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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

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 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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Art Gallery

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Immerse yourself in the works of famous and local artists Whitewall Galleries on-board Arcadia offers unparalleled inspiration in the sweeping corridor that runs along the starboard side of Arca...
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Treatment Rooms

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What better way to relax into your holiday than with a treatment in the Oasis Spa? The comfortable and private treatment rooms give you personal space to relax completely as you experience some ...
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The East Bar

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This narrow bar occupies an impressive vantage point over the Neptune Pool and out to the ocean beyond. You will find East Bar at the highest point of the ship - Sky Deck. You can reach it using...
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The Globe

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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...
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Salon

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The fully equipped salon is the perfect place to head if you want to look your best. Located in the Oasis Spa, maybe you’ll even try a new colour or style in the hands of our fully trained styli...
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Sindhu

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Experience a taste of India in the Sindhu Restaurant. The restaurant is located at the top of Arcadia on Sky Deck, adjacent to the central lifts. Here you will be welcomed by panoramic views, an...
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Ocean Grill

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In Marco Pierre White's Ocean Grill you can look forward to all kinds of culinary delights. From Baked Portobello Mushroom with Spinach Leaf and Pecan Salad to Salt Marsh Lamb Rack with Dauphino...

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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Sports Court

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If you are a sports fiend Arcadia has many options! Arcadia's Sports Court is situated at the stern of the ship on Sky Deck. Whether you enjoy the friendly competition of an organised tournament...
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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...