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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Arcadia
  • Duration 48 NIGHTS
  • Departure 03 January 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Stay
  • Cruise code AUS2298

Save up to
£2,400 per couple*

Complimentary
Hotel Stay in Sydney

Complimentary Inbound Flight

Create unforgettable memories during the iconic Southampton to Sydney voyage on board P&O Cruises’ adult-only Arcadia, sailing through San Francisco, Hawaii and the South Pacific.

Setting sail from Southampton, your 45-night voyage on board Arcadia will take you to the other side of the world in style and comfort. A mid-sized cruise ship exclusively for adults, Arcadia promises stylish surroundings, award-winning entertainment and more than a hint of extravagance.

Stroll through Madeira’s lush gardens and embrace Caribbean island life in Bridgetown and Curaçao. Watch out for colourful toucans and American crocodiles as you glide along the Panama Canal. Following a night in San Francisco’s port, you’ll sail to Hawaii and the South Pacific before visiting New Zealand. Disembarking in Sydney, your voyage concludes with a two-night hotel stay. Explore Sydney’s iconic harbour sights and swim at Bondi.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

45 night full-board adult-only cruise on board Arcadia

Overnight in port in San Francisco

Complimentary Hotel Stay

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

Complimentary Inbound Flight & Transfers

Overnight flight

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

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Southampton: Embark Ship

Today, embark the stunning Arcadia and settle in for your exhilarating cruise to Sydney. Combining the chic with the classic, Arcadia offers a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings, expansive art collection and two-tier main restaurant.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 2 - 4
Relax At Sea
Day 5
Madeira

Indulge in the enchanting beauty of Funchal, Madeira. From its lush botanical gardens to its vibrant markets and charming old town, this Portuguese gem promises an unforgettable blend of natural wonders and cultural delights.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 6 - 10
Relax At Sea
Day 11
Bridgetown

Experience the vibrant soul of Bridgetown, Barbados. With its sun-kissed beaches, rich history, and Caribbean warmth, it’s a city that invites you to embrace the rhythm of island life and create unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 12
Relax At Sea
Day 13
Curaçao

Discover the vibrant island of Curaçao, where turquoise waters meet colourful colonial architecture. Immerse yourself in its rich culture, pristine beaches, and vibrant underwater world. Unforgettable adventures await in this Caribbean paradise.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 14
Relax At Sea
Day 15
Panama Canal: Scenic Cruising

On this once-in-a-lifetime voyage along the Panama Canal, witness the engineering ingenuity and impressive feat of human endeavour that connected the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, encountering tropical wildlife in lush rainforest scenery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 16 - 19
Relax At Sea
Day 20
Cabo San Lucas

Escape to the captivating allure of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. With its golden beaches, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture, it’s a paradise that invites you to indulge in relaxation and adventure by the sea.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 21 - 22
Relax At Sea
Days 23 - 24
San Francisco: Overnight in Port

San Francisco is a vibrant and diverse city located on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula in California. Known for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, historic cable cars, and colorful Victorian houses, the city offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 25 - 28
Relax At Sea
Day 29
Hilo

Escape to tropical bliss in Hilo, Hawaii. Explore lush rainforests, marvel at majestic waterfalls, and relax on pristine beaches. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Hawaiian culture and let the island’s natural beauty rejuvenate your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 30
Honolulu

Discover the allure of Honolulu, Hawaii. From golden beaches to legendary surf, immerse yourself in vibrant culture. Let the beauty of this tropical paradise and its warm aloha spirit revitalise your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 31 - 35
Relax At Sea
Day 36
Apia

Apia, the vibrant capital of Samoa, enchants with its lush landscapes, Pacific charm, and warm hospitality. Colourful markets, historic sites, and idyllic beaches create a delightful South Pacific getaway.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 37
Relax At Sea
Day 38
Nuku’alofa

Indulge in the allure of Nuku’alofa, the vibrant capital of Tonga. Immerse yourself in its warm hospitality, explore its historical landmarks, and soak in the pristine beaches, creating cherished memories in this Pacific gem.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 39 - 40
Relax At Sea
Day 41
Tauranga

Tauranga, a vibrant harbor town where Pacific waves meet bustling streets. Embrace the rhythm of coastal life, forge connections, and chase dreams beneath the New Zealand sun.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 42
Auckland

The City of Sails, New Zealand’s largest city boasts a stunning harbour and iconic skyline. Maori heritage, diverse neighbourhoods, and a fusion of urban and natural beauty make it a captivating Pacific destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Day 43
Bay of Islands

Experience the awe-inspiring Bay of Islands. Sail turquoise waters, explore secluded islands, and encounter diverse marine life. Let your wanderlust guide you to this breathtaking paradise for unforgettable adventures and everlasting memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arcadia

Days 44 - 45
Relax At Sea
Days 46 - 47
Sydney: Disembark Ship & Hotel Stay

After disembarking in Sydney, complete your wonderful holiday with a two-night hotel stay. Admire the Sydney Opera House, a global symbol of architectural brilliance, and marvel at the breathtaking views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Rydges Sydney Central

Days 48 - 49
Sydney: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

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: AUS2298
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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: AUS2298
To Book Call

Balcony Prices from £6,699pp

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: AUS2298
To Book Call

Suite Sold Out

P&O Arcadia Suite Cabin

The ultimate in luxury, our 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: AUS2298
To Book Call

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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