Caribbean, Panama, French Polynesia & Australasia from Southampton, 3 January 2020 (51 nights)

Sydney hotel stay included

P&O Cruises
Depart Date:
3rd January 2020
51 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • 3 Nts hotel stay in Sydney
  • All overseas transfers included
  • Return flights included
  • Hotel Included
Inside from
was £4,449 pp £3,899 pp
Outside from
£6,899 pp
Suite from
£13,849 pp
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Cruise Id: 214518

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
2-4 At Sea
5 Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira
The pearl of the ocean, Madeira has beautiful beaches and stunning gardens a plenty.
6-10 At Sea
11 Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados will delight you with its fine beaches, body-heat waters, calypso rhythms and perfect climate. You will love the friendliness of the welcoming, easygoing and laid back local people.
12 At Sea
13 Willemstad, Curacao
Willemstad, Curacao
Curacao is one of the Dutch Antilles. This is reflected in the Dutch cuisine served in the island’s restaurants and in the Dutch-style houses of the capital Willemstad. Here shopping is superb…the ‘Floating Market’ alongside the canal is well worth checking out. You will find anything from tropical fruits and vegetables to local handicrafts. Visit the dramatic Hato Caves, a series of grottos with underground waterfalls and ancient Indian petroglyphs, or explore the spectacular Curacao Sea Aquarium, where you will see around 400 exotic species of marine life. Dive in the sapphire blue waters near the beautiful coral reef and experience feeding turtles and stingrays. Then discover Curacao’s Ostrich Farm, where you will see how the ostrich develops from an egg to the largest bird in the world. Before you leave the island, you must try the famous Curacao’s fruity liqueur.
14 At Sea
15 Panama Canal Transit
Panama Canal Transit
Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, you can marvel at the vast locks, lakes and impenetrable rain forest as you pass through the Panama Canal. This is one of humanity’s greatest engineering achievements. You can adventure into the Gamboa Rainforest, where you can see Howler monkeys, or try your luck at catching Fresh Water Bass in Gatun Lake.
16-17 At Sea
18 Puerto Quetzal
Puerto Quetzal
This charming port city on the Pacific coast of Guatemala is home to the beautiful, iridescent Quetzal bird, which was once sacred to the Mayan civilization that once ruled over this land.
19-20 At Sea
21 Manzanillo
22-24 At Sea
25-26 San Francisco - Overnight onboard
San Francisco - Overnight onboard
You'll find plenty of picture-perfect moments in this beautiful city, with its hilly streets, famous bridges and historic cable cars.
27-30 At Sea
31-32 Honolulu, Oahu - Overnight onboard
Honolulu, Oahu - Overnight onboard
From amazing surfing beaches, to tropical rainforests to some of the worlds most inviting golf courses, Hawaii has it all.
33-36 At Sea
37 Pago Pago
37 International Dateline (Lost Day) - Crossing
38 At Sea
39 Nuku Hiva Island
40-41 At Sea
42 Tauranga
Tauranga is the most populous city in the Bay of Plenty region, in the North Island of New Zealand.
43 Auckland
New Zealand’s biggest city and major cruise port, Auckland, sits between the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, which is how it came to host the America’s Cup twice - in 1999 and 2002 - attracting investment to transform the harbourside into a superb meeting and eating place which all visitors can now appreciate. ]The Viaduct Harbour area now boasts outdoor restaurants ideally placed to view the hundreds of yachts attracted to this icon of sailing success. This ‘City of Sails’ is also home to New Zealand’s impressive National Maritime Museum which charts the nation’s seafaring history.
44 Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands region is New Zealand’s finest maritime park and comprises 144 islands and myriad bays and beaches around the coastline. The Bay, with its subtropical climate and pristine natural environment, has an abundance of marine life, including the big marlin, whales, penguins, dolphins, gannets and many other species. And although it’s an aquatic playground for adventure activities and escapist relaxation, much of Northlands extensive coastline remains unspoilt.
45-46 At Sea
47-48 Sydney - Overnight onboard
Sydney - Overnight onboard
As one of the oldest settlements in Australia as well as one of the world's top travel destinations, Sydney offers Aussie hospitality combined with spectacular attractions -- from its dramatic harbour and cosmopolitan city center, to its protected coves, miles of beautiful beaches, and the spectacular Blue Mountains.
48-50 Sydney Hotel Stay - 3 Nights
51 Flight departs
52 Arrive

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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