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Arcadia

Arcadia combines the chic and the classic to offer guests a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings and just the right dose of extravagance. This mid-sized vessel's signature features include no less than 3,000 works of art, adding an air of sophistication to your cruising experience.  Food lovers are spoilt for choice with more than six different restaurants, while thespians and theatre fans alike will be right at home in Arcadia's grand three-tier theatre and boutique cinema. With an indulgent spa onboard and a long list of leisure activities including yoga and pilates, plus over nine places to socialise and drink, you'll never find a dull moment onboard.

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At a glance
Tonnage

83700

Length

289.9m

Capacity

2094

Total Crew

880

Avg Cruising Speed

22 knots

Maiden Voyage

2005

Beam

32.2m

Guest Decks

11

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Life Onboard Overview

Dining

Experience dining delight with P&O's wonderfully eclectic range of restaurants.

Shopping

Each P&O ship features retail outlets taking their names from popular London shopping streets.

Bars & Lounges

There's a range of bars and lounges in which to unwind across the P&O fleet.

Spa & Wellness

The P&O fleet all feature their renowned Spa aboard every ship.

Leisure & Activities

From lazing around the pool and dipping in the Jacuzzi, to enthralling lectures and dancing the night away to live performers, here's what's on offer with P&O.

Family

P&O have a great range of services for families of all ages, shapes and sizes across their seven family-friendly ships.

Entertainment

P&O offer a range of evening entertainment to help maximise your experience at sea.

Arcadia combines the chic and the classic to offer guests a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings and just the right dose of extravagance. This mid-sized vessel's signature features include no less than 3,000 works of art, adding an air of sophistication to your cruising experience.  Food lovers are spoilt for choice with more than six different restaurants, while thespians and theatre fans alike will be right at home in Arcadia's grand three-tier theatre and boutique cinema. With an indulgent spa onboard and a long list of leisure activities including yoga and pilates, plus over nine places to socialise and drink, you'll never find a dull moment onboard.

At a glance
Tonnage

83700

Length

289.9m

Capacity

2094

Total Crew

880

Avg Cruising Speed

22 knots

Maiden Voyage

2005

Beam

32.2m

Guest Decks

11

Life Onboard

From the fine Egyptian cotton linens and overstuffed down pillows to the complimentary in-suite bar filled with your favorite beverages, your suite was designed for exquisite comfort.

Good to know

accessibility
account
dress code
gratuities
laundry
medical
power
smoking
wifi

Meridian

Freedom Dining at the Meridian Restaurant. Like to escape the usual routine on holiday? Then you’ll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper the next; you can shape each day as you please.

Oriental

Take your seat in the Oriental Restaurant. Choose a particular Club Dining seating and you’ll dine at the same time and table each night and enjoy the same company. It’s the way many a friendship has been made on board.

The Belvedere

No matter what time of day it is, if you fancy a good meal you'll always get one on board Arcadia. The Belvedere food court offers informal dining around the clock. With a wide choice of menus from Oriental and Italian to bistro-style dishes and a delicatessen counter, this stylish and modern venue is the place to go for casual dining any time of the day or night. So if you've just returned to the ship after a shore excursion and have worked up a late afternoon appetite you can still enjoy a great meal.

Sindhu

Enjoy a menu inspired by Atul Kochhar. His Soft Shell Crab and Squid Salad in particular is sure to be a favourite. The restaurant is located at the top of Arcadia on Sky Deck, adjacent to the central lifts. Here you will be welcomed by panoramic views, an informal atmosphere and contemporary décor.

The Ocean Grill

From Baked Portobello Mushroom with Spinach Leaf and Pecan Salad to Salt Marsh Lamb Rack with Dauphinoise Potato, crushed Minted Peas and Romarin Scented Jus - the choice is yours. Of course, no self-respecting grill restaurant would be complete without succulent steaks - all our cuts come from Premium Grass-fed beef, dry-aged on the bone for a minimum period of 28 days.

The Palladium

Inside you will find comfortable theatre-style-seating arcs around the stage in three tiers, affording you excellent views of the stage. In The Palladium, the drama is not confined to the stage, as the décor adds a theatrical touch of its own. A rich colour scheme of royal blue, violet, midnight blue and silver sets off the main attraction - the shows themselves! Suede and crushed velvet adds an opulent touch, ensuring The Palladium has all the magic and anticipation of the West End!

Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself to a classic English afternoon tea, served daily in the main restaurants. You can enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, delicious cakes and of course the all important scone topped with clotted cream and jam all served alongside a pot of tea or coffee.

The Rising Sun

This traditional style pub is decked out with wood panelling, etched glass and burgundy leather bar stools and seats. The jukebox, stage and snug bar combine to create an authentic pub atmosphere. With everything from darts, karaoke, talent shows, 'pub night', dancing and sport screenings to keep you amused, you'll find this is a great place to come for a lively evening with friends.

Poolside Snacks

Enjoy a variety of snacks including burgers, hot dogs and fish and chips.

Pool Bars

Enjoy a brief respite from the sun on one of its stools or stay on your deck lounger and have a refreshing cocktail - or two!

Peninsular

Freedom Dining at the Meridian Restaurant. Like to escape the usual routine on holiday? Then you’ll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper the next; you can shape each day as you please.

The Crow's Nest

Combining traditional nautical touches with a real sense of modernity. By day, it’s all about the view. By evening, piano music and cocktails transform the mood. Hosting up to 20 gins including small, artisan brands such as The Botanist Islay Dry Gin (Argyll), Tarquin`s Dry Gin (Cornwall), Darnley`s View (Edinburgh), as well as big names such as Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray and Hendrick’s.

Shopping

Open plan and inspired by the finest London department stores items on sale include souvenirs, designer handbags, perfumes and jewellery, clothing, evening wear and holiday essentials.

Spa

On board you will find some of the most luxurious spa facilities afloat, offering all the latest treatments for men and women. Additionally, you’ll find saunas, steam rooms and even hair and beauty salons. In fact, there’s everything you need to be truly pampered.

East Bar

As you enter this colonial style bar you are welcomed by an array of drawings and paintings created by Martin Williams, which form a travelogue of journeys through Asia. As the sun sets and warm ambient light pours into the room, you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink before dining on the most wonderful Asian cuisine in the nearby Sindhu, or stop by later for a post-dinner drink.

Spinnaker Bar

Nestled between Intermezzo and the Meridian Restaurant, is the yacht-inspired Spinnaker Bar. Its sophisticated yachting theme is evident in its contemporary décor, featuring wood, steel and chrome, it has porthole style mirrors and ship memorabilia. As it is just off the central walkway and close to the restaurants and evening entertainment, you will find that it is the perfect meeting place for a pre or post dinner tipple.

Sea Day Activities

During days at sea, there is wide range of activities available on board such as guest speakers, quizzes, dance lessons, fitness classes, sports tournaments, galley walk-throughs, cinema screenings, spa seminars and craft classes. Of course, you may just prefer to relax on deck with a cocktail and a book; you can do as little or as much as you choose.

The Library

Choose from an extensive range of both fiction and non-fiction books, or browse through the tempting selection of books available for purchase. You’ll also find PC terminals where you can surf the net, research your next port of call or send an e-card back home.

Sports

A range of sports are available onboard, including table tennis, darts, football, golf nets, cricket and deck tennis.

Photo Gallery

You can view the photos that the team of on board professional photographers captures and take home high quality mementos of your holiday. The Photo Gallery can also develop your film or download your images and print your photos right on board. You can also buy other photographic supplies here including film, photo frames and albums.

Night Nursery

The Night Nursery is a complimentary service available for children aged between 6 months and 4 years of age, and is open from 6pm to 2am nightly. The latest time children may be checked into the Night Nursery is 11pm. A quiet area is created to enable an infant to sleep and parents are contacted via a pager, should their infant wake. Room temperatures and frequent checks are made and recorded.

Intermezzo

Make your evening that little bit more special with a visit to Intermezzo, an exclusive cocktail and Champagne bar located on F Deck. Luxuriate with a glass of Champagne or your favourite cocktail. Feature columns are dressed in rich sheer curtains, adding soft lighting by evening when the columns are lit from within. Classy, modern and the place to be seen, Intermezzo provides an elegant backdrop for an unforgettable evening.

The Piano Bar

Situated at the very heart of the ship on Promenade Deck is the tastefully designed Piano Bar. Its position at the top of the atrium means it benefits from a close view of the intricate glass ceiling created by the artist Jo Downs. The light emanating from its rich hues of purples, pinks and blues combines with light wood walls and a low ceiling to give the Piano Bar an intimate evening feel. As the name suggests, in pride of place is the piano, where the resident pianist provides a backdrop to your conversation.

Pools

Enjoy a leisurely dip in the pool or simply relax on deck and soak up the sun on one of the sun loungers.

Family Pools

Get ready for some family fun. If you can’t keep your children out the water they’ll love the ship's main pools.

Kids Clubs

Splashers 2-4 year olds - Qualified youth staff provide a full programme of age-specific activities.
 
Surfers 5-8 year olds - Qualified Reef Rangers provide activities, adventure, games and sport coaching sessions.
 
Scubas 9-12 year olds - Children this age can either join in the organised games with the specialist Reef Rangers or simply hang out with friends in the chill out areas.
 
H20 13-17 year olds - Children have their own room to chill out, watch movies, play games or participate in coaching sessions, talent shows and parties.

Cafe Vivo

Adorned with brown leather sofas, high tables and stools and wooden floors, Caffè Vivo provides a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Relax over a delectable cookie or pastry with a magazine, refresh your palate with a smoothie or freshly squeezed juice, or opt for a lunchtime snack. With anything from salads and bagels, to crostini and noodles on the menu, Caffè Vivo is much more than simply a coffee bar.

Art Gallery

The gallery is the perfect environment in which to view and select the artwork of your choice, whether you are buying your first ever collectible Limited Edition, expanding an existing collection of Original Paintings or browsing the latest selection of artwork on board.

Monte Carlo Casino

In addition to the roulette table, two blackjack tables and three card poker table, you will find over 40 slot machines. The fun carpet complements the room well, reflecting the colour scheme of the yellows and purples of the furniture.

Arcadia

As the name suggests the room is circular and its subtle lighting brings a warm ambience to the room in the form of recessed lights and elegant lamps. Curvy seating and a black and gold colour scheme continue the room's classy atmosphere and fluid lines. Here you might catch the latest film release on its cinema screen, attend an art auction, enjoy a late night cabaret or boogie the night away to some live music.

The Screening Room

This 30-seat boutique cinema is the ship's dedicated space for showing films on board.

 

The Retreat

This light and airy room, with comfy cream sofas and easy chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows and a large expanse of wooden floor, provides an atmosphere conducive to activities such as Tai Chi, meditation and yoga, which are run as part of Arcadia's New Horizons programme.

Your home on board

P&O give you a wide choice of en suite, air conditioned accommodation. From suites with a lounge and spacious balcony, to outside and inside cabins, each private living space is designed to make you feel at home.

Included as standard

  • Daily steward service
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Vanity/writing desk and chair
  • Wardrobe and drawer space
  • Toiletries
  • Refrigerator
  • Radio and telephone

Inside Cabin

These boutique style cabins feature a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens and bespoke artworks from British artists.

  • Double bed
  • Bathroom with shower

Single Inside Cabin

The perfect bijoux retreat with a single bed, all the usual amenities and luxuries including a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens and bespoke artworks from British artists.

  • Single bed
  • Bathroom with shower

Larger Inside Cabin

Arcadia’s boutique style cabins feature a large flat screen TV for films on demand, pamper packs from The White Company, bathrooms with glass shower screens and bespoke artworks from British artists.

  • Double bed
  • Bathroom with shower

Outside Cabin

Air-conditioned outside cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to a queen-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower, or shower over bath, and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a vanity/writing desk, and a TV for your enjoyment, plus a radio, telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. Outside cabins may have a window or portholes.

  • Queen size bed
  • Bathroom with shower

Outside Cabin (Restricted View)

Air-conditioned outside cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to a queen-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower, or shower over bath, and WC plus a hairdryer.

  • Queen size bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Obstructed view

Single Balcony Cabin

Fully air-conditioned Single Balcony cabins have a bathroom with shower, sink, vanity unit and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a chair and table, TV, plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with recliner chairs and table.

  • SIngle bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Balcony

Deluxe Balcony Cabin

Fully air-conditioned deluxe balcony cabins. Enjoy two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed. Bathrooms boast a bath with shower or shower only, sink, vanity unit and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a sitting area with sofa, chair and table, a TV, plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe for your valuables. Glass doors open out onto your balcony with recliner chairs and table.

  • Queen size bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Balcony

Mini Suite

Fully air-conditioned Mini-suites enjoy two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath, shower, dual sink vanity unit and WC plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe & slippers. Additionally, there is an iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer. There is a sofa, chair and table, a TV and DVD player, plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with chairs and table.

  • Queen size bed
  • Bathroom with shower and whirpool bath
  • Living area
  • Balcony

Suite

Fully air-conditioned suites enjoy a bedroom with two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath, shower and WC plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe & slippers. Additionally, there is a useful dressing area with iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer. The lounge area has a sofa, chairs and table, a mini stereo, plus TV & DVD player, radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with loungers, chairs and table.

  • Queen size bed
  • Bathroom with shower and whirpool bath
  • Living area
  • Balcony

Explore your P&O Cruises ship, deck by deck

What's on G Deck

  • The Paladium
  • Future Cruise Sales
  • Reception
  • Tours Office
  • Larger Inside Cabin
  • Outside Cabin

What's on F Deck

  • The Paladium
  • Casino
  • The Rising Sun
  • Art Gallery
  • The Globe
  • Ocean Grill
  • Intermezzo
  • Spinnaker Bar
  • Meridian Restaurant

What's on Prom Deck

  • The Paladium
  • Shopping
  • Horizon
  • The Screening Room
  • Caffe Vivo
  • Library
  • The Piano Bar
  • Photo Gallery
  • Meridian Restaurant

What's on E Deck

  • Inside Cabin
  • Outside Cabin (restricted view)
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Suite
  • Launderette

What's on D Deck

  • Inside Cabin
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Mini-Suite
  • Suite
  • Launderette

What's on C Deck

  • Inside Cabin
  • Larger Inside Cabin
  • Outside Cabin
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Suite
  • Launderette

What's on B Deck

  • Inside Cabin
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Mini-Suite
  • Suite
  • Launderette

What's on A Deck

  • Inside Cabin
  • Larger Inside Cabin
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Suite
  • Launderette

What's on Lido Deck

  • Gym
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Spa
  • Steam Rooms
  • Salon
  • Sauna
  • Hydro Pool
  • Neptune Pool
  • Neptune Bar
  • Neptune Grill
  • Belvedere
  • Aquarius Bar
  • Aquarius Pool

What's on Sun Deck

  • The Crow's Nest
  • Wedding Venue
  • Skydome
  • The Retreat
  • Mini Suite
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Single Balcony Cabin
  • Larger Inside Cabin
  • Single Cabin

What's on Sky

  • ,The East Bar ,Sindhu ,Sports Court
  • The East Bar
  • Sindhu
  • Sports Court

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