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P&O Cruises is based at Carnival House in Southampton, UK, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corp. & plc. This British-American cruise line was originally a constituent of Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. P and O Cruises is the world’s oldest cruise line, having operated the first passenger ships in early 19th century. It is sister company of P&O Cruises Australia. P and O Cruises was de-merged from P&O group in 2000, and became a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, which in 2003 merged with Carnival Corp. to form Carnival Corp. & plc. PO Cruises currently operates eight ships with a total guest capacity of 14,970 and 5% market share of worldwide cruise lines. Its most recent ship, mv Britannia, joined the fleet in March 2015.

The 84,342-ton, 1,968-passenger cruise ship Arcadia once sailed as the largest custom-built vessel for the British market – this was until P&O Cruises’ Ventura joined the fleet in April 2008. Arcadia was not always marked to sail under the flag of P&O. Carnival Corporation had actually planned this vessel to be Cunard’s Queen Victoria, but later took the decision to allocate it to whichever one of its multifarious brands that could make best use of it. Because of this, P&O Cruises fans might find Arcadia cruise ship’s international style less to their taste than that of more classically British P&O-style cruise liners such as Oriana; although like all the company’s cruises, Arcadia scores highly on cleanliness and the kind of fluently running operation that results from the deployment of top notch organizational skills. Cruise itinerary program

Arcadia itinerary program is based on cruises from Southampton and Bridgetown, including Caribbean Islands voyages from Barbados; a “World Cruise” roundtrip from UK; roudtrip sailings from Southampton to Norway Fjords, Iceland, Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Sea; Transatlantic repositioning crossings. Cabins

Spanning two decks, Arcadia’s Meridian is the main dining room, featuring pretty glass design and eye-catching central staircase. The restaurant serves good-quality food in sometimes pretty chaotic environment. Breakfast features everything one would expect, from light and healthy options to British fry-up. Lunch is a la carte, including soup, lighter dishes and pies while afternoon tea serves tasty treats of sandwiches, scones and cakes. At night the Meridian operates the usual dining system of two sittings, where guests dine each night at the same table. The upper tier is for those who have chosen Freedom Dining, which means you can turn up at any time.

The 2-level Palladium Theatre presents solid cruise entertainment. Passengers won’t find West End shows, but can expect a good spread of pleasing bands and comics, song and dance revues, aimed at British tastes. The theatre hosts 2 shows nightly, at 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm, in order to accommodate the two dining times. Organised day-time activities include traditional staples like deck quoits, shuffleboard, talks about forthcoming ports and general interest topics including art. The entertainment hosts spin tunes around the Aquarius Pool from 2 pm, where things liven up during dance parties featuring a cocktail of the day.

• Initially, ms Arcadia was a building order for a Vista-class Holland America vessel. While still under construction, the owner Carnival Corporation allocated the ship to Cunard to be operated as "ms Queen Victoria". Shortly before the ship’s launch in 2004, Carnival decided to transfer it to P&O UK fleet.

• As a result of all these pre-launch changes, mv Arcadia as design has Cunard’s mast (similar to the one on QM2) and a modified funnel instead P&O’s traditional one. The ship is related as sister vessel to Queen Victoria, also to Coral Princess and Island Princess, and partially to Costa Cruises ships Luminosa and Deliziosa. All these liners are Panamax cruise vessels, meaning their dimensions allow them to transit through Panama Canal.

• For P&O Cruises, Arcadia debuted in April 2005. The ship is adults only (along with mv Oriana) and was named by the famous British athlete Kelly Holmes. The vessel underwent a major refit at Lloyd Werf shipyard ( Bremerhaven Germany) in the end of 2008 when was upgraded with 34 new cabins and the stern was extensively refitted.