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Iona, Western Mediterranean and Atlantic


As is the norm at the time of year the weather was a little unpredictable for this cruise, additionally it has to be said that the Covid rules that were in place and management thereof did not help.
Aspects that P&O were responsible for which were negatives at start and during the cruise included;
Embarkation process was very unorganised and, regardless of having an allotted timeslot, it was effectively a mad rush, resulting in the ship not departing until late in the night - a lost first evening of entertainment.
Entertainment on board was fine, however the "aerial act" in the Skydome was cancelled on 3 separate occasions due to "technical issues" - not good after people waiting in that area for a period of time for it to happen.
The ship itself is fine and, despite there being just under 4000 passengers on board - or so we were told - it didn't seem crouded at all.
The above having been stated, the cruise was very enjoyable, which was in no small way due to the people we met on board and friends we made, as is the norm.
Would we go on that cruise to the same places and on that ship again, possibly we would but would go slightly later in the year in the hope that the weather might be better.

Post Date: 10/06/2022
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Graham wrote a review in Aug, 2021
Arcadia is an adult only ship. The crew from the Captain down were excellent and the cabin steward was exceptional. The food was very good at all times and in all restaurants. The morning messages...
Marion wrote a review in Aug, 2021
treated like royalty by staff although in one of the ordinary cabins. staff excellent and destinations wonderful
Nick wrote a review in Aug, 2021
Covid testing excellent, very well organised. Embarking, an absolute fiasco, queing for well over an hour and by the time we were actually on the ship, over two hours. Our acknowledged booking to eat ...
Skelly wrote a review in Aug, 2021
Iona maiden voyage 7th August, one week no ports touring the UK. The weather was not good, not P&O fault but did detract as a UK based holiday. We had a new conservatory mini suite that was absolutely...

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