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Arcadia Cruise Review
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Two sector cruise on Arcadia's world cruise San Fransisco to Hong Kong 2017

Arcadia Cruise Review by CruiserStevie

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2017
  • Destination: Around the World
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

Lovely ports of call made us choose this itinerary and adult medium ship. Dining was excellent, lectures varied and interesting, the evening entertainment was on the whole very good but the Headliners on ship singers and dancers were absolutely excellent. All very talented and ranked as good as any west end show.

The cabin was the problem A86 mid aft four down from midships on port side. See cabin review and beware! Not worth the money.

Excursions were varied and we took advantage of many in countries as Australia, New Zealand, Papa New Guinea, Japan, South Korea and China all well organised on time and educational.

The dining area was well laid out although our table 48 was over the top of the propellor shafts and not only noisy but juddered from the vibrations. Most ships seem to think that rear ship for dining front for theatre and entertaining all at low level. Better if higher up, less shaking and stick the night club and gyms down the rear. Conversation had to be raised when ship moving above 17 knots, obviously designers never take a holiday on cruise ships. Still did not spoil a wonderful holiday (except cabin) see below.

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower
Cabin DA A86

Just come off a two sector cruise of the around the world trip of 47 nights. The cabin although comfortable and well kept suffered very badly from extreme noise from the restaurant belvedere plate and dish cleaning room immediately above this particular cabin. Large bangs, drawer noise and trolley trundles started from 6am onwards and lasted to beyond 11pm every day. It seriously infringed on our sleep pattern, even with ear plugs it was noisy. Complaints were made to staff, reception and in person late at night to the workers in this area who did not give any regard whatsoever for the cabin below them. BEWArRE this cabin is only good for those hard of hearing or deaf. It is not worth the money charged for this category and I would never ever book the cabin of A86 again. Complaints to reception failed to deter the level of noise emitted. It spoiled our cruise we would have been better off paying less money for cabins A90 onwards.

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