P&O Arcadia Cruise Reviews

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277 P&O Arcadia Cruise Reviews
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normol
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
ericiris
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise to revisit Venice but arrangement for getting ashore was a nightmare. We are 86 and 84 and the majority of passengers were of a similar age. Shuttle buses were not provided so we were faced with a 1000m walk to a ferry ... Read more
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E A James
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise because as a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer I cannot cope with the intense heat during the Summer. Having sailed with P&O previously we knew that they catered well for the disabled. I was not ... Read more
mrobbin1
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We embarked on P&O Arcadia on the 11th September 2016 at the Ocean Terminal in Southampton on a transatlantic cruise to New York and the Eastern Seaboard including Canada. It was one more destination ticked off our Bucket List. We had ... Read more
Colin Bennett
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Food and service was the poorest I have ever encountered in over 3 decades of cruising. Arcadia are obviously putting cost first and trying to attract a new breed of cruiser who are not that particular. The food in the MDR was more like ... Read more
Leider
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
There are not many ships that cross the Atlantic twice. P&O and Cunard are regularly on this trip. Phoenix also offers this route but there you are 44 nigths on the ship. We also had to book with one of these companies. We booked the ... Read more
Jayjaybee
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The cruise was pretty good overall despite having some adverse weather on both outbound and inbound journeys. However the ship seems to handle the swell pretty good. Sadly the ship is showing signs of age and a constant sewage smell was ... Read more
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mekydro
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 4th cruise to Norway and we had been to all the ports before; we chose it to experience Arcadia and just relax on board. The ship is enormous and throughout the cruise there were passengers 'lost' whilst looking for some ... Read more
Bubbles1951
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went on our first cruise with our daughter and their four children, we chose the Ventura thinking it was large so have plenty to do. We live in Southampton area so also a benefit. The embarkation went very smoothly although one lady ... Read more
Derwentharps
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
56 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was a wonderfully exciting itinerary taking in Belfast, Stornoway in the Western Isles of Scotland, 3 ports in Iceland, Shetland and Orkney. A rare chance to turn right out of Southampton and head for the Celtic Sea, lovely views of ... Read more
cdcmu@sky.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We wanted to see Iceland and we have cruised on Arcadia before. She has always been our favourite ship so this seemed an ideal choice for us. As usual embarkation and disembarkation was easy and well-organised. Food standards have taken an ... Read more
Tiggerwasere
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
32 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary as we had not been to Norway before and wanted to see the fjords. Embarkation was really good , we virtually got straight on the ship and were amazed to find our luggage outside the door . Usually we ... Read more
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Vicki john
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The opportunity to visit so many countries in one trip was what attracted us. Copenhagen, Stockholm St Petersburg, Helsinki, Talinn and Bruges. We were very lucky to have great weather which meant we were on the top deck with swimming ... Read more
This is NOT the life
Member Since 2016
1 review
34 helpful votes
The worst 17 nights on board I can recall. P & O have lost the plot. They are only concerned about getting people on board, not about how they look after them. It may be a few years since we travelled with them and I know that ... Read more
Teambigbart
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Enjoyed cruise just what myself and better half needed, have been on Arcadia before One or two thing P&O need to get to grips with dress codes ,flip flops and jogging bottoms Being allowed in main restaurants !! The choice ... Read more
Vulcan1953
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Fabulous cruise. Service and food was great. Great entertainment. 1. They need to sort out spaces for wheel chair people and mobile scooters, to sit in the theatre, as they blocked the emergency exit most nights on the right hand side. ... Read more
Corbyn57
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
The ship was lovely, staff top class food good nice size and enough variety, green Beene with everything thing but I like them. What I do have a problem with was the carpets being changed during the cruise, getting to our room became a ... Read more
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viewfromthehill
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
18 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to Norway as it fitted in with our leave dates, and was a destination that we had not been to before. We have been on 3 previous cruises (all with different carriers), so also wanted to see how P&O compared to the ... Read more
lianneg@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Fantastic ship. First time cruising for us, was a bit worried that it would be boring as we had our two boys aged 17 and 12 with us but actually it was brilliant. Embarkation was the quickest process ever, much better than going to the ... Read more
Janet Parker
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
23 helpful votes
First time on the Arcadia. I wasn't sure if I would like it or not as there was no Atrium. It took a few days to work out where things where. I will definitely choose the Arcadia again. Lifts on the outside were great. Everyone was so ... Read more
Shape
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we wanted to return to Norway, see the Art Deco town of Alesund & try Arcadia. The trip was excellent. There were no queues for embarkation when we arrived (2.20) and were on the ship within 10 minutes. The ... Read more
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sarah Jayne
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Everything about our holiday was excellent the staff did a very a good job and were very friendly and helpful. Food was really nice and always warm got on really well with the people on our table and could have a good laugh with the ... Read more
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