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Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta is the capital of Malta and is home to a plethora of 16th century architecture. It was one of the first sites to gain UNESCO World Heritage status and visitors are greeted to a wonderful collection of cathedrals, palaces, museums and a glistening harbour. This is all blended with a more contemporary attitude, with a wide selection of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and much more.

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New York, USA, NY

Epicentre of the arts, dining, shopping and international diplomacy, New York City lies in the heart of the East Coast of America and on the banks of the Hudson River. New York boasts a dizzying list of artistic and cultural icons from the Museum of Modern Art to the Statue of Liberty herself. The history of this iconic city unfolds in a trail of monuments, document the passage of millions of migrants on Ellis Island or visit the humbling reconstructed World Trade Centre site. A stroll around the many neighbourhoods of New York is the best way to truly immerse yourself in this culturally diverse city. There’s Greenwich Village, China Town, Little Italy and Harlem to name a few. No matter how many times you visit, there's always something new to see.

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Day 10
Suez Canal, Egypt

The Suez Canal is one of the greatest man-made achievements of all time, enabling seafarers to bypass the Cape of Good Hope and providing an easily navigable link between the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Officially opened in 1869, this 120-mile passage flows through Egypt, from Port Said to Suez and vice versa, reducing the previous journey length by approximately 7,000 kilometres.

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Day 11
Sharm el Sheik, Egypt

Sharm el Sheik is a popular resort town situated in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula – offering a multitude of beaches and diving locations. With warm temperatures all-year-round, this is the perfect location for a spot of beach relaxation. Those looking for more adventurous options, however, will not be disappointed. The nearby Sinai Desert opens up a wealth of opportunities including safaris, quad biking and camel trekking.

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Day 12
Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba is the only point of access from the sea into the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan. Located in the southern region of the country, it sits beside the Red Sea and is an ideal spot for beach relaxation or for trying your hand at scuba diving. Many significant destinations can be visited on a day trip from Aqaba including Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.

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Day 13
Luxor, Egypt

The major tourist town of Luxor, in Upper Egypt, is regarded as a starting point for cruises along the River Nile. Here, you will find the southern half of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes and is home to the Temple of Luxor – which was originally built by Pharaoh Amenophis III and contains colossal statues left by Ramses II. Across the river, on the west bank, you will find the Valley of the Kings – which was the burial place of pharaohs including Tutankhamun.

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Day 16
Curacao, Dutch Antilles

The island of Curacao is one of the southernmost located of the Caribbean islands, situated just north of Venezuela. It is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and, thus, the culture and heritage is representative of this fact, with many brightly coloured houses located across the island. Curacao is also home to a plethora of beaches, many of which present fantastic scuba diving opportunities.

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Day 18
Salalah, Oman

The Oman city of Salalah is considered to be the second city of the sultanate, due to it being the birthplace of Sultan Qaboos. As well as the fabulous Al Haffa Beach, this city offers a window into Omani culture, with many landmarks of significance. The Haffa Souq is the main marketplace of Salalah, and visitors can find an eclectic range of souvenirs on sale here. The nearby Land of Frankincense is a UNESCO World Heritage site which illustrates the trade which once flourished in this region.  

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Day 19
Panama Canal, Panama

Providing an easily-navigable route between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, the Panama Canal is one of the most impressive man-made structures in history. Having first opened in 1914, it was significant for removing the need to traverse the dreaded Drake Passage in order to travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific or vice versa. It took 33 years to complete the project and it remains, to this day, one of the greatest engineering feats in history.

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Day 20
Muscat, Oman

Muscat is the largest city and capital of Oman and has developed following the formation of the three smaller towns of Muscat, Matrah, and Ruwi. Muscat itself is known as the walled part of the city and is the site of many beautiful royal palaces and mosques. Landmarks of particular note include the Al Jalali and Al Mirani forts, which were built in the 16th century during Portuguese occupation. The highlight of your visit will undoubtedly be the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque – which is the third largest in the world and is simply stunning both inside and out.

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Day 21
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates and, in recent years, has grown into a bustling new tourist destination. There are many theme parks and resorts being built across the city, while the metropolitan centre is home to some of the largest skyscrapers and shopping centres in the world. However, much of Dubai’s traditional heritage has also been kept intact, with landmarks including a wind tower, mosque and a variety of souks all worth visiting.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India

A visit to Mumbai is one that will open your eyes. This bustling metropolitan city never sleeps, with a constant flow of traffic all hours of the day and a warm and inviting culture. There are some fine examples of colonial architecture within Mumbai, with many buildings built in Gothic revival, Neo-classical, and Indo-Saracenic styles. You will also notice a number of religious landmarks during your time in Mumbai, with temples, mosques, churches and even synagogues reflecting the cultural diversity. No journey to Mumbai would be complete, however, without trying some of the local cuisine at one of the street markets.

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Day 27
Cochin, India

The cosmopolitan city of Cochin – also known as Kochi – is a bustling commercial centre and is the financial capital of Kerala. This city has certainly played a significant role throughout history and much of this is reflected in the palaces, museums, and temples. Three faiths are represented in Cochin – Hindu, Christianity, and Islam – each of which is depicted through some of India’s most spectacular glistening landmarks.

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Day 28
San Francisco, USA, California

San Francisco is one of the major cities of California and is well known for its cultural and historical diversity. One of the most instantly recognisable landmarks of the city is the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, which opened in 1937 and spans a total distance of 1.7 miles. There is plenty to see in this mesmerising city, with many of the city’s most impressive landmarks situated in the regions of Fisherman’s Wharf and Pacific Heights.

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Day 29
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and its year-round tropical climate makes it an ideal place to visit regardless of season. A stroll along the promenade will provide an opportunity to soak up the weather and the local culture, with many people of all ages flocking to this area. In the Zoological gardens, you can admire animals, birds, and reptiles from around the world including elephants.

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Penang, Malaysia

Situated off of the north-western coast of mainland Malaysia, the island-state of Penang contrasts beautiful and historical temples with golden relaxing beaches. There are many untouched beaches on the island of Penang – many of which also provide an ideal location for which to partake in water sports and snorkelling. The Kek Lok Si-Temple of Supreme Bliss is highly regarded to be the largest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia – which is home to many images of Buddha and Ban Po Thar (Ten Thousand Buddhas Tower). Another landmark well worth visiting is the old historical area of Georgetown – which has gained UNESCO World Heritage status.

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Day 35
Singapore, Singapore

Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, Singapore has developed into a bustling metropolis with Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. Walking between the rows and rows of towering skyscrapers, you will discover a world of exotic culture, with fantastic food, large shopping complexes and the famous Singapore Sling cocktail. If, however, you find yourself seeking an opportunity to escape this busy metropolis, you will be glad to know that Singapore is also home to a wonderful collection of colourful and peaceful gardens.

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Day 38
Semarang, Indonesia

Semarang is the capital of the Central Java region of Indonesia. The culture and history of the city both shine through in the local landmarks and monuments. The vibrant red Sam Po Kong Temple was built in honour of the Muslim Chinese commander, Cheng Ho of the Ming Dynasty, who visited the area during the 15th century. Elsewhere in Semarang, visitors can visit a range of Dutch colonial buildings including Lawang Sewu, which features an impressive stained glass window.

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Day 40
Bali, Indonesia

The Indonesian island of Bali is known as the ‘Island of the Gods’ and is highly regarded for its ranging landscape which is made up of hills, mountains, sandy beaches, and a rugged coastline. The main religion of Bali is Hinduism, which is a contrast to the other islands of Indonesia. There are many temples situated across the island which reflect this culture including the iconic Ulun Danu Temple, located at Lake Bratan.

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Day 44
Fremantle - WA, Australia

Fremantle is a port city situated in Western Australia – located a short distance away from Perth. It was settled by aboriginals until 1829, when European settlers arrived in the area. One of the most interesting sights in the area is Fremantle Prison – a maximum security prison which was closed in 1991. A world heritage listed building – it is used today for a multitude of purposes including as an art gallery, museum and a conference centre. Other landmarks of interest include a number of beautiful beaches, Whalers’ Tunnel and the Shipwreck Galleries – which features the Batavia, an original wreck from 1629.

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Day 48
Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and is situated on the Torres River. After docking in the Port Adelaide Outer Harbour – 12 miles north of the city centre – you will be able board a shuttle bus to the city centre. This gorgeous sun-kissed city offers plenty of choice for visitors, with an array of elegant colonial buildings, interesting sculptures, fine architecture and shopping malls.

From the city centre, you can either choose to stroll and admire the city at your own pace, or take a short tram journey to Glenelg – home to one of the area’s most popular beaches. Travel slightly further afield and you can visit koala bears at the Cleveland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills.

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Kangaroo Island - SA, Australia

Situated off the coast of southern Australia is Kangaroo Island – home to an abundance of wildlife, stunning scenery, wineries, beaches and much more. As the name suggests, the island is home to an untouched habitat that accommodates kangaroos and wallabies, as well as koalas, echidnas, platypuses, penguins and seals. A visit to this unique island will provide an unparalleled insight that you will never forget.

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Day 51
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city and is the capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria. This huge city is home to many landmarks and venues of interest including many museums, galleries, theatres, gardens and restaurants. This commercial centre is a bustling metropolis, home to a population of 4.25 million people.

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Day 53
Sydney, Australia

Often mistaken for the Australian capital, Sydney is the largest, oldest and, arguably, most cosmopolitan city in Australia. With an eclectic mix of historical, natural, cultural, artistic, and culinary components, this beautiful city is the vibrant centre of fun and prosperity. Despite being a large sprawling city, its centre is relatively compact and is where you will find many iconic landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are also many zoos and wildlife sanctuaries located across the city, with the Koala Park Sanctuary and the Australian Reptile Park being of particular interest. You may also be glad to know that Sydney enjoys, on average, 300 sunny days per year – and the perfect venue to fully appreciate this is, undoubtedly, Bondi Beach, which is situated in the Eastern Suburbs.

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Day 57
Milford Sound, New Zealand

Having been formed by a glacier that was once present in the area, Milford Sound is one of the most scenic destinations to visit in New Zealand. Stunning scenery that consists of waterfalls, mountains, glaciers also provides a home for a range of wildlife including dolphins, seals and penguins.

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Dusky Sound, New Zealand

The fjord of Dusky Sound is situated in the southwest corner of New Zealand, within the Fjordland National Park. At 40km in length, it is one of the country’s largest fjords and provides a home to a range of wildlife including seals, dolphins and whales. It has also been designated as an Important Bird Area, due to its role as a breeding site for Fjordland penguins.

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Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

Doubtful Sound is located in New Zealand’s Fjordland National Park and is home to a wealth of dolphins, seals, penguins and even whales. This beautifully scenic area is a sight to behold, with many valleys, waterfalls and lush green hills.

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Day 58
Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin is the second-largest city of New Zealand’s South Island and is renowned as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’, due to its Scottish heritage. This is perhaps epitomised by the statue of the famed poet, Robert Burns, which was sculpted over 100 years ago. Other highlights within the area include the surrounding natural scenery, which can be enjoyed by climbing Baldwin Street - the steepest street in the world. Dunedin is also home to a range of beaches and The Royal Albatross Colony – the only mainland albatross nesting site on earth.

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Day 59
Akaroa, New Zealand

Akaroa is a small and charming town located in the Banks Peninsula, on the east coast of New Zealand’s south island. The city is overlooked by the remnants of a Miocene volcano and surrounded by beautiful scenery. A plethora of wildlife resides around the city’s harbour area – most notably, the rare Hector’s Dolphin.

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Day 60
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and the nation’s second largest city. Situated at the south-western tip of the North Island, the city is surrounded by hills, each of which will reward walkers with excellent views over the city. Alternatively, you can take a ride in a traditional cable car and soak in the views as you travel from Lambton Quay and the Botanic Garden. There is much to see and do in Wellington, including many museums, statues, sculptures, and a charming city centre, while a walk to the Red Rocks will provide the opportunity to admire a seal colony.

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Day 62
Tauranga, New Zealand

The New Zealand city of Tauranga is situated on the eastern coast of the Bay of Plenty, within the country’s north island. This beautiful beach city is home to the small mountain of Mauao, which offers great views of Mount Maunganui and Tauranga from the top. Alternatively, you can walk the path that circles the base of this volcanic cone and soak in your surroundings.

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Day 63
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is home to the largest metropolitan area in New Zealand, with a population of 1.45 million people – one third of the country’s entire population. With a wide range of museums, shopping districts, restaurants and natural features, Auckland is a rewarding delight for all visitors. Whale watching, strolling along the beach, exploring volcanic cones, and sky jumping are just some of the amazing opportunities this city presents, making a visit to Auckland one that you will never forget.

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Day 66
Lautoka, Fiji

Lautoka is Fiji’s second-largest city, which makes for a pleasant stroll as you soak in the surroundings and backdrop scenery of Mt Koroyanitu. It has historically been known as ‘Sugar City’ and the fully operational sugar mill is well worth visiting. For a more peaceful setting, head to the botanical gardens – home to a range of exotic and tropical plants.

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Day 68
International Date Line,

Although it may be invisible, the International Date Line holds considerable significance for marking the point where the date changes by one day. Situated 180 degrees east or west from the Greenwich meridian, the line extends to the east of New Zealand, through Polynesia and between Russia and Alaska. The name may suggest it is a line, but it has been altered accordingly to ensure no nation is divided in two. Crossing the line in an eastward direction will take you back in time by one day, whereas, if you are travelling in a westward direction, you will add one day to the previous date.

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Apia, Western Samoa

Situated on the island of Upolu, the city of Apia is the capital of Samoa. This beautiful Polynesian island provides a plethora of beautiful beaches upon which to relax, but it is also worth noting that Robert Louis Stevenson lived in the city during the final years of his life. His house is open as a museum, while his grave can also be visited at the top of Mt. Vaea.

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Honolulu, USA, Hawaii

Honolulu is the largest city and capital of Hawaii. Situated on the island of Oahu, this laid-back city offers a sense of charm of a culture that is present across all of the islands. It is home to many relaxing beaches, all of which provide an ideal place in which to soak up the sun. However, Honolulu is also a short distance away from Pearl Harbour – which is today home to a number of memorials remembering the 2,000 personnel lost in 1941.

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San Francisco, USA, California

San Francisco is one of the major cities of California and is well known for its cultural and historical diversity. One of the most instantly recognisable landmarks of the city is the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, which opened in 1937 and spans a total distance of 1.7 miles. There is plenty to see in this mesmerising city, with many of the city’s most impressive landmarks situated in the regions of Fisherman’s Wharf and Pacific Heights.

Sail on board Arcadia
Dining

The ship features two speciality restaurants, a grand two-tier main dining room and a host of café’s and snack bars. From elegant fine dining to self-service buffets, there's a wide choice of flexible, casual and club dining options to suit everyone.

Meridian Restaurant

Featuring a galleried layout and refined décor, every night will be an occasion in the Meridian Restaurant.

At the stern end of F Deck, with easy access from the aft lifts, you will find the two-tier Meridian Restaurant - a first for P&O Cruises! As you enter the restaurant you'll be welcomed by the sight of beautifully laid tables adorned with the whitest of linen. Warm creams and yellow colours set a natural tone within the restaurant, and a spiral staircase, central bandstand and a collection of unusual, hand-made, fibre-optic enhanced glass chandeliers add drama to your dining experience. Surrounded by art depicting natural themes including trees, landscapes and plant structures, you can enjoy a six-course menu featuring an eclectic range of traditionally British cuisine, as well as choices influenced from ideas around the globe.

Cafe Vivo

Just a few steps away from Arcadia's shops, this fantastic coffee shop is a great place to take a break and people watch.

Located on the starboard side of Promenade Deck, between the Library and The Screening Room, is Caffè Vivo. Adorned with brown leather sofas, high tables and stools and wooden floors, Caffè Vivo takes its cues from the warmth and vibrancy of the Mediterranean and 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.

Neptune Grill

For casual dining at its best, stop by the Neptune Grill, midships on the starboard side of Lido Deck.

Serving snacks, refreshments and daytime meals, the Neptune Grill is a great place for relaxing and enjoying a casual poolside snack. Situated in a large sunbathing area, with a bar and an area set aside for a band, you'll often be treated to some music on deck, as you enjoy the laid-back atmosphere around the pool. When the weather is not the best, the grill is protected by the amazing retractable Skydome. It's a great place to get into the holiday mood, for here the sun always shines!

Belvedere Restaurant

For flexible dining at any time, visit The Belvedere Restaurant, midships on Lido Deck.

So named because it commands fine views through floor-to-ceiling windows, 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. Light and airy, the décor has a soft, calm Japanese theme and is furnished with outside seating so you can opt to dine alfresco.

The Ocean Grill

In Marco Pierre White's 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

Sindhu Restaurant

Experience a taste of India in the Sindhu Restaurant.

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. Warm neutral tones, exciting materials and elegant fabrics envelope the room and the artwork combines the rich colours of eastern spices with typical oriental themes, which enriches the Sindhu Restaurant's warm and relaxing ambience. At Sindhu you can expect modern Indian cuisine with a British twist.

Enrichment

The ship's fantastic New Horizons programme offers to passengers the chance to leave their cruise with a new hobby, skill or passion. With classes ranging from cookery, and ballroom dancing, to feng shui and tai chi, passengers can search for true enlightenment.

Dance Classes

There are coupled dance instructors onboard who offer a variety of dance lessons. The main types of dance offered are ballroom and Latin. As well a group lessons, it is also possible to arrange 1 to 1 tuition. On some occasions, there are celebrity dance instructors on board too. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.

Library

The ship's well-stocked library is perfect for finding a great book to enjoy by the pool. Choose from an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction books, or browse through the tempting selection of books which are available for purchase, in an area operated by Waterstones book shop.

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

This impressive three tier theatre, is located at the very forward end of the ship. Comfortable theatre-style-seating arcs around the stage in three tiers, affording excellent views from every angle.

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. Providing all the magic and anticipation of the West End, it features several major production shows, an array of cabaret acts and classical concerts.

The Crow's Nest

This relaxed lounge offers sweeping panoramic ocean views and a convivial atmosphere. By day passengers 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. 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 it a great place to continue a fun night out after post dinner drinks or a show. It is adorned with purple leather chairs around felt gaming tables, giving the casino a sumptuous, glamorous feel. In addition to the two roulette tables and three blackjack tables, passengers will find over 50 slot machines.

The Globe

With its shining black marble bar, sparkling starlights and glamorous décor, The Globe certainly provides the perfect atmosphere to relax in style. Here passengers can catch the latest film releases on its cinema screen, attend an art auction, enjoy some 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. It offers a variety of classic British films, family favourites and some of the latest blockbusters.

Atrium

With numerous bars and venues emanating from it, the Atrium has a wonderfully contemporary feel. It boasts a dramatic shimmering two-tone curtain that cascades down over the three levels.

Intermezzo

For a particularly special evening, luxuriate in Intermezzo with a glass of champagne or your favourite cocktail. The classy and modern hangout, provides an elegant backdrop for an unforgettable evening.

Spinnaker Bar

The large windows of the yacht-inspired Spinnaker Bar allow natural light to fill the room, showcasing its sophisticated, contemporary décor. Its the perfect meeting place for a pre or post dinner tipple during the evening.

Piano Bar

The intimate Piano Bar provides the perfect atmosphere to relax with a drink and enjoy some beautiful music. With performances from the resident pianist, its a charming place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink.

The Rising Sun

If you thought the British Victorian style pub was a thing of the past, you'll be pleased to know it lives on in the form of 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, which is lined by bottle green marble, 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.

East Bar

With stunning views out to the ocean beyond, the colonial style East Bar is the perfect place to relax. As the sun sets and warm ambient light pours into the room, you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink.

The Viceroy Room

The Viceroy Room has a timeless gentleman's club feel. This restful space is designed for peace, reflection, and quiet conversation. Chat with fellow passengers about the topical issues of the day, or simply relax and unwind as you watch the world float by.

Neptune Bar

Decorative ceramic pebbles cover the bar surround, giving you the feel of a pebble beach come rain or shine. But, as the entire area is protected by the sliding glass Skydome, including the Neptune Pool and Neptune Grill, you won't have to worry about it raining on your fun.

Aquarius Bar

This full-service, outdoor bar is bamboo clad and lends a tropical feel to the Aquarius Pool area. 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.

HealthFitness

From the revitalising hydrotherapy pool, to the state of the art gymnasium, there's plenty of facilities onboard to refresh your mind, body and soul. Passengers can enjoy luxury massages and treatments in the Oasis Spa, or head out to the top deck sports court for a spot of tennis.

Oasis Spa

With superb ocean views and relaxing cream décor, the tranquil Oasis Spa is the perfect place to relax and be pampered. In the treatment rooms you can enjoy private ocean views as you succumb to a relaxing massage.

Also linked to the Oasis Spa is the hydrotherapy pool, which offers a hydromassage; a type of treatment that increases circulation, eases tension and aids restful sleep. Flooded with light via a pyramid skylight, the hydropool lies in the centre of several tiled columns. Alternatively passengers can head for Arcadia's thermal suite on the starboard side where they'll find three steam rooms, a sauna and a heated swimming pool.

The Retreat

The Retreat, is a room designed to be 'zen' - the ultimate space for relaxation. 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 perfect for activities such as Tai Chi, meditation and yoga.

Sports Court

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 the 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.

Gymnasium

Passengers can watch the waves as they work out with all the latest equipment, including exercise bikes, rowing machines, running machines, steppers, resistance machines and a range of weights. After the workout, visitors can head to the Oasis Spa for a relaxing massage, a stimulating therapeutic treatment or a warming and cleansing sauna.

Salon

The fully equipped salon is the perfect place for those who want to look their best. Located in the spa, passengers can try a new colour or style in the hands of fully trained stylists.

Swimming Pools

Neptune Pool- Covered by a skydome, you can always take to the water no matter what the weather. Located on Lido Deck, between the forward and central lifts is the sparkling Neptune Pool, Arcadia's largest. The sliding glass roof can be retracted in good weather, or left closed in cooler climes - so you can enjoy a relaxing swim as soon as you leave Southampton! The skydome covers the entire pool area, including the Neptune Bar and Neptune Grill.

Aquarius Pool- Located at the stern of Arcadia, this pool is the perfect place to relax during the day. As the sun sets, there’s no better place to take in the beautiful ocean and unparalleled views afforded by this peaceful spot.

Facilities

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

Fully accessible adapted cabins and suites are available, which are suitable for wheelchair / mobility scooter users. Passengers with a disability which may affect their mobility onboard are asked to inform the Customer Contact Centre prior to their cruise. Assisted embarkation and disembarkation is available when sailing from Southampton.

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

The ship operates three styles of dress code: Smart, Evening Casual and Black Tie.

On Smart evenings ladies typically wear tailored trousers and separates or even a stylish dress, while men are in a shirt and trousers with a jacket, such as a blazer or sports jacket, or a suit and tie if they wish. For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Smart evenings.

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 trousers (not shorts) for men. A jacket and smart trousers can be worn but are not compulsory. Smart dark denim is also fine, but not trainers, football shirts or tracksuits. For a typical two week cruise on Azura, Britannia, Oceana or Ventura there are normally ten Evening Casual nights. On Adonia, Arcadia, Aurora and Oriana there are normally six Evening Casual nights.

Black Tie nights (also known as Gala Evenings)add a touch of glamour and a real sense of occasion to evenings at sea. 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. For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Black Tie evenings on board.

During the day casual shirts, shorts, trousers and beachwear are ideal.

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, are not permitted in public areas but can be used in cabins, balconies and designated areas of the open deck.

Deck Plans

G Deck

  • The Palladium
  • Reception
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

F Deck

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

Prom Deck

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

E Deck

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

D Deck

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

C Deck

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

B Deck

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

A Deck

  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Suites

Lido Deck

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

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

Sky Deck

  • Sports Court
  • Sindhu
  • East Bar
Accommodation Types

Suites

Passengers can travel in style and luxury with the butler-service Suites. These fully air-conditioned suites feature a separate bedroom with two single beds, convertible into one king-size bed. The bathroom boasts a whirlpool bath, shower and WC, as well as complimentary bathrobes & slippers. Additionally there is a useful dressing area with an iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer.

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 the doors onto your own private balcony. These fully air-conditioned balcony cabins enjoy two single beds convertible to one king-size bed. The bathrooms boast a bath with shower or shower only, sink, and WC.

Outside Cabins

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

A beautifully designed space to rest your head, Inside Cabins offer a comfortable and economical way to travel.

Fully air-conditioned, they feature two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed. The bathrooms boast a bath with shower or shower only, sink, and WC.

Single Cabin

With the choice of either an inside or outside location, these cabins are perfect for the single traveller. These beautifully designed cabins feature a single bed, shower, sink, and WC. Outside cabins will have a window or porthole. Inside cabins will have a mirror.

Upcoming Cruises
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