If you have been with P&O since the start of 1970 as I have, over 20 cruises, you will notice how things have changed. More and more things have be dropped. Menu's have been cut down as have wine lists. Food not up to old standards. Service not to bad. Year ago you would have people from television or films for entertainment, but not now. Shows still the same old thing. The sail away is terrible. Same old records same old flag waving. I feel they treat you like little children. Doctor charges, drinks and shopping on board is very expensive . Could see really no duty free. When there is a sale all the old junk is brought out. Once you could go to the Bridge for nothing. Now you are charged. Trips on shore again are expensive. A trip in a taxi to a place can be less than half of what P&O Charge. One trip I did with four other people cost with tip 85 pounds and we saw more than the trip P&O were advertising. If we had gone with the P&O trip the cost would have been 250.00 pounds. After 20 trips over the years with the company, we will not be going with them again. Wake up P&O. Other companies are more advance. On this last cruise we heard nothing but complaints about Britannia. Only one couple said they liked it.

Things slowly getting worse.

Arcadia Cruise Review by Rob Folley

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2015
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower
If you have been with P&O since the start of 1970 as I have, over 20 cruises, you will notice how things have changed. More and more things have be dropped. Menu's have been cut down as have wine lists. Food not up to old standards. Service not to bad.

Year ago you would have people from television or films for entertainment, but not now. Shows still the same old thing. The sail away is terrible. Same old records same old flag waving. I feel they treat you like little children.

Doctor charges, drinks and shopping on board is very expensive . Could see really no duty free. When there is a sale all the old junk is brought out.

Once you could go to the Bridge for nothing. Now you are charged. Trips on shore again are expensive. A trip in a taxi to a place can be less than half of what P&O Charge. One trip I did with four other people cost with tip 85 pounds and we saw more than the trip P&O were advertising. If we had gone with the P&O trip the cost would have been 250.00 pounds.

After 20 trips over the years with the company, we will not be going with them again. Wake up P&O. Other companies are more advance. On this last cruise we heard nothing but complaints about Britannia. Only one couple said they liked it.
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Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower
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The best thing about the cruise. The lady who serviced the room plus our butler were very very good. Nothing was to much trouble for them.
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