Category Archives: Arcadia

Food on P&O Arcadia

Food is a big part of cruising for most passengers, and like most major cruise ships P&O Arcadia has food available in a variety of places around the ship – some at no additional cost and others for a fee. … Continue reading

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Auckland, New Zealand

Cruising to Auckland The mostly rural country of New Zealand has a big bustling city in Auckland. P&O Arcadia made a port stop there on one leg of a world cruise, docking at Queens Wharf where some passengers disembarked, others … Continue reading

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Tea With the Brits

Afternoon tea is much bigger in the UK than it is in America. We expected more of a crowd at the tea on the Arcadia the first time we went, but then again we went on the afternoon of the … Continue reading

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Tauranga Cruise Port

Cruising to Tauranga The cruise ship port at Tauranga in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty sits about 4 miles outside of the city center. When we stopped there on the P&O Arcadia they had a free shuttle that would take … Continue reading

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Hobbiton, New Zealand

Hobbiton When our cruise on the P&O Arcadia stopped in Tauranga, New Zealand, one of the shore excursions offered went to Hobbiton, the film set for the Shire where the Hobbits lived in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Décor on P&O Arcadia

P&O Arcadia is unique among P&O’s fleet. At the start of building, the ship was intended for Holland America. Somewhere along they way it got changed to Cunard before finally ending up going to P&O by the time it left … Continue reading

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You Can’t Control The Weather and Neither Can The Captain

Cruising Disappointments – Missing a Port Due to Weather Up to this point, I’ve been lucky. In all the cruises we have done we had never missed a port or changed course due to weather. We once missed a port … Continue reading

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Tahiti Island Tour

Exploring Tahiti From a Cruise Ship On Your Own P&O Arcadia arrived in Papeete, Tahiti of the windward islands in French Polynesia on a rainy February day. We hadn’t made any specific plans for this port stop. We knew we … Continue reading

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Cruising Across the Pacific Ocean

Our 21-day transpacific cruise on the P&O Arcadia began in Valparaiso, Chile. As one leg of a world cruise the boarding process differs a bit from ordinary cruises where the whole ship changes over to a new cruise. Only some … Continue reading

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Sailing Past Easter Island

One of the most isolated places in the world, Easter Island sits alone in the Pacific Ocean. It takes about 5 days on a cruise ship or over 5 hours on a plane to get to Easter Island from the … Continue reading

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