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4.0 Editor's Rating
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 on ...
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241 P&O Arcadia Cruise Reviews

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JO88
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
25 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
0 forum posts
8 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
Traderboy
Member Since 2012
1 review
89 forum posts
4 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
0 forum posts
8 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
0 forum posts
14 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

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frank1001
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
411 forum posts
13 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
Teddygate
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We were on the first leg (Southampton to Rio) of a round the world cruise, then had an extension (not booked through P&O) to see the Iguassu falls and finally a stay in Rio. Embarkation was quick and easy. We arrived about an hour ... Read more
sooty10
Member Since 2010
1 review
46 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Everything started well in Southampton with good embarkation. It was after we arrived at our cabin that we were told the dress code for this cruise had been changed. We had asked P&O more than once about this but they always insisted ... Read more
Horstead
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The food in the Meridian Restaurant and the service was appalling as was the food in the Belvedere, as a result I have managed to lose 8 lb in weight not what you would expect to lose on a cruise. We did not experience the food in the ... Read more
Horstead
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This cruise was horrendous and will be our last cruise wth P&O. Our main gripe was the food. Apart from the restaurants where there was a supplement of £15 or so the food was inedible. Food on the buffet, Belvadere was always ... Read more

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kersh
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1,478 forum post
4 helpful votes
We departed Southampton for sunnier climes on Saturday 19 December. Unfortunately P & O did not get the boarding right for priority pax and it was a complete shambles. They just hadn't taken account of the large number of suites ... Read more
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lochin40
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
P&O Arcadia 25/11/2015 to 19/12/2015 Madera – Antigua – St Kitts – Grenada – Dominica – Barbados – Azores – Vigo The cruise was uneventful and very relaxing as you spend 16 days at sea and ... Read more
gettinold
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
We are in our 50's and have been cruising for about 5 years. I chose my username " Gettinold " as a joke but it now seems ironic after taking this cruise. The ship is advertised as " adults only ". I took this to mean ... Read more
bobupandown
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We didn't know what to expect as this was our first cruise. Southampton: Embarkation was brilliantly organised CPS (Cruise Parking service) Attendants took our cases from the boot, next time we saw them was in our cabin so for us ... Read more
Kim lewis
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was my first cruise and after reading the recent reviews I was very concerned that I would not have enjoyed it . There was no need to worry as it was brilliant I could not fault this ship in anyway . The crew and staff were very ... Read more

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The Dams
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We really didn't know what to expect as this as our first cruise but have no complaints really as we thought it was wonderful and service very good at all times. The decor was fine and we are shocked by some peoples comments about The ... Read more
nic104
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
16 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Firstly, I wanted to give more stars, I really did, but having had my first cruise in 2013 on Oriana which was wonderful, this one was just not worth all the money. Embarkation was easy and at the exact time stated on our tickets. On ... Read more
fluffyredfox
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
So many things to comment on, easier to bullet point: No silver service at dinner anymore = rushed courses Lack of vegetables generally = tiny meals Often had to ask for after dinner mints, water & liqueurs Forced gratuity ... Read more
kkymmy
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was my first cruise and I was travelling alone, I wanted to try cruising without committing to a) too much time on board or b) a really expensive, lengthy cruise just in case cruising wasn't for me. Admittedly my expectations were ... Read more
c daly
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
we have been on cruises for the past ten years .And i have to say this cruise was not the best .The ship is great and our cabin was fine .But the food was not up to what we expeted from p and o . Our first two nights the food came to the ... Read more

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morgsy64
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Cruised from Southampton via Azores to Carribbean and Madeira. The Arcadia was fabulous and the staff in bars and restaurant superb,friendly and couldnt do enough for you. James,Philip and Amruta,Lenson,Sunjay. Had cabin d25 but ... Read more
terry12
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
As loyal passengers to P&Os Aurora and Oriana we chose to try the Arcadia. First impressions were all in favour of this ship. Having a forward cabin and a gale force seven sea, the waves hitting the ship ,a loud slapping noise as ... Read more
Garg
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My wife and I were a little aprehensive after reading reports from some critic sites of the supposed 'Arcadia Cough', to the point of our considering a cancellation. There was no sign of it during the whole cruise which proves that you ... Read more
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Robin Allen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Good weather , good destinations , good food , good cabin good service , in fact all the ingredient's for a five star holiday . Arcadia is a good all-round ship for adults only , the Entertainment by the Headliners was first rate , ... Read more
Rob Folley
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
If you have been with P&O since the start of 1970 as I have, over 20 cruises, you will notice how things have changed. More and more things have be dropped. Menu's have been cut down as have wine lists. Food not up to old standards. ... Read more

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