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Overview...........................................................Page One

Pools, Spa, and Outdoor Facilities....................
Page Two

Shops and Other Public Areas...........................Page Three

Bars, Lounges, Nighttime Entertainment.............Page Four

Dining.................................................................Page Five

Exterior Photos...................................................Profile Page
ARCADIA
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Above: The three deck high Atrium  
is the geographic center of Arcadia.

Below: The atrium ceiling.
Left:  The Reception Desk.
Below: Also in the main lobby is the
Future Cruise Desk, which sells space on
upcoming P&O cruises as well as acts as
the shipboard office for P&O's past
passenger loyalty program.
 
There are some 3,000 works of art in Arcadia's collection. Most of
the works are contemporary abstract pieces.  
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The Shore Excursions
Office
arranges tours for the
guests in the different ports of
call.
 
OVERVIEW

Arcadia already had a history before she even went into service.  Originally
ordered by Carnival Corporation with its Holland America Line subsidiary
in mind, the ship was later earmarked for Cunard Line.  As the Queen
Victoria, she was to be the first in a series of cruise ships for Cunard.  
However, when Carnival merged with P&O, it was decided that the ship
would be better suited for P&O Cruises.  All of this occurred before the ship
was even completed.

Despite this history, Arcadia is distinctly a P&O ship.  Although the interior
layout is similar to the Holland America Vista class ships (
see our profile of
Noordam), the decor is much different than the Dutch/Asian influenced mix of
the traditional and the contemporary that one finds on an  HAL ship.  
Similarly, it bears little resemblance to the traditional ocean liner look of the
Cunard ships (
see our profile of Queen Victoria).  Instead, Arcadia has the
crisp contemporary styling of a modern P&O ship.

Arcadia's decor is modern but it is not over-powering or gaudy.  It is a
sophisticated feel, bolstered by an extensive $4 million collection of modern,
primarily British, art.  It seeks to appeal to contemporary British tastes - -
think Tate Modern as opposed to the National Gallery.

At the same time, there is  tradition in the Arcadia cruise experience.  For
example, dinner is done in the traditional manner in its silver service main
dining room.  There is no flexible dining option in the main dining room on
Arcadia like there is on some of her P&O fleetmates.  (Of course, Arcadia
does have two specialty restaurants and an informal buffet restaurant as
alternatives).  

There is a three category dress code.  On a 14 night cruise, typically four
nights will be formal; four nights semi-formal, and six will be "smart-casual."

The ship is adults-only.  Passengers must be 18 years of age or older.  The
majority of the passengers is British.

Arcadia is based primarily in Southampton, England.  Her itineraries take her
to the Mediterranean, the Baltic, Norway & Iceland, the USA & Canada, as
well as the Caribbean.  

    
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