P&O Cruises unveils new-look Arcadia

Published on : Monday, December 23, 2013

pocruisesArcadia has been transformed, ready for Christmas, following a multi-million pound refurbishment. The extensive refit is part of P&O Cruises ongoing commitment to ensure continuous improvement of its ships and a consistent standard of decor across the fleet.

A short video has been made to highlight the major changes, which include:

• The Crow’s Nest lounge and bar – this has been completely transformed with new flooring, seating areas, partition walls, furniture, colour scheme, bespoke lighting, low level lamps and new-look extended bar

• The shopping area – this has been extended and dramatically reconfigured with open-plan layout, new glass cabinets, display units and LED lights throughout to ensure everything sparkles! With a look and feel more akin to a sophisticated department store, there’s also appropriate luxury new brands on offer such as Givenchy, benefit, Gerry Weber and Ted Baker

• The Globe – this is now closed off and totally encased to provide a new late-night dancing venue. Designed to improve the sound quality inside and also to reduce the level of noise outside, passengers can party without disturbing other guests

• 24 new cabins on sun deck 10, the sun deck, including…

- 14 x deluxe balcony cabins
- 4 x inside single cabins
- 3 x larger inside double cabins
- 2 x new single cabins with balcony (the first in P&O Cruises fleet and unique to Arcadia)
- 1 x mini suite

• The introduction of East restaurant (replacing Orchid on sky deck 11) with an Asian fusion menu designed by Michelin-star celebrity chef Atul Kochhar. Exactly the same as Ventura, the Indonesian menu has influences from Thai, Malaysian and Vietnamese cuisine

• The introduction of Freedom Dining to the upper tier of the Meridian Restaurant. As on other ships, passengers who opt for the Freedom Dining can arrive at any time they wish between 6.30pm and 9.30pm, with whomever they wish. The bottom tier of Meridian will continue to operate as Club Dining

• Refreshed cabins – with new carpets, curtains and 32” or 40” flat-screen TVs in all cabins

P&O Cruises marketing director Christopher Edgington said: “This has been a huge project and a lot of hard work has gone in to make this happen. The outcome is nothing short of outstanding. Arcadia looks incredible.”

Source:- P&O Cruises

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