Arcadia Cruise Review by heathcharnock: Slooowboat to Iceland
Member Since 2009
Slooowboat to Iceland
P&O cost cutting is becoming more and more evident.
Our cruise to Iceland in perfect cruising weather and unbelievably calm seas barely averaged a speed of 12kts. We cruised all the way back at 11 kts until we slowed to 9 kts for a while. Eventually did 12.6 kts when in the channel but I didn't look after that. There were other cost cutting measures too, only one speaker who spoke every sea day ( 6 out of 11 ) on the same old subject - Concorde. Daytime entertainment boring, too many badly disguised sales pitches. On sea days when there is no prospect of warmth and sunshine P&O must simply do better and provide some variety.
Evening entertainment varied from brilliant (comedian) to dire (pick your own)
Headliners were a new troupe but did improve
Neverther less a good way to see Iceland we enjoyed seeing it but won't be going back Less
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