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aldrich - Answered a Question by Howells (25 Nov 08 15:04)

Usually around March/April 2009 - for a child free special occasion I would suggest Azamara for a bit of class and luxury. Have a look at the itineraries for this year and see if they appeal.

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Ingle - Answered a Question by Howells (25 Nov 08 15:56)

P&O have two child free ships, Arcadia and Artemis sailing from Southampton. Cruises are out now up to March 2010. Cruise for April 2010 to March 2011 will be out around April 2009. Brian.

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Howells - replied to Ingle (26 Nov 08 11:18)

Thanks Brian, roll on April 2009! I have already had a quick look at Arcadia but see they get a few bad reviews on the food front. I am a "foodie" so would be gutted if poor quality grub for a fortnight. Carole.

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Montgomery - replied to Howells (26 Nov 08 12:26)

Do not be too concerned about some bad reviews concerning food. I have been on the Oceana & the Aurora, I have also cruised with RCI. The food on P&O is very good. I can state quite confidently that you won't encounter poor quality food on a P&O ship although things may differ, like they did between Oceana & Aurora. I found the food on RCI quite good but not nearly as good as P&O. You can rely on Oceana & Aurora for quality and I don't think Arcadia would be much different. I'm planning on going on it myself in the future. You have valid concerns about enjoying food on your cruise but don't let it stop you from booking on Arcadia. Hope you have a great cruise whatever you choose.

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Aldrich - replied to Howells (26 Nov 08 19:35)

You cannot even compare P&O and Azamara in the same breath IMHO - a review I just read said "I've cruised 32 times, for a total of 272 days, and I can say without reservation, the food on the Azamara Journey (in ALL restaurants, and all other food venues) was the absolute finest I have ever experienced. ".......that does it for me.

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