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  1. My advice is to use the laundry on E deck as it tends to be quieter, this is because there are no laundrettes on A and B deck so C and D fill up the fastest. [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  2. One of the crew told me they get the same food, the curry isn’t hot enough so they stir lime pickle into it to spice it up [emoji38] Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Arcadia is most definitely one of our favourite ships, our cruising friend once said ‘she has a little bit of everything’ and I think this is a very apt way of summing her up. For some reason we have always found the service better on Arcadia, I wonder whether it’s because of the typically older-child free culture. She has a prom deck, nice theatre, a small cinema but films are screened elsewhere, a great crows nest (if you can get a seat), a thermal suite (I would say buy daily passes rather than whole-cruise because whilst not guaranteed they always seem to be available), the buffet is nice, the layout is intuitive, there is n Icean Grill (my absolute favourite P&O restaurant get there early for a window seat), not too big, orchid bar is lovely. We tend not to sunbathe or sit around the pool but there are plenty of lovely spots. The aft bar is also very nice. The bar outside the ocean grill does nibbles before dinner. Have a wonderful time, I hope you like her. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. Thanks for this John, it made me look at the SS Uganda footage. I’m so lucky to have sailed on her and seen things such as the Garden of Gethsemane, the Wailing Wall, Church of Nativity, the Pyramids. I will always appreciate how hard my parents saved for me to go on that trip [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. I agree, the buffet on Aurora circa 2003 was an amazing event, we are lucky to have experienced it! We still like the Indian night in the buffet but it’s not the gala event it once was. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. Can’t help with the taxi, I joined the cheapest guided tour but ditched the tour on arrival. I was on my own as my husband chose a different tour. This was possibly one of my favourite cruise memories, the sun was out, there was a fabulous market and I sat drinking coffee watching the world go by. I am very jealous and wish you a great trip - the advantage of the taxi is you aren’t limited to time. Enjoy! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. I don’t mind the name, it’s tomorrow’s chip paper. We won’t go on the maiden voyage but would consider a short early cruise in the maiden season. I think Britannia was ok in the early days once ‘broken in’, but the staff on this large ship now seem ‘passenger-weary’ and the service and quality just wasn’t the same as medium sized adult-only ships in my experience - unless you paid for speciality venues. They feel like budget holidays which is fine unless you are used to the days when P&O cruising was something more special. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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