Family holiday with my elderly disabled mother, the Norwegian scenery was breath taking and beautiful, easily accessible and stress free with the wheelchair, embarking and disembarkation. The staff were polite and friendly most of the time, however we had high expectations of the food that we were told by pervious cruisers was out of this world, but the food was of adisappointing standard,very small portions, not always as expected or discribed on the menu, wafer thin sirloin steak, burnt beer battered cod,dry pan fried chicken, 1tiny lamb cutlet the size of a lolly pop, "for an adult male," bitterly dissapointed. The timing of the entertainment and dining were difficult to coordinate. Really enjoyed the sail aways and the lectures on the Vikings, but felt not much to do on sail days for the younger cruisers. The ship looked tired and old fashioned, I guess my expectations were to high,although other multiple cruisers in our party felt the need to apologise to us as they've never experienced a cruise of this average/ poor standard. We will think twice about sailing P & O again.

Disappointed first time cruiser

Arcadia Cruise Review by lanham

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Norwegian Fjords
  • Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Bath/Shower (Obstructed View)
Family holiday with my elderly disabled mother, the Norwegian scenery was breath taking and beautiful, easily accessible and stress free with the wheelchair, embarking and disembarkation.

The staff were polite and friendly most of the time, however we had high expectations of the food that we were told by pervious cruisers was out of this world, but the food was of adisappointing standard,very small portions, not always as expected or discribed on the menu, wafer thin sirloin steak, burnt beer battered cod,dry pan fried chicken, 1tiny lamb cutlet the size of a lolly pop, "for an adult male," bitterly dissapointed.

The timing of the entertainment and dining were difficult to coordinate.

Really enjoyed the sail aways and the lectures on the Vikings, but felt not much to do on sail days for the younger cruisers.

The ship looked tired and old fashioned, I guess my expectations were to high,although other multiple cruisers in our party felt the need to apologise to us as they've never experienced a cruise of this average/ poor standard.

We will think twice about sailing P & O again.
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Outside Stateroom with Bath/Shower (Obstructed View)
Cabin NA E076
bigger than expected, clean and most acceptable, well serviced,friendly thoughtful cabin staff.
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