Cruise Line: Carnival UK
Entered service: April 2005
Onboard Currency: British Pound
Passengers (lower berths): 2,064
Length: 285.3 metres
Beam: 32.0 metres
Draft: 7.8 metres
P&O’s Arcadia was intended to be Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria for the British cruise market shortly before her launch. Instead, she was transferred to P&O Cruises, another brand owned by parent, Carnival Corporation. Hence the Arcadia has a funnel similar to that of other Cunard ships.
Arcadia is said to be a trendy, modern cruise ship based in Southampton, England, and is arguably best suited to couples and singles looking for a large, adults-only ship, with entertainment geared towards British tastes, an informal setting and plenty of public rooms.
Arcadia sails to New Zealand on a round-the-world voyage and carries mostly British passengers.
Passengers are welcomed to bring a small amount of alcohol with them onboard. While there is no restriction to the amount that can be carried onboard, passengers should be aware of the below policies:
- P&O Cruises reserve the right to remove alcohol at the gangway should the need arise.
- Should you wish to take wine or champagne onboard to consume in a restaurant, you will be subject to a £10 corkage charge.
- Should you wish to take wine or champagne onboard to celebrate an event, the number of bottles you may take on will be at the port authorities’ discretion.