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Arcadia has an interesting background and at the end of 2013 sailed into a new chapter of its life thanks to a £34 million refit, which transformed different areas of the vessel and created 24 new cabins ...
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261 P&O Arcadia Cruise Reviews

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Derwentharps
Member Since 2013
1 review
55 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Vicki john
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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
14 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

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Teambigbart
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
5 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
viewfromthehill
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
17 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
3 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
20 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

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Shape
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
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
7 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
Susan Shenton
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I wanted to visit the Fjords, I wanted to do more than 7 days and I wanted an adult friends ship, although these dates didn't coincide with school holiday. I have only ever sailed P&O and the Arcadia was the ... Read more
gunn3rs3
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
424 forum posts
9 helpful votes
It was our silver anniversary, have been to Norway before but still amazed us with its scenery and waterfalls .First time for my wife on p&o, my second, Cabin was very good, situated on c deck near lifts, got lost several times early ... Read more
L0uise
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Always wanted to do a cruise never again, though we have been told we was very very unlucky, it was like an old peoples home age range between 75-100 no I'm not kidding, I like old people but wouldn't choose to be surrounded by 1000s on ... Read more

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MartinWorcestershire
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
This was our first taste of a cruise and 6 nights appeared to be an ideal duration. We really enjoyed our time on her. The food was of an excellent standard in the restaurants and for a small fee we tried the upmarket Shindu Indian ... Read more
Pyer
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
7 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We wanted to visit many of the ports offered on this leg of the World cruise. Embarkation was poorly organised as there was little room at HongKong terminal. Our cabin was fine and what we expected ie Queen size bed,balcony and good ... Read more
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JO88
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
33 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first P&O cruise, and we had high expectations. Our cabin was good and activities, including entertainment and daytime talks, were all good to excellent. I particularly enjoyed the daily cricket matches run by Adam - ... Read more
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Paul43
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We booked this section of the Arcadia's world trip in early 2015 as we were tempted by the stay in Sydney, the airline offered and the Great Barrier Reef. As an afterthought I consulted Cruise Critic and saw that many of the reviews ... Read more
Fish & Chips
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. If only we had done the research first! Our cruise from Sydney to Southampton started with a very long queue, despite having "priority" boarding as suite passengers. There was no ... Read more

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Traderboy
Member Since 2012
1 review
113 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We joined the world cruise in Sydney with about 1000 others. It does seem a tad disappointing fore 'around the world' cruisers that they have so many fairly transient passengers with them. The standard of the food was excellent as was the ... Read more
adam pasha
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
General: I took the cruise on the Arcadia 1-17 March 2016, Sydney-Brisbane-Yorkey’s Knob (Cairns)-Alotau (Papua New Guinea)-Manila-Hong Kong. The Arcadia caters largely for the over-65s, mainly British clientele, some of whom ... Read more
ChesterLocksley
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I have just returned from 4 nights on Arcadia, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Sydney, part of her round-the-Pacific-and the Americas jaunt from the UK. I had a balcony cabin A13 - on Australia Deck. Very nice. Spacious, light, tea and ... Read more
emjay32
Member Since 2013
1 review
54 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I wished to visit some of the itinerary. Unfortunately the cabin allotted to us was very noisy and we missed many a morning lecture due to loss of sleep. eventually we were moved but his occurred several times so we were not happy ... Read more
frank1001
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
430 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Boarding at Valparaiso went well. Our cabin was great, and we were on G deck, the lowest passenger deck. The cabin was very clean, and certainly larger than what we have had with other cruise lines at a similar level. What was good ... Read more

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