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Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by david63 » 28 Aug 2017, 10:18

Anyone heard any details of this refit - with only two months to go surely there must be some details around.

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by towny44 » 28 Aug 2017, 10:36

Mr Google cannot find anything either. However why is she having this refit as its only 3.75 years since her last one when normally its 5 plus. Makes you think that maybe there is a serious engineering fault being remedied.
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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Ray B » 28 Aug 2017, 11:25

I don't suppose it has nothing to do with the fact that I will be sailing on her next August ?

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by david63 » 28 Aug 2017, 11:38

towny44 wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 10:36
Makes you think that maybe there is a serious engineering fault being remedied.
Possibly - but it has been planned for some time now
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I don't suppose it has nothing to do with the fact that I will be sailing on her next August ?
I doubt it - but it may be due to me sailing on her in September 2018 :thumbup:

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Stephen » 28 Aug 2017, 11:38

Probably just getting a quick touch up of paint and a hoover through. Not worth the publicity.

We had a look round Arcadia last year. She wasn't for us.
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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Manoverboard » 28 Aug 2017, 12:15

Always thought that Arcadia had the looks of a Caravan rather than an Ocean Liner ... :thumbdown:


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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Whynd1 » 28 Aug 2017, 13:16

Well I don't know what that says about me as it's one of my favourite ships.
I was looking to book at cruise on her when it was taken of sale due to the refit.

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Dancing Queen » 28 Aug 2017, 14:19

When we were on Arcadia ( at least 6 years ago ) they had a huge problem with plumbing, I am told by a reliable source the problems still exist so perhaps the refit is to sort it out once and for all.
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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Manoverboard » 28 Aug 2017, 14:42

Whynd1 wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 13:16
Well I don't know what that says about me as it's one of my favourite ships.
I was looking to book at cruise on her when it was taken of sale due to the refit.

Lindsey
It says one of three things ... perhaps ;)

a) You like caravans ?

b) You like pale / insipid / bland / contemporary woodgrain shades ?

c) You just love Arcadia ?

ps ... my favourite ship is Adonia :lol:

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Stephen » 28 Aug 2017, 17:07

Manoverboard wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 14:42
Whynd1 wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 13:16
Well I don't know what that says about me as it's one of my favourite ships.
I was looking to book at cruise on her when it was taken of sale due to the refit.

Lindsey
It says one of three things ... perhaps ;)

a) You like caravans ?

b) You like pale / insipid / bland / contemporary woodgrain shades ?

c) You just love Arcadia ?

ps ... my favourite ship is Adonia :lol:

floating oaps home :)

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Kenmo1 » 28 Aug 2017, 17:45

Stephen wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 17:07
Manoverboard wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 14:42
Whynd1 wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 13:16
Well I don't know what that says about me as it's one of my favourite ships.
I was looking to book at cruise on her when it was taken of sale due to the refit.

Lindsey
It says one of three things ... perhaps ;)

a) You like caravans ?

b) You like pale / insipid / bland / contemporary woodgrain shades ?

c) You just love Arcadia ?

ps ... my favourite ship is Adonia :lol:

floating oaps home :)
Well hubby and I will fit in nicely next July on Arcadia- pale and insipid sums us up.
Maureen ;) ;)
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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Manoverboard » 28 Aug 2017, 18:12

Kenmo1 wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 17:45
Stephen wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 17:07
Manoverboard wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 14:42
Whynd1 wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 13:16
Well I don't know what that says about me as it's one of my favourite ships.
I was looking to book at cruise on her when it was taken of sale due to the refit.

Lindsey
It says one of three things ... perhaps

a) You like caravans ?

b) You like pale / insipid / bland / contemporary woodgrain shades ?

c) You just love Arcadia ?

ps ... my favourite ship is Adonia

floating oaps home :)
Well hubby and I will fit in nicely next July on Arcadia- pale and insipid sums us up.
Maureen ;) ;)
It takes a really nice person to be able to laugh at oneself :clap: :lol:

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 28 Aug 2017, 18:25

Stephen wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 17:07
Manoverboard wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 14:42
Whynd1 wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 13:16
Well I don't know what that says about me as it's one of my favourite ships.
I was looking to book at cruise on her when it was taken of sale due to the refit.

Lindsey
It says one of three things ... perhaps ;)

a) You like caravans ?

b) You like pale / insipid / bland / contemporary woodgrain shades ?

c) You just love Arcadia ?

ps ... my favourite ship is Adonia :lol:

floating oaps home :)
Well we've had a week in a Warner Care Home so it should suit us! :sarcasm:

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Manoverboard » 29 Aug 2017, 09:10

It certainly suited us :thumbup:

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by qbman1 » 29 Aug 2017, 09:29

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 18:25
Stephen wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 17:07
Manoverboard wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 14:42
Whynd1 wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 13:16
Well I don't know what that says about me as it's one of my favourite ships.
I was looking to book at cruise on her when it was taken of sale due to the refit.

Lindsey
It says one of three things ... perhaps ;)

a) You like caravans ?

b) You like pale / insipid / bland / contemporary woodgrain shades ?

c) You just love Arcadia ?

ps ... my favourite ship is Adonia :lol:

floating oaps home :)
Well we've had a week in a Warner Care Home so it should suit us! :sarcasm:
A WEEK ?! A weekend was plenty for me !

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 29 Aug 2017, 16:26

We couldn't find the escape tunnel

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by oldbluefox » 29 Aug 2017, 16:30

You wouldn't have got your zimmer frame in it anyway.

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Stephen » 29 Aug 2017, 17:12

Let alone the chest of Horlicks and Sanatogen

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 29 Aug 2017, 18:34

It was getting past the gaggle of pensioners stopped in the doorway gossiping.

No hang on . That was Sainsbury's last week...


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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by CaroleF » 29 Oct 2017, 11:29

Had an email from P&O this morning giving details about the Arcadia refit. I certainly hope they will do something about the non-existent atrium! Will be interesting to hear from someone who goes on her post refit.

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Keechy » 29 Oct 2017, 12:25

My OH is always banging on about Aurora being her favourite ship. Personally, any will do as long as she gets me to where I'm going and home again, I'm happy with that.

But I do like Arcadia... or any other with a decently wide prom deck.
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Ian Perth » 29 Oct 2017, 12:50

This might help anyone wanting info on Arcadia.

http://www.pocruises.com/explore/articl ... -in-focus/

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by oldbluefox » 29 Oct 2017, 15:23

Keechy wrote:
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... or any other with a decently wide prom deck.
:thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by oldbluefox » 29 Oct 2017, 15:26

CaroleF wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 11:29
I certainly hope they will do something about the non-existent atrium!
I always feel with Arcadia's atrium and reception desk it's like going into the basement to find it. I don't know why but it seems as though it is tucked away and should have a more prominent profile.

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 29 Oct 2017, 18:32

Agreed. I always thought the atrium was a non event.

I notice in the same newsletter that Fathom is now a handful of excursions rather than a separate brand. That went well didn't it!

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by towny44 » 29 Oct 2017, 22:49

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 18:32
Agreed. I always thought the atrium was a non event.

I notice in the same newsletter that Fathom is now a handful of excursions rather than a separate brand. That went well didn't it!
I just cannot fathom that Merv. ;)
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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by GillD46 » 30 Oct 2017, 05:24

I have never understood this need for an atrium. I actually liked the Reception area on Arcadia, in fact we liked Arcadia full stop.
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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Whynd1 » 30 Oct 2017, 07:26

It's always been my favourite ship.
In fact we were due to travel on her at the end of this month but the cruise was withdrawn fairly early on to enable her to go in for the refit.
Am now looking at how I can squeeze in in to see her after the refit.

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by kaymar » 30 Oct 2017, 08:31

Whynd1 wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 07:26
It's always been my favourite ship.
In fact we were due to travel on her at the end of this month but the cruise was withdrawn fairly early on to enable her to go in for the refit.
Am now looking at how I can squeeze in in to see her after the refit.

Lindsey
Has always been our favourite, Lindsey, apart from The Cough from which you are suffering. Maybe they will find a solution to that during the refit :roll:


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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by CaroleF » 30 Oct 2017, 10:48

I seem to remember when Arcadia first sailed there was some sort of curtain hanging in the Atrium which got a lot of criticism and eventually disappeared. I don't know what it is about Arcadia but we've never taken to it - I've been on her twice - but maybe we need to give her another go.

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Post by oldbluefox » 30 Oct 2017, 12:37

I must say the first time we went on Arcadia I wasn't too keen on its contemporary design but over the years I have come to like it more and more especially its Crow's Nest, dedicated cinema, theatre and proper promenade deck. Having tried most of the others it's one of my favourite ships (maybe by default as we weren't keen on the new breed of ships).

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Post by Gill W » 30 Oct 2017, 14:30

I've always liked Arcadia, and she's one of my favourite ships. I'm sure she had a refit not so long ago, when they refurbished the Crows Nest. They seem to be investing in her heavily, as she's having another one now
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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by qbman1 » 30 Oct 2017, 14:41

Yes, she was fully tarted up immediately before we joined her at Christmas 2015


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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Ray B » 30 Oct 2017, 15:18

CaroleF wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:48
I seem to remember when Arcadia first sailed there was some sort of curtain hanging in the Atrium which got a lot of criticism and eventually disappeared.

Yes, we remember that well, on entering the Atrium for the first time, my wife commented, "looks like they have still got the builders onboard"


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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by michael31 » 30 Oct 2017, 18:41

With just 23 days to my Caribbean Cruise on Arcadia, I only received a general email a couple of days ago from P&O that Arcadia is going for a mini refit in Hamburg at the end of October 2017. The email says Arcadia will be back for Christmas. For my cruise to sail on time, Arcadia needs to go to Hamburg, have the refit and be back in Southampton by 21st November. I hope P&O have got their schedules correct.


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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Ray B » 31 Oct 2017, 10:10

michael31 . lifted this from the PandO site.



‎Michelle Breen‎ to P&O Cruises
29 October at 18:02 ·
Great email re the refresh for Arcadia however the following paragraph is concerning for pax booked from the 15th November, I assume she’ll be ready in time for then as you mention Christmas and there are three cruises scheduled for November departure


P&O Cruises Hi Michelle, we are sorry for any confusion this may have caused. We do not have any plans at present to cancel these cruises. We have passed this on to our Marketing team so that they can review and amend.


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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by qbman1 » 31 Oct 2017, 10:49

Ray B wrote:
31 Oct 2017, 10:10
michael31 . lifted this from the PandO site.



‎Michelle Breen‎ to P&O Cruises
29 October at 18:02 ·
Great email re the refresh for Arcadia however the following paragraph is concerning for pax booked from the 15th November, I assume she’ll be ready in time for then as you mention Christmas and there are three cruises scheduled for November departure


P&O Cruises Hi Michelle, we are sorry for any confusion this may have caused. We do not have any plans at present to cancel these cruises. We have passed this on to our Marketing team so that they can review and amend.


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michael31, hope it all goes well, have a fab cruise.
On current form, that means it will definitely be cancelled !

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 31 Oct 2017, 17:09

Or sold to Azamara


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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Ray B » 02 Nov 2017, 10:26

All nicely tucked up in the dry dock now.

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by qbman1 » 03 Nov 2017, 15:07

Apparently, those of you booked on Arcadia are going to get the "wow factor" !!


“Those travelling on Arcadia and Oceana can look forward to new design concepts and improvements to comfort while still enjoying the incomparable service that characterises a P&O Cruises holiday.”

Arcadia is currently undergoing a two-week refurbishment in Hamburg and is due to return to service on November 15th with a three-night cruise from Southampton to Belgium.

The ship’s refit has being carried out in partnership with interior design specialist, RPW Design, and will include refurbishment of its cabins, suites, public areas, bars and restaurants.

P&O has promised a new “wow factor” for the ship’s atrium and reception including a new nautical-themed wall, along with the suites being “refreshed” with a new design, sofa beds, armchairs, coffee tables and headboards.

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by qbman1 » 07 Nov 2017, 15:49

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 18:32
Agreed. I always thought the atrium was a non event.

I notice in the same newsletter that Fathom is now a handful of excursions rather than a separate brand. That went well didn't it!
Here's a bit more detail on the fathom excursions....

https://www.pocruises.com/explore/artic ... th-fathom/

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Stephen » 07 Nov 2017, 15:54

Hope they brighten up Arcadia more than it looked when we went round her on a ship visit this year. It looked really drab and very beige. Didn't appeal to us one bit.

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Re: Arcadia Refit October 2017

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 07 Nov 2017, 18:06

It's funny there's a lot about Arcadia we like and some things we don't. Be interesting to see what the same hull looks like with Cunard wallpaper when we do QV in 2019.

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