Exclusively for adults, mid-sized ship
Exclusively for adults, Arcadia offers a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings and more than a hint of extravagance to P&O Cruises. Arcadia’s signature features such as her exterior glass-fronted lifts and expansive art collection, featuring no less than 3,000 works of art, create a sophisticated air.
Take a stroll up to Sky Deck and, in addition to great views you’ll find The Orchid Bar and Orchid Restaurant, a Select Dining venue which offers immaculately presented Asian fusion dishes; a treat for the senses. In fact, foodies will be in their element on this ship, for our Arcadia cruise ship also features Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill restaurant.
Arcadia has many a place to happily while away an hour or two; Caffè Vivo, The Piano Bar and The Rising Sun pub to name but a few. There are plenty of ways to keep active too, but the ultimate route to feeling great has to lie with a visit to Arcadia’s wonderful spa which includes a large hydrotherapy pool and a thermal suite complete with fragrant aromatic showers. By evening, you’ll find spellbinding shows in The Palladium theatre, a lively casino, Electra nightclub and The Globe, offering anything from comedy to live music.
Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed
Bathroom with full-size whirlpool bath, dual sink vanity unit, WC and separate shower
Wardrobes and drawer space
Two seater sofa, two chairs and table
Vanity unit/writing desk
TV, DVD player and radio
Safe, hairdryer and refrigerator
Tea/coffee making facilities
Slippers and bathrob
Direct dial telephone
Balcony with two loungers, two chairs and a table
Ironing board and trouser press
Fully air-conditioned single balcony cabins have one lower single bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a vanity/writing desk and chair, TV, plus a radio, telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with recliner chairs and table.
Fully air-conditioned inside cabins enjoy one lower single bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a vanity/writing desk and chair, TV, plus a radio, telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities.
At the stern end of F Deck, with easy access from the aft lifts, you will find the two-tier Meridian Restaurant – a first for P&O Cruises! Featuring a galleried layout, refined décor and silver service, every night will be an occasion in the Meridian Restaurant. As you enter the restaurant you'll be welcomed by the sight of beautifully laid tables adorned with the whitest of linen. Warm creams and yellow colours set a natural tone within the restaurant, and a spiral staircase, central bandstand and a collection of unusual, hand-made, fibre-optic enhanced glass chandeliers add drama to your dining experience. Surrounded by art depicting natural themes including trees, landscapes and plant structures, you can enjoy a six-course menu featuring an eclectic range of traditionally British cui.
For flexible dining at any time, visit The Belvedere Restaurant, midship on Lido Deck, just aft of the central lifts. So named because it commands fine views through floor-to-ceiling windows, The Belvedere food court offers informal dining around the clock. With a wide choice of menus from Oriental and Italian to bistro-style dishes and a delicatessen counter, this stylish and modern venue is the place to go for casual dining any time of the day or night. Light and airy, the décor has a soft, calm Japanese theme and is furnished with outside seating so you can opt to dine alfresco.
Experience a fusion of flavours in the oriental surroundings of the Orchid Restaurant, located at the top of Arcadia on Sky Deck, adjacent to the central lifts. Here you will be welcomed by panoramic views, an informal atmosphere and contemporary décor. Warm neutral tones, exciting materials and elegant fabrics envelope the room and the artwork combines the rich colours of eastern spices with typical oriental themes, which enriches the Orchid Restaurant's warm and relaxing ambience. The restaurant also uses eastern imagery to complement the Asian fusion cuisine on offer, including Indian, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese. Featuring delightfully spicy or fragrant choices, the exciting menu is certain to make this restaurant a firm favourite!
Situated at the aft end of Lido Deck is the shimmering Aquarius Pool. Crowned by two raised jacuzzis and surrounded by plenty of lounge chairs, the Aquarius Pool is an excellent place to cool off from the heat of the sun. And with the Aquarius Bar only a few steps away, a frozen cocktail is sure to add to the holiday ambience of your cruise.
Located on Lido Deck, between the forward and central lifts is the sparkling Neptune Pool, Arcadia’s largest. Covered by a skydome, you can always take to the water no matter what the weather. The sliding glass roof can be retracted in good weather, or left closed in cooler climes - so you can enjoy a relaxing swim as soon as you leave Southampton! The skydome covers the entire pool area, including the Neptune Bar and Neptune Grill.
At the very front of the ship, high up on Lido Deck and next to the Oasis Spa, is Arcadia’s high-tech Gym. The fantastic ocean views offer a great way to unwind while you improve your fitness and stamina. Watch the waves as you work out with all the latest equipment, including exercise bikes, rowing machines, running machines, steppers, resistance machines and a range of weights. And after your workout, stop by the Oasis Spa for a relaxing massage, a stimulating therapeutic treatment or a warming and cleansing sauna.
Travel in the midship lifts to the Sun Deck and you will reach The Retreat, a room designed to be ‘zen’ - the ultimate space for relaxation. This light and airy room, with comfy cream sofas and easy chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows and a large expanse of wooden floor, provides an atmosphere conducive to activities such as Tai Chi, meditation and yoga, which are run as part of Arcadia’s New Horizons programme.
The Monte Carlo Casino is conveniently located on F Deck forward next to the theatre and nightclub. It is adorned with rich fabrics including purple leather chairs around purple felt gaming tables and gives the casino a sumptuous, glamorous feel. In addition to the two roulette tables and three blackjack tables, you will find over 50 slot machines. The fun carpet complements the room well, reflecting the colour scheme of the yellows and purples of the furniture. Its proximity to Arcadia’s evening entertainment makes it a great place to continue a fun night out after post dinner drinks or a show.
You will find the Orchid Bar at the highest point of the ship - Sky Deck. You can reach it using the midships lifts, including the exterior lifts that travel down the port and starboard side of Arcadia. As you enter this colonial style bar you are welcomed by an array of drawings and paintings created by Martin Williams, which form a travelogue of journeys through Asia, and a warming palette of orange and reds, vibrant fabrics, wood veneer and woven cane furniture. This narrow bar occupies an impressive vantage point over the Neptune Pool and out to the ocean beyond. As the sunsets and warm ambient light pours into the room, you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink before dining on the most wonderful Asian cruisine in the nearby Orchid Restaurant, or stop by later for a post-dinner drink.
The Crows Nest Bar
On Sun Deck forward is where you will find the appropriately named Crow’s Nest. This relaxed lounge offers visitors sweeping panoramic ocean views and a convivial atmosphere, whatever the hour. In addition to the main seating area there are two snug areas to add a feeling of intimacy. A curved wall of glass brings light into the room and the dark and light timber-adorned pillars and bar are complemented by cream and mushroom leather chairs around the room's edge. By day, you can sit back and relax with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other, pausing every now and again to enjoy the view. And at night, you'll be able to enjoy your favourite tipple to the sound of tinkling ivories. Jazz nights, cabaret and dancing all make the Crow's Nest a perfectly relaxed and elegant post
The Intermezzo Bar
Make your evening that little bit more special with a visit to Intermezzo, an exclusive cocktail and champagne bar located opposite Arcadian Rhodes on F Deck, midship. You can reach this elegant bar either by ascending the central Atrium staircase or by using the midship lifts. Luxuriate in Intermezzo with a glass of champagne or your favourite cocktail in hand and you'll be in the most sumptuous of surroundings. Blue and grape colours, marble and decorative balustrading creates an air of sophistication. Feature columns are dressed in rich sheer curtains, adding soft lighting by evening when the columns are lit from within. Classy, modern and the place to be seen, Intermezzo provides an elegant backdrop for an unforgettable evening.
The Piano Bar
Situated at the very heart of the ship on Promenade Deck is the tastefully designed Piano Bar. Its position at the top of the atrium means it benefits from a close view of the intricate glass ceiling created by the artist Jo Downs. The light emanating from its rich hues of purples, pinks and blues combines with light wood walls and a low ceiling to give the Piano Bar an intimate evening feel. Just below on F Deck is Arcadian Rhodes and close by is the top tier of the Meridian Restaurant, making it the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. As the name suggest, in pride of place is the piano, where the resident pianist provides a backdrop to your conversation.
The Spinnaker Bar
Nestled between Intermezzo and the Meridian Restaurant on the starboard side of F Deck, is the yacht-inspired Spinnaker Bar. Large windows allow the natural ambient light to fill the room and its sophisticated yachting theme is evident in its contemporary décor. Featuring wood, steel and chrome, it has porthole style mirrors and ship memorabilia, and a luxurious colour scheme of green and aubergine.As it is just off the central walkway and close to the restaurants and evening entertainment, you will find that it is the perfect meeting place for a pre or post dinner tipple. Its relaxing ambience also makes it a pleasant retreat during the day in which to engross yourself in the latest bestseller
Located in the heart of the ship on F Deck, The Globe provides a wealth of entertainment. You enter this room from the starboard side corridor, and as you do so, you’ll be met by a shining black marble bar with small starlights sparkling overhead. As the name suggests the room is circular and its subtle lighting brings a warm ambience to the room in the form of recessed lights and elegant lamps. Curvy seating and a black and gold colour scheme continue the room's classy atmosphere and fluid lines. Here you might catch the latest film release on its cinema screen, attend an art auction, enjoy a late night cabaret or boogie the night away to some live music!
Arcadia’s impressive three tier theatre, The Palladium, is located at the very forward end of the ship and, whether you enter from the Promenade Deck, F Deck or G Deck, a grand entrance is guaranteed. That said, if you walk into the theatre from the G Deck port or starboard corridors, you will have the added pleasure of witnessing the unique sculptures by Andrew Logan. Inside you will find that the comfortable theatre-style-seating arcs around the stage in three tiers, affording you excellent views of the stage. In The Palladium, the drama is not confined to the stage, as the décor adds a theatrical touch of its own. A rich colour scheme of royal blue, violet, midnight blue and silver sets off the main attraction - the shows themselves!