In the 1950s and '60s, the Arcadia
brought thousands of British migrants to start new lives in Australia
. They were affectionately called "£10 Poms". P&O has launched the fourth generation Arcadia
and Kelly Landry was fortunate enough to be on board the superliner for its maiden world voyage.
Cruising has been a popular way to travel for some time. People love the idea of a no-fuss holiday and relaxing sea travel is becoming more and more appealing.
The Arcadia is spacious, sociable and indulgent. More than 3000 British artworks are displayed and exterior glass lifts give views across the ocean. There is a three-tier theatre, two pools and a luxurious spa with thermal suite and hydrotherapy pool. When it comes to the number of passenger decks, Arcadia is unsurpassed. There are decks A through to G, Sky Deck, Sun Deck, Lido Deck and Promenade Deck.
There are six dining options available, which are overseen by one of the UK's favourite chefs, Gary Rhodes. The fine-dining area spans two decks. There's a 24-hour food court and nightclub for night owls. An English-style pub is one of 14 drinking places and there is a library and art gallery. You can also try your luck playing blackjack or roulette in the Monte Carlo Club, or take part in some dancing lessons.
Arcadia and Artemis are P&O's two child-free liners. Passengers must be 18 years of age or older.
P&O Cruises is offering a 16-night cruise on Arcadia
sailing from Sydney to Hong Kong on February 24, 2010. Per person twin share prices start at $3375 in an inside cabin, $3875 in an outside cabin and $4705 in a balcony cabin.
As an exclusive offer to Getaway viewers, P&O Cruises is offering a £50 (roughly $100) on-board spending credit per person for Sydney to Hong Kong bookings received by June 18, 2009. Viewers must quote "RG1" at the time of booking to receive this offer. Subject to availability and conditions apply.
For further information
Ph: 132 428