Arcadia

Arcadia current position

Arcadia current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 59.53310 N / -13.59808 W) cruising at speed of 14.5 kn (27 km/h | 17 mph) en route to Belfast. The AIS position was reported 2 hours ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Arcadia

Arcadia current cruise is 16 days, round-trip Norway And Iceland. The itinerary starts on 09 Jun, 2024 and ends on 25 Jun, 2024.

Date / TimePort
09 Jun    Departing from Southampton, England hotels
12 Jun    Skjolden, Sognefjord, Norway
13 Jun    Alesund, Norway
16 Jun    Akureyri, Iceland, Lake Myvatn
17 Jun    Isafjordur, Westfjords Iceland
18 Jun    Grundarfjordur, Iceland
19 Jun - 20 Jun    Reykjavik, Iceland
23 Jun    Belfast, Northern Ireland
25 Jun    Arriving in Southampton, England hotels

Specifications of Arcadia

Year of build2005  /  Age: 19
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassVista
Building costUSD 400 million
Engines (power)Wartsila-Sulzer (63.4 MW / 85021 hp)
Speed22 kn / 41 km/h / 25 mph
Length (LOA)285 m / 935 ft
Beam (width)33 m / 108 ft
Gross Tonnage84342 gt
Passengers2094 - 2458
Crew866
Passengers-to-space ratio44
Decks11
Cabins1050
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2023-2024
Christened byKelly Holmes
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival UK (via P&O Cruises UK)

Arcadia Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 May 25 12 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Southampton
2024 Jun 06 3 days, round-trip Guernsey Southampton
2024 Jun 09 16 days, round-trip Norway And Iceland Southampton
2024 Jun 25 16 days, round-trip Northern Europe And Scandinavia Southampton
2024 Jul 11 16 days, round-trip British Isles Southampton
2024 Jul 27 3 days, round-trip Guernsey Southampton
2024 Jul 30 16 days, round-trip Norway And Iceland Southampton
2024 Aug 15 12 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Southampton
2024 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Spain And Portugal Southampton
2024 Sep 03 30 days, round-trip USA And Canada Southampton
2024 Oct 03 19 days, round-trip Mediterranean Southampton
2024 Oct 22 16 days, round-trip Spain Portugal And Canary Islands Southampton
2024 Nov 28 16 days, round-trip Spain Portugal And Canary Islands Southampton
2024 Dec 14 5 days, round-trip Belgium And Netherlands Southampton
2024 Dec 19 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe And Scandinavia Southampton
2024 Dec 29 5 days, round-trip Belgium And Netherlands Southampton
2025 Jan 03 22 days, one-way from Southampton to San Francisco Southampton
2025 Jan 03 42 days, one-way from Southampton to Auckland Southampton
2025 Jan 03 46 days, one-way from Southampton to Sydney Southampton
2025 Jan 03 49 days, one-way from Southampton to Brisbane Southampton
2025 Jan 03 100 days, round-trip Western Circumnavigation Southampton
2025 Jan 25 24 days, one-way from San Francisco to Sydney San Francisco
2025 Feb 14 58 days, one-way from Auckland to Southampton Auckland
2025 Feb 18 18 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney
2025 Feb 18 54 days, one-way from Sydney to Southampton Sydney
2025 Feb 21 15 days, one-way from Brisbane to Singapore Brisbane
2025 Feb 21 51 days, one-way from Brisbane to Southampton Brisbane
2025 Mar 08 15 days, one-way from Singapore to Cape Town Singapore
2025 Mar 08 36 days, one-way from Singapore to Southampton Singapore
2025 Mar 23 21 days, one-way from Cape Town to Southampton Cape Town
2025 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip Spain And France Southampton
2025 Apr 20 19 days, round-trip Mediterranean Southampton
2025 May 09 3 days, round-trip Belgium Southampton
2025 May 12 18 days, round-trip Mediterranean Southampton
2025 May 30 12 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Southampton
2025 Jun 11 16 days, round-trip Northern Europe And Scandinavia Southampton
2025 Jun 27 16 days, round-trip Norway And Iceland Southampton
2025 Jul 13 19 days, round-trip Mediterranean Southampton
2025 Aug 01 21 days, round-trip Norway Iceland And North Cape Southampton
2025 Aug 22 12 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Southampton
2025 Sep 03 3 days, round-trip Guernsey Southampton
2025 Sep 06 19 days, round-trip Mediterranean Southampton
2025 Sep 25 24 days, round-trip Canada Southampton
2025 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Spain And France Southampton
2025 Oct 26 3 days, round-trip Belgium Southampton
2025 Oct 29 19 days, round-trip Mediterranean Southampton
2025 Nov 17 16 days, round-trip Spain Portugal And Canary Islands Southampton
2025 Dec 03 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe And Scandinavia Southampton
2025 Dec 17 4 days, round-trip Amsterdam Southampton
2025 Dec 21 16 days, round-trip Spain Portugal And Canary Islands Southampton
2026 Jan 06 20 days, one-way from Southampton to Dubai Southampton
2026 Jan 06 31 days, one-way from Southampton to Singapore Southampton
2026 Jan 06 39 days, one-way from Southampton to Fremantle Southampton
2026 Jan 06 43 days, one-way from Southampton to Adelaide Southampton
2026 Jan 06 45 days, one-way from Southampton to Melbourne Southampton
2026 Jan 06 48 days, one-way from Southampton to Sydney Southampton
2026 Jan 06 56 days, one-way from Southampton to Auckland Southampton
2026 Jan 06 99 days, round-trip Eastern Circumnavigation Southampton
2026 Jan 26 28 days, one-way from Dubai to Sydney Dubai
2026 Feb 06 17 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney Singapore
2026 Feb 14 60 days, one-way from Fremantle to Southampton Fremantle
2026 Feb 18 56 days, one-way from Adelaide to Southampton Adelaide
2026 Feb 20 54 days, one-way from Melbourne to Southampton Melbourne
2026 Feb 23 25 days, one-way from Sydney to San Francisco Sydney
2026 Feb 23 51 days, one-way from Sydney to Southampton Sydney
2026 Mar 03 43 days, one-way from Auckland to Southampton Auckland
2026 Mar 20 26 days, one-way from San Francisco to Southampton San Francisco
2026 Apr 15 16 days, round-trip Spain Portugal And Canary Islands Southampton
2026 May 01 19 days, round-trip Mediterranean Southampton
2026 May 20 5 days, round-trip Belgium And Netherlands Southampton
2026 May 25 16 days, round-trip British Isles Southampton
2026 Jun 10 19 days, round-trip Mediterranean Southampton
2026 Jun 29 14 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Southampton
2026 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Spain Southampton
2026 Jul 20 16 days, round-trip Northern Europe And Scandinavia Southampton
2026 Aug 05 16 days, round-trip Iceland Southampton
2026 Aug 21 12 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Southampton
2026 Sep 02 30 days, round-trip USA And Canada Southampton
2026 Oct 02 19 days, round-trip Mediterranean Southampton
2026 Oct 21 5 days, round-trip Belgium And Netherlands Southampton
2026 Oct 26 16 days, round-trip Spain Portugal And Canary Islands Southampton

Arcadia Review

Review of Arcadia

The 2005-built Arcadia cruise ship is one of the P&O UK's "adult ships" - together with the fleetmate Aurora (since 2019).

The vessel (IMO number 9226906) is currently Bermuda-flagged (MMSI 310459000) and registered in Hamilton.

History - construction and ownership

P&O Cruises is a subsidiary company and two brands owned by Carnival Corporation - P&O UK and P&O Australia. In 2000, P&O Cruises became subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, which merged with Carnival Corporation in 2003. P and O is the world's oldest cruise company, starting passenger shipping operations in 1822 on the routes connecting England with Iberia.

PO Arcadia cruise ship

The 2000-passenger ship Arcadia once sailed as the largest custom-built vessel for the British market - this was until P&O Cruises' Ventura joined the fleet in April 2008. Arcadia was not always marked to sail under the flag of P&O. Carnival Corporation had actually planned this vessel to be Cunard's Queen Victoria but later took the decision to allocate it to whichever one of its multifarious brands that could make the best use of it. Because of this, P&O Cruises fans might find Arcadia cruise ship's international style less to their taste than that of more classically British P&O UK liners such as Oriana; although like all the company's cruises, Arcadia scores highly on cleanliness and the kind of fluently running operation that results from the deployment of top-notch organizational skills.

Decks and Cabins

P&O Arcadia staterooms (1050 total, in 17 grades) include 62x Suites, 652x Balconies, 72x Oceanviews, 162x Inside, 6x Single cabins. Most cabins are sized 170-195 ft2 / 16-19 m2. Most cabin balconies are sized 55 ft2 / 5 m2. The largest passenger accommodations are the Aft Balcony Suites (450 ft / 42 m2, with terrace sized 300 ft2 / 28 m2).

The boat has 11 passenger decks, of which 7 are with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Spanning two decks, Arcadia's Meridian Dining Room (main restaurant) features a glass design and a grand central staircase. The restaurant is complimentary and serves good quality food. Breakfast features everything one would expect, from light and healthy options to British fry-up. Lunch is a la carte (including soups, lighter dishes, pies) while Afternoon Tea serves tasty treats of sandwiches, scones, cakes. For dinner, the Meridian Restaurant operates the usual dining system (with two sittings) allowing passengers to dine each night at the same table. The restaurant's upper level is for Freedom Dining, which means you can turn up at any time.

Follows the complete list of Arcadia restaurants and food bars.

  • Meridian Restaurant (2-level aft Dining Room; for Breakfast 7:30-9 am, and Lunch 12:15-1:45 pm/3-course menu)
  • Ocean Grill Restaurant and Bar (specialty dining by celebrity chef Marco Pierre-White; dinner only 6-10 pm, reservation-only; also serving Suite guests Breakfast)
  • The Belvedere (buffet-style restaurant, complimentary, open for Breakfast and hot dishes until 10:30 am, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner 6:30-10 pm; with themed buffets)
  • Neptune Grill (fast food bar, complimentary)
  • Caffe Vivo (light food, coffee bar; complimentary)
  • “East” Asian specialty restaurant by Atul Kochar; at surcharge PP/depending on cruise length, the cuisine includes Indian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Japanese dishes/4-course menu; open 6:30-9:30 pm, reservations recommended).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The 2-deck Palladium Theatre presents solid cruise entertainment. Passengers won't find West End shows but can expect a good spread of pleasing bands and comics, song and dance revues, aimed at British tastes. The theatre hosts 2 shows nightly, at 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm, in order to accommodate the two dining times. Organized day-time activities include traditional staples like deck quoits, shuffleboard, talks about forthcoming ports and general interest topics including art. The entertainment hosts spin tunes around the Aquarius Pool from 2 pm, where things liven up during dance parties featuring a cocktail of the day. Additional amenities include Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Internet/WiFi access, laundry/self-serve laundromats.

Follows the complete list of Arcadia lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Arcadia Atrium (2-decks central open floor area and social hub)
  • The Palladium Theatre (736-seats, 3-decks, featuring large scale shows by “Headliners Theatre Company”)
  • Spinnaker Bar (nautically themed, opens at 3 pm)
  • Intermezzo Bar (Champagne bar, specialty cocktails)
  • The Rising Sun Bar (English pub); Piano Bar; The Orchid Bar; Anderson’s
  • Monte Carlo Casino; Electra Disco and Nightclub; Art Gallery
  • Emporium Shop; Celebrations Shop; Piccadilly Shop; Photo Gallery and Shop; The Library (with Internet computers); Card Room; Horizon (Internet computers room); The Screening Room (30-seat cinema)
  • Aquarius Pool; Neptune Pool (served by Neptune Bar); 2 jacuzzis
  • The Retreat (relaxation room with large wooden floor for Yoga, Tai Chi, ballroom dance classes)
  • Oasis Spa and Health Club (Thalassotherapy pool, Treatment Rooms, Steam Rooms, Beauty Salon)
  • Gymnasium (complimentary equipment, Fitness classes; Yoga and Pilates at surcharge)
  • The Crow’s Nest Lounge (dance floor, a stage for live music; with floor-ceiling windows for panoramic views; hosts art classes, quiz games, cooking demos during the day)
  • Jogging Track; Traditional deck games area (Deck Chess, Deck Quoits, Shuffleboard); Sports Court (football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, cricket); Table Tennis; two Golf Net cages.

Itineraries

P&O Arcadia itinerary program is based mainly on roundtrips from homeport Southampton, including an annual World Cruise and Transatlantic crossings (to the USA and Canada, and the Caribbean) - all are roundtrips from the UK. In Europe, the ship visits ports in the Mediterranean, Baltic (Norway Fjords), British Isles, Iceland and Norway, Western Europe (mini-cruises UK to Belgium).

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the ship was paused through March 2022.

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MS Arcadia is one of P&O's adults-only liners - along with Oriana. Initially, the liner was ordered as Vista-Class vessel for Holland America Line. While still under construction, the shipowner Carnival Corporation allocated the vessel to Cunard Line (planned for operations as MS Queen Victoria). Shortly before the launch in 2004, Carnival decided to transfer the vessel to P&O UK.

P&O Arcadia (Fincantieri Marghera shipyard/hull number 6078) is powered by Wartsila-Sulzer marine diesel engines (models 16ZAV40S and 12ZAV40S) generating total power output 63,36 MW.

As a result of all these pre-launch changes, Arcadia's ship design has Cunard's mast (similar to RMS Queen Mary 2) and a modified funnel (instead P&O UK's traditional funnel). This makes the vessel sistership to Queen Victoria, also to Coral Princess and Island Princess, and partially to Costa's Luminosa and Deliziosa. These are Panamax vessels, meaning their dimensions allow transition through Panama Canal's old locks.

For P&O UK, Arcadia debuted in April 2005. The ship was named by Godmother Kelly Holmes (1970-born British athlete). The vessel underwent a major drydock refit (at Lloyd Werf shipyard in Bremerhaven Germany) in late-2008. During the refurb, it was upgraded with 34 new cabins and the stern was extensively remodeled.

Besides Arcadia, P&O ships with annual World Cruises (ex-UK roundtrips from homeport Southampton) are Aurora and Oriana.

Arcadia World Cruise 2023

Next table shows the Arcadia ship's first post-COVID World Voyage - the 99-night/100-day "World Cruise 2023" itinerary (booking code J301) roundtrip from the UK.

Date / TimePort
03 JanDeparting from Southampton
12 JanFreeport, Bahamas
13 JanPort Everglades/Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA
16 JanMontego Bay, Jamaica
18 JanPanama Canal
21 JanHuatulco-La Crucecita, Mexico
23 JanManzanillo, Mexico
31 JanHonolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii USA
08 FebApia, Upolu Island, Samoa
10 FebSuva, Fiji
13 FebAuckland, New Zealand
15 FebRussell-Bay of Islands, New Zealand
19 FebSydney, NSW Australia
22 FebBrisbane, Queensland Australia
24 FebAirlie Beach, Queensland Australia
25 FebCairns, Queensland Australia
02 MarBitung, Sulawesi Indonesia
04 MarPuerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
06 MarManila, Luzon Island, Philippines
08 MarHong Kong, China
11 MarDa Nang-Hue, Vietnam
13 MarSaigon, Vietnam
15 MarSingapore
16 MarKlang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17 MarGeorgetown, Pulau Penang Island, Malaysia
21 MarColombo, Sri Lanka
26 MarDubai, UAE
28 MarMuscat, Oman
04 AprSuez Canal Egypt
07 AprValletta, Malta
10 AprCadiz-Sevilla, Spain
13 AprArriving in Southampton

Prices started from GBP 10780 (EUR 12560 / USD 14900) per person with double occupancy.

World Voyage 2023 was also offered for booking in smaller segments.

  • (Jan 13) 38 days from Fort Lauderdale to Sydney Australia
  • (Feb 14) 58 days from Auckland to Southampton
  • (Feb 20) 23 days from Sydney to Singapore
  • (Feb 20) 52 days from Sydney to Southampton
  • (Feb 22) 50 days from Brisbane to Southampton
  • (Mar 15) 29 days from Singapore to Southampton
  • (Mar 26) 18 days from Dubai to Southampton

P&O Arcadia refurbishments review

The ship is currently scheduled for a major drydock refurbishment in November 2024.

Arcadia's renovation project in 2023 (April-May) resulted in new chairs (in all passenger staterooms), new furniture (on all cabin balconies), and new deckchairs/furniture on all open deck areas. Neptune Pool's sundeck was upgraded with new garden furniture (loungers, sofas, tables, armchairs).

The list of deck plan changes after the 2017 drydock (November 1-14, done in Hamburg Germany at the Blohm+Voss shipyard) includes:

  • Updates and re-designing of all Suites, public areas, bars, and restaurants - the job was done by the London-based UK company RPW Design specializing in interior design. Interior renovations included new carpeting, new furniture, soft furnishing refreshes, new color schemes.
  • (aft on Lido deck 9) Aquarius pool and bar renovations included refreshed furnishings, new color scheme, updated chairs, sofas, bar stools, coffee tables, signage, wall tiles.
  • The 3-deck high Atrium (including the ship's Reception) was updated with new carpets and furniture (chairs, banquettes, cushions).
  • (forward on Lido deck 9) Oasis Spa's Reception was updated with new carpets and blinds. All loungers and armchairs were refreshed and cushions were added.
  • (midship starboard on deck 2) Intermezzo Bar received a new color scheme, new carpeting, blinds and new furniture (chairs, sofas, stools, coffee tables, lampshades).
  • All Suites were refreshed with new design, new color scheme, new furniture (sofabeds, armchairs, coffee tables, lamps), new curtains, bed cushions, throws.

The boat's 2013 drydock (November-December) resulted in:

  • 24 new passenger cabins (of which 6 single-occupancy cabins), all cabins were refurbished (new carpeting, flat TVs)
  • The Globe Lounge became the Electra Disco
  • Orchid restaurant became “East”
  • Crow’s Nest Lounge refit and renovation (added new bar).

The 2008 drydock (at Lloyd Werft Germany, 24-day refit at the Bremerhaven yards) included:

  • Stern refit- 34 new passenger cabins were added, of which 10 single cruise cabins, 23 balcony rooms, 1 suite.
  • Cyb@Study (Internet center) was converted into The Screening Room (cinema), while the Internet stations were moved to The Library.
  • Ocean Grill Restaurant was renovated, Aquarius Bar was enlarged.

An additional 75-ton Sun Deck area was added (size 5920 ft2 / 550 m2).