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Dubai to Southampton 19 Nights 20 Days

19 nights
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  • West End/Broadway style shows
  • Three-tier Palladium theatre
  • 2 Pools, 5 jacuzzis & thermal suite
  • Sports Court and Golf nets
  • Library & comprehensive shore guides
  • Art gallery
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Includes & Excludes
  • Cabin Types
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P&O Cruises – Cruise Ship Arcadia

Exclusively for adults – Arcadia combines the chic with the classic, a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings and more than a hint of extravagance. 

2,094 Guests  866 Crew  289.90m Tonnage

Start your holiday in sun-drenched Dubai and enjoy time to relax on board as you sail home.
On the way, you’ll visit intriguing destinations, such as historic Petra (from Aqaba) and
charming Valletta.


Known as the 'Pearl of the Arabian Gulf', Dubai is one of the seven emirates that comprises
the United Arab Emirates. With a mix of traditional architecture and glittering modern
buildings, Dubai is a place of fascinating contrasts that can best be described as the 'Middle
East meets Hong Kong with a little Las Vegas thrown in for style'. It is also the home of sand,
sea and sun. As you sail into the formidable city of Dubai, you can't help but to gaze up in
wonder at the magnificent Burj Al Arab Hotel. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, it stands
at a height of 321 metres and dominates the Dubai coastline. Visit Dubai's waterfront and
take a boat trip up Dubai creek, admire the beautiful architecture of the Grand Mosque,
boasting the city's tallest minaret, or barter for souvenirs in the many souks around the city.
Don't miss the Spice Souk and the glittering Gold Souq - crammed full of exquisite jewellery
and at prices lower than anywhere else in the world. From designer clothes and
custom-made sari's, to perfumes and spices you can get anything you desire. With
guaranteed sunshine the multitude of water sports is spectacular, but you might like to try
sand-skiing, 4-wheel drive desert safaris or camel riding. Or for something a little more
relaxing enjoy a moonlit Bedouin barbeque, deep in the heart of the desert. The nearby
emirate of Sharjah, with its captivating architecture and spectacular souks, was selected by
UNESCO as the cultural capital of the Middle East.
The Sultanate of Oman's capital, Muscat, has a magical feel. It is a combination of stunning
desserts, mountains and beaches with all the comforts of a bustling, modern metropolis. It's
also the meeting point of Asian, African and Arabic civilizations and this unique blend of
cultures makes Oman a special place to visit and explore. The old port area, which is
enclosed by gated walls, is where you will find the Sultan's Main Palace, a fascinating place
to wander around. Two well-preserved 16th-century Portuguese forts, Al Jalali and Mirani,
guard the entrance to Muscat, and the city walls contain the original beautifully carved gates.
Muscat has many points of interest, so whether you want to explore natural freshwater
pools, parks and nature reserves, shop in one of the many excellent souks, or relax on
unspoilt, soft sandy beaches, this city has something for everyone.
The Jordanian town of Aqaba sits at the top of the Gulf of Aqaba just off the Red Sea.
Boasting sandy beaches and one of the worlds best-preserved coral reefs, this is a popular
resort with divers.
But the main attraction of this area is the magnificent fortress city of Petra, buried by sand for
more than 2,000 years until it was discovered in the desert near Aqaba in the 19th century
and excavated in the 1950s. Originally built by Bedouin, the 'rose red' city of Petra is a
genuine wonder of the world. Make a dramatic entrance by walking through the Siq (gorge)
up to the imposing Treasury with its exquisite facade. Further on are temples, tombs and a
huge theatre. Elsewhere, visit Wadi Rum, a vast silent landscape of sandstone mountains,
desert and ancient bedrocks.
As the ship goes through the Suez Canal, guests can be out on deck throughout the transit,
as it is one of the world's most fascinating maritime experiences, creating the bizarre
impression that they are sailing right through the dry heart of the desert. The present,
101-mile-long Canal took 15 years to build, was completed in 1869 and shaved a mere
7,000 miles off the journey from England to India. It is the second to cross the Isthmus of
Suez - the first was constructed in the 5th century BC and was in use until the 8th century.
Malta’s capital, Valletta is steeped in history and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage
Site in 1980. A simple stroll through the Baroque-style streets will take you back in time to
1566 when the city was completed, while a range of museums and monuments provide an
in-depth retelling of the past. Its intimate size makes it easy to explore the highlights on foot
and discover many hidden gems such as botanical gardens, boutiques and eateries.
You cruise right into the heart of the historic Cadiz cruise port as immediately across the
busy Avenida del Puerto from the Spanish port is the main square and shopping area. From
there, it is easy to find your own way around this compact city. Behind is the 18th century
cathedral (El Nueva) and the view from the top is worth the long climb up its internal stairs.
The narrow streets of the old town below are lined by tall Moorish-style houses with
flower-decked balconies mixed in amongst some small shops and tapas bars. Cadiz dates
back to the 12th century BC so is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western world
but sultry Seville has long since outgrown its neighbour. La Giralda (the bell-tower next to its
Gothic cathedral), is in Sevilles historic Jewish quarter which also has the whitewashed
houses and exquisitely coloured bougainvillaea that everyone associates with this lovely city.
The UK’s largest cruise port and where many will begin their cruise holiday, Southampton
has no shortage of maritime and historical attractions. Discover local landmarks on a walking
tour including 30 ancient monuments, learn about the tragic story of the Titanic and escape
to the great outdoors at the New Forest National Park. With numerous options for seafood
dining and even a free art gallery, Southampton is an undoubtedly great destination for a
pre- or post cruise stay.

Price Includes

  • Food Full Board
  • Luxury Accommodation 
  • Spectacular Entertainment
  • Gym
  • Pools & Relaxation
  • Sports Deck
  • Dance Classes
  • Shuttle Buses in Port*
  • Great Service Comes as Standard

Price Excludes

  • Shore Experiences
  • Drinks at the bar
  • Speciality Restaurants
  • Spa & Wellbeing
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Room Service
  • On-board Shopping
  • Casino
  • Photography

Cabin Types

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.
Approximately 157-208 sq. ft.
Balcony 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 sail in to your next destination.
Approximately 212-379 sq. ft.
Suites The ultimate in luxury, our butler-serviced 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.
Approximately 388-480 sq. ft.
Approximately 530-843 sq. ft.