Just returned from 14 nt med cruise 6th/20th Aug. I will give you my honest reviews as follows: Negatives: 1st nt. Dreadful penetrating creaking all over cabin(B29) Rang reception at 3 am. Night Manager came to see us, he dealt with the problem promptly. 10th nt. Very noisy vibration noise. Rang reception at 1 am. Night Manager arrived and immediately took us to sleep in another cabin. Noise gone when we returned in the morning. They said smoke from the threatre, they use, had got into the AC. We are on the 7th deck theatre on the 2nd!!! 12thnt. Creaking again but not as bad as first nt. Stuck with it till 7 am. Went to reception who sent the day manager up, they dealt with it once again. At 5pm he came to see us again and apologised for the 3 bad nights and gave us a substantial credit for our next cruise. Couldnt fault how they dealt with it even though we had 3 bad nts. Public toilets: For 14 nts at least 1 or 2 toilets were down through out the cruise. Deck 7(B) were down all day at one time. They stopped all paper towels and tissues in all toilets, stating they were the problem.People putting them sown the toilet. You had to use the useless dryers. Not good. Good points. We were freedom dining in the Meridian (3) Good service and friendly staff. -Ocean Grill £12 95 excellent meal. Entertainment: Headliners shows fab. Comedian, bril, Brit tones, bril. .Others ok. Risinig sun bar, Chris Shaw on sax brilliant.Pools: Plenty of sun loungers. Reception: Helpful. Although we had 3 bad nts we had a wonderful cruise. The Staff are friendly and very helpful. Our cabin steward Francis was always smiling and helpful.. We have been on most of the P&O ships but Arcadia isntt as good as the others. The entertainment just is not coordinated, in order for you to see most of the entertainment in each of the venues. All in all as I have stated we enjoyed ourselves(always do). But have only given 3* because of the bad nts.

Enjoyable but with problems

Arcadia Cruise Review by jeanbill

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2017
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom with Shower
Just returned from 14 nt med cruise 6th/20th Aug. I will give you my honest reviews as follows:

Negatives: 1st nt. Dreadful penetrating creaking all over cabin(B29) Rang reception at 3 am. Night Manager came to see us, he dealt with the problem promptly.

10th nt. Very noisy vibration noise. Rang reception at 1 am. Night Manager arrived and immediately took us to sleep in another cabin. Noise gone when we returned in the morning. They said smoke from the threatre, they use, had got into the AC. We are on the 7th deck theatre on the 2nd!!!

12thnt. Creaking again but not as bad as first nt. Stuck with it till 7 am. Went to reception who sent the day manager up, they dealt with it once again. At 5pm he came to see us again and apologised for the 3 bad nights and gave us a substantial credit for our next cruise. Couldnt fault how they dealt with it even though we had 3 bad nts.

Public toilets: For 14 nts at least 1 or 2 toilets were down through out the cruise. Deck 7(B) were down all day at one time. They stopped all paper towels and tissues in all toilets, stating they were the problem.People putting them sown the toilet. You had to use the useless dryers. Not good.

Good points. We were freedom dining in the Meridian (3) Good service and friendly staff.

-Ocean Grill £12 95 excellent meal. Entertainment: Headliners shows fab. Comedian, bril, Brit tones, bril. .Others ok. Risinig sun bar, Chris Shaw on sax brilliant.Pools: Plenty of sun loungers. Reception: Helpful. Although we had 3 bad nts we had a wonderful cruise. The Staff are friendly and very helpful. Our cabin steward Francis was always smiling and helpful.. We have been on most of the P&O ships but Arcadia isntt as good as the others. The entertainment just is not coordinated, in order for you to see most of the entertainment in each of the venues. All in all as I have stated we enjoyed ourselves(always do). But have only given 3* because of the bad nts.
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Inside Stateroom with Shower
Cabin OE B29
Cabin was no different to any other P&O insde. But unfortunately this cabin seemed to be jinked for creaks and vibration, lets hope they solve the problems when it goes for its refit in November.Apart from that plenty of storage, flat screen tv, tea & coffee. safe etc.,
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