P&O Arcadia Cruise Reviews

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298 P&O Arcadia Cruise Reviews
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Paul43
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 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
Tikali
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed March 2016
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 ... Read more
Fish & Chips
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 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
Traderboy
Member Since 2012
1 review
151 forum posts
7 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
25 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
4 reviews
18 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
87 forum posts
12 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
454 forum posts
20 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
15 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
14 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
5 helpful votes
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
8 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
kersh
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1,760 forum post
10 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
5 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
11 reviews
1 forum post
25 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
27 forum posts
10 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
8 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
The Dams
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 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
7 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
2 helpful votes
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
APMuso
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
kkymmy
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
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
2 helpful votes
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
morgsy64
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes
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

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