P&O Cruise Ship Arcadia, Medium Size
The Arcadia is a very easy ship to navigate. We have joined it for a World cruise as well as the Baltic Cruise. Both fabulous, both totally different. Take a look first, then read our notes, but, the film does it…. what more do you need to know?
On a world cruise this ship easily becomes home. Our first Arcadia experience was the Hong Kong to Mumbai leg of a World Cruise. Meeting passengers doing the whole cruise it was amazing to see how easily they had made the ship their home.
The World Cruise was a totally different atmosphere to the Baltic Cruise, which shows how a longer less rushed cruise can make the ship feel, to, for example an action packed Baltic Cruise.
But then on the same cruise, two different groups of people can have totally different cruises by their selection of places they use on board. The same ship gives can give totally different experiences and the great thing is you get to talk those over and wow each other over diner.
This was a cake day on the world cruise. The cake and pastry chef went the extra mile and made yet another special hiatus. You don’t to eat cakes to appreciate the effort the crew make to please passengers. The Arcadia has a crew of around 860 to a thousand, with a passenger capacity of around 1,950 but a maximum of 2,300. It is an 84,000 tonnes ship that was commissioned in 2005 and is classed as a medium ship.
Click here to go to the P&O site for further description of the ARCADIA and to book a cruise. We also have a film on the Britannia. The Arcadia is a regular on Canary Islands Cruise routes, see here from Start to Finish, and also the Fjords cruise it is very different. Another standard route is the Baltics. In the winter it gets adventurous.
The Arcadia normally does a mega cruise at the start of each year. Could you spend 100 plus day on board a ship. It would be the holiday of a life time. Click here for the Polynesian Adventure. 114 Days!
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The Baltic Cruise is a more packed adventure, even more so than the Mediterranean or Caribbean so is probably the other extreme of how a ship is used. With the ports and cities so close each day is a huge adventure and the ship becomes a hotel where you sleep and eat. On the Baltic Cruise we use the fine dining more, no idea why, but it is a different experience. Click here for a quick overview of the Baltic Cruise.
Fine Dining – Ocean Grill
Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill is on deck two and there you treatment and service that goes one step beyond that which you are used to in the free dining. The restaurant serves meat as well as fish. Click here for the Marco blog and film, however the film is in the content of the Arcadia tour so if you have watched the main film you will have seen the film.
Atul Kochherds Sindhu Indian restaurant
This is fine Indian food, not too spicy but if you want you could discuss spicier dishes when making your booking. It is on the top deck, mid stair case opposite East and they made us feel very special on our anniversary. Click here for the Sindhu blog and film, however the film is in the content of the Arcadia tour so if you have watched the main film you will have seen the film.
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