J503 | Southampton - Mediterranean, 19 Nights | P&O Cruises Arcadia | 20th Apr 2025

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Day 1 - Southampton, UK

Southampton, a bustling port city on England's south coast, is a major departure and arrival point for European and transatlantic cruises. Steeped in maritime history, Southampton offers visitors attractions such as the SeaCity Museum, the historic Tudor House and Garden, and the ancient medieval walls. As a gateway to the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, Southampton provides a convenient and engaging starting point for cruise passengers.

Day 2 - 4 - Day at sea

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Day 5 - Motril (tours to Granada), Spain

Motril, a charming coastal town in Spain's Andalusian region, serves as an ideal gateway for tours to the nearby city of Granada, famous for its rich historical sites and stunning natural landscapes. Embark on exciting excursions to Granada's iconic Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, the captivating Gypsy Quarter of Sacromonte, or the vibrant UNESCO World Heritage-listed neighborhood of Albaicín. In Motril itself, visitors can explore the picturesque town, its historic sites like the Church of the Immaculate Conception, or unwind on the serene Costa Tropical beaches. The convenient proximity of Motril to Granada's captivating Moorish heritage and captivating natural beauty make for an unforgettable Spanish cruise experience.

Day 6 - 7 - Day at sea

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Day 8 - Palermo, Italy

Palermo, the captivating capital of Sicily, offers cruisers a blend of rich history, intriguing architecture, and vibrant Mediterranean culture. Explore the city's bustling streets and visit iconic sites like the Palermo Cathedral, the Royal Palace of Palermo, and the Teatro Massimo opera house. Uncover the city's diverse architectural styles in attractions like the Norman Palace, Quattro Canti square, or the mesmerizing Capuchin Catacombs. Savor Palermo's authentic Sicilian cuisine, including flavorful arancini, fresh seafood, and indulgent cannoli. Palermo's fascinating history, delectable culinary treats, and lively atmosphere promise an unforgettable Italian experience.

Day 9 - Day at sea

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Day 10 - Athens (tours from Piraeus), Greece

Athens, the capital of Greece, is rich in history and offers visitors an array of ancient monuments, world-class museums, and vibrant local culture. Visit the iconic Parthenon, immerse yourself in antiquity at the Acropolis Museum, or stroll through the charming streets of Monastiraki. The port of Piraeus, located approximately 8 miles from Athens, serves as the primary embarkation and disembarkation point for cruise itineraries exploring the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea.

Day 11 - Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi, a vibrant coastal town in Turkey, treats cruisers to its beautiful beaches, lively bazaars, and proximity to world-renowned historical sites. Visit the awe-inspiring ancient city of Ephesus, just a short drive away, to explore its well-preserved ruins, the iconic Temple of Artemis, and the House of Virgin Mary. Wander through the lively streets of Kusadasi and experience authentic Turkish culture, cuisine, and hospitality at local restaurants and markets. Spend a relaxing beach day on Ladies Beach or venture to Dilek Peninsula National Park for stunning natural beauty and hiking trails.

Day 12 - Santorini, Greece

Santorini, a stunning volcanic island in the Cyclades, is renowned for its dramatic cliffside villages, breathtaking sunsets, and beautiful beaches. Discover the picturesque streets of Oia, visit the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, or unwind on the unique black sand beaches of Perissa and Kamari. As a popular port of call for Mediterranean cruise itineraries, Santorini offers visitors an unforgettable experience of Greek island life, blending natural beauty, rich history, and warm hospitality.

Day 13 - Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion, the bustling capital city of Crete, invites cruisers to explore its rich history, charming streets, and lively cultural scene. Wander through the city's heart and discover the iconic Koules Fortress, the archeological museum, and the historical Morosini Fountain. Visit the nearby Palace of Knossos, the center of the ancient Minoan civilization, to immerse yourself in Greek mythology and admire the well-preserved frescoes. Savor traditional Cretan cuisine in local tavernas and explore the vibrant open-air markets for a taste of modern-day Crete. Relax on picturesque beaches or enjoy a leisurely walk along the inviting waterfront.

Day 14 - 16 - Day at sea

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Day 17 - Gibraltar

Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, offers visitors a unique mix of British and Mediterranean influences, fascinating history, and striking landscapes. Visit the awe-inspiring Rock of Gibraltar, explore the labyrinthine St. Michael's Cave, or observe the famous Barbary macaques in their natural habitat. As a port of call for Mediterranean and Atlantic cruise itineraries, Gibraltar provides a captivating and diverse experience for travelers.

Day 18 - 19 - Day at sea

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Day 20 - Southampton, UK

Southampton, a bustling port city on England's south coast, is a major departure and arrival point for European and transatlantic cruises. Steeped in maritime history, Southampton offers visitors attractions such as the SeaCity Museum, the historic Tudor House and Garden, and the ancient medieval walls. As a gateway to the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, Southampton provides a convenient and engaging starting point for cruise passengers.

Your Ship: Arcadia

The Arcadia, a gem in the P&O Cruises fleet, is a ship designed exclusively for adults, offering a blend of relaxation and indulgence. Launched in 2005, this British cruise ship is a haven for those seeking a tranquil and sophisticated cruising experience. With a capacity for around 2,000 passengers, the Arcadia is known for its chic design, stylish surroundings, and a hint of extravagance. The ship offers a range of dining options, including the authentic Indian cuisine at Sindhu and the delicious creations at Marco Pierre White's Ocean Grill. The Arcadia also features an expansive spa, an art gallery, a three-tiered theatre, and a boutique cinema, ensuring there's always something to do on board. Whether you're exploring the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, the Fjords, or the Caribbean, a voyage on the Arcadia promises a journey of discovery and relaxation.

2,094

Guests

866

Crew

289ft

Length


Arcadia Rooms

Balcony

If you appreciate the refreshing sea breeze and cherish your private outdoor space, the Balcony cabins on the P&O Arcadia are the perfect option. Ranging from approximately 206 to 379 square feet, these cabins offer ample room for relaxation and rejuvenation. Step out onto your private balcony and savor a leisurely continental breakfast, or bask in the tranquility of the sea while indulging in a captivating book. The Balcony cabins provide a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living, allowing you to embrace the beauty of the ocean right at your doorstep.

Inside

The Interior cabins on the Arcadia can accommodate up to 4 passengers and have a cabin size ranging from 170 to 210 sq ft. There are also Studio Single cabins designed specifically for solo travelers with a cabin size of 170 sq ft. These rooms are designed to be comfortable and efficient, offering cozy beds, a private bathroom, and storage space for personal items. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a queen size bed that can be converted, a radio, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries from The White Company, a TV, and a vanity writing desk and chair.

Ocean

For those who desire natural light and a glimpse of the beautiful ocean, the Oceanview cabins are an excellent choice. Ranging from approximately 180 to 189 square feet, these cabins offer a similar layout to the Inside rooms but come with the added bonus of a window or porthole. The scenic views and abundant sunlight create a serene ambiance, allowing you to enjoy the calming presence of the sea throughout your stay. Whether you're gazing out at the endless horizon or simply taking in the views, these cabins provide a delightful balance of comfort and connection to the ocean.

Suite

Indulge in the ultimate luxury aboard the P&O Arcadia with the exquisite Suite accommodations. Ranging from approximately 530 to 843 square feet, these spacious and opulent suites offer a lavish retreat for the discerning traveler. Enjoy VIP treatment throughout your cruise, including exclusive butler service, a superior bathroom with a full-size whirlpool bath, inclusive room service, and breakfast in an exclusive restaurant. The Suites provide a haven of comfort and elegance, ensuring a truly memorable and pampering experience. Whether you desire relaxation, privacy, or impeccable service, the Suite accommodations on the P&O Arcadia deliver an unparalleled level of sophistication and luxury.