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3.7

A real eye opener!! by redleo

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Found the people on board this cruise to be rude and ignorant for the most part. We did meet a few nice couples but few a far between. As it was a round the world cruise most had been on it from the start and we boarded for the last leg. Nothing for younger people to do as all geared up for the older, retired ones. Would not do this again.

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3.0

Currently doing the Southampton to... by Offcruising

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Currently doing the Southampton to Sydney leg of the 2019 world cruise. Get me off!!! 2 days of being on the ship I saw the doctor because I was in pain with a chesty cough. I was healthy when I got on! He diagnosed pneumonia! Then my husband had peel your own prawns from the buffet and had such a severe reaction, never been allergic before! He had to have 2 rounds of steroids intravenously. Our shower had to be re-grouted whilst we’ve been onboard because it was mouldy it’s also often too hot to use safely! Unfortunately we’ve had to make many complaints. The food, well, I’ve had better in roadside cafes. I’ve been posting on Facebook and Instagram where everyone agrees the presentation and content are disgusting. Our mini suite isn’t a bad size, the balcony is a good size. Our room steward is lovely but hasn’t cleaned the drain on the floor for maybe a year! The medical staff are outstanding. The production shows are great,

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3.6

Nightmare 6 weeks by Offcruising

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

From start to finish the western navigation was doomed. We had technical problems which meant an overnight stay in Southampton, where I live! Within 2 days I had caught everyone’s cough after 5 days, I went to the doctor onboard whilst we were in port, Madeira. I was too unwell to get off. He diagnosed pneumonia! I was shocked. I’m very healthy. So I had 11 boring sea days, I don’t sunbathe, until St Lucia. If you like to knit and natter or do endless quizzes or play bridge, then this ship is for you. My husband became very ill from bad prawns consumed from the buffet. He had to have IV steroids for 2 days. We missed a number of ports because of bad weather. The food was disgusting. Never ever again with P&O

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4.8

Surprisingly Pleasant smooth by FirstMateT

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

First cruise we have been on in bad weather and being one that gets sea sick easily the Stability of Arcadia was impressive Enjoyed the cruise even though we never got to Brugge

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2.9

Overall disappointing by archieparchie

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Disappointing cruise overall. Dining room staff, with a few exceptions, miserable. Food often served just warm. Cabin was not clean and balcony and furniture was filthy. Headliners group excellent but rest of entertainment poor or mediocre. Have booke the same cruise for next year on Arcadia but will probably cancel. We have a cruise on Ventura in February and depending on how that goes will make a final decision on the October one

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4.0

Just spent 17 nights on... by deboog

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Just spent 17 nights on this lovely ship around the med. All of the crew were excellent. Food very good. The theatre entertainment was wonderful you must watch Mr Tinkertons Circus It is a fantastic show. The only thing was the average age on this longer cruise was 74 but we met some lovely people. Excursions were great but a bit like a scrum at times and found it quite extraordinary that some older people lack manners. However the whole experience was wonderful.

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4.4

Mini cruise by Bramble

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Lovely to be back on Arcadia. She is so easy to get around and love her prom deck where you can walk right around without having to negotiate steps or ladders. Child free too which was a bonus.

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4.6

Our first experience of cruising by adenaron

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Our first experience and not going to be the last, already booked for next year back on the Arcadia, can"t wait.

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4.6

First cruise by andtobyahoy

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Great first experience-mid sized ship so all the facilities but not over crowded. I would certainly re-book a P&O and Arcadia cruise.

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3.0

Loved the stability of the... by frogemax

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Loved the stability of the ship and the crew were great. However, something needs to be done about the plumbing in public areas and 'The Arcadia Whiff'

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4.2

Relaxing cruise by michelle2566

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We had a great cruise but we were disappointed with our meal in the Ocean Grill. The staff were really friendly and helpful. We have booked another cruise on Arcadia for June next year.

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4.0

Cruise July 23 from Southampton... by Gilliano1

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Cruise July 23 from Southampton with Arcadia was our first adult only. The best shows I have ever seen in a cruise ship had to get in early to ensure a seat. Booked excursions to Rome and Pompeii which did not disappoint. Only disappointment was the size of the jacuzzis at the back of the ship far to small. Other than that, had a great time.

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4.7

Baltic adventure by tubbytommy

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We had an amazing cruise and loved every minute! Arcadia is a great ship, great ports, great food, great entertainment no complaints or negatives at all!

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4.6

Great weather, great service, fascinating itinerary by drd283

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The fine weather, interesting itinerary, excellent service & very enjoyable food & drink made for great cruise!

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3.9

Really great by lenny71

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Really good cruise, fantastic weather, ship is looking tired tho, entertainment was really good too

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4.9

Great med cruise by r4tty

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fantastic cruise with p&o again. All staff on the ship are a credit to p&o. very clean and tidy. excellent food. excursions well organised. no complaints at all. Thank you to p&o and all the staff for a great holiday looking forward to the next one.

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4.9

Excellent cruise to Spain,Italy and Croatia. by Patch1939

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Excellent cruise. Staff friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Food was excellent to. We had a very relaxed cruise. Our first time on Arcadia, we will definitely be going again.

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4.6

Living the dream absolutely wonderful by Adventure18

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This was the most amazing cruise it was a lifetime dream for my husband and I and it surpassed our dream. Met wonderful people and had the best time ever. The crew were fantastic and ports of call amazing.

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2.0

Just got back off a... by lauragarland1983

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Just got back off a mini cruise on Arcadia, which has just had a refurb. We have been on all of the P&O ships now (except Aurora) and I would say Arcadia is my least favourite and I would not rush back on board. The atrium is non existent which we found really odd and disorientating. For me, the atrium serves as the heart of the ship, both physically and atmosphere wise. Due to this ships atrium being what it was, I felt the lay out was weird and we were still getting lost right up until we disembarked. We have not had this issue on the other ships, where we have got our bearings within a couple of days. There were numerous maintenance issues on board. Blocked toilets every day all over the ship, all cabins on decks 4 and 1 had no hot water for the duration of the cruise (we were not effected by this as were on deck 7), these poor guests were advised to use the spa showers which I would imagine would of been a nightmare in the mornings! The water in the toilets by the theatre was scalding hot. There were numerous leaks over the ship and dehumidifiers were being used constantly to try and dry them out. These large wet patches stank and were yellow brown in colour so can only assume they were leaking human waste!! The Belvedere buffet was a scrum. Even though the queues were mega long, they only ever opened half of the restaurant. The quality of food in the buffet was not great and was quite a mish mash and looked like it had been hanging around for hours. However, the food and service in the main restaurant was wonderful as usual and we enjoyed the food and the dining experience in there. The other thing that we found irritating was that the staff seem to treat you differently and there reason for this was “it is only a short cruise”. This really annoyed me as it should not make a difference what duration the cruise is. The service should always be to the same high standard. For example, no cruise log, no souvenir menus, no behind the scenes tour, no canapés on the last night. We wanted to buy some bits in the shop and the shop assistant couldn’t be bothered to check if they had anymore in stock. We spoke to the shop manager who begrudgingly checked. Disappointing really. We enjoyed the excursions which were good.

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5.0

Another great 4 days aboard... by alexpayler

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Another great 4 days aboard Arcadia - looking fresh inside and out after her recent refit. She’s a lovely ship - my favourite of fleet. Great food, lovely public spaces, lots of live music throughout the ship all complimented by a very happy staff and crew. Seems there were a few plumbing issues onboard (no different to any ship from time to time) but none of these were a problem to us and didn’t tarnish our cruise at all. Looking forward to being back on her to Norway’s Fjords in July...

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