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221 Europe Arcadia Europe Cruise Reviews


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Mrs Hat

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

New Year Cruise

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Chose this cruise to celebrate New Year in style and also to see Amsterdam and Bruges having never been there before or travelled on P&O before. Embarkation was fantastic with boarding passes being printed out at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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acoupleofcruisedudes

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Spain 8th to 18th December 2019

Firstly the price paid is a huge factor in the context of any review - your expectations are naturally higher paying £1000 per night than our bargain £79.00 each for a balcony cabin. At this value my expectations ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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APMuso

5 Reviews Written

92 Helpful Votes

Excellent New Years cruise on-board Arcadia

After over half a dozen wonderful cruises on Arcadia, we booked this special new years cruise without hesitation and again we were not disappointed! Everything from start to finish was very good indeed. From a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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inspectorroddy559

5 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise, dismiss all the bad reviews.

My wife and I went on the Arcadia Christmas cruise to Norway and Denmark on 19th December 2019. We have not been on this ship before but have been on other P&O ships. I do not know how this ship gets bad reviews, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Richthegasman

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Very Good

Here is some info that I wish I would have known before I went, hopefully it will make your trip/cruise a bit easier. The car and ticket check in with security were very easy and relaxed. Just join the queue of ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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BWBENNETT

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Constructive observations/opinions/critique

We chose this cruise as there were three ports of call new to ourselves. Lido Deck Too large a comfortable seating area earmarked for smokers, particularly when public areas (on land) are discouraging the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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susiepops

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Don’t be put off by poor reviews

We really enjoyed our 14 night cruise to the Baltic. We have cruised with Cunard, Celebrity and P&O in the past and Arcadia exceeded our expectations. Admittedly, the atrium doesn’t have the wow factor of other ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Shipsareus

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Charming ports of call

Travelled to Southampton with Intercruises. A very comfortable coach, and pleasant driver. Speedy check in and then straight to the Meridian restaurant where we had drinks and snacks. We had cabin B40 and we were ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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GangPlankAlf

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

A tired ship, in need of a major overhaul, with too few staff

My wife and I have been regular passengers with P&O over the last 9 years having just completed out twentieth cruise. In August we sailed on the Arcadia and I have to say that there were a lot of things wrong with ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Gupton

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

As expected

Our fifth time with P +O, most things as expected with a few differences having been used to Ventura and Azura. There was a great feeling of space on this ship with very few queues and a much calmer atmosphere than ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cruzin.cat

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Now resembles a cheap package holiday

Have travelled with P & O several times and although there have been issues, we have returned as they do represent good value for money, up until now that is. 16 day Baltic Cruise on Arcadia, first time on this ship ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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thomag63

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Baltic cruise

This was a special holiday for us – my mum was 80 last year and always wanted to visit St Petersburg, but she won’t fly – so a Baltic cruise we thought would be ideal. This was our second cruise we had wanted ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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jsms22

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Shame about the embarkation, otherwise good

Our first cruise. Have to agree with previous review by 'mendumrw' with regard embarkation. It wasn't so much the delay (hey these things happen) but we were disappointed in the way P&O handled the delayed ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Denrogb

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Average At Best

Our first time with P +O, having previously sailed with Holland America, Oceana, Regent. We costtravelled with 2 friends who had been on 3 previous cruises with P+O. Our expectations were not high but our friends ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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sproutie

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

The Maintenance Cruise

Although I am a regular reader of reviews I have never before felt the need to write one myself. We have always taken the view that you can’t please all the people all the time and there will always be some ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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michael513

1 Review Written

37 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable holiday on P&O Arcadia

Its 10 years since we were last on Arcadia, in meantime she had a full refurbishment, the cabins and public rooms were impressive and if anyone had a problem then the Housekeeping Manager would provide a solution. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Mackrell Rob

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever

We chose this cruise for the ports of call. Just before departure we were advised that we would spend 3 and a half days in Malaga to repair the ship Azipod which was damaged on a previous cruise. Why was the ship ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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APMuso

5 Reviews Written

92 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise on a special ship - shame about most of the passengers...

Firstly I feel the need to thank but also congratulate Captain Ashley Cook and his entire crew onboard the Arcadia for their outstanding service on what was a VERY ‘testing’ cruise to Venice that left ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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john1970

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Depressingly mediocre. Tired Arcadia well past her prime.

We wanted an adult only cruise in the peak summer period. This was our first P and O cruise for a few years and boy have they joined the race for the bottom. Prepare to pay for anything and everything that makes the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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muddgirl

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Badly managed by Captain & P & O

we chose this cruise as first time cruisers and to see Etna, also to celebrate my big birthday. What a disappointment. First we were informed by P & O that we would not be stopping at Messina ( Etna ) due to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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nukualofa

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Technical problems

We had been wanting to try another cruise line and this P&O visit to the Mediterranean fitted in with with this. Arriving at the Cruise terminal at the appointed time meant a swift processing and rapid boarding ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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pan23dora

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Disapponted

We chose this cruise as it was going to places we wanted to visit, we had not been on Arcadia before and my birthday occurred during the cruise period. First impressions were very much on the lines of this HAS ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

This cruise was a disater,stuck in Malaga for 3 days to carry out repairs that were known of in southampton.if booking a cruise beware,they reserve the right to change the schedule at a moment's notice.cabin staff ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Cavoletta

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Disaster

Have previously cruised on P and O Britannia and loved it, so I chose a cruise of the Med on Arcadia, the itinerary was important.....but we were emailed 4 days prior to sailing with a changed itinerary as Arcadia ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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sarah2clare

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

We chose this cruise for the Itinerary specifically to visit Messina and Venice we received an email on the 20th June 4 days before we were boarding Arcadia telling us that we would not be going to Messina now as ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Arcadia Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining3.03.7
Entertainment4.03.5
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Family1.05
Enrichment3.03.2
Service4.04.1
Value For Money4.03.4
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