First impressions. I thought I had walked onto a Brittany Ferries boat to Santander - with better cabins. All the atmosphere of Stamford Bridge after Chelsea have been beaten at home. Average age of the passengers to the Caribbean was apparently 69 (clearly they must have included the young dancers to get the average that low). More zimmers and mobility scooters concentrated in one place than I could ever imagine, making it slightly dangerous at times. Looking for a wall plug in the cabin revealed all kinds of nasties, including somebody's socks and underpants - and a pair of glasses. The room boy is apparently expected to clean 20 rooms a day - twice. Food was substandard - but beautifully served. Service overall was excellent. Leaking water all over the place and an awful smell of waste in the main shopping areas. A tired ship in dire need of some serious work. Would I use P & O again? Not a chance in this life. Good points? 3 weeks of warm weather and we met some nice people - plus the occasional complete dipstick (but that's life).

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Arcadia Cruise Review by spike69

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2016
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower
First impressions. I thought I had walked onto a Brittany Ferries boat to Santander - with better cabins. All the atmosphere of Stamford Bridge after Chelsea have been beaten at home. Average age of the passengers to the Caribbean was apparently 69 (clearly they must have included the young dancers to get the average that low).

More zimmers and mobility scooters concentrated in one place than I could ever imagine, making it slightly dangerous at times.

Looking for a wall plug in the cabin revealed all kinds of nasties, including somebody's socks and underpants - and a pair of glasses. The room boy is apparently expected to clean 20 rooms a day - twice.

Food was substandard - but beautifully served. Service overall was excellent.

Leaking water all over the place and an awful smell of waste in the main shopping areas.

A tired ship in dire need of some serious work.

Would I use P & O again? Not a chance in this life.

Good points? 3 weeks of warm weather and we met some nice people - plus the occasional complete dipstick (but that's life).
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