Arcadia is exclusively for adults, a mid-sized ship
Combining the chic with the classic, Arcadia offers a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings and more than a hint of extravagance. 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. Foodies will be spoilt for choice in the two-tier main restaurant, or for a treat Atul Kochar's spice sensation Sindhu will set your taste buds alight.Dedicated to your enjoyment
Arcadia offers a wonderful blend of features tailored to relaxation and pampering. Step aboard and you'll find that you are spoilt for choice. In addition to an expansive spa, with thermal suite and hydro-therapy pool, Arcadia houses an art gallery, a three-tiered theatre and a boutique cinema - you'll always find something to keep you entertained.Explore the world
Explore the world with Arcadia on one of her exotic-fly cruises, or experience the once in a lifetime full World Cruise. Walk on the best beaches, look out from the tallest buildings, meet the most interesting wildlife and behold the ultimate natural wonders. Or, to get a taste of Arcadia let her take you on a trip a little bit closer to home.
Relax and unwind in the on-board spa, let us pamper you in the salon and rejuvenate yourself with our on-board gym and fitness classes...
On board you will find luxurious spa facilities including saunas, steam rooms, a large hydrotherapy pool and a thermal suite complete with fragrant aromatic showers. There is even a hair and beauty salon, everything you need to be truly pampered.
Putting the aah in spa. Think luxurious spaces to relax in, salon treatments and the aroma of scented oils. You can enjoy a warming and cleansing visit to the sauna and steam rooms. Or opt for the very latest in facials, manicures, pedicures, aromatherapy or massages.
Within the Oasis Spa are Arcadia's hydrotherapy pool and thermal suite, where you'll find steam rooms, sauna and 'experience' showers as well as heated ceramic beds where you can relax. To reach the Oasis Spa, simply take the forward lifts to Lido Deck portside, or walk across the expanse of teak deck surrounding the Neptune Pool.
Some of Arcadia's spa features...
Thermal suite - Thermal treatments have been used for thousands of years to soothe away stress and promote better health. Relax in Arcadia's steam rooms and sauna and let the restorative powers of heat and humidity work their magic. Or settle in to one of the thermal loungers and let their heat melt away your troubles.
Spa treatment rooms - What better way to relax into your holiday than with a treatment in the Oasis Spa? The comfortable and private treatment rooms give you personal space to relax completely as you experience some of the best beauty and relaxation treatments available. Some of the treatments on offer are:
Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy - We use heated stones to melt away your tension. Therapeutic heat is slowly released into the belly of the muscle for a completely new body experience.
24 Karat Gold Facial - Quite literally Stardust, the properties of gold are electrifying, speeding up cell renewal through its powerful magnetic forces while evoking a brighter and more clarified skin texture and complexion.
The fully equipped salon is the perfect place to head if you want to look your best before a glamorous night out on board Arcadia.
Visit the hair salon to have your hair styled for the evening, to try a new colour or even a totally new look. The Oasis Salon is all about pampering and indulging yourself.
Treatments at the salon include:
If you are a sports fiend Arcadia has many options.
Arcadia's Sports Court is situated at the stern of the ship on Sky Deck. Whether you enjoy the friendly competition of an organised tournament or prefer to play casually with your own party, short tennis, football, volleyball, basketball and cricket are just some of the options available in Arcadia's Sports Court. And just aft of the Sports Court you will find the golf nets, where you can perfect your swing, using your own clubs or those provided.
The fantastic ocean views offer a great way to unwind while you improve your fitness and stamina in Arcadia's gymnasium.
At the very front of the ship, high up on Lido Deck and next to the Oasis Spa, is Arcadia's high-tech Gym. Watch the waves as you work out with all the latest equipment. We offer a range of fitness classes such as indoor cycling, pilates, yoga, body sculpt boot camp and push 'n' lift which are assisted by a fitness instructor.
The gym is typically open from 8am - 8pm every day and use of the on-board gym equipment is complimentary. Equipment on board includes:
Enjoy world class dining on board Arcadia
Foodies will be spoilt for choice in the two-tier main restaurant offering a choice of Club Dining - the same table at the same time each evening - or Freedom Dining with no fixed seating or dining times.
There's also the opportunity to visit the Select Dining venues of Sindhu, the first restaurant at sea from master of spices Atul Kochhar and The Ocean Grill.
Featuring a two-tiered layout and refined decor, every night will be an occasion in the Meridian Restaurant. Enjoy the special ambience and sociable atmosphere of a main dining room, with a five-course menu (six-course on Gala Nights).
By choosing Club Dining you're opting for the cruising tradition of set sitting times. The same table will be reserved for you and your table companions every night for first or second sitting, at 6.30pm or 8.30pm. 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. You can request your preferred sitting when you book a Select Price and we'll inform you of your table number and sitting with a card in your cabin when we welcome you on board.
Freedom Dining allows you the flexibility to turn up at selected restaurants anytime you choose between 6pm and 9.30pm, with whom you like, and every effort will be made to accommodate you. Freedom Dining is included in your fare when you book a Select Price. Just opt for it when making your Select Price booking.
Classic English Afternoon tea served on board daily.
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.
At P&O Cruises we believe great holidays should be all about choice and freedom.
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.
Dine around the clock - Late night snacks are available from buffet restaurants from 10pm until late. The menu for these late night buffet options changes each day however, examples may include: self-service sandwich bar, ready-made paninis, homemade cakes, biscuits and pastries.
This dining option is included in the price of your holiday.
Peckish by the pool?
All that swimming and lounging can be hungry work, but there's plenty of pool side snacks to choose from...
Neptune grill - Enjoy a variety of snacks including burgers, hot dogs and fish and chips (this dining option is included in the price of your holiday).
Poolside ice cream - Jude's ice cream is available to purchase on board, whenever the urge strikes... from Very Vanilla, to Truly Choc, Strawberry Tease, Salted Caramel, Ginger Spice, Gin & Tonic, and more. They come in tempting tubs of pure joy.
Enjoy room service in your comfy cabin. You can order breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner straight to your cabin.
Atul's restaurant, Sindhu, will showcase an elegant fusion of Indian and British cuisine featuring sublime flavours.
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
In The Ocean Grill you can look forward to all kinds of culinary delights.
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.
There's never a dull moment on board Arcadia, when it comes to entertainment and things to do we've something for everyone.
See below some examples of the kind of entertainment you'll find included in the price of your holiday.
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 decor 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!
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.
Located in the heart of the ship on F Deck, 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 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.
A range of drinks packages can be purchased on board including wine, soft drink and coffee packages.
There are plenty of daily activities on board Arcadia to keep you busy. She has everything a discerning cruiser could want, bars, pools, sports venues and shops. You can relax by the pool or enjoy a theatre featuring some of the most lavish and spectacular shows at sea.
Sea day activities
With a range of activities taking place throughout the day, you'll struggle to fit everything in. Take a look below for some examples of activities you could enjoy on board...
Dance classes - take place on all cruises with 7 or more days at sea which are hosted by coupled dance instructors. A variety of complimentary dance lessons are available with the main type of dance offered being ballroom and Latin. It may be possible to arrange 1 to 1 tuition; any charges generated from this would be at the instructor's discretion. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.
Guest speakers - will be on board cruises of 7 nights or more (if over 20 night duration - 2 speakers share the cruise).
Deck quoits - however this is weather dependent.
Shuffleboard - however this is weather dependent.
Watercolour art - classes take place on all cruises with 6 or more days at sea. Art materials can be purchased on board or you may bring your own art materials to participate in the classes.
Bridge - classes hosted by an instructor will take place on all cruises with 7 or more full days at sea (they do not need to be consecutive days at sea).
Language classes - a language instructor teaching Spanish will feature on Round the World Cruises only. However the language and times are subject to change. Full information, including any associated costs, times and locations will be available on-board.
Spending a little time with a good book can be heaven. The Library is situated on the starboard side of Promenade Deck, between the Emporium and Caffe Vivo.
Visit Arcadia's well-stocked library and select the perfect book to join you on your deck lounger by the pool. Choose from our 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.
Immerse yourself in the works of famous and local artists. Whitewall Galleries on board Arcadia offers unparalleled inspiration in the sweeping corridor that runs along the starboard side of Arcadia on F Deck.
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 our latest selection of artwork on board. Whitewall represents a phenomenal portfolio of fine artists, ranging from top international names and award winners such as Doug Hyde, Sherree Valentine Daines, Philip Gray and Fabian Perez to the most exceptional new talents including Samantha Ellis and Barry Hilton. The gallery are continually sourcing new artists from around the world to ensure that the gallery walls on board remain fresh, cutting edge and exciting.
The Photo Gallery is conveniently placed on the starboard side of the Promenade Deck.
You can view the photos that our 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.
If you love to shop then you will be in shopping heaven when you reach Piccadilly on Promenade Deck.
The exterior presents stunning window displays of clothing and chic jewellery. Inside you will find an array of attractive souvenirs, perfumes and make up, as well as jewellery, elegant clothing and accessories from different designers.
The Holiday Essential Shop, has everything you may need whilst on holiday from sweets and snacks to souvenirs and toiletries and other holiday essentials such as batteries and sun lotion.
Enjoy a leisurely dip in the pool or simply relax on deck and soak up the sun on one of our sun loungers.
Neptune pool - (Indoor / outdoor pool with retractable roof) - 8.6 metres x 4 metres, 1.8 metres deep. Located on Lido Deck. Has 2 steel ladders with 4 wooden steps for each ladder.
Aquarius pool - (Outdoor pool) - 7.2 metres x 4.2 metres, 2.2 metres deep. Located on Lido Deck. Has 2 steel ladders with 5 wooden steps for each ladder.
Hydro Pool - (Indoor pool, part of the spa). Located on Lido Deck. Has 8 steps leading down into the pool.