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Arcadia
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  • Adults-only vessel great for couples
  • Massive refit in late 2008
  • Majority of ship's staterooms feature verandahs
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Arcadia Cabins

Editor Rating
Cabins
4.0
Arcadia has a high proportion of balconies -- 685 of the ship's 984 staterooms feature verandahs.

There are 67 suites and mini-suites, 10 grades of outside staterooms and seven of inside accommodation, ranging in size from 170-square-ft. standard cabins to 254-square-ft. balconied accommodations, 384-square-ft. mini-suites and 516-square-ft. suites (including verandah space).

All outside cabins come equipped with small baths and/or showers (insides are shower-only). Twin or double bed configurations, personal safes, direct-dial telephones, hairdryers, minibars and flat-screen TV's are standard in all levels of accommodation. Tea and coffee making kits are also provided in every cabin; P&O Cruises charges 1 GBP a head if passengers prefer their morning tea delivered by a cabin steward (unless, of course, if they are in the butler-serviced AC- or AG-grade top suites). Suites and mini-suites also have Jacuzzi baths, separate shower cubicles and DVD players.

In mini-suites and staterooms without butlers, there are plans to charge 2 GBP for a Continental breakfast (suspended on my cruise as details had not been included in the year's brochure).

A fairly substantial room service menu is available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and prices range from 1 GBP for soup, salad or pate, to 1.75 GBP for salmon gravlax. Main course options cost 2 GBP per portion and include farfalle chicken pasta, salad nicoise, burgers and sandwiches; puddings cost 1 GBP and cheese or fruit platters 1.25 GBP. A smaller range of dishes, such as omelettes at 1.50 GBP or croque monsieurs at 2 GBP, are available from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Minibar prices are the same as in bars; 2.05 GBP for a Becks beer, 2.55 GBP for a 25 cl bottle of wine and .75 GBP for a small can of soft drink. Crisps (potato ships for our U.S. audience) and nuts are also supplied at .80 GBP and .90 GBP, respectively.

I stayed in mini-suite B085 on Bermuda Deck. It was a roomy, elegant accommodation decorated in shades of cream, blue and gold, with beech-effect laminate furnishings, a large twin-to-queen bed with duvet, and a substantial balcony large enough for two wooden steamer chairs, two sit-ups and a teak table.

A large umbrella, binoculars, cozy cotton dressing gowns and slippers were supplied along with a flat-screen TV and DVD/CD player. There was plenty of storage (three double wardrobes, plus 14 drawers including bedside cabinets). An iron, board and trouser press were also provided, together with the standard hairdryer (U.K. plug) and tea/coffee maker.

Nice touches were a small window above the desk in the main cabin, a well-stocked magazine rack and, in the bathroom, full sized his 'n' hers Molton Brown toiletry sets -- a real treat.

The rather boring beige bathroom didn't really match the quality of the smellies (bath products), but it did have a very relaxing whirlpool bath and a separate shower (though this would looked smarter with a glass door rather than a white shower curtain).

Overall, though, the mini-suites are cozy and very comfortable.
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Arcadia Cabin Reviews

Cabin B136 Deck Cargo
12/99
Cabin B136 This cabin is located in a fairly quiet position Port side aft. It is located opposite a store cupboard but that was not bothersome, however just down the passageway there is crew staircase and it might be this that causes an occasional ... Read more
Cabin A24 Gay and Gary
12/99
A great cabin with plenty of room and we felt in a good location - very handy to the forward lifts.... Read more
Cabin Brabus08
12/99
Could not switch air-con off. No bathrobes supplied. Good cabin steward, Bosko, who kept the room very clean with all amenities replenished. Decent size with reasonable storage spaces. Balcony had two recliner chairs & a small table.... Read more
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Arcadia Ratings

Editor Rating 4.0 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
4.0
3.7
Public Rooms
4.0
4.1
Cabins
4.0
4.0
Entertainment
4.0
3.5
Spa & Fitness
3.0
3.8
Family & Children
1.0
Shore Excursions
3.0
3.3
Enrichment
5.0
3.3
Service
5.0
4.2
Value-for-Money
4.0
3.5

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Ship Stats
Crew:
880
Launched:
2005
Decks:
11
Tonnage:
83,781
Passengers:
1,950
Registry:
Bemuda
CDC Score:
87

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