A mid-sized cruise ship carrying 2,094 passengers, Arcadia joined the P&O Cruises fleet in 2005. She was last refurbished in 2017 and has since wowed guests with her bright refit which brings her in line with P&O’s newer vessels. One of two adults-only ships in the fleet, Arcadia is well-loved for her style, ambience and relaxed atmosphere. She features exterior glass-fronted lifts and an expansive art collection with no less than 3,000 works of art.
On board experience
You can choose from a range of spacious accommodation on board Arcadia. Inside cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pool. If a balcony isn’t top of your list, Sea View cabins are great value and offer beautiful views of the sea. Balcony cabins have patio style doors that open onto your private balcony where you can take in the fresh morning air or sit back and relax while you sail to your next destination. Mini Suites and Suites offer the ultimate in luxury; a superior bathroom, dressing area and broad balcony to take in the sights.
On Arcadia, there’s a restaurant for every foodie. Meridian Restaurant on Decks 2 and 3 is Arcadia’s main dining option. With a striking central staircase and beautiful glass design features, Meridian serves British cuisine and offers two sittings. Casual dining buffet, The Belvedere, situated on Deck 9, is a bright area offering beautiful views, especially if you get a seat near the large windows! Head to The Belvedere in the afternoon if you fancy a sweet or savoury snack. Neptune Grill, also on Deck 9, can be found poolside. Here you’ll find made to order sandwiches and baguettes as well as jacket potatoes and burgers.
Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill and 2 Michelin-starred Sindhu are the real star players. Ideal for a special occasion or simply for a holiday treat, both restaurants incur a fee - but it is well worth it! If you’d rather dine in the comfort of your cabin (who can blame you?), room service is available. Available 24-hours a day, you can order snacks and sandwiches or full meals which are available at certain times of the day.
There is no better time to enjoy the expansive Oasis Spa than a day at sea. One of the most indulgent spas at sea, you’ll find yourself immediately surrounded by tasteful cream décor and serene ocean views. The spa boasts a thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool and massage parlour to bring you a sense of balance and bliss. Once you’ve completed your treatments, the aromatic showers are the perfect way to end your relaxing spa experience. You’ll leave feeling rejuvenated.
Enjoy traditional cruising staples such as shuffleboard and deck quoits on the Promenade Deck. Or, take home quality professional photographs of the sights you’ve seen at shore. The Photo Gallery also develops your film and prints your photos for you on the spot. The Art Gallery boasts works by famous artists as well as handpicked local talent. If you’re a shopping aficionado or want to get some souvenirs for friends and family, Piccadilly on the Promenade Deck will provide ample distraction. The Tours Office are always available to give you pearls of wisdom, advising you on shore excursions, local tours and the best spots to eat.
Revel starry-eyed in the Globe, your stop for all things culture. As the name suggests, the room is circular and its elegant lighting brings a romantic ambience. Curved seating and a black and gold colour scheme lend class to the experience of catching the latest film release at the Screening Room, going to an art auction, attending a late-night cabaret or dancing the night away to a live band. Or, catch a show at the Palladium, Arcadia’s expansive three tier theatre.
Arcadia offers a variety of cruises from Southampton to a full schedule of port calls across the Mediterranean, Baltic and Fjords, Iberia and the Caribbean.
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