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42 nights sailing from Southampton on cruise ship Arcadia

Itinerary: Sailing from Southampton, visiting Funchal (Madeira), Bridgetown (Barbados), Willemstad (Curacao), Panama Canal, Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), San Francisco, San Francisco, Hilo, Hawaii, Honolulu (Hawaii), Apia (Wes
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42 nights sailing from Southampton on cruise ship Arcadia

Cruise Itinerary

Full Itinerary
Day 1 Southampton
Day 2-3-4 at sea
Day 5 Funchal (Madeira)
Day 6-7-8-9-10 at sea
Day 11 Bridgetown (Barbados)
Day 12 at sea
Day 13 Willemstad (Curacao)
Day 14 at sea
Day 15 Panama Canal
Day 16-17-18-19 at sea
Day 20 Cabo San Lucas (Mexico)
Day 21-22 at sea
Day 23 San Francisco
Day 24 San Francisco
Day 25-26-27-28 at sea
Day 29 Hilo, Hawaii
Day 30 Honolulu (Hawaii)
Day 31-32-33-34-35-36 at sea
Day 37 Apia (Westsamoa)
Day 38 at sea
Day 39 Nuku Alofa (Tonga)
Day 40-41 at sea
Day 42 Tauranga (New Zealand)
Day 43 Auckland (New Zealand)
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World Cruise Segment - Southampton to Auckland

42 nights Cruise on Arcadia. Sailing from Southampton, visiting Funchal (Madeira), Bridgetown (Barbados), Willemstad (Curacao), Panama Canal, Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), San Francisco, San Francisco, Hilo, Hawaii, Honolulu (Hawaii), Apia (Westsamoa), Nuku Alofa (Tonga), Tauranga (New Zealand), ending in Auckland (New Zealand).

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Southampton

Southampton offers a perfect port for the best cruise ships that sail from the UK due to its size, design and great organization. It's also an ideal port for all those ships visiting the UK. Southampton offers various parking options around the area if needed and also a wide range of hotels if you need a pre-cruise stay before sailing. See our amazing cruise deals sailing from Southampton. Please contact us if you need information about Southampton's cruise terminals.

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Funchal (Madeira)

The city´s name comes from the abundance of fennel (funcho) found on the island. It was an important shipping center during the 15th-17th centuries. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal. It is a modern, cosmopolitan, rejuvenated city, well known for its many top class restaurants, stunning new 4 & 5 star hotels and warm climate all year round. The city itself is nestled in a great natural amphitheatre, facing the blue Atlantic with a backdrop of dramatic mountains. It is located in the stunning south of Madeira, on it’s sunniest coast amidst banana plantations and wonderful gardens. Funchal has also for many years been one of the Atlantic Cruise-ship’s main ports of call, with the Liner harbour right in the middle of the town. Once ashore, the cafés, restaurants and history that mark this famed capital are just a stroll away. Tourists in Funchal can also enjoy activities such as diving in the crystal-clear waters, surfing the waves, taking day excursions along the coast and through the eucalyptus smelling mountain woods.

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Bridgetown (Barbados)

Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados. The Bridgetown port, found along Carlisle Bay lies on the southwestern coast of the island. Bridgetown is a major West Indies tourist destination, and the city acts as an important financial, informatics, convention centre, and cruise ship port of call in the Caribbean region. Bridgetown´s centre was originally composed of a swamp, which was quickly drained and filled-in to make way for the city´s early development. At the heart of Bridgetown is the Careenage and Constitution River.This body of water provides the city with direct access from medium sized yachts or small craft boats. Although moderately shallow, the Careenage slices Bridgetown into two parts. During the rainy season the Constitution River flows into the Careenage area and acts as an outflow for water from the islands interior storm drainage network. Flowing into the Carlisle Bay on the southwest coast of the island, the Careenage can be observed as a marina for boaters entering or exiting the inner basin located directly in front of the Parliament buildings of Barbados. In the centre lies the main street of Bridgetown which is Broad Street which runs directly through the centre of the city. Broad Street passes the Parliament Buildings and serves as the centre of city´s shopping area.

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Willemstad (Curacao)

Curaçao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast. The Country of Curaçao which includes the main island plus the small, uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao ("Little Curaçao"), is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Coral reefs for snorkeling and scuba diving can be reached without a boat. The southern coast has calm waters and therefore the majority of diving locations. The coastline of Curaçao also features bays and inlets, where boats are moored. Some of the coral reefs are affected by tourism. Porto Marie Beach is experimenting with artificial coral reefs in order to improve the reef's condition. Hundreds of artificial coral blocks that have been placed are now home to a large array of tropical fish.

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Panama Canal

The interest of establishing a short route from the Atlantic to the Pacific seas started with the explorers of central america at the beginning od the XVI century. The conqueror of Mexico, Hernan Cortes, suggested the construction of a canal through the isthmus of Tehuantepec. During the years they made a few attempts and projects, but all were neglected or forgotten. Fernando de Lesseps, constructor of the Suez Canal started building it but for economical and political reasons the project failed. Finally the United States took over the company in charge. The construction of the Panama Canal was one of the biggest engineering projects of all times. It was calculated that it would be completed in ten years; although in the summer of 1914 before provisions, it started to work. The construction involved not only the excavation of approximately 143 million m3 of earth, but also the entire sanitation of the canal zone (that was infested of mosquitos that spreaded malaria and yellow fever). The sanitation was done by the medical department of the United States Army, which nearly completely eradicated the diseases. The final cost of the canal was 336 million dolars. Panama has the control of the canal and complete sovereignty of the calle Canal Zone, since the 31st of december 1999.

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Cabo San Lucas (Mexico)

Cabo San Lucas is a modern city with natural tourist attractions and interesting nightlife. It is located in the southern tip of the peninsula of Baja California Sur and bathed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. the climate is warm. On the coast strong currents cause the erosion of rocks form rocky arches and cliffs that are the principal touristic attraction. From those formations stands out The Arch and Finistere, where the Pacific finds the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. The region has a shelter for several species of marine life near a deep canyon that opens off the coast. You can also find here a port dedicated to coastal fisheries. Industrial development because this activity was boosted by the establishment of a packing of seafood. San Lucas has become in the favourite touristic spot due to it's extensive beaches and it's beautiful coastline. Fishermen recognize it as an exceptional place because the capture unique specimens can be captured. From the golf courses near the sea, at the same time as you can practice that sport, you will se the migration of the whales that on their journey pass very near the coast. The visitor will also have the possibility of staying in first class hotels, of visiting the elegant shops and various restaurants and night clubs like the famous Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood.

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a major and bustling cosmopolitan city in California, surrounded by water on three sides, and the centerpiece of the Bay Area, well-known for its liberal community, hilly terrain, Victorian architecture, scenic beauty, summer fog, and great ethnic and cultural diversity. There is much to see: the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz island (once the most notorious prison in the world), Pier 39 on Fisherman´s Wharf, a lively bay area with shops, arcades, restaurants, cafés, fairground rides, ocean views and its own colony of sea lions, Lombard Street and the famous San Francisco cable cars, that run up and down the hills of San Francisco between Market Street and Fisherman´s Wharf, providing cheap and easy access to the whole of San Francisco. The Port is located in downtown San Francisco and offers many tourist attractions, including Hyde Street Pier, Fisherman´s Wharf, PIER 39 and access to Alcatraz.

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a major and bustling cosmopolitan city in California, surrounded by water on three sides, and the centerpiece of the Bay Area, well-known for its liberal community, hilly terrain, Victorian architecture, scenic beauty, summer fog, and great ethnic and cultural diversity. There is much to see: the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz island (once the most notorious prison in the world), Pier 39 on Fisherman´s Wharf, a lively bay area with shops, arcades, restaurants, cafés, fairground rides, ocean views and its own colony of sea lions, Lombard Street and the famous San Francisco cable cars, that run up and down the hills of San Francisco between Market Street and Fisherman´s Wharf, providing cheap and easy access to the whole of San Francisco. The Port is located in downtown San Francisco and offers many tourist attractions, including Hyde Street Pier, Fisherman´s Wharf, PIER 39 and access to Alcatraz.

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Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo is the county seat of the County of Hawai?i and is located in the District of South Hilo. The town overlooks Hilo Bay, situated upon two shield volcanoes; Mauna Loa, an active volcano, and Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano and the site of the world's most important ground-based astronomical observatories.

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Honolulu (Hawaii)

The isle of Hawaii is named Grnad Island, and we explain why. It is more than double the size than all the rest of Hawaiian isles together, and is completely full of luxuriant nature, from the rugged volcanoes to the cascades and the rainy forrests. It is the home of smokey volcano craters and rivers of dry lava in the National Park of the Volcanoes.

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Apia (Westsamoa)

Samoa is located south of the equator, about halfway between Hawai‘i and New Zealand in the Polynesian region of the Pacific Ocean. The Samoan islands have been produced by vulcanism, the source of which is the Samoa hotspot which is probably the result of a mantle plume. The fa'a Samoa, or traditional Samoan way, remains a strong force in Samoan life and politics. Despite centuries of European influence, Samoa maintains its historical customs, social and political systems, and language. Cultural customs such as the Samoa 'ava ceremony are significant and solemn rituals at important occasions including the bestowal of matai chiefly titles. Items of great cultural value include the finely woven 'ie toga. The Samoan word for dance is siva with unique gentle movements of the body in time to music and which tells a story, although the Samoan male dances can be more physical and snapp. The form and construction of traditional architecture of Samoa was a specialised skill by Tufuga fai fale that was also linked to other cultural artforms.

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Nuku Alofa (Tonga)

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Tauranga (New Zealand)

Tauranga is the largest city in the region of Bay of Plenty, on the east coast of the Northern island of New Zealand. We can find Mount Manganui, named after an extinct volcano. Famous for the beaches and mostly for its mountain.

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Auckland (New Zealand)

Auckland is a major cruise ship stopover point, with the ships usually tying up at Princes Wharf. Auckland CBD is connected to coastal suburbs, to the North Shore and to outlying islands by ferry. Auckland is home to many cultures. The majority of inhabitants claim European - predominantly British and/or Irish - descent, but substantial Maori, Pacific Islander and Asian communities exist as well. Auckland has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world and a higher proportion of people of Asian origin than the rest of New Zealand. Ethnic groups from all corners of the world have a presence in Auckland, making it by far the country's most cosmopolitan city.

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The ship: Arcadia

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The exclusive for adults mid-sized ship Arcadia, combines the chic with the classic and offers a wonderful blend of features tailored to relaxation and pampering. With one main restaurant with two tiers, a grill restaurant from Marco Pierre White and Atul Kochhar's East in addition to an expansive spa with thermal suite and hydro-therapy pool, art gallery, a three-tiered theatre and a boutique cinema, she adoffers more than a hint of extravagance.

Arcadia offers a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings and more than a hint of extravagance. Arcadia's signature features such as her exterior glass-fronted lifts and expansive art collection, featuring no less than 3,000 works of art, create a sophisticated air. Foodies will be in their element on this ship, for in addition to the two-tier Meridian Restaurant and Neptune Grill, Arcadia also features Marco Pierre White's Ocean Grill restaurant, plus Atul Kochhar's East restaurant. Pamper yourself in Arcadia's expansive spa which includes a large hydrotherapy pool and a thermal suite complete with fragrant aromatic showers Arcadia has completed a period of improvement during November and December 2013. Highlights now include 24 new cabins, including six single cabins. The Globe lounge has become a new late-night dancing venue, Atul Kochhar's East restaurant has replaced the Orchid restaurant; and The Crow's Nest has received a complete makeover, including a feature bar. And all cabins have been treated to new carpets, curtains and widescreen TVs.

Year renovated 2013
Beam 32 m.
Length 285 m.
Tonnage 83,781 tn.
Occupancy 2,016
Crew 866
Ratio tonnage/passengers Excellent 42:1
Number of decks 11
Number of staterooms 1032
Number of interior staterooms 342
Number of staterooms with balcony 576
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What's included onboard?

Service Charges Included. Tipping isn't required on board - good service, good value and good times are all part and parcel of your P&O Cruises holiday.

Lunch and dinner in their main restaurants 

Cabin accommodation, TV, radio, hairdryer, refrigerator and more.  

Fully equipped gym, sauna and steam rooms, where available

A choice of swimming pools and whirlpool spas

Full use of the sports court for football, deck tennis, basketball and more

Entertainment day and night

Afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes and pastries

Meals and snacks in the buffet restaurants, daytime grills and pizzerias

What's not included?

Medical care

Local taxes(some destinations may impose local taxes).

Telephone calls, faxes, internet access (where applicable), emails and selected services through your Interactive TV

Select Dining restaurants (a cover charge applies)

Purchases in the on board shops

A range of health and beauty treatments and facilities

Shore excursions

Drinks in your cabin.

Coffee and drinks in the bars and restaurants

Your benefits & more

  • Flights and transfers included

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