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  • Ship Arcadia
  • Duration 56 NIGHTS
  • Departure 16 February 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Stay
  • Cruise code AUS2287

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56 nights from £4,499pp

Save up to £4,200 per couple*

Complimentary outbound flight & Hotel Stay in Sydney

Experience an overnight hotel stay in Sydney before sailing to Southampton on board the adult-only P&O Cruises’ Arcadia, enjoying nights in port in Singapore and Cape Town.

Explore Sydney’s iconic harbour sights and bathe on Bondi beach before embarking the stunning Arcadia for a 54-night half-world voyage. Designed exclusively for adults, Arcadia boasts a two-tier restaurant and an expansive art collection featuring no less than 3,000 original works.

Explore the Whitsunday Islands and tropical Cairns before heading to Darwin, Bali and Jakarta. Spend a night in Singapore ahead of reaching Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur and colonial Penang. Sail across the Indian Ocean to Mauritius and Reunion ahead of a night in port in Cape Town then on to Namibia’s Walvis Bay. Explore the remote Atlantic islands of Cape Verde, Tenerife and Lanzarote before your incredible voyage concludes in Southampton.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

54 night full-board cruise on board Arcadia

Overnights in port in Sydney, Singapore and Cape Town

Complimentary Hotel Stay

1 night four-star hotel stay in Sydney at the Rydges Sydney Central with breakfast

Complimentary Outbound Flight & Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Overnight flight

Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
*Prices shown include discount and savings based on two passengers sharing a Balcony, booking directly with Imagine Cruising.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Sydney

Your holiday begins as you fly from the UK to your destination.

Day 2
Sydney: Hotel Stay

The vibrant capital of New South Wales captivates with its iconic landmarks, stunning harbour, and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The Sydney Opera House stands as a symbol of architectural brilliance, while the Sydney Harbour Bridge offers breathtaking views.

Overnight: Rydges Sydney Central

Day 3
Sydney: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port

There’s more than a hint of opulence about Arcadia, a mid-sized cruise ship exclusively for adults. Combining the chic with the classic, Arcadia offers a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings, expansive art collection, and two-tier main restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 4
Sydney

Unleash your senses in Sydney, New South Wales. Iconic landmarks, cultural diversity, and culinary delights await. Let this vibrant city ignite your spirit of exploration and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 5
Relax At Sea
Day 6
Brisbane

Embrace the lively energy of Brisbane, Queensland. With its sunny climate, riverfront beauty, and vibrant arts scene, it’s a city that invites you to explore the best of Australian urban and outdoor living.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 7
Relax At Sea
Day 8
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is a paradise of palm-fringed beaches and the gateway to the sublimely beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Beyond the boutiques, cafes and markets, Airlie Beach’s true allure is the plethora of Great Barrier Reef adventures available.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 9
Cairns

Experience the tropical wonders of Cairns, Queensland. With its stunning Great Barrier Reef, lush rainforests, and vibrant city life, it’s a destination that invites you to connect with nature’s beauty and indulge in unforgettable adventures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 10 - 12
Relax At Sea
Day 13
Darwin

Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory, is a vibrant gateway to the Outback. Tropical landscapes, multicultural markets, and indigenous heritage coexist, creating an adventurous blend of nature and culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 14 - 15
Relax At Sea
Day 16
Bali

Experience the enchanting allure of Benoa, Bali. With its tranquil beaches, vibrant local culture, and tropical paradise vibes, it’s an invitation to unwind, explore, and embrace the beauty of the Indonesian island.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 17
Relax At Sea
Day 18
Jakarta

Tanjung Priok, Indonesia’s vibrant heart. Immerse in rich cultures, taste diverse cuisines, and experience dynamic city life. Let this metropolis inspire your exploration of Southeast Asia’s captivating tapestry.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 19
Relax At Sea
Days 20 - 21
Singapore: Overnight in Port

Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan marvel of Singapore. With its futuristic skyline, cultural diversity, and culinary delights, it’s a city that embodies the spirit of modern Asia and invites you to explore its vibrant tapestry.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 22
Kuala Lumpur

Immerse yourself in Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant tapestry. From iconic skyscrapers to bustling markets, this captivating city offers a fusion of cultures, tantalizing cuisine, and a warm welcome that will leave you spellbound.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 23
Penang

Embrace the cultural tapestry of Georgetown, Penang. With its UNESCO-listed heritage, diverse cuisine, and vibrant streets, it’s a place where history and modernity harmonise, inspiring exploration and appreciation.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 24 - 29
Relax At Sea
Day 30
Port Louis

Experience the captivating blend of cultures in Port Louis, Mauritius. Dive into bustling markets, savour mouth-watering street food, and embrace the vibrant atmosphere. Let this city ignite your senses and leave an everlasting impression.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 31
Réunion Island

Embark on a journey to Pointe des Galets, Réunion Island. Let the rugged coastal beauty captivate your senses, as crashing waves and volcanic landscapes create a symphony of awe-inspiring sights.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 32 - 35
Relax At Sea
Days 36 - 37
Cape Town: Overnight in Port

Cape TownDiscover the enchanting blend of cultures, landscapes, and history in Cape Town, South Africa. With its iconic Table Mountain, diverse neighborhoods, and vibrant energy, it’s a city that invites you to explore and embrace its unique soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 38
Relax At Sea
Day 39
Walvis Bay

Escape to the coastal paradise of Walvis Bay. Embrace stunning landscapes, from serene lagoons to towering dunes. Explore diverse marine life and relish the tranquility of this Namibian gem.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 40 - 47
Relax At Sea
Day 48
Mindelo

Unveil the magic of Mindelo, São Vicente Island. With captivating music, colonial charm, and stunning landscapes, this gem beckons you to embrace its vibrant culture and surrender to the rhythm of island living.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 49 - 50
Relax At Sea
Day 51
Tenerife

Embrace the island allure of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. With its cosmopolitan energy, beautiful beaches, and Carnival celebrations, it’s a destination that harmonises modern living with the timeless beauty of the Canary Islands.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 52
Lanzarote

Arrecife, Lanzarote’s lively capital, entices with its blend of modernity and island charm. Bask in its golden beaches, explore the charismatic old town, and savor the Canary Islands’ allure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 53
Relax At Sea
Day 54
Lisbon

Unveil the wonders of Lisbon, Portugal. Lose yourself in its vibrant streets, where history and modernity intertwine. Indulge in delectable cuisine, soak in panoramic views, and embrace the city’s captivating spirit.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 55 - 56
Relax At Sea
Day 57
Southampton: Disembark Ship

Today you’ll disembark the ship, your cruise complete.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Arcadia

There’s more than a hint of opulence about Arcadia, a mid-sized cruise ship exclusively for adults. She’s full of features that are tailored for relaxation and pampering, from an expansive and exquisite spa to a splendid art gallery, three-tiered theatre, and a boutique cinema.

Chic yet classic, Arcadia boasts extravagant surroundings including stylish corridors, signature glass-fronted lifts and an enviable collection of 3,000 works of British fine art. Foodies will love the main two-tiered restaurant, Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill – an Arcadia exclusive – serving succulent steaks and seafood, and Atul Kochhar’s fusion cuisine in East. Guests looking for indulgence will appreciate the expansive Oasis Spa with thermal suite and hydro-pool with fragrant aromatic showers, while culture-seekers can enjoy an art auction in The Globe or unwind in the well-appointed library. For more active guests, you’ll find a sports court, fully equipped gym and dance and fitness classes.

  • Occupancy 2094
  • Tonnage 83,781 tons
  • Length 948 ft (289.00 m)

Life on board Arcadia

From the moment you step on board this stunning adult-only ship, you’ll be inspired by her intimate atmosphere and spoilt for choice with things to do.

dining

Enjoy fresh and informal menus from Oriental to Italian or bistro-style dishes at the Belvedere buffet, with the best of British at Meridian Restaurant.

  • Belvedere Buffet
  • Neptune Grill
  • Meridian
  • Sindhu
  • The Ocean Grill

Bars & Lounges

  • Aquarius Bar
  • Neptune’s Bar
  • Caffe Vivo
  • Spinnaker
  • Intermezzo
  • The Rising Sun
  • The Crow’s Nest
  • The Piano Bar
  • East Bar

Facilities

Keep fit in the gym, on the sports court or with a dance class. Alternatively, take in one of the latest film releases at the Screening Room or the Globe.

  • 2 pools, 1 with retractable roof
  • 5 whirlpool spas
  • Sauna
  • Spa and Salon
  • Hydro pool
  • Art gallery
  • Library
  • Sports court
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Fitness classes
  • Dance classes
  • Shopping

entertainment

The Palladium Theatre offers all the excitement of the West End, while there’s late-night cabaret, a casino, nightclub and live music at the various bars and lounges around the ship.

  • The Palladium
  • The Screening Room
  • The Globe
  • Monte Carlo Casino

Cabins & Suites

From a simple space to rest your head, to something a little more extravagant, P&O Cruises’ accommodation offers something to suit all travellers.

Inside Prices from £4,499pp

P&O Arcadia Inside Cabin

These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.

  • Free in-cabin TV
  • Daily steward service
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer and safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Vanity writing desk and chair
  • Mineral water on arrival
  • Beds convertible to twin or king-size bed to suit your needs*
  • Toiletries from The White Company

*some exceptions apply

Cruise Code: AUS2287
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Sea View Prices from £5,499pp

P&O Arcadia Sea View Cabin

If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

  • Window and porthole included in your room
  • Free in-cabin TV
  • Daily steward service
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer and safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Vanity writing desk and chair
  • Mineral water on arrival
  • Beds convertible to twin or king-size bed to suit your needs*
  • Toiletries from The White Company

*some exceptions apply

Cruise Code: AUS2287
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Balcony Prices from £7,049pp

P&O Arcadia Balcony Cabin

There’s nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sailing to your next destination.

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors*
  • Champagne and chocolates on arrival*
  • Canapés delivered once a week*
  • Two flat screen TVs*
  • Daily steward service
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer and safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Vanity writing desk and chair
  • Mineral water on arrival
  • Beds convertible to twin or king-size bed to suit your needs*
  • Toiletries from The White Company

*some exceptions apply

Cruise Code: AUS2287
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Mini-Suite Prices from £12,049pp

P&O Arcadia Suite Cabin

The ultimate in luxury, our mini-suites offer the extra space of a lounge area (perfect for entertaining), a superior bathroom, dressing area and a broad balcony to take in the sights.

  • A whirlpool bath*
  • Butler service*
  • Larger dressing area
  • Priority check-in and boarding (from Southampton)
  • Daily canapés or fresh fruit
  • Coffee machine
  • Free room-service
  • Exclusive restaurants
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Other exclusive touches
  • Daily steward service
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer and safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Vanity writing desk and chair
  • Mineral water on arrival
  • Beds convertible to twin or king-size bed to suit your needs*
  • Toiletries from The White Company

*some exceptions apply

Cruise Code: AUS2287
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Your Hotel Stay

Sydney

Included Hotel

Rydges Sydney Central (Or Similar)

Rydges Sydney Central is a contemporary and stylish hotel located in the heart of Sydney, Australia. With its prime position, it offers easy access to major attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, and the vibrant Central Business District. The hotel boasts comfortable and well-appointed rooms and suites, making it an ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers. Guests can enjoy modern amenities, including a fitness centre, an on-site restaurant serving delectable cuisine, and versatile event spaces for meetings and events.

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