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Itineraries for this ship
16 Night Cruise to Europe
Departure date
Sunday, 27/03/22
Southampton, La Coruna, Porto Santo, Porto Santo, La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Seville, Southampton
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Passengers: 2,094   |   Crew: 866
Passengers to crew: 2.42:1
Passengers to space: 40:1
Launched: 2005   


Cabin size: 246 - 254 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 98
Accessible rooms: 18
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 652

Activities & entertainment

Activities (17)
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Dance Classes
  • Enrichment Lectures
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes
  • Game Shows
  • Hot Tubs (5)
  • Hydrotherapy Pool*
  • Late-Night Activities
  • Library
  • Oasis Spa*
  • Organized Activities & Games
  • Photo Gallery*
  • Pools (2)
  • Salon*
  • The Retreat*
  • Trivia
Entertainment (8)
  • Disco
  • Gala Ball
  • Karaoke
  • Monte Carlo Casino*
  • Nightly Live Music
  • The Globe
  • The Palladium
  • The Screening Room
Dining (14)
  • Intermezzo - Atrium Bar*
  • Sindhu - British-Indian*
  • The Belvedere - Casual
  • Spinnaker Bar - Cocktail Bar*
  • Cafe Vivo - Coffee Bar*
  • Neptune Grill - Fast Food
  • Meridian Restaurant - International
  • East Bar - Observation Bar*
  • The Crow's Nest - Observation Bar*
  • The Piano Bar - Piano Bar*
  • Aquarius Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Neptune Bar - Pool Bar*
  • The Rising Sun - Pub Fare*
  • Ocean Grill - Steakhouse*
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retromal wrote a review Sep 2020
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom80 contributions33 helpful votes
This was our second visit to the Baltics with a couple of ports new to us. One of the important things to remember when visiting this area is the fact that the weather can change on a daily basis, so pack lots of layers and make sure you have something waterproof. Even as we sailed from the UK on a sunny day in August we did encounter the very wet stuff as well as some fantastic sunshine. This trip included Skagen, Klaipeda, Fredericia and Gdansk. All of which were very nice to visit but the most pleasant surprise to us was Gdansk, and a place that we now wish to do a city break in when we can. Kaipeda was a bit damp and as the majority of the old city is still cobbles, very slippery when wet, but if you wan some nice Amber at a good price, this is one of the places to go to. Fredericia we managed to find a bakery with danish pastries (very nice) and also near the old city gates a military communications museum, a visit to recommend. The port for Gdansk we visited an Amber factory again a very good place to purchase some at a great price, before going on to Gdansk which is well worth a visit.
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Ellyclough wrote a review Apr 2020
Tadley, United Kingdom34 contributions26 helpful votes
99 nights of sheer bliss. Loads of itinerary changes and social distancing. However, so well looked after and included most sea days without seeing land (33) but we all came home safe and virus free. Food wonderful, staff (who were not able to go home on completion of contracts) were cheerful, fun and brilliant.
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Kathleen W wrote a review Apr 2020
Truro, United Kingdom27 contributions9 helpful votes
The half world cruise that never was, we sailed 20th February 2020 as part of a celebration for our fiftieth wedding anniversary. We flew to Sydney from Heathrow just as the Philippines Hong Kong and Shanghai closed there ports to cruise ships. P&O jumped too it and organised ports we could go too all in Australia, Melbourne Adelaide Fremantle Perth Tanzania all very nice ,but that was it, every other planned port was closed. So now the holiday was to be on the ship only ,we didn’t touch land for 31 days. The crew and management were brilliant. Entertainment was excellent comedians dancers singers guitarists all very good, food was very nice , no cleaning no cooking no bed making no ironing etc. Made it a holiday one to be remembered, but main thing we were safe no virus’s on board made everything worth while our thanks to P&O for future cruise credit and £600 on board spends on top of the care given. WELL DONE P&O WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN.
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Andrew M wrote a review Mar 2020
31 contributions47 helpful votes
The Arcadia is showing her age, leaking pipes that dump unspecified liquid onto carpets outside cabins, smells coming from those same damp carpets, toilets that are at best difficult to flush or sometimes not flushing at all. Partition doors to the balconies rattle in the wind and lifts that are more often than not out of service. Some of the staff try really hard to make it a good experience, others are only helpful to a point, unless you book direct with P&O then more help can be offered. Not the best cruise ship I have been on but also not the worst. P&O can and should try harder for ALL of the passengers at least it was clear of any virus and stayed that way which was a bonus.
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WatfordExile wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom28 contributions3 helpful votes
P&O Ship Arcadia is our favourite Ship as it has a smaller number of passenger than the larger Ships in its fleet like Azura and Ventura. We are not interested in Britannia or the new Iona and having seen Symphony of the Seas we are not interested in Butlins on Sea either. However, what a delightful 14 day cruise this was. The weather was mixed, but the Ship is such a delight that you don't notice it and the 'sea days' just fly past. The itinerary was mixed with only the Norway excursion a disappointment that not enough time was set aside to enjoy a rest break in a café or browse around gift shops. The highlight port of the cruise was St Petersburg on the western tip of Russia and Catherine's Palace was exquisite and exceptional especially after its near annihilation during WWII. Other ports of call included Copenhagen, Estonia, Latvia and Germany that all had their equal charm - it is strange that how Germany is so near to our own environment, culture, buildings and landscape. It is difficult to say that I would never go back as there is so much more of these countries to see, but there are many more Cruises to other destinations that are on our Bucket List - next off South America and Caribbean in January 2020 then planning for Alaska, the South Seas and perhaps World circumnavigation before we pop our clogs! I've attached a couple of photos, but this is only a taster of the 300 photos and around 2 hours of video I took. Enjoy.
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