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Arcadia, Australasia


Basic (entry level) cruise. But considering it was a 49 day cruise for only £4700 each (in a balcony) what more can you expect. Entertainment varied from outstanding to truly dire. The cocktail pianist/singers were especially bad. If the weather had been better (only 10 days of sunshine and calm seas) the overall grade for the cruise would probably just managed to get upped to a 4 star. Food was occasionally very good but in general the buffet was 'works canteen' standard. Decent but hardy inspiring. The MDR was generally better and on the occasions when the meals fell short (and some wouldn't have even passed trades description) the crew were always very keen to offer an alternative meal. The crew were exceptional and were the saving grace. Would I sail with P&O again. Possibly on a 2 week cruise but definitely not on a long one.

Post Date: 09/06/2023
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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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