Everything started well in Southampton with good embarkation. It was after we arrived at our cabin that we were told the dress code for this cruise had been changed. We had asked P&O more than once about this but they always insisted that the 3 dress codes would be in place until after the world cruise. When we arrived and then were told that the jacket required nights had been changed we were not too pleased. Our problem was that we were flying back from Chile and only had 23 kilos baggage allowance. Had we known the dress code in advance we could have saved a few kilos each. Anyway apart from that the cabin was very nice, clean and comfortable. Another thing we were not too pleased about was that P&O told us that the cabin had a pair of binoculars and atlas. We then decided not to take our own binoculars only to find that the ones in the cabin were of poor quality and had we known we should have taken our own. After that most of the cruise was great, we had some very good speakers for the first 2 weeks, the entertainers were good. The food in the Meridian restaurant was quite good and our waiters were excellent especially Derga and Arvind. A couple of the ports were not very exciting, Cape Verde and Salvador. We enjoyed Rio and had a shore excursion to Christ the Redeemer. This was a good trip apart from all the work being done in the port making the tour an hour late. As always the prices of the ships excursions are a bit high but as it was Rio and we had heard that some of the areas are not very safe we thought it was well worth the price to be looked after. When back on board we did talk to a couple of people who had been mugged with gold chains taken but everyone was warned before going ashore not to have any valuables on show. The service we had in all the bars was very friendly and the prices were much better than most cruise ships. The weather we had was fantastic and we even made it off ship at the Falkland Islands. Disembarkation in Chile was very efficient and we were off in our private taxi by 9am. All in all it was a very nice cruise on a ship that maybe needs some refurbishment in some of the places. On this cruise out TA advised us to have a Starboard Balcony as the views were better and she was spot on. Hope this helps someone.

2 Legs of World Cruise

Arcadia Cruise Review by sooty10

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2016
  • Destination: Around the World
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower
Everything started well in Southampton with good embarkation. It was after we arrived at our cabin that we were told the dress code for this cruise had been changed. We had asked P&O more than once about this but they always insisted that the 3 dress codes would be in place until after the world cruise. When we arrived and then were told that the jacket required nights had been changed we were not too pleased. Our problem was that we were flying back from Chile and only had 23 kilos baggage allowance. Had we known the dress code in advance we could have saved a few kilos each.

Anyway apart from that the cabin was very nice, clean and comfortable. Another thing we were not too pleased about was that P&O told us that the cabin had a pair of binoculars and atlas. We then decided not to take our own binoculars only to find that the ones in the cabin were of poor quality and had we known we should have taken our own.

After that most of the cruise was great, we had some very good speakers for the first 2 weeks, the entertainers were good. The food in the Meridian restaurant was quite good and our waiters were excellent especially Derga and Arvind.

A couple of the ports were not very exciting, Cape Verde and Salvador. We enjoyed Rio and had a shore excursion to Christ the Redeemer. This was a good trip apart from all the work being done in the port making the tour an hour late. As always the prices of the ships excursions are a bit high but as it was Rio and we had heard that some of the areas are not very safe we thought it was well worth the price to be looked after. When back on board we did talk to a couple of people who had been mugged with gold chains taken but everyone was warned before going ashore not to have any valuables on show.

The service we had in all the bars was very friendly and the prices were much better than most cruise ships.

The weather we had was fantastic and we even made it off ship at the Falkland Islands.

Disembarkation in Chile was very efficient and we were off in our private taxi by 9am.

All in all it was a very nice cruise on a ship that maybe needs some refurbishment in some of the places. On this cruise out TA advised us to have a Starboard Balcony as the views were better and she was spot on.

Hope this helps someone.
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Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower
Cabin DB B 147
Very clean and comfortable, nice bathroom with small bath. 40 inch tv with BBC and SKY news and plenty of sport and film channels. Loungers and table on balcony. Very comfortable bed. No complaints at all with cabin.
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