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

Title: Norway and Iceland Summary: 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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Date: 28 July 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Brilliant mini cruise to Guernsey Summary: 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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Date: 22 June 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Disappointing Summary: 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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Date: 19 June 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: New Ports On The Med Summary: 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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Date: 19 June 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Bolsover to Arcadia Summary: 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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Date: 19 June 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Taster cruise Summary: 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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Date: 14 June 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: The Med on Arcadia Summary: 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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Date: 14 June 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Any more green beans on Arcadia? Summary: 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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Date: 02 June 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Arcadia Fjord Cruise Summary: 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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Date: 30 May 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: World Cruise J701 Summary: 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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Date: 30 May 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Norwegian Adventure Summary: 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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Date: 22 May 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: How Bad Can A Cruise Get? Total Waste Of Money. Summary: 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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Date: 22 May 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Western Med Cruise Summary: 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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Date: 18 May 2017
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Disappointing Summary: 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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Date: 29 October 2016
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: October 16 in the Med Summary: 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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Date: 29 October 2016
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Enjoyable but lacks the wow factor! Summary: This was our first cruise on Arcadia though we have been on many other P and O ships.We had a suite which was very comfortable.Unfortunately after a few days into our 17 day cruise,our butler injured his foot and we ended up having two different butlers who were obviously stressed out managing their own suites as well as ours and many more!Canapes were repetitive and not very appetising.Got the impression they had been lying around...

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Date: 29 October 2016
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: cruise October 2016 Summary: 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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Date: 22 October 2016
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Wonderful Summary: Loved sailing into New York so exciting all other ports were great Boston lovely. We had a wonderful holiday crossing the Atlantic an experience in it self. Staff wonderful and t :-/ e food excellent. Only issue was with the excursions and main l y rude excursions staff that truly needs sorting out. Love Arcadia a lovely mid size ship. Now looking t o book a world cruise

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Date: 12 October 2016
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: Good time Summary: We thoroughly enjoyed NY (our favourite), Boston and Quebec. The little inbetween ports: Newport, Portland, Saint John, Halifax, Sydney were interesting but not rivetting. The Atlantic crossing, there and back, was challenging but fun. Arcadia and it’s crew and staff were as good as ever – we have no complaints whatsoever. The evening entertainment was OK only. One passenger complained to us about the food in the Meridian restaurant and by way of the internet...

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Date: 12 October 2016
Line: P&O Cruises | Ship: Arcadia Reviews

Title: P&O get it right them get it wrong Summary: P&O got it absolutely spot on when we arrived in New York. Immigration and disembarkation was smooth and well organised. We were well informed by staff and it was a pleasant experience. However disembarkation in Quebec was an absolute shambles. Only one gangplank was available for use although port staff had attempted to position another. The angle achieved was dangerous and even professional mountaineers would have found it almost impossible to use. More appropriate to...

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