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Arcadia Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Arcadia mini cruise. A very enjoyable experience on a lovely ship!

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2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

We chose this ship because we have a world cruise booked on her in January 2020 (she was the only P&O ship available for a world cruise). We wanted to test the water so to speak by booking this 3 day mini cruise where we had the same cabin we have booked on the world cruise. We were very pleasantly surprised, Arcadia is a lovely ship, smaller in size than we are accustomed to but we actually preferred it. It's much friendlier than larger ships where you actually talk to someone and then run in to them again on another day! The organization from embarkation through to disembarkation including a trip ashore by tender was amazing and hassle-free. The cabin (de luxe balcony) was very clean and comfortable, the entertainment was fabulous and the staff were always very polite and couldn't do enough to please. To be honest we weren't too impressed with the quality of the food in the Meridian restaurant although it was quite acceptable and I also found that the air conditioning throughout the ship was a bit severe. We were unable to turn it off in the cabin and there was no dressing gown provided, but to be fair I am a person who feels the cold very much and absolutely hates air conditioning. Nothing is ever perfect and this ship is the closest you will get I'm sure and we can't wait to sail on her again in January.

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Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower

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Very clean and comfortable with plenty of storage space including his and her wardrobes (very important!). We were able to store our empty cases under the bed with ease and the cabin didn't feel cramped in any way. Everything in the cabin was serviced and well maintained and the only down side was that the air conditioning could not be turned off and even on it's warmest setting it was too cold for me which I found very irritating and uncomfortable.

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