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P&O Arcadia

Capacity
1904
Crew
866
Tonnage
84,342
Length
289.90 m
First voyage
2005
Decks
11

MS Arcadia is a cruise ship in the P&O Cruises fleet. The ship was built by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Marghera, Italy. At over 84,000 tonnes, Arcadia is the fourth largest of seven ships currently in service with P&O Cruises. The ship officially entered service with the company in April 2005 and was named by Dame Kelly Holmes.

Overview

Arcadia was ordered by Holland America Line in 2000 as their fifth Vista class vessel. In 2003 she was allocated to Cunard Line... Read more

P&O Arcadia

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Capacity (DO): 
1904
Crew: 
866
Tonnage: 
84,342
Length: 
289.90 m
Beam: 
32.20 m
First voyage: 
2005
Decks: 
11

MS Arcadia is a cruise ship in the P&O Cruises fleet. The ship was built by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Marghera, Italy. At over 84,000 tonnes, Arcadia is the fourth largest of seven ships currently in service with P&O Cruises. The ship officially entered service with the company in April 2005 and was named by Dame Kelly Holmes.

Overview

Arcadia was ordered by Holland America Line in 2000 as their fifth Vista class vessel. In 2003 she was allocated to Cunard Line to become their Queen Victoria. Shortly before her launch the decision was made to transfer the ship to the P&O Cruises fleet. As a result, Arcadia has a Cunard style mast similar to those found on the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 and the RMS Queen Mary 2. She also sports a modified QE2 style funnel, with cowling removed instead of the traditional P&O style funnel found on the purpose built Oriana and Aurora. Arcadia along with Oriana are adult only ships.

She will receive the Golden Cockerel after Oriana leaves the fleet in May 2019. Aurora will also join Arcadia in being an adults-only ship.

Propulsion

Arcadia uses the ABB Azipod system which is an azimuthing electric propulsion drive where the propulsion motor is installed inside a submerged azimuthing (unlimited 360 degrees) pod and coupled directly to an extremely short propeller shaft. The variable speed electric (AC/AC) drive produces smooth torque over the entire speed range including zero speed. The Azipod propulsion system gives the ship excellent manoeuvring capabilities. It allows full turns at high speed with a radius of less than a ship length. Almost equal speed can be achieved ahead and astern. Rudders as well as stern thrusters are obsolete if an Azipod propulsion is installed astern as it is capable of providing full thrust in all directions by setting the unit's direction angle simply with the vessel's steering control. The Azipod unit has no mechanical propulsion coupling as electric power is provided by a cable connection only, from the diesel-electric generators to the electric motor installed in the gondola directly behind the propeller. Arcadia has two ABB "AMZ 1250ZM12 LAEZ" Azipod units, with a motor power of 17.6MW.

Similar ships

  • Spirit class - a similar class of Panamax ships operated by Carnival Cruise Lines.
  • Radiance class - a similar class of Panamax ships operated by Royal Caribbean International
  • MS Queen Victoria - a similar Panamax sized ship operated by Cunard Line.
  • Vista class cruise ship - a similar class of Panamax ships operated by Holland America Line
  • "Signature class" cruise ship - a similar class of Panamax ships operated by Holland America Line
  • Coral Princess and Island Princess - A similar set of Panamax ships operated by Princess Cruises
  • Costa Luminosa and Costa Deliziosa - A set of Panamax ships operated by Costa Cruises derived from the Spirit Class and Vista Class designs.

Refits

Arcadia underwent a scheduled, 24-day refit at Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany in 2008. She underwent a major refit to the stern, with 34 cabins added.

Arcadia was again refitted at Lloyd Werft in 2017.

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
MV_Arcadia_(2004)

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Attractions on P&O Arcadia


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Intermezzo

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Intermezzo is an exclusive cocktail and Champagne bar located on F Deck Make your evening that little bit more special with a visit to Intermezzo. You can reach this elegant bar either by ascend...
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Oasis Spa & Salon

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Visit one of the most luxurious spas at sea. To reach the Oasis Spa, simply take the forward lifts to Lido Deck portside, or walk across the expanse of teak deck surrounding the Neptune Pool. As...
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Spinnaker Bar

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Nestled between Intermezzo and the Meridian Restaurant, is the yacht-inspired Spinnaker Bar Large windows allow the natural ambient light to fill the room and its sophisticated yachting theme is...

Sauna

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Sauna for your pleasant treating yourself is located next to the Hydropool.
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Meridian Restaurant

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Featuring a galleried layout and refined d?cor, every night will be an occasion in the Meridian Restaurant. At the stern end of F Deck, with easy access from the aft lifts, you will find the two...

Hydro Pool

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As you slip into the warm, bubbling waters of Arcadia’s hydropool your cares melt away. Whether you’re soothing away the stresses of everyday life, or soaking weary feet after a day exploring an...
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Horizon

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This is a perfect venue for lectures, seminars, masterclasses and just for meetings.

Neptune Pool

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Covered by a skydome, you can always take to the water no matter what the weather. Located on Lido Deck, between the forward and central lifts is the sparkling Neptune Pool, Arcadia's largest. T...
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The Screening Room

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This 30-seat boutique cinema is Arcadia's dedicated space for showing films on board. You'll find it positioned on the starboard side of Promenade Deck, aft of the forward lifts and adjacent to ...

Neptune Bar

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Midships on the port side of Lido Deck, at the aft end of the Neptune Pool, is the full-service Neptune Bar. Decorative ceramic pebbles cover the bar surround, giving you the feel of a pebble be...