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Arcadia Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
408 reviews
9 Awards

Very disappointed

Review for Arcadia to Around the World
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Fitness & Recreation

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

We choose this cruise as previous passengers always spoke highly of Arcadia and the itinerary was very attractive. Unfortunately, excursions were poorly planned and organised: black tie events and smart jacket events were changed I.e. reduced and cancelled, from the original itinerary; the only (very small) dance floor is taken over by the dance club so no where to party in the evening wearing the evening outfits bought for the cruise; liveliest bar in the evening for a drink and everything stops at 10:30 for (another) quiz; no quiet reading area as all are in bar areas where you are expected to order drinks by constant bar staff. There is more but no point as P&O not interested. Many passengers as disappointed as us and had said used to be lovely cruise ship but experiences had been changing over last couple years.

Excursions were poor and none allowed for special opportunities to make most of local traditions such as cherry blossom time in Japan, church procession in the Azores port, poorly planned trips to Great Wall and Forbidden City. immigration arrangements ate into our limited port time which meant we could not explore independently as committed to poor excursion departure times.

Very expensive holiday when add in 50 X daily drinks, tips, spa treatments as everything is chargeable and promoted deals are not honoured.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

Cabin DC

The cabin was fitted out same spec as those we've had years ago when we used P&O Irish Sea crossings. Not well thought out layout. Fed up with constant 'don't flush wet wipes ......' Messages on in house tv.

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