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Arcadia Review

4.0 / 5.0
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It floated. Takes more than that to impress me.

Review for Arcadia to Australia & New Zealand
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siderisj
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Mar 2014
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Sampler cruise to see what the newly refurbished P&O Arcadia was like. Looked hard but struggled to see exactly what had been refurbished? The buffet and perhaps the theatre?

The cabins are a little tired and ours was quite dirty. On embarkation our bathroom floor and shower foot well had that much hair stuck to them I was in disbelief! Our balcony door lock did not work and the door swung open and banged constantly. Cabin steward said it had been reported but for the whole 4 days was not fixed. The toilet blocked up EVERY single use. We were forced to go downstairs to use the toilet and wait for maintenance. And no, we were not putting anything in there that did not belong in there, nor were we excessive with the toilet paper as blamed by reception every time we had to report another blockage.

The buffet servery areas were extensive, running half the length of the ship yet the hot options offered were truly pitiful. The same salad bar every lunch and dinner with never more than 3-4 hot options of curry, curry or curry it felt like. I know the Brits like a curry and the rest of the world appreciate one every now and then but surely not every single meal service! Desert offerings were varied and nice.

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The cabins are a little tired and ours was quite dirty. On embarkation our bathroom floor and shower foot well had that much hair stuck to them I was in disbelief! Our balcony door lock did not work and the door swung open and banged constantly. Cabin steward said it had been reported but for the whole 4 days was not fixed. The toilet blocked up EVERY single use. We were forced to go downstairs to use the toilet and wait for maintenance. And no, we were not putting anything in there that did not belong in there, nor were we excessive with the toilet paper as blamed by reception every time we had to report another blockage.

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