British Cruise Ship Arcadia to Receive Major Refurbishment

Affiliate Disclaimer

P&O Arcadia will receive a major dry dock refurbishment in preparation for a world cruise in January 2018.

P&O Cruises is sending Arcadia for a major refurbishment at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The British cruise ship is entering the dry dock at end of October to get a total refresh with work being done all across the vessel. Arcadia will be all shiny and new before the Christmas season starts.

Highlights during the major dry dock in Hamburg include enhancements to suites, piano bar, spinnaker bar and The Belvedere food court. Many of the public spaces and lunges will be modernized with new decor and designs. New concepts will be introduced and the ship will also get new carpets and furniture, soft furnishing refreshes, fixture and fitting upgrades and elegant new color schemes and a lot more.

A major part of the refurbishment will be updating some important areas onboard including the Aquarius pool and bar, main atrium and reception, oasis spa, Intermezzo and suites. As usual, during a dry dock, the ship will likely get a fresh coat of paint on the hull and several technical aspects will be taken care of too.

Also Read: Full-Time Lapse of Recent Cruise Ship Refurbishment

P&O Arcadia will resume service out of its homeport of Southampton, UK on November 15, 2017. The vessel will begin it;s around the world cruise on January 9 and guests will be lucky enough to enjoy the modern new look onboard.

Arcadia entered service in 2004 and is 83,500 gross tons carrying over 2,000 passengers at double occupancy.

P&O Arcadia Cruise Ship at Sea

Feel free to discuss this topic and all things cruise at our new boards. A place where readers can ask questions, help their fellow cruisers and general cruise discussions on cruise lines and ports.

And if you like, feel free to cast your vote in the 2021 Cruise Ship Awards covering a range of categories, including best cruise ship and best cruise line.


We'll send you weekly newsletters to your inbox with the latest cruise news and tips.


P&O Arcadia Cruise Ship at Sea
Copy link