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Stunningly decorated, Arcadia is as inviting and as friendly as it gets. With the delectable dining options, amazing entertainment and spa facilities, it's a cruise holiday you won't want to end!

P&O Arcadia makes a name for herself by being one of the most modern and stylish liners around. Brimming with choice and space, the ship makes sure your every need is met. With the numerous dining options, relaxing bars and stunning entertainment, it's a fantastic ship for getting away from it all on a huge selection of Mediterranean cruises.

Exclusively for Adults, Arcadia's main selling point is being able to put everything on hold and really treating yourself. To make your cruise extra special, for couples looking to tie the knot, what a 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 1952 (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.


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.

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.

Customer reviews for Arcadia

My wife and I, and Grandaughter Cerys have just returned from Sydney after doing half the world tour. We're Baltic members who've done a few cruises and I have to say we loved every moment. The Staff, the choir, the brilliant Headliners, and must mention the Eagles Tribute band Paradiso, what more could you want? We don't like the buffet much but used it when it suited us but really enjoyed the restaurant and the terrific staff therein. I know the trip's itinerary has changed due to the Coronavirus but am envious of the new route around the Cape. We made many friends on this trip and hope everyone will make the most of what's left of it. There are many who'd like to be where you are!! Happy Cruising everyone.

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Would never sail on arcadia again.  small and stuffy Spa treatment room was freezing cold Both swimming pools empty. Whirl pools didn't work... when they were full. Flooring buckled in several places Water pouring through light fittings and down walls. Water soaked carpet. Not uncommon to see towels mopping up drips Heating/ ventilation very un reliable. Staff were polite and always smart. Captain gave us daily doom n gloom. Not great for nervous passengers.

Enjoyed the cruise but did find some things have changed with P&O. Standard of food not so good and not very hot. Either in buffet or restaurant. Also went for afternoon tea in restaurant and found we were very hurried obviously needed to set up for dinner but not very relaxing. Also went for lunch in the restaurant and was told they didn’t have time to cook what I had ordered off the menu so had to have something else. Vouchers for spa sent to cabin but when I went to attend my booked appointment was told could not use for that. Had checked with staff and they had said there were no restrictions and nothing on voucher suggested there were. Staff were as always polite and helpful. Shows were fantastic! Did have a good time

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