Atlantic Islands from Southampton, 21 November 2018 (16 nights)

Ship:
Arcadia
Line:
P&O Cruises
Depart Date:
21st November 2018
Duration:
16 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
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Holiday Features

Arcadia: Indulgent & Stylish

  • Spacious ensuite cabin accommodation
  • Meals and snacks onboard
  • 24 hour complimentary (standard) room service
  • Continental Breakfast in your cabin
  • West End/Broadway style shows
  • Oceanview Gymnasium & Fitness Centre
  • 2 Pools, 5 jacuzzis & thermal suite
  • Sports Court and Golf nets
  • Library & comprehensive shore guides
Exclusively for adults only.
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Southampton PM
2-3 At Sea - 2 days
4 Lisbon
Lisbon
The capital of Portugal, Lisbon has such highlights as Eiffel's cast Iron elevator and fascinating moorish baazars.
AM PM
5 At Sea
6 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
A sub tropical oasis, which is the ideal place to relax. Tranquil beaches of volcanic sands, help the time slip away.
AM PM
7 Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Enjoying a warm and sunny climate all year round, Tenerife is the largest of all the Canary Islands.
AM PM
8 Santa Cruz de La Palma, La Palma AM PM
9-10 Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira
The pearl of the ocean, Madeira has beautiful beaches and stunning gardens a plenty.
AM PM
11 At Sea
12 Ponta Delgada, Azores
Ponta Delgada, Azores
With amazing two-tone lakes and a stunning lush landscape, the Azores are somewhere you will need plenty of camera film.
AM PM
13 Praia da Vitoria AM PM
14-16 At Sea - 3 days
17 Southampton AM

Cabins on the Arcadia

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Customer reviews for Arcadia

  • Arcadia
  • P&O Cruises
  • 17 Jun 2019

Pre- cruise the details of what was available are not easy to find. For instance, we did not want a drinks package which is far too much and far too expensive (£80 for two) and not allowed to share. Ridiculous that we couldn't have one package between two. Surely a voucher system would stop this being misused? I found under 'little luxuries' a chance to pre-buy at 20% discount, 12 or 6 bottles of named wine. This was ideal and just what we wanted, but it should be easier to find on the web-site, it was well hidden but very good value and very good wines available. As a party of four moderate drinkers, we only needed 1- 1.5 bottles an evening Organisation is excellent, embarkation and disembarkation all went very smoothly. All food is good and in the Meridian Restaurant the service is excellent. The Belvedere was a bit of a scrum at times, but as a self service restaurant the food was good. Cabin was comfortable but the bed light was under the pillows which was frustrating Decor and furniture are 'tired' and there is very little room for two people to move round, this was a 'luxury' cabin. It did have sofa, but cramped round the wardrobe and bathroom areas. A choice of weight of duvets would be helpful. I found the 10.5tog very heavy but the only alternative was a (heavy) blanket over the duvet cover. The sound system is not good, so the general announcements are blurred and indistinguishable in some locations, round the pool and Neptune's bar in particular. Wifi and Internet access is very expensive, poor reception and limited availability. Some days we could t access it at all and we had paid for 24/7 access. Coffee served at meals and even the alternative restaurants (Singhu and Ocean Grill) is not as expected. Filter coffee only and all Decaffeinated is instant, which is not up to the standards expected, especially when it has to be paid for as an extra. Costa bars were the only places serving acceptable and a range of coffee Spa and hairdresser were very pushy with trying to sell products Long queues formed from 5.30 for the Freedom dining so people could get the two person tables. They should have booked fixed dining and left the Freedom dining for those who are happy and willing to share - less tables for two would solve this. The tours were disappointing, which may be inevitable as there will always be several cruise ships docking at the same time, the river trips were good. The main attractions were too crowded and the coaches were difficult to enter and exit with too many steps, including to get on to the seats. The toilet stop in St. Petersburg was unsuitable, especially for people with mobility challenges. The tour on both days went to the same place. Having negotiated the high steps on the coach, the entrance to the toilet stop had 5 steps to enter it with the toilets at the back of the shop and only 3 small cubicles for ladies. This proved very difficult for many of our party on both days. One central lift was out of action throughout the cruise - again long queues and a frustrating wait, sometimes 5-10 minutes. The map showing where the boat is at any given time was unclear - a simple land map with places clearly marked would be appreciated. All staff, without exception, were delightful, helpful, informative and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and if the above could be sorted it would all have been excellent

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  • Arcadia
  • P&O Cruises
  • 17 Jun 2019

Nice ship, good food and service. Would have liked a late bar. Cruise stops excellent.

  • Arcadia
  • P&O Cruises
  • 14 Jan 2019

I was disappointed to find that, just like my Christmas cruise with Cunard last year, I had to pay for drinking water in my cabin and purchase WiFi packages, which rarely worked well. Any hotel noway provides limitless bottled water, both still and sparkling, and, considering the cost of the cruise, I think it’s outrageous to have to buy water, the main essential of life, and to have to pay to ‘try’ staying in touch with home. That apart my main concern is that there’s never enough time ashore, especially when you book an expensive excursion. However, the crew were generally excellent, friendly, courteous and efficient and some went out of their way to assist. In particular I’d like to mention the librarian. The food was plentiful and of a good, but not exceptional standard and I greatly appreciated the open dining. Being a solo traveller it allowed me to dine when I wanted and to meet fellow cruisers. I enjoyed the talks and some of the entertainment was outstanding - in particular Elektra, Ida and the resident pianist, Steve Kingsbury. The shops were average, apart from the Jewellers and the Gallery,both of which were to my taste.

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Terms and Conditions

All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.

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