MV Arcadia

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MS Arcadia is the second largest in the P&O Cruises fleet. She was built by the Fincantieri Company of Italy in a period of just twenty months.

In 2003 she was allocated to Cunard Line to become their MS Queen Victoria. Shortly before her launch the decision was made to transfer the ship to the P&O Cruises fleet. As a result, Arcadia has a Cunard-style funnel and mast similar to those found on the QE2 and the RMS Queen Mary 2. 

Some of her onboard features include A three tier theatre, a fine dining restaurant, which spans two decks. And a luxurious spa, complete with thermal suite and hydrotherapy pool, 2 pools, 1 with sky dome, Ocean view gymnasium, Italian style cafe, Gary Rhodes restaurant, Poolside grill, a 30 seat cinema, and a expansive art collection, featuring no less than 3,000 works of art.

The MS Arcadia is a child free ship, so there are no facilities on board for children.



Onboard Entertainment and Facilities


Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  Cross-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  Cross-icon
Babysitting service  Cross-icon Video games room  Cross-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  Cross-icon



Ship Specifications



  • Size: Large
  • Length: 951 feet
  • Beam: 105 feet
  • Speed:  22 Knots
  • Tonnage: 89,799
  • Decks: 11
  • Crew: 976
  • Passengers: 2,388
  • Maiden Voyage: 14 April 2005
  • Christened:  April 2005
  • Godmother: Dame Kelly Holmes

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Captain Joseph Hazelwood

- was the negligent captain of the Exxon Valdez during its 1989 oil spill.

Edward Teach (Blackbeard) - was the notorious English pirate captain of the Queen anne's Revenge, killed in battle 1718

Francesco Schettino - Captain of the Costa Concordia at the time when she ran aground and partially sank on the night of 13 January 2012 near Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy.

David Lewry - was the Captain of the herald of free enterprise car ferry which capsized on the 6 March 1987 after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge with her bow doors still open, causing the deaths of 193 people.

Mauro Balomaga - was the captain of the MV Rena container ship that  ran aground near Tauranga, New Zealand On 5 October 2011 resulting in an oil spill and 88 of her containers to fall in to the sea,the captain was jailed for 7 months for his part in the disaster.

Captain James Hook - is a fictional character from the popular novel and movie peter pan,  known for wearing a hook after his right hand was eaten by a crocodile.