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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 gross tonnage (GT), 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.

Design and description

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P&O Arcadia

Cruiseline: 
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 gross tonnage (GT), 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.

Design and description

The cruise ship also sports a modified Queen Elizabeth 2-style funnel, with cowling removed instead of the traditional P&O style funnel found on the purpose-built Oriana and Aurora. Arcadia along with Aurora are adult only ships.

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.

Construction and career

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 RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 and RMS Queen Mary 2.

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.

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Attractions on P&O Arcadia


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GYM

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The fantastic ocean views offer a great way to unwind while you improve your fitness and stamina. At the very front of the ship, high up on Lido Deck and next to the Oasis Spa, is Arcadia's high...

Steam Rooms

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The steam room is part of the Thermal Suite area and as such, charges apply.
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The Palladium

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Arcadia's impressive three tier theatre, The Palladium, is located at the very forward end of the ship. If you walk into the theatre from the G Deck port or starboard corridors, you will have th...
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Caffe Vivo

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Just a few steps away from Arcadia's shops, this fantastic coffee shop is a great place to take a break and people watch. Located on the starboard side of Promenade Deck, between the Library and...
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The Belvedere

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For flexible dining at any time, visit The Belvedere Restaurant, midships on Lido Deck. So named because it commands fine views through floor-to-ceiling windows, The Belvedere food court offers ...

Future Cruise Sales & Loyalty

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There’s nothing like a bit of forward planning to get your next holiday in the diary and give you something to look forward to. Did you know that while you are on board you can book a future cruise...
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Library

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The Library is situated on the starboard side of Promenade Deck, between the Emporium and Caff? Vivo. Visit Arcadia's well-stocked library and select the perfect book to join you on your deck lo...

Aquarius Bar

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This full-service, outdoor bar is bamboo clad and lends a tropical feel to the Aquarius Pool area. At the stern of Lido Deck, just forward of the Aquarius Pool is the Aquarius Bar. Enjoy a brief...

Atrium

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The Atrium is the heart of Arcadia and spans three decks from G Deck through to Promenade Deck. With numerous bars and venues emanating from it, the Atrium has a wonderfully contemporary feel. I...
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Emporium

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Emporium, has everything you may need whilst on holiday from sweets and snacks to souvenirs and toiletries and other holiday essentials such as batteries and sun lotion.