J505 | Southampton - Mediterranean, 18 Nights | P&O Cruises Arcadia | 12th May 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 - 3 - Day at sea


Day 4 - Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, the picturesque capital of Portugal, offers visitors a captivating mix of historic charm, beautiful landscapes, and contemporary attractions. Discover the grand São Jorge Castle, delve into the maritime history at the Jerónimos Monastery, or explore the lively neighborhoods of Alfama and Bairro Alto. As a popular port of call for European cruise itineraries, Lisbon provides a diverse array of engaging experiences and breathtaking scenery for visitors to enjoy.

Day 5 - Day at sea


Day 6 - Alicante, Spain

Alicante, a picturesque port city on Spain's Mediterranean coast, boasts a compelling blend of historic sites, beautiful beaches, and vibrant local culture. Discover the captivating Santa Barbara Castle, stroll through the charming Old Town, or unwind on the sun-soaked shores of Postiguet Beach. As a popular port of call for Mediterranean cruise itineraries, Alicante provides an immersive experience in Spanish culture, history, and leisure.

Day 7 - Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, a bustling city on the northeastern coast of Spain, boasts striking modernist architecture, lively art scene, and delicious local cuisine. Visit the iconic Sagrada Familia, explore the winding streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, or marvel at Park Güell's vibrant mosaic creations. As a popular departure and arrival port for Mediterranean cruises, Barcelona invites visitors to dive into its rich history, dazzling art, and captivating local culture.

Day 8 - Day at sea


Day 9 - Rome (tours from Civitavecchia), Italy

Rome, the Eternal City, is renowned for its ancient monuments, overwhelming history, and vibrant local culture. Visit the awe-inspiring Colosseum, explore the Vatican City, or toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Although Rome doesn't have its own cruise port, the nearby Civitavecchia serves as the gateway to this iconic city for Mediterranean and European cruise passengers. Rome's remarkable blend of history, art, and delicious cuisine make it an essential destination for anyone visiting Europe.

Day 10 - Olbia, Italy

Olbia, a charming city on the northeastern coast of Sardinia, Italy, welcomes cruisers with its historic sites, vibrant atmosphere, and stunning beaches. Wander through the city's lively streets, visiting intriguing landmarks such as the Basilica of San Simplicio, the medieval Church of St. Paul Apostle, or the Archaeological Museum of Olbia. Bask in the sun on the glorious sandy shores of nearby Costa Smeralda beaches, such as Pittulongu, Porto Istana, and Lazzaretto. Savor delightful Sardinian cuisine, including local specialties like pane carasau, pecorino cheese, and sea urchin pasta. Olbia's diverse attractions and authentic Italian charm make for a memorable Mediterranean cruise stop.

Day 11 - 12 - Day at sea


Day 13 - Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca, Morocco's largest city, is a dynamic urban center that seamlessly blends traditional Moroccan culture with modern cosmopolitanism. While the city is famous for its connection to the classic film of the same name, Casablanca offers visitors much more to explore. Notable attractions include the majestic Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Africa, which comprises intricate tilework and breathtaking ocean views. The Royal Palace of Casablanca, the Old Medina, and the regal Mahkama du Pacha provide further insight into the city's rich architectural history. Visitors can also enjoy the vibrant arts scene, exceptional shopping opportunities, and the diverse culinary landscape. A visit to Casablanca will leave cruise passengers with a taste of Morocco's unique blend of tradition and progress.

Day 14 - Day at sea


Day 15 - Tangier, Morocco

Tangier is a vibrant city situated on Morocco's northern coastline, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Offering a unique blend of African, European, and Mediterranean influences, Tangier features a diverse array of attractions, from the bustling Grand Socco, a lively public square, to the mystical Kasbah, the former Sultan's palace. Wander through the city's captivating medina with its narrow streets, traditional markets, and colorful displays of arts and crafts. Enjoying traditional Moroccan cuisine at a local cafe is a must for visitors, as the lively atmosphere and delicious food make for a truly unforgettable experience. Tangier's rich history, cultural diversity, and stunning coastal views will leave cruise passengers with lasting memories of their visit.

Day 16 - Day at sea


Day 17 - El Ferrol, Spain

El Ferrol, a historic port city in Galicia, Spain, offers cruisers a glimpse into the region's rich maritime heritage, impressive architecture, and captivating landscapes. Discover the city's naval past at the Naval Museum, or admire the impressive 18th-century military architectures, such as the Castillo de San Felipe and the La Cortina Battery. Wander through the bustling streets of the Ferrol Vello waterfront district, with its charming squares, baroque churches, and vibrant local markets. Venture further afield to the nearby coastal treasures, such as the Doniños, San Jorge, or Cariño beaches, or admire the breathtaking landscapes of the Fragas do Eume natural park. El Ferrol's engaging mix of history, culture, and coastal beauty make for a memorable Spanish cruise stop.

Day 18 - Day at sea


Day 19 - 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.







Arcadia Rooms


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.


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.


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.


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.