J510 | Southampton - British Isles, 16 Nights | P&O Cruises Arcadia | 16th Jul 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 - Day at sea

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Day 3 - Cork (tours from Cobh), Ireland

Cork, a bustling city on the southern coast of Ireland, boasts a mix of historic landmarks, lively pubs, and breathtaking natural scenery. Visit the iconic St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, explore the historic Elizabeth Fort, or journey to the nearby Blarney Castle to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Cork is often visited by cruise passengers via the port town of Cobh, which serves as a gateway to the broader region. As a popular port of call on British Isles and Northern European cruise itineraries, Cork provides visitors with a charming and authentic Irish experience.

Day 4 - Holyhead, United Kingdom

Holyhead, a bustling ferry port located on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales, offers cruisers a mix of stunning natural beauty and rich Celtic history. Explore the town's landmarks like the ancient Church of St Cybi, the impressive Breakwater Country Park, or the evocative Holyhead Maritime Museum. Wander further afield to experience the island's captivating landscapes, with attractions like the South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, the picturesque village of Beaumaris, or the prehistoric site of Bryn Celli Ddu. A visit to Holyhead provides the chance to delve into Wales' intriguing past, sample traditional Welsh cuisine, and experience the nation's legendary hospitality.

Day 5 - Day at sea

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Day 6 - Killybegs, Ireland

Killybegs, a charming fishing village in County Donegal, Ireland, delights cruisers with its picturesque harbor, warm hospitality, and stunning coastal scenery. Explore the village and discover its important fishing heritage by visiting the Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Center. Embark on a scenic journey along the Wild Atlantic Way to witness dramatic cliffs, bustling bird colonies, and sandy beaches. Visit the unforgettable Slieve League Cliffs, some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe, offering panoramic views and excellent hiking opportunities. With local pubs, delicious seafood, and unforgettable landscapes, Killybegs is a charming stop on any Irish cruise itinerary.

Day 7 - Day at sea

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Day 8 - Stornoway, United Kingdom

Stornoway, the largest town on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, enchants cruisers with its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and warm local charm. Wander the streets of this bustling town, visit the historic Lews Castle and its Victorian gardens, or explore the local arts and crafts scene at An Lanntair Gallery. Discover the fascinating ancient history of the island at the Calanais Standing Stones and the Carloway Broch. Experience the Hebridean spirit by sampling traditional Harris Tweed products or savoring delicious local seafood and Scottish whiskies.

Day 9 - Kirkwall, United Kingdom

Kirkwall, the largest town in the Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland, is renowned for its rich Norse history, unique cultural traditions, and dramatic coastal landscapes. Discover the ancient Neolithic sites of Skara Brae and Maeshowe, visit the remarkable St. Magnus Cathedral, or sample the region's famous Scotch whisky at the Highland Park Distillery. Kirkwall's intriguing history, warm local culture, and picturesque natural beauty make it a popular stop for cruise passengers exploring the British Isles and Northern Europe.

Day 10 - Lerwick, United Kingdom

Lerwick, the largest town in the remote Shetland Islands off the northern coast of Scotland, boasts a captivating mix of Norse and Scottish heritage, rugged landscapes, and charming local culture. Explore the historic Lerwick Town Hall, visit the fascinating Shetland Museum and Archives, or take a trip to the nearby Jarlshof archaeological site to discover the region's rich history. As a port of call for British Isles and Northern European cruise itineraries, Lerwick invites visitors to experience the unique charm and natural beauty of the Shetland Islands.

Day 11 - Day at sea

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Day 12 - Scottish Isles Coastal, United Kingdom

Scotland's coastal isles are an enchanting cruise destination, promising to captivate visitors with their rugged landscapes, rich history, and unique local culture. Explore charming islands like the Isle of Skye, with its iconic Old Man of Storr rock formation and the breathtaking Eilean Donan Castle. Discover the natural and historical treasures of the Orkney Islands, such as the ancient Skara Brae settlement or the stunning Old Man of Hoy sea stack. Immerse yourself in the intriguing traditions and legends of the Shetland Islands, visiting the historic Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement or indulging in delicious Shetland seafood. Each exceptional Scottish isle offers cruisers a fascinating exploration of breathtaking beauty, vibrant island life, and captivating heritage.

Day 13 - Greenock, United Kingdom

Greenock, a historic town and cruise port on the Firth of Clyde in Scotland, offers cruisers a wealth of attractions, stunning architecture, and access to some of Scotland's finest natural and cultural sites. Visit Greenock's historic Custom House, the McLean Museum, or stroll along the scenic waterfront esplanade. Use Greenock as a starting point for adventures to the bustling city of Glasgow, with its vibrant arts, food, and shopping scenes, or head west to explore the mystical landscapes of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Greenock's prime location allows visitors to truly embrace the breadth of Scotland's rich heritage and captivating beauty.

Day 14 - Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, offers visitors a mix of historic landmarks, unique cultural attractions, and stunning landscapes. Explore the fascinating Titanic Belfast museum, take a dramatic walk through the iconic Giant's Causeway, or visit the magnificent Belfast Castle. As a popular port of call for British Isles and Northern European cruise itineraries, Belfast invites visitors to delve into its rich history, experience its lively atmosphere, and discover the natural beauty of the surrounding region.

Day 15 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool, a cosmopolitan city in the United Kingdom, is well-known for its rich maritime history, iconic architecture, and as the birthplace of The Beatles. Visit the famous Albert Dock, dive into the history of the Fab Four at The Beatles Story museum, or explore the impressive Liverpool Cathedral. As a port of call for British Isles and Northern European cruise itineraries, Liverpool provides visitors with an engaging and diverse exploration of British culture and heritage.

Day 16 - Day at sea

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Day 17 - 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.