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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


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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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...
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Shopping

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If you love to shop then you will be in shopping heaven when you reach Piccadilly on Promenade Deck. The exterior presents stunning window displays of clothing and chic jewellery. Inside you wil...
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Neptune Grill

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For casual dining at its best, stop by the Neptune Grill, midships on the starboard side of Lido Deck. Serving snacks, refreshments and daytime meals, the Neptune Grill is a great place for rela...
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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...