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In Greek mythology, Arcadia was an unspoiled harmonious wilderness. Launched in 2004 and refitted four years later, the P&O Arcadia is a modern, adults-only ship aspiring to recreate the unspoiled harmony of legend. This ship offers a sedate British cruising experience with a modern touch. This designer liner has spacious public areas, impressive glass elevators facing the sea and an art collection that dotted around the ship, offering a refined cruising experience that rivals would struggle to match.

Destinations and Itineraries
An extremely varied travel itinerary on this ship ensures that no matter where you want to go, the P&O Arcadia can probably take you there. Furthermore, this being a British ship, it specialises in longer cruises and the only short breaks in 2013 are from Southampton to Zeebrugge, then Amsterdam and back in September or an even shorter break between the UK and Belgium in December.

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The remaining cruises average between 18 and 25 days. A central Mediterranean cruise starts at Southampton and makes calls at Cadiz, Messina in Sicily, the Greek island of Corfu, Dubrovnik in Croatia, Venice, Malta, Gibraltar and then back to the UK. Eastern Mediterranean cruises take in Piraeus, Israel, Cyprus and Majorca.

At the beginning of next year the Arcadia sets off on a world cruise making 28 ports of call. After leaving Southampton the ship heads west to the Caribbean, stopping off at a few islands and then though the Panama Canal to the west coast of the US across the Pacific to Poylnesia and Fiji, and then to New Zealand and Australia. The ship then heads to Bali, Singapore, Malaysia Sri Lanka and India across the Indian Ocean to Dubai and then Egypt. Stops in the Mediterranean include Malta, Majorca and Portugal before finally returning to the home port of Southampton. Shorter legs of the voyage can be picked up at specific ports along the voyage.

Cruise Ship and Facilities
This mid-sized ship has been designed to impress. There are 984 cabins on board and two thirds of them have a balcony. A further 174 have an ocean view and just 136 are located on the inside of the ship. All outside cabins have a bath a mini suites have a jacuzzi bath, separate shower, dual sink and vanity unit, ironing board, trouser press and steamer chairs on the balcony - in addition to a table and chairs.

Standard in all accommodation is steward service, a TV radio and hair dryer, refrigerator, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, a writing desk and plenty of storage space. The 856 British crew creates a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.3 passengers.

As well as a therapeutic hydrotherapy pool and four jacuzzis, there are two swimming pools on board - one with a sliding glass roof. The ship's sizeable spa is on the Lido deck, as is the ocean view gym to ensure passengers don't miss anything while they’re keeping in shape. After a workout the chance to unwind is available in the steam room or sauna. For those who just want to relax, there is plenty of deck space to soak up the sun.

Some genuinely exciting dining options distinguish this ship from its competitors. The largest dining room is the two-deck Meridian Restaurant and all passengers are catered for in two sittings. The Oriental fusion cuisine in the Orchid restaurant on the ship's sky deck is one of the delicious alternatives. The Ocean Grill - a Marco Pierre White creation - offers food lovers a taste of gourmet perfection.

Dress code is casual and comfortable during the day. Evenings vary from smart casual to black tie, when a dinner jacket or dark suit is required of men and ladies are required to wear a cocktail dress. Evening entertainment is provided in the three-tier Palladium Theatre. The Globe Show Lounge offers comedy and live music and the Electra Disco is the perfect venue to show off your own dance moves.

The caffe Vivo suits as a quick pit stop, while the piano bar offers a sophisticated evening's entertainment and the Rising Sun pub reminds you that the Arcadia is a British ship. A 30-seater cinema shows recent releases and an on board library ensures a calm atmosphere for a quiet evening.

P&O has successfully cornered the market with this clever addition to their fleet that ticks every box in the wish list of those who want a sophisticated cruise away from family life. As such it attracts older passengers who have found this ship takes them wherever they want to go - and in style.

Your cruising holiday starts the moment you set foot onboard the Arcadia, and she is perfectly equipped to show you the world in thrilling luxury surroundings. The multiple decks offer unique attractions on every level and boast sophisticated facilities for magical world cruises. If you’re planning on keeping fit there’s activities aplenty in the sports court, or you could simply unwind in the spa with hydrotherapy pool complete with fragrant aromatic showers. There’s a range of world-class entertainment on offer in The Palladium Theatre, high-octane glamour in the casino, along with several swish nightclubs.

Arcadia offers guests a wide range of accommodation including inside and outside staterooms and a stunning portfolio of luxury suites. Every room is fully air conditioned and has been designed to suit the demands of couples seeking the utmost in luxury on their world cruise holidays. Every room includes a TV, refrigerator, picture window or mirror, vanity area and ensuite. You even get a daily steward service to make sure your every need is catered for. Upgrade to a luxury suite and you’ll be treated to full length French windows leading out to your own private sun drenched terrace.

The grown-up glamour of Arcadia is apparent in every element of the ship, but perhaps it’s most evident in her exemplary dining facilities. During your luxury cruise holiday you can sample a range of fine dining, low-key food courts and cafes and bistros. Stroll up to Sky Deck where you’ll find the elegant Orchid Bar & Restaurant serving the best in Asian fusion cuisine. And for traditional British fare with a twist a visit to the Gary Rhodes restaurant Arcadian Rhodes is an absolute must.

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P&O Arcadia Outside twin with bath
 
Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, bathroom with small bath or shower and WC, wardrobes and drawer space, table, vanity/ writing desk, TV and radio, safe, hairdryer and refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone. Picture window. Fully air-conditioned.
Deck
Outside twin with bath (Obstructed view)
 
Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, bathroom with small bath or shower and WC, wardrobes and drawer space, table, vanity/ writing desk, TV and radio, safe, hairdryer and refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone. Picture window. Fully air-conditioned.

 

Inside twin with shower
 
Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, bathroom with shower and WC, wardrobes and drawer space, table, vanity/ writing desk, TV and radio, safe, hairdryer and refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone. Large picture mirror. Fully air-conditioned.

 

 


Large Inside Twin
 
Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, bathroom with small bath or shower and WC, wardrobes and drawer space, table, vanity/ writing desk, two seater sofa, TV and radio, safe, hairdryer and refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone. Large picture mirror. Fully air-conditioned.

 

Deluxe Balcony Stateroom
 
Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, bathroom with small bath, shower and WC*, wardrobes and drawer space, two seater sofa and table, vanity unit/writing desk, TV and radio, safe, hairdryer and refrigerator. Tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, balcony with two recliners, chair and table. Fully air-conditioned.

Please note: *Some exceptions apply.

 

Mini Suite with balcony and bath
 
Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, bathroom with full-size jacuzzi bath*, dual sink vanity unit, WC and separate shower, wardrobes and drawer space, two seater sofa, two chairs and table, vanity unit/writing desk. TV, DVD player and radio, Safe, hairdryer and refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, balcony with two recliners, two chairs and a table. Fully air-conditioned. Trouser press and ironing board.

Please note: *Some exceptions apply.

 

Suite with balcony and bath
 
Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, bathroom with full-size jacuzzi bath*, dual sink vanity unit, WC and separate shower, wardrobes and drawer space, dressing area, butler service, three seater sofa, two chairs and table. Vanity unit/writing desk. TV, DVD player and Hi-Fi, Safe, hairdryer and refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, balcony with two loungers, two chairs and a table. Fully air-conditioned. Trouser press and ironing board.
*Some exceptions apply.
The photographs and diagrams shown are representative of the different cabin types but please note that the layout, size, furniture, windows/porthole arrangement and interior decor may vary from that shown. The diagrams are not to scale.
Deck
Family Cabin
 
Family Cabin
Deck
Suite with Bath/Shower
 
Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, bathroom with full-size whirlpool bath*, seperate shower, dual sink vanity unit and WC. Dressing Area. Iron, ironing board and trouser press. Lounger Area wuth sofa, chairs and table. DVD player, mini stereo. Floor to ceiling glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs and steamers.

Special Touches

Butler Service (inclusive but optional), mineral water on arrival, Luxurious premier pamper pack, coffee machine, bathrobe and slippers, magazine and newspaper selection, atlas and binoculars, daily canapes. Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival.
Size: Approx  between 49-753 square feet including balcony.

Please note: *Some exceptions apply.

 

Outside with Bath/Shower
 
Two lower beds convertible to king-size bed**, bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC. Outside cabins will have either windows or portholes.  JD grades include C3 & C4 which are on a high deck forward.
LA grade has obstructed views

Special Touches
•    Mineral water on arrival
•    Pamper pack
** When three/four passengers share a cabin with upper berths, for safety reasons the two lower beds cannot be pushed together
Size: Approx between 137-181 Squar

SHIP FACTS

Maximum Capacity:    1952 (2388)
Year Entered Service:    01/01/2005
Beam (Ship Width):    106 ft
Draught(Ship Depth):    26 ft
Length:    952 ft
Tonnage:    82500
Crew:    984
Cruising Speed:    22 kts
Number of Decks:    22
Number of Lifts:    14
Number of Pools:    3
Number of restaurants:    4
Formal nights:    Yes
Adult Only:    Yes
Kids Club:    No

 


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