A perfect blend of classic and modern, the Arcadia cruise offers everything you need for bodily relaxation while feeding your mind with theatre, art and film. And with no children on board, you can be guaranteed a quiet and contemplative trip uninterrupted by anything but the movements of the sea.
A mid-sized cruise ship, the Arcadia is blessed with a stylish exterior and extravagant design. The glass-fronted lifts lend elegance and the extensive collection of art is ideally suited to culture vultures and laymen alike: either way, with no less than 3,000 works of art on board, you won’t be short of cultural stimulation.
Aboard the Arcadia you can choose from a range of spacious, air-conditioned accommodation. Inside, Outside and Balcony cabins all boast two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed, with wardrobe and drawers, an en-suite bathroom with shower and hairdryer, a writing desk, TV, radio, telephone, safe for your valuables and tea and coffee making facilities. Mini suites come with an additional array of creature comforts; including iron, ironing board, trouser press, whirlpool bath, bathrobe and slippers. For the ultimate in class, luxury and service, Suites come with all of the above, plus a full butler-service, an indulgent bathroom pamper pack, and an extended lounge area with a mini stereo, TV and DVD player. Sliding glass doors lead to your private balcony with loungers, chairs and table.
There’s something for every foodie on this ship. The two-tier Meridian Restaurant and Neptune Grill cover a host of culinary sins, and Caffè Vivo is your stop for coffee and a good book. But the real star players are Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill and 2 Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar’s Sindhu restaurant. These are ideal for a special occasion, or just for a holiday treat. Intermezzo, the exclusive cocktail and Champagne bar, will always see you right if you’re thirsty after dinner.
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. If you get tired of all the culture, simply enjoy an ocean panorama and a drink at the elegant and refined Crow’s Nest.
The expansive Oasis Spa is one of the most indulgent spas at sea. Immediately you are surrounded by the tasteful cream décor and serene ocean views, before seeing that the spa boasts a thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool and massage parlour, to bring you a sense of balance and bliss. Then for the steam room, sauna and heated ceramic beds. Once you’ve completed your treatments, the aromatic ‘experience’ showers are the perfect way to end your relaxing spa experience. Go away feeling rejuvenated.
On the starboard side of the Promenade Deck, you can take home quality professional photographs of views from the cruise. 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 hand-picked local talent, and the Tours Office are always available to give you pearls of wisdom about which tours you might be suited to along the way. If you’re a shopping aficionado, or want to get some souvenirs for friends and family, Piccadilly on Promenade Deck will provide ample distraction.