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Review: Arcadia 2010

Introduction: We cruised on Arcadia in September 2010. This was just a short cruise, three nights around the English Channel, with calls at Zeebrugge and Le Havre. The purpose of the cruise was to try Arcadia, and we came home very impressed. I posted these blog entries: First there was an entry covering embarkation then another one […]

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Arcadia mini-cruise: pictures

I’ve posted some pictures from the Arcadia mini-cruise on Picasa. You can find them here.

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Dinner on the last evening was a quieter affair, but was still very enjoyable. We were a slightly-reduced group: Linda and Vicky were eating in the Orchid Room, so that left five of us. Val had a lamb shank, which she said was very enjoyable, but was perhaps a bit too big. It didn’t stop […]

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Today (Sunday) has been very quiet and relaxing, which was what we wanted. After breakfast we walked round the ship for a while and took pictures. At some point we had coffee in Cafe Vivo, and to our surprise we found something about Arcadia that we definitely didn’t like. We thought this space was very […]

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Formal night tonight. Everyone turned up in their finery, and the Meridian restaurant looked very glamorous as a result. I would say that dress code observance must have been close to 100%, which was very pleasing. As for the meal itself, the general view was that it was very good. certainly I enjoyed my roast […]

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On the first full day of the cruise we were at Zeebrugge. We decided we’d just take the shuttle bus to Blankenberge and wander around. We had a more enjoyable time than we expected, although quantities of Belgian beer (and wine) may have helped a bit. At  Blankenberge we walked along to the pier and […]

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We had a very enjoyable dinner last night. This was especially true for me, since I was the only man on a table for 8! As usual we’d asked for a large table and were assigned to 165, on the upper level of the Meridian restaurant. The table itself was a handy oval shape, which […]

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(This posts and the ones following come from the 3-night cruise on Arcadia that we’ve just returned from. The posts were all composed while we were on Arcadia, but weren’t posted until we returned. I was going to post from the ship but found that there wasn’t a suitable internet package – the cheapest available […]

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