JWX | Dubai - Southampton | P&O Cruises Arcadia | 25th Mar 2025

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Day 1 - 2 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai, a dazzling oasis in the United Arab Emirates, tantalizes cruisers with its futuristic architecture, luxurious shopping experiences, and rich cultural heritage. Marvel at iconic landmarks like the gravity-defying Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, or the stunning Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island. Shop in opulent malls or explore traditional souks for authentic Middle Eastern treasures. Discover the city's Bedouin past at the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood or embark on a thrilling desert safari for an unforgettable experience.

Day 3 - Muscat, Oman

Muscat, the charming and historic capital of Oman, offers visitors an intriguing mix of traditional Arabian architecture, serene landscapes, and modern amenities. Explore the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, wander through the bustling Mutrah Souq, or visit the historic forts of Al Jalali and Al Mirani. Muscat's beautiful beaches, striking desert landscapes, and captivating cultural attractions make it an alluring stop on any Middle Eastern cruise itinerary.

Day 4 - 8 - Day at sea


Day 9 - Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm el Sheikh, situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, entices cruisers with its idyllic beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and rich cultural attractions. Regarded as an underwater paradise, Sharm el Sheikh offers exceptional snorkeling and scuba diving experiences at Ras Mohammed National Park. Explore the mesmerizing Blue Hole or the historic Saint Catherine's Monastery at the base of Mount Sinai. Discover local wildlife at the Ras Mohammed National Park and stroll through the lively Naama Bay for a taste of Egypt's modern side.

Day 10 - Day at sea


Day 11 - Suez Canal (Transit), Egypt

The Suez Canal, a 120-mile-long artificial waterway in Egypt, serves as a crucial commercial shipping route connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, allowing vessels a faster transit between Europe and Asia. While not a port itself, the Suez Canal is a key transit point on many cruise itineraries exploring the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Passing through the canal gives passengers a unique opportunity to observe one of the world's most famous engineering marvels.

Day 12 - 13 - Day at sea


Day 14 - Valletta, Malta

Valletta, the historic capital of Malta, is known for its well-preserved architecture, stunning views, and rich cultural heritage. Visit the impressive St. John's Co-Cathedral, explore the ancient city walls, or discover the beautiful Upper Barrakka Gardens overlooking the Grand Harbour. As a popular port of call for Mediterranean cruise itineraries, Valletta offers visitors a captivating experience of Malta's unique blend of history, beauty, and charm.

Day 15 - 16 - Day at sea


Day 17 - Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz, one of Europe's oldest cities, charms cruisers with its colorful streets, golden sand beaches, and rich historical heritage. Wander through the well-preserved Old Town with its picturesque plazas, winding cobblestone streets, and historic landmarks like the Cadiz Cathedral and the Roman Theatre. Experience the best of Andalusian cuisine at local tapas bars or visit the vibrant Central Market. Take a stroll along La Caleta beach and embrace the city's laid-back atmosphere as you soak up the balmy Mediterranean sun.

Day 18 - 19 - Day at sea


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.







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.