J511 | Southampton - Norway Iceland And North Cape, 21 Nights | P&O Cruises Arcadia | 1st Aug 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 - 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 4 - 5 - Day at sea

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Day 6 - Grundarfjordur, Iceland

The picturesque town of Grundarfjordur, nestled on the shores of Iceland's breathtaking Snaefellsnes Peninsula, offers cruisers an extraordinary journey through a realm of diverse landscapes, rich wildlife, and stunning natural beauty. Discover the majestic Kirkjufell mountain and its neighboring waterfall, Kirkjufellsfoss, forms one of Iceland's most iconic vistas. Embark on an exploration of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, where you'll find charming fishing villages, the mesmerizing black-sand beach at Djupalonssandur, and the captivating landscapes of Snaefellsjökull National Park. Grundarfjordur and its alluring surroundings will leave you enchanted by the magic and mystery only Iceland can offer.

Day 7 - 8 - Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital, is known for its vibrant culture, captivating history, and stunning natural beauty. Visit the iconic Hallgrímskirkja, experience the street art and lively nightlife of Laugavegur, or embark on an excursion to the nearby Golden Circle to witness the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot springs. As a popular port of call for Arctic and Northern European cruise itineraries, Reykjavik provides visitors with a unique and unforgettable taste of Iceland's culture and landscapes.

Day 9 - Isafjordur, Iceland

Isafjordur, a charming town located in the heart of the Westfjords region in Iceland, is celebrated for its stunning landscapes, rich maritime history, and vibrant local culture. Explore the fascinating Westfjords Maritime Museum, embark on an adventure through the breathtaking nearby fjords, or visit the picturesque village of Thingeyri. As a port of call for Arctic and Northern European cruise itineraries, Isafjordur offers visitors an unforgettable experience amidst Iceland's unique beauty and culture.

Day 10 - Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri, often referred to as the Capital of North Iceland, is a lively town situated at the edge of the Arctic Circle. Its dramatic landscapes, diverse wildlife, and vibrant local culture beckon visitors to explore and appreciate its natural wonders. Discover the stunning Godafoss waterfall, visit the fascinating Laufas turf houses, or relax in the soothing thermal waters of the Myvatn Nature Baths. As a port of call on European and Arctic cruise itineraries, Akureyri offers visitors an unforgettable experience amid Iceland's unique beauty and culture.

Day 11 - Eyjafjordur, Iceland

Eyjafjordur, Iceland's longest fjord, invites cruisers to explore its diverse landscapes, intriguing wildlife, and thriving local culture. Discover the vibrant city of Akureyri, nestled on the shores of Eyjafjordur, featuring landmark sites like the Akureyri Church, the Lystigardurinn Botanical Garden, and multiple engaging museums. Venture into the spectacular surroundings to experience the enchanting waterfalls of Godafoss or the geothermal wonders of the Myvatn area. Delight in local seafood delicacies and learn about the region's rich history and Viking heritage during your unforgettable visit to this striking Icelandic fjord.

Day 12 - Hrisey Cruise-by, Iceland

Cruising by the idyllic island of Hrisey, located in the fjord of Eyjafjordur, offers a glimpse into Iceland's unspoiled natural beauty and quaint island life. As you journey past this serene island, admire the lush greenery, rugged coastline, and seabirds soaring above. Known as the "Pearl of Eyjafjordur," Hrisey is home to a small village where traditional Icelandic culture thrives in harmony with its enchanting surroundings. This cruise-by experience evokes a sense of wonder as you immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of Iceland's captivating fjordlands.

Day 13 - 14 - Day at sea

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Day 15 - Honningsvaag, Norway

Honningsvåg, a bustling fishing port on the island of Magerøya, invites cruisers to venture further into the Arctic Circle and discover the extraordinary landscapes and vibrant wildlife of the region. As the gateway to the iconic North Cape, take a guided tour to the northernmost point of continental Europe, where you can experience the Midnight Sun, witness the sweeping views of the Arctic Ocean, and visit the fascinating North Cape Hall visitor center. Embark on a bird-watching adventure to the nearby Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve to see thousands of seabirds, or explore the local fishing culture in the charming village of Kamøyvær. Honningsvåg offers a truly unforgettable exploration of Norway's Arctic wonderland.

Day 16 - North Cape (cruise-by), Norway

Embark on a captivating cruise-by of the North Cape, Norway's iconic northernmost point on the island of Magerøya. As you sail along the breathtaking Arctic coastline, marvel at the awe-inspiring landscapes, towering cliffs, and mesmerizing light that characterizes this remote region. Witness the legendary Midnight Sun or the ethereal Northern Lights, depending on the season, as you glide past this incredible destination near the Arctic Circle. The North Cape cruise-by promises to leave you astonished by the sheer raw beauty of Norway's farthest reaches and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 17 - Day at sea

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Day 18 - Leknes Lofoten Islands, Norway

Leknes, a charming town located in the stunning Lofoten Islands of Norway, offers cruisers a portal to an otherworldly realm of majestic mountains, picturesque fishing villages, and pristine sandy beaches. Discover the captivating beauty of the Lofoten Islands by visiting attractions such as the Haukland and Uttakleiv beaches, recognized as some of Norway's most breathtaking coastal destinations. Immerse yourself in local culture and history at the Lofotr Viking Museum, or explore nearby villages like Nusfjord and Reine. The surreal landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Leknes and the Lofoten Islands invite you to savor the magic of Norway's far north.

Day 19 - Narvik, Norway

Narvik, a captivating port city nestled in northern Norway, enthralls cruisers with its dramatic landscapes, rich wartime history, and array of outdoor activities. Immerse yourself in Narvik's World War II heritage as you visit its War Museum, or explore the impressive cable car system that leads to panoramic views of the surrounding mountain peaks and fjords. Set off on an adventure into the wild Arctic landscape, where numerous hiking trails, skiing options, and wildlife experiences, such as whale-watching and reindeer sightings, await you. Narvik's alluring atmosphere and rugged beauty create a memorable Norwegian experience for all who visit.

Day 20 - Day at sea

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Day 21 - Kristiansund, Norway

Located along Norway's rugged Atlantic coastline, Kristiansund greets cruisers with a fascinating mix of rich seafaring history, picturesque coastline, and a vibrant cultural scene. Explore the city's four scenic districts, connected by bridges, and discover attractions like the Klippfiskmuseet, a museum celebrating Kristiansund's fishing heritage, or the Varden viewpoint, offering panoramic views of the stunning archipelago. Take a scenic trip along the famous Atlantic Road, or pay a visit to the nearby Grip Island with its distinctive stave church. Kristiansund's picturesque landscapes and enchanting streets invite you to embrace its welcoming spirit and dive deep into Norway's coastal heritage.

Day 22 - Alesund, Norway

Alesund, a vibrant coastal town in Norway, is known for its distinctive Art Nouveau architecture, beautiful fjords, and rich marine life. Explore the enchanting streets of Alesund's city center, visit the captivating Art Nouveau-style Jugendstilsenteret, or embark on a thrilling excursion to the nearby Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As a port of call for cruise passengers exploring the Norwegian fjords and Northern Europe, Alesund offers a delightful glimpse of Norwegian culture and natural beauty.

Day 23 - 24 - Day at sea

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Day 25 - 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.