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As a mid-sized, adult-only cruise ship P&O Arcadia has the sophistication and elegance of a boutique ship yet the facilities and wide range of choice of a larger vessel. With an accent on gourmet dining, luxury relaxation and celebrated art, Arcadia attracts an international crowd seeking a refined cruising experience. From relaxing by the pool during the day to live jazz music or late-night dancing in the evenings, each moment of your cruise holiday will be spent making unforgettable memories with your loved ones. What's more, as an exclusively for adults ship , with many itineraries departing from Southampton, an Arcadia cruise is the ideal choice for those looking for a romantic holiday as a couple, an adventure with friends or a solo voyage to some fantastic destinations.

With enough variety to satisfy any foodie, P&O Arcadia boasts a fine variety of dining venues onboard, from elevated cuisine at Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill to the stylish two-tiered main restaurant, or more casual dining at the poolside grill, the hardest decision you'll make during your cruise is where to eat next.

  • Caffè Vivo- located on the starboard side of Promenade Deck is Caffè Vivo, offering tasty pastries, freshly made smoothies, squeezed juices, plus warm coffees and teas. Lunch time snacks are also served with a wide menu featuring salads, bagels, noodles and more. The perfect place to refresh your palate.
  • Neptune Grill- this laid back grill is great for a casual poolside bite to eat, serving a range of snacks, refreshments and daytime meals.
  • The Belvedere- take in floor-to-ceiling ocean views at this anytime dining venue. Tuck into a wide choice of dishes from the menu featuring Oriental and Italian to bistro-style dishes and a delicatessen counter. Open any time of the day or night with outdoor seating so you can dine al fresco and make the most of the fresh sea breeze.
  • Meridian Restaurant- an elegant appointed main dining room, the Meridian Restaurant serves sophisticated meals at breakfast and lunch, while evenings are the star of the show. Boasting excellent service and a sumptuous six-course meal, there's no better way to enjoy your dinner.

As well as the above restaurants included in your cruise fare, P&O Arcadia also has some speciality venues to choose from:

  • The Ocean Grill- expect dishes cooked to an exceptional standard inspired by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White. Succulent steaks, British beef, delectable cuts of lamb and delicious salads await.
  • Sindhu Restaurant- enjoy the aromatic dishes of India with a British twist at this elegant restaurant.

Daytime Entertainment

When you're not out on shore excursions, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your free time onboard Arcadia. For many, a few hours spent by the pool is a must. Whether you're cooling off in the water, soaking up the sun or getting stuck into a holiday read, you won't even have to worry about going hungry thanks to the nearby bars and restaurants.

Inside the ship, you'll also find an array of activities to enjoy. From browsing the ship's shops to classes and workshops hosted during days at sea, there's something for everyone to get stuck into during their cruise.

Evening Entertainment

If you're wondering how to spend your evenings during your cruise, Arcadia has a wide variety of entertainment venues to extend memorable days into unforgettable nights.


For a quiet evening, enjoy a film in the boutique cinema Screening Room, complete with seats so comfortable you won't want to leave. If it's live entertainment you're after, The Palladium features everything from theatre to dance and comedy, while The Globe hosts music, cabaret and even late-night dancing. Plus, if you're after the thrill of high stakes or a fun spin on the roulette table then try your luck at Acadia’s casino.

Bars and Lounges

From quiet corners to lively spots, grab a drink from one of Arcadia's bars:

  • Aquarius Bar- open throughout the day, this poolside bar offers fruit cocktails to help you cool off.
  • Neptune's Bar- thanks to the sliding glass dome, this casual bar can be enjoyed come rain or shine.
  • Spinnaker- settle in for a pre or post-dinner drink at this stylish bar.
  • Intermezzo- champagne, cocktails and great company make for a classy evening in this elegant venue.
  • The Rising Sun- get a taste of home at this cosy, British-style bar, complete with darts, quizzes and live sports screened on the TVs.

For complete relaxation, guests can indulge in P&O Arcadia’s impressive spa, featuring a hydrotherapy pool, thermal suite and aromatic showers, as well as experienced professionals on hand with an extensive menu of treatments.

When it comes to staying active, a fully-equipped gym is available for guests to use, as well as a Sports Court situated at the stern of the ship. Here you can take part in organised tournaments or play a light-hearted game with your own party. Football, short tennis, basketball, volleyball, golf nets and cricket are just some of the options available to you.

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