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 ...
Cruised from Sydney to San Franciso segment of a World Cruise. Mainly English and Aussies on board. No children on this ship. Entertainment was wonderful, the ballroom dancer instructors were the highlight of our sea days aboard the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Having been and thoroughly enjoyed Arcadia 3 times before, we were keen to see all the enhancements she had had since her extensive refit as well as to introduce her to some great friends of ours who were first time cruisers. We - and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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