Introduction

Exclusively for adults - Arcadia’s signature features such as her exterior glass-fronted lifts and expansive art collection, featuring no less than 3,000 works of art, create a sophisticated air.

See All Cruises
Main Info
  • Children Not allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Resort
  • Decks11
  • Cabins1050
  • Size -
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins28
  • Crew Members866
  • Refurbished2017
  • CurrencyGBP
Unique Features


Special Dietary Requirements

The ship can cater for the following diets; vegetarian, low /no fat, low salt /no salt, lactose intolerant /dairy free, gluten /wheat free /celiac, low cholesterol, diabetic, kosher and vegan. Passengers requiring any of the above diets should contact the Customer Contact Centre prior to their cruise.

Disabled Facilites


All of our accessible cabins feature wide doorways into the cabin and bathroom, (minimum 80cm) as well as sufficient floor space for wheelchair manoeuvrability. All accessible balcony cabins feature ramped access to the balcony. The bathroom in all accessible cabins are a wet room style shower room with a flush threshold into the cabin and grab rails for shower and toilet, as well as a pull down or fixed shower seat.

For further information on a specific cabin number i.e location of grab rails please call our Customer Contact Centre, please visit our website for contact details.

On Arcadia, please note the accessible balcony cabins have limited manoeuvring space within the cabin and wet room, particularly when passing by the foot of the bed. The balcony doors in Arcadia's accessible cabins are heavy and opened manually, they require the help from a travelling companion, especially in adverse weather conditions. 

Age Restrictions

As with UK laws, the age limit for purchase and consumption of alcohol on board is 18 years of age, however, when in US waters, the age limit increases to 21.

Passengers must be over the age of 18 to use the spa facilities including treatments. If you are under the age of 18 and if you would like a treatment then you will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Dress Code

Yes. However the Dress Code only applies in the evening. During the day you can wear exactly the same as you would on any other holiday.

There are two dress codes – Evening casual and Black tie.

To help you with your packing, CruisePersonaliser will let you know how many nights of each dress code you can expect during your holiday. Please check in advance so you’re ready for each occasion.

For a list of what the dress code will be on a specific cruise number, you may also find the following question helpful: What will the dress code be whilst I am on board?

To see in which areas of the ship the dress code applies, please see Does the dress code apply to all areas of the ship?

Evening Casual

Stylish resort or leisurewear is ideal for Evening Casual nights, for example casual separates or dresses for ladies and open-neck polo shirts and casual long trousers (not shorts or 3/4 length trousers) for men. A jacket and smart trousers can be worn but are not compulsory. T-shirts are also acceptable but should not have any offensive symbols or language on them. Smart dark denim is also fine, but not trainers, football shirts or tracksuits. Please see below examples/ideas.

Black Tie

Black Tie nights foster a rather special atmosphere on-board and we know that our guests adore dressing up and it has long been a part of the P&O Cruises experience, adding a touch of glamour and a real sense of occasion to evenings at sea. Seeing an entire ship full of people transformed into their finery is quite something to behold. Ladies wear glamorous evening wear including cocktail dresses, ball gowns or even smart trouser suits. For men, dinner jackets or tuxedos are the norm, but a dark lounge or business suit and tie can be worn as an alternative. You can also wear formal national dress and military uniform.

Daywear

During the day you can wear exactly the same as you would on any other holiday. Casual shirts, shorts, trousers and beachwear are ideal. For going ashore and walking on deck, flat comfortable shoes are a must. You will also need a lightweight jacket or coat for cool evenings and occasional showers. Don't forget sun protection cream, a sun hat and sunglasses as the sun is much stronger at sea.

Children

The Dress Code for children in the evening is Evening Casual, regardless of the adult Dress Code. We do ask that children don’t wear denim on Black Tie nights. When dining in the informal or buffet restaurants children can be casually dressed. If children are going to be with you in the evening in the formal restaurants and theatre then they can still dress more casually adopting our Evening Casual Dress Code.

Fancy dress and novelty clothing

We don’t want to dampen anyone’s fun but we don't allow fancy dress, novelty items or inappropriate personalised clothing to be worn on board. Any clothing that features inappropriate or offensive language, including novelty clothing with printed images or slogans and accessories, will not be allowed. We reserve the right to deny embarkation to guests who are inappropriately dressed.

The only exception to these are the official P&O Cruises theme nights which may include 60s, 70s, tropical, Western, and black and white night, and seasonal events such as Halloween and Christmas. For guests travelling on N834, N835, N836, N837, R823, R824, R825, R826, J818, J819, E825, E826, E827, E828, E829, X822 & X823, we are bringing festive sparkle on board your cruise and invite you to join us in wearing your favourite Christmas jumper for Sail Away as we leave Southampton. For guests travelling on A832(A), A833(A), A834(A), B832(A/B/C/D), B833(A,B,C,D) & B834(A/B/C/D) we also invite you to pack your Christmas jumper and Christmas jumper evening will be advertised on board.

Personalised and slogan clothing

In addition to the fancy dress policy, clothing with personalised images/slogans, and/or clothing that features offensive language, images or slogans, will not be allowed on board at any time.

General

The Dress Code is applied in most restaurants and bars for guests over 18 years of age, from 6pm. Please wear the appropriate attire to the ship’s bars and restaurants; blue or worn denim, sandals (for men), sleeveless tops (for men), flip flops and shorts are not permitted in ship's public areas during the evening.

Swimsuits are not permitted in the lounges, interior bars, restaurants or reception area at any time. A shirt and suitable footwear is required while indoors and when using the buffet restaurants.

Travelling to the United Arab Emirates

Modesty in clothing is to be respected in this region, so make sure you pack plenty of light and loose clothing that covered the tops of your arms and legs. We advise ladies to avoid wearing any shorts or tight-fitting clothes and to take a head covering ashore.

For further information, please visit the government Foreign travel advice website for advice regarding dress-codes.

Smoking & E-cigarette Policy

There are dedicated areas onboard where smoking is permitted. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside cabin or on cabin balconies.

Onboard Arcadia, guests may smoke on:
-Deck 11 A Deck; Port side, outside the East Bar
-Deck 10 B Deck; Port side, outside the Crow's Nest Bar
-Deck 10 B Deck; Port side, above Aquarius Bar
-Deck 9 Lido Deck; Port side, table area of Aquarius Bar
Deck 7 Promenade Deck; Starboard side of Promenade deck

Electronic cigarettes, including those which do not emit smoke, can be used in designated smoking areas only.

Although we recognise that electronic cigarettes are not covered by the UK legislation we have taken the decision to prohibit their use in all public areas and cabins in the same way as real cigarettes for the benefit of all of our guests.

Environmental Policies

P&O Cruises and our parent company Carnival Corporation & plc take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and are committed to reducing our environmental impact.

We recently achieved key sustainability targets for the company and committed to new far-reaching goals as we continue to support our environmental priorities with concrete actions and improvements.

From significantly reducing single-use plastics to cleaner and more efficient energy systems, from lessening food waste to using water more judiciously and much more, the corporation and its brands continuously invest in maintaining a world-class culture of compliance among every one of its crew members and shoreside employees.

Deck Plans
Sky Deck

  • Sports Court
  • Sindhu
  • East Bar

P&O Cruises Arcadia Deck SKY.jpg
Sun Deck

  • The Crow's Nest
  • Skydome
  • Diversions
  • The Retreat
  • Wedding Venue/Viceroy Room
  • Mini-Suites
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Single Balcony Cabins
  • Single Inside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

P&O Cruises Arcadia Deck SUN.jpg
A Deck

  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Suites

P&O Cruises Arcadia Deck A.jpg
Lido Deck

  • Gym
  • Oasis Spa & Salon
  • Hydro Pool
  • Steam Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Neptune Pool
  • Neptune Bar
  • The Belvedere
  • Aquarius Pool
  • Aquarius Bar

P&O Cruises Arcadia Deck LIDO.jpg
B Deck

  • Suites
  • Mini-Suites
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

P&O Cruises Arcadia Deck B.jpg
D Deck

  • Suites
  • Mini-Suites
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

P&O Cruises Arcadia D Deck.png
E Deck

  • Suites
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabin

P&O Cruises Arcadia E Deck.png
C Deck

  • Suites
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

P&O Cruises Arcadia Deck C.jpg
Prom Deck

  • The Palladium
  • Shopping
  • Horizon
  • The Screening Room
  • Caffe Vivo
  • Library
  • Emporium
  • The Piano Bar
  • Meridian Restaurant

P&O Cruises Arcadia Prom Deck.png
F Deck

  • The Palladium
  • Monte Carlo Casino
  • The Rising Sun
  • The Globe
  • Art Gallery
  • Ocean Grill
  • Intermezzo
  • Spinnaker Bar
  • Meridian Restaurant

P&O Cruises Arcadia F Deck.png
G Deck

  • The Palladium
  • Reception
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

P&O Cruises Arcadia G Deck.png
Accomodation
Suite

Fully air-conditioned suites enjoy two lower beds convertible to king-size bed. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath , shower and plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe & slippers. Additionally there is a useful walk-in dressing area with a hairdryer. 

The lounge has a sofa & chairs plus dining table and chairs, with a mini stereo and a TV plus 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. Suites have an optional butler service, magazine and newspaper selection, atlas and binoculars, plus fruit basket, mineral water, flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival.

Mini-Suites

These fully air-conditioned suites feature two single beds, convertible to one king-size bed. The bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath, shower, dual sink vanity unit and a WC. Suites include a complimentary premier pamper pack with bathrobe & slippers. Additionally there is an iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer.

Balcony Cabins

There's nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

Sea View

These spacious cabins are perfect for passengers who want a more economical way to travel. These air-conditioned outside cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to one king-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower, or a shower over bath, and a WC. There is a writing desk and TV. Outside cabins may have a window or a porthole.

Inside Cabin

These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.  

Single Cabin

These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.

Entertainment

There's never a dull moment...

P&O Cruises offers the very best in cruise entertainment. Days can be filled with as much or as little as you want, whilst evenings are no doubt the social highlight. When the sun goes down your ship begins to come alive with the hum of conversation and music, and you can be sure of a memorable night.

The Palladium

Arcadia's impressive three tier theatre, The Palladium, is located at the very forward end of the ship. 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!

The Crow's Nest

On Sun Deck forward is where you will find the appropriately named Crow's Nest. This relaxed lounge offers visitors sweeping panoramic ocean views and a convivial atmosphere. By day, you can sit back and relax with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other, pausing every now and again to enjoy the view. At night you'll be able to enjoy your favourite tipple to the sound of tinkling ivories. Jazz nights, cabaret and dancing all make the Crow's Nest a perfectly relaxed and elegant post-dinner venue.

Monte Carlo Casino

The Monte Carlo Casino is a great place to continue a fun night out after post dinner drinks or a show. The Monte Carlo Casino is conveniently located on F Deck forward next to the theatre and nightclub. It is adorned with rich fabrics including purple leather chairs around purple felt gaming tables and gives the casino a sumptuous, glamorous feel. 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.

The Globe

The Globe provides a wealth of entertainment. You enter this room from the starboard side corridor, and as you do so, you'll be met by a shining black marble bar with small starlights sparkling overhead. 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 Arcadia's dedicated space for showing films on board. You'll find the cinema positioned on the starboard side of Promenade Deck, aft of the forward lifts and adjacent to the Horizon Suite

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.

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.

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.

The Rising Sun

Walk into The Rising Sun and the only thing to remind you you’re not in a fine old country pub may be the ever-changing view from the window. As befits such a traditional establishment, there’s a jukebox and snug bar creating a buzzy pub atmosphere, with everything from darts, karaoke, live music, pub quizzes and major sporting event screenings to keep you entertained.

East Bar

You will find East Bar at the highest point of the ship - Sky Deck. 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.

Neptune Bar

The Neptune's Bar is protected by the sliding glass Skydome, including the Neptune Pool and Neptune Grill, so you won't have to worry about it raining on your fun!

Aquarius Bar

At the stern of Lido Deck, just forward of the Aquarius Pool is the Aquarius Bar. 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!

Caffe 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.

Deck Bars

You’re never far from a refreshing drink, served with a smile at one of our deck bars. Serving a wide selection of beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks.