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Arcadia Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Arcadia to Canada & New England
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Colin Bennett
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2016
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Food and service was the poorest I have ever encountered in over 3 decades of cruising. Arcadia are obviously putting cost first and trying to attract a new breed of cruiser who are not that particular. The food in the MDR was more like you could expect in a budget holiday camp, I actually LOST weight on the cruise, The food in the self service was even worse. Our cabin was totally inadequate for a disabled cabin, the wall at the bottom of the bed had been badly damaged by previous occupants as there war insufficient room to get a wheelchair through,, not that it mattered as the bed was at a 45degree angle to the dressing table meaning my wife couldn't use it. The carpet was full of stains and the cabin was dirty. On arrival there was a vase with a single flower in it which died, we decided to see if the cabin boy would throw it away or replace it... I threw it away at the end of the cruise 24 days later. Entertainment was poor to say the least, the cheapest berths in ports were obviously taken up... all in all a poor cruise. Sorry P&O you have lost a customer

Cabin Review

Cabin Disabled

Totally unsuitable for a wheelchair.. The sort of Disabled cabin you could expect 20 years ago before disability became an issue and most ships upgraded their services

Port Reviews

Southampton

We stayed at the Southampton Hilton

New York (Manhattan)

We made our own way round New York

Newport

Day at sea as it was a tender and P&O don't cater for disabled people on tenders

Boston

We made our own way

Portland (Maine)

not a good place to visit

Halifax

Nice place for a stroll

Quebec City

We made our own way

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Another tender port and no disabled tenders

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