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Arcadia Review

4.0 / 5.0
447 reviews

A Cheerful Ship

Review for Transatlantic Cruise on Arcadia
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

We were on the first leg (Southampton to Rio) of a round the world cruise, then had an extension (not booked through P&O) to see the Iguassu falls and finally a stay in Rio.

Embarkation was quick and easy. We arrived about an hour and a half before the appointed time (which is almost inevitable as no sensible person would not allow some margin for road conditions). Nevertheless we were through and on the ship in about half an hour.

There was a military band on deck playing before departure and shortly after departure a spectacular firework display set off from a barge. Generally we felt welcomed. A long line formed for glasses of champagne sold at an extortionate price, but apparently some members of the loyalty club received them free which explained this.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

Cabin DE

This was an aft facing balcony cabin. Rather larger than many balcony cabins we have had from other lines, it had a small bath and shower over. Good quality bits and pieces in the bathroom. We appreciated the provision of a world atlas and binoculars. Slightly disappointed that account information cannot be retrieved over the television. Coffee and tea facilities and a fridge, which was useful. The steward was outstanding and the cabin kept immaculately clean

Port Reviews

Rio de Janeiro

Flew to Iguassu, stayed in 3* Best Western hotel, perfectly satisfactory and very clean. Very good guide to Brazilian side of the falls, a wonderful experience to visit would recommend to anyone capable of managing the steps and the walk. Had we known it would have been possible also to visit the Argentinian side, we would have been glad to have the opportunity to do so and would willingly have paid extra for this.


Walked around shops in town centre. Perfectly pleasant.

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