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Arcadia Cruise Review by heathcharnock: Slooowboat to Iceland

Arcadia 4
Member Since 2009
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Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 1.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 1.0

Slooowboat to Iceland

Sail Date: June 2014
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Southampton

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

Published 07/02/14

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Cabin review: A76

Improved after refit - nice TV pity about the programsNoise from behind Neptune Bar (above) often in early morning

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