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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 on ...
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241 P&O Arcadia Cruise Reviews

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Deck Cargo
Member Since 2014
11 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was a 20 day leg of a world cruise, from Hong Kong to Dubai and was our third cruise on Arcadia, sixth with P & O. The boarding process in Hong Kong was efficient and went very smoothly. One unfortunate aspect of this ... Read more
Globetrotters2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
On the positive side we enjoyed nearly all of the ports of call. Our main disappointment was with P&O and its declining levels of service. The Carnival corporation is making changes each time we travel with P&O, which is most ... Read more
chris Y
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
My wife and I have cruised 24 times in the last 16 Years, but this was not a good experience. After 7 Days on board I picked up the 'Arcadia Cough' which lasted for 5 weeks, I have never ever had such a bad chest and cough, the only ... Read more
Gay and Gary
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
My wife and myself recently travelled on a sector of the world cruise on Arcadia. We joined the ship in Sydney on 21 February 2015 and disembarked in Hong Kong on 16 March 2015. When joining the ship in Sydney we were required to fill ... Read more
Easterfeaster
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
I am writing this review after having read the previous review "Bad Bad World Cruise". I echo the comments whole heartedly but I thought it was just us that had an unlucky experience. We are experienced cruisers but had never ... Read more

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Lennart
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
What a cheap company. Never ever again a P&O cruise. None tasting food. Cheap entertainment. Dirty ship on all public spaces. Looked like the ship was 25 years old. Terrible design on many places. Many officers, especially English, ... Read more
Sponras
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This world cruise was a big disappointment when compared to Arcadia's 2010 world cruise. P & O's pre-departure administration was poor and error prone. The embarkation was appalling. The ship's interior is drab and shabby with badly ... Read more
Gill McWilliams
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Having read many of the reviews of this cruise/ ship I feel I must redress the balance somewhat. This was our first long cruise and due to the inability to fly, our only way to get to Australia to visit family. We boarded Arcadia with ... Read more
Brabus08
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
After two nights in San Francisco we boarded Arcadia for our voyage through the Pacific to Sydney. First impression was that the staff looked worn out. I do understand that change-over days are hectic & tiring for them all. All went ... Read more
Brabus08
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
After two nights in San Francisco we boarded Arcadia for our voyage through the Pacific to Sydney. First impression was that the staff looked worn out. I do understand that change-over days are hectic & tiring for them all. All went ... Read more

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DianeHowes
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
I am writing this to slightly redress the balance of reviews for Arcadia's 2015 circumnavigation - we sailed from Southampton to Sydney, departing on January 6th and flying back from Sydney on February 22nd. The ship has recently been ... Read more
EveeH
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from a cruise on the Arcadia - San Francisco to Sydney - and to say we were disappointed is an understatement. Having sailed on the last world voyage of the Oriana in 2012 from Brisbane to San Francisco, we were ... Read more
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anniemaidcruises
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My mum and dad and,my husband and I,sailed on January 6th 2015,on the first leg of the world cruise,southampton to san Francisco, which ended in the death of my mother,in san Francisco. The ship was turned around the same day as she ... Read more
Returners
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
You only get one chance for a first impression. If that is bad, forget everything else! Mistakenly, we thought that P&O had 'grown out of' their appalling embarkation shambles at Southampton by now (We are are in 2015). But no, we were ... Read more
Saffiespaniel
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
The cruise was the first leg of the World Circumnavigation and offered a very good trip calling at Caribbean Islands, Panama Canal, Mexico and finishing in San Francisco. We have cruised on the Arcadia three times previous to this trip, ... Read more

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Deck Cargo
Member Since 2014
11 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Meridian Dining Room We thought the dining room was very noisy, the noise might be made worse because of the large open area in the floor between the upper and lower levels The Grill Excellent food and staff, and a very relaxing ... Read more
Atinkerbel
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This cruise took place over New Year, we went in order to get a bit of sunshine. It was not Arcadia's fault sunshine was at a minimum. So we got to Southampton slightly earlier than our check in time but that was not a problem. Checking ... Read more
kbinbkk
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This was our second cruise, the first being on the Carnival Spirit to Alaska 2 years ago. I had read quite a few negative comments about P&O in general and the Arcadia in particular on this site so I was slightly cautious about the ... Read more
DavenWill
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Arcadia cruise 9-20 December 2014 cruise J421 Our first impression was a good one as we arrived at the new Mayflower Teminal. It is very well designed and set out, much improved on the "shed" we were in in 2008. We had to wait two hours ... Read more
russell jack
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
As regular passengers with Celebrity, we embarked upon P&O’s Arcadia, sailing from Southampton in early December with some trepidation, particularly as our only other cruise with P&O on the Azura was not all we had hoped for, ... Read more

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Tycastell
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
Having experienced great holidays on Princess Cruises we decided to try something different. On booking we were reassured by P&O Sales that we had the best cabin (C097) and there was no point putting us down for an upgrade but it ... Read more
stjudes11
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
my self and my wife have just returned from one of our best cruises ever we went on a 12 night canary cruise on arcadia we had a ball from start to finish' the entertainment by the headliners theater company would equal any west end show. ... Read more
Alice Bentley
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
I have recently returned from a trip on this ship to The Canary Islands. My friend and I were upgraded to a deluxe balcony cabin but I honestly don't know what makes it deluxe. The cabin was clean enough, beds were lovely and comfy and ... Read more
meldrew v
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was only our second cruise the first being with Royal Caribbean, no comparison. The ship looked OK and our cabin although a bit dingy was passable, however, it soon became apparent that this ship was getting past it's sell by date. ... Read more
Dollymolly
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
Having returned from our 12 day cruise aboard Arcadia, we wish to express our great disappointment. As this was our first cruise the ship was not as we'd expected, having read information of the (refit carried out in 2013!).. If we'd ... Read more

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