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P&O Arcadia Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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20 P&O Arcadia Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Gupton avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

As expected


Our fifth time with P +O, most things as expected with a few differences having been used to Ventura and Azura. There was a great feeling of space on this ship with very few queues and a much calmer atmosphere than ...
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Sail Date August 2019

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1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor enforcement of ‘rules’

Opportunity to transit Panama Canal.Embarkation excellent. Cabin reasonable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Special mention to Sam for port excursion talks- excellent and Albano our cabin steward who was ...
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Sail Date January 2019

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1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

General Standards Dropping

We tended to have 2 mini P&O cruises a year, 3-4 day breaks, sometimes to the same location.Over these last few years, these have been on the Arcadia.Whilst we have never had reason to complain about the ship or ...
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Sail Date August 2018

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2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Hit and miss

We have always wanted to sail on Arcadia so for our 35th wedding anniversary that is what we decided to do. We chose this particular cruise because it was a discovery cruise with new destinations we had not visited ...
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Sail Date July 2018

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing two weeks in the Baltic

We'd not cruised for nearly 20 years, and this time had a (now) grown up 19 year old daughter and an 83 year old mother in tow. We chose the Baltic as I had Danish heritage and we wanted to go somewhere we'd not ...
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Sail Date July 2018

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6 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Southampton to Sydney segment of world cruise

First experience of cruising for more than 17 nights. This cruise was. 44 nights with 4 night stay in Sydney. The cruise was great. A few days of rough weather over bay of biscay (as expected). Sea sickness ...
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Sail Date January 2018

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed first time cruiser

Family holiday with my elderly disabled mother, the Norwegian scenery was breath taking and beautiful, easily accessible and stress free with the wheelchair, embarking and disembarkation. The staff were polite ...
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Sail Date July 2017

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worldoffunand travel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Xmas cruise

We have spent several Christmas holidays on cruises and have loved them! However, this was our first time with P and O and we were sadly disappointed with the whole ship. The Baltic itinerary was enjoyable and we ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Rude Passengers

A family group of 6 booked 5 cabins for a quick getaway. Embarkation at Sydney was so quick due to a wonderful staff member giving us priority boarding. That is when our troubles with passengers started. A very ...
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Sail Date February 2017

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IHappy diner

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Brilliant Staff and a Great Experience

We chose this cruise to coincide with my husbands birthday. From day one we had a fantastic time The cabin with balcony was spacious, the bathroom a bit cramped but adequate and everything cleaned to a high ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

It was disappointing in many ways.

We went on our first cruise with our daughter and their four children, we chose the Ventura thinking it was large so have plenty to do. We live in Southampton area so also a benefit. The embarkation went very ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fantastic ship, fantastic food....good fun all the way

Fantastic ship. First time cruising for us, was a bit worried that it would be boring as we had our two boys aged 17 and 12 with us but actually it was brilliant. Embarkation was the quickest process ever, much ...
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Sail Date May 2016

JO88 avatar


1 Review Written

34 Helpful Votes

Disappointed with P&O

This was our first P&O cruise, and we had high expectations. Our cabin was good and activities, including entertainment and daytime talks, were all good to excellent. I particularly enjoyed the daily cricket matches ...
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Sail Date March 2016

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Kim lewis

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Arcadia, Lovely Ship

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2015

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Arcadia, Baltic Cruise; Fantastic

We enjoyed a fabulous cruise around the Baltic on the Arcadia. This was my thrid cruise having not been on one for several years but prior cruises had been on the Oriana. The Arcadia is a lovely ship, it did ...
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Sail Date July 2015

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1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

P&O Arcadia disgusting treatment

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2015

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8 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Nice holiday, great ports of call

We did our first p&o cruise in July to the baltics, cruised lots of times and been to baltics before, had heard good and bad re arcadia but went with open mind. Embarkation was quick and efficient, but it was ...
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Sail Date July 2014

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Just do not go on this ship

we were on this ship last year and had a good time all round, food, staff, entertainment etc.  we could not be leave we were on the same ship this time.  Dreadful place to arrive in, like a shed.  No signs ...
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Sail Date July 2014

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1 Review Written

Simply amazing

The only thing that was upsetting for me on this cruise was 1 couple, who ( audibly ) made it clear to everyone within earshot that everything was ( insert rude words here ) not up to the standards of The Queen Mary ...
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Sail Date June 2012

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1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes


Day 4 in Malaga due to engineering problem. This appears to have been kown about for some time - is its coincidence the remedial work was undertaken on a longer length cruise? I think not. On a 20 day cruise thats ...
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Sail Date June 2019

Arcadia Ratings

Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Value For Money4.03.4
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