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Arcadia Review

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Enjoyable Baltic Cruise

Review for Arcadia to the Baltic Sea
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MrsEmm
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2015
Cabin: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

Our first cruise for some years. We did not choose Arcadia specifically, rather the itinerary and we were not disappointed. After booking, having read some of the negative reviews here, especially about Arcadia and specifically the Arcadia cough, I was a little concerned but this was unfounded.

EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION went very smoothly. Newbies should note that the buffet is available for a meal as soon as you board so, unlike us, you don't need to have lunch before you board.

CABIN (balcony cabin on D deck, port side) was clean, with shower over bath and storage fine (it is dark by the wardrobes, so you need to put the light on to see properly). Toiletries provided. Lovely fluffy towels; very comfortable bed. Large TV screen, a number of films playing on a loop (so you cant choose when to watch); DVD only in suites. Information channel, Arcadia radio channel, shore excursion channel and recording of guest speakers talks. Lovely Cabin Steward.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

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CABIN (balcony cabin on D deck, port side) was clean, with shower over bath and storage fine (it is dark by the wardrobes, so you need to put the light on to see properly). Toiletries provided. Lovely fluffy towels; very comfortable bed. Large TV screen, a number of films playing on a loop (so you cant choose when to watch); DVD only in suites. Information channel, Arcadia radio channel, shore excursion channel and recording of guest speakers talks. Lovely Cabin Steward.

Port Reviews

Oslo

Took shuttle bus. We missed the VASA museum but several passengers commented on how good it was.

Copenhagen

A lot of traffic; glad we went ashore independently. If you want a photo by The Little Mermaid go early as it is usually surrounded by visitors and is quite small.

Stockholm

Boat trips are a good idea to get a feel for the city if you dont do a prebooked excursion.

Tallinn

Very pretty mediaval town. Lots of cobbles, wear comfortable shoes! Lots of interesting shops and buildings.

Helsinki

Probably the least interesting port; that said, the ROCK CHURCH is worth a visit; also Russian Orthodox and Cathedral. There was quite a good market by the quayside too.

Rostock (Warnemunde)

There was a Sea Festival on the day we stopped here, so it was buzzing. Pretty seaside place. Nearby Rostoc is easily accessible by train.

Southampton

Did not visit.

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