had to overhead out from a crew member. The ports of call were changed at whim or cancelled because of the weather which of course could not be controlled. The ship broke down for 24 hours in a very uninspiring port of call. Ports were curtailed to...

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Date: 12 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Arcadia… Not for me Summary: Poor cruise in all aspects apart from entertainment, sloppy from top to bottom sadly, the weather being the least of the problems.

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Date: 12 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Do Not Book A Cruise On This Ship… Summary: This ship is in dire need of refurbishment and should not be allowed to sail in its current state. Blocked public toilets, poor maintenance, the air conditioning and heating was patchy throughout the ship with some areas hot and others too cold. The company policy is to put customer safety first and consequently we did not stop at any tender ports due to the weather but the company was quite happy to let the ship...

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Date: 12 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: 10/9/17 cruise to New York and Quebec Summary: Never have I been on such a large ship before and never with so many passengers grumbling about the state of the ship, the lack of leadership from the captain who was conspicuous by his absence, the changes to the itinery and the weather. P&O are not responsible for the weather, but this ship is due for a refit shortly and not before time. Problems started before we left Southampton during the safety briefing. The...

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Date: 12 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Disappointed with our cruise Summary: Problem on ship, private and public toilets regularly, out of order. Evening show very good, everything else boring began to think a no kids ship then the rest of us must be dead. New York, immigration and Trump in town caused havoc, trip booked total waste of money. Lost three ports, only stayed one day in ports we should’ve had two. Rope wrap round propeller. Weather was rubbish, storms etc. can’t blame the ship for...

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Date: 11 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: An Unforgetable Experience Summary: We were just unfortunate to meet the tail end of Hurricane Jose. Therefore experiencing strong winds and very high seas which meant that our itinerary had to be cut short. P&O have compensated us very well for this unfortunate situation.

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Date: 11 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: ‘Sod’s Law’ Summary: Arcadia. Sept-Oct 2017. J715. USA/Canada ‘Sod’s Law’……..If things were going to go ‘pear-shaped’ on this cruise, it did. In isolation, some of the issues are not too serious, but collectively, it turned into a nightmare cruise. It was a nightmare cruise for P&O, the crew and staff (majority did well), and obviously and in particularly the passengers. I will try and be brief….Up to force 9 gales all the way across the Atlantic, so a...

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Date: 11 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: NEW YORK/NEW ENGLAND: 10th Sep – 4th Oct 2017 Summary: VERY BAD WEATHER TRAVELLING TO NEW YORK, ALL TENDER PORTS CANCELLED! ! ! SOME PREMATURELY, POSSIBLE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH ENGINE AND PROPELLERS? FISHING LINE! RESULTING IN REMAINING MOORED IN HALIFAX FOR EXTRA 24 HRS . ARRIVAL IN QUEBEC MORE THAN HALF A DAY LATE ! MANY WC IN CABINS AND AROUND PUBLIC AREAS ON DECKS SOMETIMES OUT OF USE ! WE SOON REALISED THE SHIP WAS IN URGENT NEED OF A REFIT AND REFURBISHMENT ....

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Date: 11 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: The USA and Canada on Arcadia Summary: We were so looking forward to this cruise because of the fantastic itinerary. Things started to unravel, unfortunately, as early as the ship’s muster before we left Southampton. The captain, speaking very slowly and with long breaks between sentences, disappeared completely part-way through, leaving a flustered Theatre Company singer, as muster station head in our section of the restaurant, to complete it. First stop was the vibrant city of New York: there weren’t very many...

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Date: 04 October 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Excellent cruise Summary: Places we visited were quite interesting. We probably won’t go back to them however, mainly because of the weather!! We only had 5 days at sea and there was plenty to do on the ship so we didn’t get bored. The ship although a little worn in some places, was very comfortable and all staff worked really hard to give us an excellent holiday.

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Date: 30 August 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Mediterranean Cruise with P&O Cruises Summary: This is our ninth cruise with P&O and we were very disappointed. Our mini suite was not clean, the basin was chipped and the enamel was worn in several places and the silicone in the bathroom was worn and black. The air condition unit was very noisy and blew out ice cold air onto the bed. I was told this was normal although they came and taped up some of the holes in the unit....

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Date: 29 August 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Arcadia downside Summary: Ship has a very poor atrium, very dull in all bars and no atmosphere. Tiping is about £100 plus each, plus you have to add for wine waiter etc. P&O Cruises need to up there game to match other cruise lines. Daytime activities were also very poor

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