Having sailed with P&O before, and previously flying back to UK, as I live in Malaysia, I found this cruise perfect, only 8 hours from Malaysia to Sydney and at the end of the cruise in Singapore, just 1 hour flight home. As usual, the staff, from Reception to Cabin Stewards, Bar Staff and Restaurant staff were fantastic. The Restaurant, Meridian offered a wide choice of menu and catered for all tastes. The Bars were well stocks with a great choice of beverage, knowledgeable staff and good prices. My Cabin was kept very tidy, I might say due to the good work of my Steward. Entertainment nightly in the Theatre was of a very good standard, and music to suit most tastes could be found in bars around the ship. Day time entertainment/activities were good and varied. Boarding the ship In Sydney, with a large number of British Cruisers on board and then joined by a large number of Austrlaian, the banter would always be good, and taken by almost all in good fun. There were a small number of people who joined in Sydney and left in Brisbane, who felt they could not follow the basic dress codes, trying to use the main restaurant at night dressed in shorts, an incident that I witnessed myself. But for the most part everyone enjoined each other's company. Excursions were in the main good, but Shanghai proved a little disappointing due in the main from the continual rain, and the delays following our sailing by the Chinese Port Authorities. Apart from that, another enjoyable cruise on Arcadia, with 2 more already booked.

P&O Continues Good Value Cruising.

Arcadia Cruise Review by Malaycruiser

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: Around the World
  • Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom with Shower
Having sailed with P&O before, and previously flying back to UK, as I live in Malaysia, I found this cruise perfect, only 8 hours from Malaysia to Sydney and at the end of the cruise in Singapore, just 1 hour flight home.

As usual, the staff, from Reception to Cabin Stewards, Bar Staff and Restaurant staff were fantastic.

The Restaurant, Meridian offered a wide choice of menu and catered for all tastes.

The Bars were well stocks with a great choice of beverage, knowledgeable staff and good prices.

My Cabin was kept very tidy, I might say due to the good work of my Steward.

Entertainment nightly in the Theatre was of a very good standard, and music to suit most tastes could be found in bars around the ship.

Day time entertainment/activities were good and varied. Boarding the ship In Sydney, with a large number of British Cruisers on board and then joined by a large number of Austrlaian, the banter would always be good, and taken by almost all in good fun. There were a small number of people who joined in Sydney and left in Brisbane, who felt they could not follow the basic dress codes, trying to use the main restaurant at night dressed in shorts, an incident that I witnessed myself. But for the most part everyone enjoined each other's company. Excursions were in the main good, but Shanghai proved a little disappointing due in the main from the continual rain, and the delays following our sailing by the Chinese Port Authorities. Apart from that, another enjoyable cruise on Arcadia, with 2 more already booked.
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Inside Stateroom with Shower
Cabin OE E153
An inside cabin is for sleeping, and spending a small amount of time during the day, however, my cabin was good enough in size, with 3 wardrobes, coffee/tea making faclities, a good size bathroom/shower.
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