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P&O Arcadia Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews
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Depressingly mediocre. Tired Arcadia well past her prime.
"We wanted an adult only cruise in the peak summer period. This was our first P and O cruise for a few years and boy have they joined the race for the bottom. Prepare to pay for anything and everything that makes the..."Read More
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john1970

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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World Cruise

Review for Arcadia to World Cruise

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Bombay Bird

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This was to be our holiday of our lifetime and had spent many years saving up for it. We had previously sailed with Princes cruises for several weeks at a time and it was marvellous and could not fault it, from the crew to the entertainment as well as the food. As soon as we went on board, we were disappointed, it looked so drab and unwelcoming, whereas on Princess, when you enter the ship, you ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

2 Helpful Votes


A tired ship, in need of a major overhaul, with too few staff

Review for Arcadia to Europe - All

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GangPlankAlf

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

My wife and I have been regular passengers with P&O over the last 9 years having just completed out twentieth cruise. In August we sailed on the Arcadia and I have to say that there were a lot of things wrong with the ship. We have seen standards fall over the years but the situation is becoming critical. Where has all the serving staff gone? There are nowhere near enough waiters in the bars ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

12 Helpful Votes


The Maintenance Cruise

Review for Arcadia to Mediterranean

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sproutie

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Although I am a regular reader of reviews I have never before felt the need to write one myself. We have always taken the view that you can’t please all the people all the time and there will always be some professional complainers. We do not fall into that category. So having cruised with P&O eight times in the last four years on all their ships I think we are capable of offering a balanced view ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

13 Helpful Votes


Worst Cruise Ever

Review for Arcadia to Mediterranean

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Mackrell Rob

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise for the ports of call. Just before departure we were advised that we would spend 3 and a half days in Malaga to repair the ship Azipod which was damaged on a previous cruise. Why was the ship not fixed before? Every port of call was a disaster because we were late at every port and had to suffer more crowds of tourists than expected. Messina was cancelled as was our tour in ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

5 Helpful Votes


Depressingly mediocre. Tired Arcadia well past her prime.

Review for Arcadia to Europe - British Isles & Western

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john1970

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We wanted an adult only cruise in the peak summer period. This was our first P and O cruise for a few years and boy have they joined the race for the bottom. Prepare to pay for anything and everything that makes the cruise a little special. When did they start charging for room sevice?? Drinks prices on the rise to encourage the packages? Postives- Large cabin with decent size shower. White ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

20 Helpful Votes


Badly managed by Captain & P & O

Review for Arcadia to Europe - All

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muddgirl

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

we chose this cruise as first time cruisers and to see Etna, also to celebrate my big birthday. What a disappointment. First we were informed by P & O that we would not be stopping at Messina ( Etna ) due to remedial work that needed doing in Malaga, Now a print out given to us on our last day a board stated that 22 divers plus equipment was coming over from USA to do the work, now that was ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

17 Helpful Votes


Very disappointing

Review for Arcadia to Europe - British Isles & Western

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2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise was a disater,stuck in Malaga for 3 days to carry out repairs that were known of in southampton.if booking a cruise beware,they reserve the right to change the schedule at a moment's notice.cabin staff were grumpy,we couldn't see out of the window it was filthy,first job on board for us was to clean the cabin,hairs in the bath and the bed from previous guests.food was at best ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

7 Helpful Votes


Poor value for the money!

Review for Arcadia to Europe - All

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Kalleroo

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We flew out of Perth on Boxing Day, West Australia, for this cruise, we thought it would be the best cruise experience with exotic ports of calls and were so eager to experience these. Have cruised for many many years, but this was the worst experience on the high seas we have had. OK so the steering gear didn't want to work but at least we were in Southampton! Glad it wasn't in the middle of ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Mini Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

23 Helpful Votes


Very disappointed

Review for Arcadia to Panama Canal & Central America

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Duncansunny

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise for my husband to experience the Panama Canal . Don’t expect to much of anything on this ship very poor in so many areas and ways P&O have really dropped their standards. Dated cabins with dirty stained sweaty pillows threaded quilt covers dirty shower curtain that wasn’t changed for the duration of our 24 day cruise, unhelpful rude reception staff ( females mainly) dirty ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

15 Helpful Votes


Worst experience of my life

Review for Arcadia to Caribbean - All

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GagaMaureen

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

The ship is tired, and badly needs updated. The engine noise and vibration made conversation and sleep almost impossible. The entertainment,with the exception of the two duos and the performance of Jimmy James was poor. The films offered were old and dated, with no new releases. At times the staff appeared stretched, although always polite and very hard working. Probably the only plus factor. ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

8 Helpful Votes


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