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Sailing exclusively for adults and brimming with delectable dining options, amazing entertainment and spa facilities, a voyage onboard P&O Arcadia is a cruise holiday you won't want to end. Offering a wide selection of itineraries across Europe, many of which sail from Southampton, enjoy a romantic break or a solo adventure as you visit beautiful destinations and fascinating cities. What's more, if you want to make your getaway even more memorable, P&O Arcadia is the perfect setting for a cruise wedding.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/2005
Tonnage 82500
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 30
Number Of Decks 10
Number Of Elevators 14
Number Of Pools 3
Number Of Restaurants 4
Formal Nights Yes
Adult Only Yes
Maximum Capacity 2388
Crew 984
Refurbished 01/01/2017

Ship Facilities


As you'd expect, food is covered impeccably throughout Arcadia. The world really is your oyster when it comes to the cuisine onboard this ship. There are all kinds of breakfasts available from cereals and pastries to sizzling sausages and bacon. Whether you want to grab a quick snack for lunch by the pool, or relax somewhere a little more formal, all the choice is here with Neptune Grill and Meridian Restaurant catering to your every craving. As the evening begins to draw in, meanwhile, your options only expand!

  • Main restaurant: 2-tier Meridian restaurant serving classic dishes and modern favourites.
  • The Belvedere 24-hour food court
  • Deck grill
  • Sindhu
  • Marco Pierre White's Ocean Grill
  • Cafe Vivo Coffee and chocolate bar


Once night falls, you can take a leisurely stroll into the Piano Bar and sit back with an appetiser, enjoying the ambient atmosphere, before heading over to Ocean Grill for an innovative selection of dishes from a menu crafted by British chef Marco Pierre White. Easing into the night, let your meal go down in the Crow's Nest, with wondrous panoramic ocean views and a bit of light jazz to accompany your favourite cocktail. Of course, the opportunities on Arcadia don't end with drinking and dining. If it's entertainment you're after, this ship just keeps on giving.

If you fancy testing your luck, you'll find P&O Cruises’ Monte Carlo Casino offers a great selection of games, from Blackjack to Roulette, to give your evening high stakes and suspense. Naturally, the fun doesn't end there- why not head over for a show at the stunning Palladium for a glorious display of drama in the richly designed theatre, or finish with a cabaret or a film in The Globe to settle back in the subtle, ambient atmosphere and see where the night takes you.

Things to do


While evenings onboard may be full of excitement, this doesn’t mean that the daytime is any less interesting. With so much to do, your only problem will be deciding where to go next! Facilities include:

  • 2 shops
  • Library
  • Cyb@study
  • Observation Lounge with panoramic views
  • Relaxation lounge
  • Photo gallery and shop

Spa and Fitness

The best part of a holiday is getting to enjoy some rest and relaxation, and P&O Arcadia caters to this need perfectly. With an outdoor pool and another with a retractable Skydome roof, there’s the opportunity to chill out by the water all year round. There are 5 Jacuzzis if you’d rather lay back and let the bubbles soothe all your mind and body too!

For those wanting to up their levels of relaxation, head to the spa. Featuring a thermal suite with aromatic steam rooms, dry float suite, sauna and hydro-therapy pool, as well as a long list of exceptional treatments to choose from, there’s no end of ways to let your aches melt away.

However, not everyone wants to sit back and let the world pass them by during a holiday. Fitness lovers will be delighted to find a fully equipped gym including a spacious aerobics room and personal trainers. Alternatively, for those looking for a bit of friendly competition, there is also an outdoor sports court for games such as cricket, football and short tennis, as well as a golf simulator.

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Dress Code

Onboard Arcadia the dress code is described as smart casual, with a number formal nights also taking place depending on the length of the cruise. Either country-club casual or jacket and trousers are acceptable for the informal evenings at dinner in the main restaurants, though formal nights onboard are black tie for gentlemen and elegant dress for the ladies. Meanwhile, the buffet dining always offers an informal and casual dress code for those who prefer not to dress for dinner.