Arcadia deck 9 plan (Lido-Pool-Spa)

Deck layout and review

Review of Arcadia deck 9 (Lido-Pool-Spa)

  • Gymnasium (bow location, with floor-ceiling panoramic windows, complimentary equipment, classes are extra; open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Technogym exercise facilities include 10 treadmills, 6 cross trainers, 6 bikes, 2 recline bikes, one pectoral machine, arm extension, shoulder NG, Vertical TR, upper back, adjustable bench, dumbbell racks, fit balls, free weights. Some fitness classes are complimentary (legs, bums & tums) while others are around GBP7 such as Pilates. A personal trainers is GBP45 for an hour.
  • Arcadia’s Oasis Spa & Salon (bow location, has Thermal Suite/surcharge, Treatment Rooms, Sauna, Hydropool, Steam Rooms with aromatic showers, Relaxation Room). Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on sea days and until 10:00 p.m. on port days, the spa features Elemis products and offers manicure, pedicure, massages and beauty treatments for men and women. More special treatments include a seaweed massage (GBP114), bamboo massage (GBP93), lime & ginger body scrub (GBP93). A 75-minute 24 Karat Gold Facial costs GBP230, while 180 minutes of treatments,  from a choice of various options, GBP330. Detoxifying treatments are available replacing toxins with vitamins and nutritious minerals along with wellness therapies such as acupuncture (GBP89). Gentlemen’s spa treatments include de-stress treatments (GBP69), facials (GBP69), deep cleanse grooming treatments (GBP49) and shaves, pedicures (GBP29) and  manicures (GBP19). The Oasis Salon offers a range of options by qualified makeup specialists and stylists from manicures, hair styling and colours to makeovers. Thermals suite's charges apply of around GBP100 PP for the entire cruise or GBP150 per couple. Day passes for GBP20 PP are also available. A 5% gratuity is added to all spa bills. 
  • Neptune Pool (has The Skydome/retractable roof, 3 Whirlpools, Tennis Tables; this is the ship's largest pool - 8.6mx4mx1.8m deep)
  • Neptune Bar (open air poolside full service bar, open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) It features decorative ceramic pebbles. The entire area is protected via the sliding glass Skydome.
  • Neptune Grill (complimentary fast food bar- burgers, hotdogs, fries, snacks ; open 11am-6:30pm)
  • The Belvedere (buffet restaurant/self service, complimentary, open for Breakfast 6:30-7am and hot dishes until 10:30am, Brunch 10:30-11:45am, Lunch 12-3pm/snacks till 5pm, and Dinner 6:30-10pm/themed buffets). The early continental breakfast includes fresh fruit, juice, cereal, pastries and breads, while later guests can fill up on eggs, baked beans et al, bacon, sausages, or head for the healthy section including smoothie of the day, fruit and yoghurts. The brunch for late-risers finishes shortly before lunch. As P&O caters to British tastes, lunch includes a pie of the day, hot pudding and roast. The extensive salad bar features dishes like Waldorf salad, coronation chicken, seafood, meat, cheese, coleslaw. Despite the busy environment, staff members are efficient at replenishing food and clearing tables. At dinner curry fans enjoy P&O's trademark Indian section. The cruise line also upholds the tradition with 'late night bites', from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. featuring sandwiches, biscuits, cakes and hot items like cheese and pickle toasties, Cornish pasties, pizza and chips.
  • Aquarius Bar (full service poolside bar, starboard location, open from 9:00 a.m.; also hosts the Arcadia ship’s Champagne Sailaway Party). 
  • Aquarius Pool (with 2 Whirlpools, sun bathing area with loungers, 7.2mx4.2mx2.2m deep).