P&O Arcadia Cruise Reviews

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302 P&O Arcadia Cruise Reviews
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dennis.sheila1951
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose the Arcadia because of the itinerary it offered there were many places we had not visited, we have cruised extensively with other lines and had an outstanding experience but this ranks as the worst. After reading other comments I ... Read more
Heather681
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Having been on the Ventura we said we would never go with P & O again. However, with a chance of the Golden Triangle thrown in, we decided to give it another go. What a great trip. The Arcadia does lack the wow factor and could do ... Read more
Dizzy Miss
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We hadn't cruised before but the idea of the Asia cruise with a tour of the Golden Triangle really appealed to us. We weren't disappointed with any part of the holiday, we saw so many places we would probably never visit on a holiday, ... Read more
CruiserStevie
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Lovely ports of call made us choose this itinerary and adult medium ship. Dining was excellent, lectures varied and interesting, the evening entertainment was on the whole very good but the Headliners on ship singers and dancers were ... Read more
Malaycruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
Having sailed with P&O before, and previously flying back to UK, as I live in Malaysia, I found this cruise perfect, only 8 hours from Malaysia to Sydney and at the end of the cruise in Singapore, just 1 hour flight home. As usual, ... Read more
Carole and Geoff
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We sailed on a 24 night cruise from Sydney to Hong Kong and stayed in cabin E150. The cabin was spacious and had a slightly larger balcony than other deck cabins, as we were aft of the lifeboats. Cabin steward, Mitesh, was excellent and ... Read more
CruisingJulie
Member Since 2011
1 review
61 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
A family group of 6 booked 5 cabins for a quick getaway. Embarkation at Sydney was so quick due to a wonderful staff member giving us priority boarding. That is when our troubles with passengers started. A very angry man tried to accuse ... Read more
Poissonshereux
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
What a wonderful adventure we have been on! We originally chose this cruise for the itinerary and it didn't disappoint, however we ended up enjoying our sea days so much more than we expected. There is so much to do on board the ship, ... Read more
JewelT
Member Since 2008
1 review
118 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I have to admit that I was concerned about choosing P&O Arcadia for our cruise from San Francisco - Sydney when I saw all the poor reviews compared to the reviews on our usual cruise line, Royal Caribbean. However, the timing and ... Read more
DRSD
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise after having been on the 2016 version which wasn't a full circumnavigation. This one was and it's cold in the UK in January. Some comments follow: 1. Embarkation/disembarkation was very good. (We'd reached the ... Read more
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johnnierainey
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Two captains, two deputy captains, two entertainment managers and eighty two nights later, we reflect on a much anticipated cruise experience. Positives: Arcadia is a comfortable ship...like an old armchair. Overall, the dining ... Read more
MrsBoxerDog
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
As I wanted to sail the Panama Canal, this was an ideal trip. A really lovely cruise, commencing with smooth embarkation at Southampton, as always. The ship, thankfully, was adults only (also a better class of person) and although most ... Read more
goldenking
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Took this short cruise for a short break to celebrate New year away from home. The best bit about P and O cruises is the Sindu restaurant. Ate here twice in 5 nights. This was a typical cruise ship food and entertainment. Very ... Read more
SheShe90
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our first cruise on Arcadia was somewhat disappointing, what with a Norovirus outbreak on board, drainage problems (buckets collecting leaks) and a very disappointing entertainment programme. The food (1st sitting in the Meridian) was ... Read more
onetwo3
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We wanted a Christmas break and saw the Baltic cruise advertised, which seemed o fit the bill perfectly having only done warm Christmas breaks before. The embarkation was slow but I would say average for a ship of this size, although ... Read more
HOLWELL
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we loved it. The ship was lovely and the crew were so friendly The food was great. The crew made the whole Christmas wonderful. The high light for us was the entertainment Roy Locke made our holiday and ... Read more
Ken Harrington
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Ship (Arcadia) was reportedly all good prior to booking our cruise, Unfortunately once on board we noticed this terrible smell on prom deck which seemed to go throughout the ship. Buckets catching leaks from what could have been waste ... Read more
Sam B
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise and we were not disappointed. We booked a mini suite and well worth it for the extra space and little extras (spa bath, toiletries, champagne and canopies) a big balcony - constant hot water - a very comfortable ... Read more
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Dayday1402
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was my first cruise with P&O. Much was as I expected. The cabin was functional (inside). Evening entertainment very good. Daytime entertainment poor. Main restaurant excellent service and food. Buffets very disappointing, very ... Read more
IHappy diner
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to coincide with my husbands birthday. From day one we had a fantastic time The cabin with balcony was spacious, the bathroom a bit cramped but adequate and everything cleaned to a high standard every day. Cabin ... Read more
spike69
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
First impressions. I thought I had walked onto a Brittany Ferries boat to Santander - with better cabins. All the atmosphere of Stamford Bridge after Chelsea have been beaten at home. Average age of the passengers to the Caribbean was ... Read more
normol
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
most things pretty good without a wow factor. Dining in main restaurant was a very pleasant experience with good food and great service. The evening buffet sadly was not so good very limited choice and apathetic service We ... Read more
Iltar007
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We have just enjoyed a 12 night cruise onboard the Arcadia departing from Southampton , talking in Gibraltar, Cartagena, Valencia, Tangiers, Cadiz and Lisbon with a couple of sea days. We boarded with little fuss and realatively little ... Read more
Nubiecruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I have just returned from this cruise as a solo traveller and think some people writing reviews must be talking about a different ship!! ARRIVAL and embarking was fast, painless and friendly (drove to Southampton. Porters took luggage ... Read more
Rebjohn
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Cruise chosen as we wanted to explore a bit further into the Adriatic. As such we enjoyed going ashore taking some excursions which were good and also self exploring. The ship being larger than vessels we usually cruise on took some ... Read more

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