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Norway And The North Cape From Southampton

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P & O Arcadia
Holiday Information
Date 22 May 2013
Weather Sunny Intervals
Route Southampton - At Sea

Well at long last ... this is it ... we are off to Norway. We have been waiting for this holiday for almost two years!! With Nicola not being well we had to cancel last year. This year's destinations are slightly different ... for example we are not going to Olden but we are going to Geiranger.

Todays Route - Home - Taxi To Keele Services On M6 - Eavesway Coach To Southampton - Southampton - At Sea (Solent - English Channel - North Sea)

The taxi journey to Keele was fairly straightforward except for a slight hold up on the A50 through Stoke (early morning work traffic). We waiting a short time at the services at Keele before we were on our way to Southampton on one of Eavesway's Coaches. On the way we had a short break at Warwick Services.

Our Eavesway Coach
Our Eavesway Coach

Once in Southampton we headed for Ocean Terminal where we had our first view of Arcadia. As I thought it was much larger than I expected.

First Glimpse Of Arcadia At Southampton
First Glimpse Of Arcadia At Southampton

Our Itinery For The Holiday is seen below ...


After making our way through Customs And Passport Control we were soon on Arcadia. It was amazing how big it was once we were aboard. Walking along corridors and using one of the many lifts to find our accommodation for the next two weeks. We were very impressed with our balcony cabins (which were next to each other).

Lorraine And Nicola In The Cabin Next To Us
Lorraine And Nicola In The Cabin Next To Us

After a short time in the cabins and waiting for our luggage we went up to the top decks to see the views and activity. Eventually we were on our way ... leaving Southampton Docks and making our way along the Solent.

Southampton Harbour
Southampton Harbour

Scroll down to see further photos from today or click on the main image at the top of the page for a slideshow.

Arcadia Through The Terminal Building
Arcadia Through The Terminal Building

Almost Aboard Arcadia
Almost Aboard Arcadia

Another View Of Arcadia Before We Board
Another View Of Arcadia Before We Board

Walking Onto Arcadia
Walking Onto Arcadia

A View Above The Lifeboats From Our Cabin
A View Above The Lifeboats From Our Cabin

Life Jacket
Life Jacket

Southampton From Arcadia
Southampton From Arcadia

Southampton Docks
Southampton Docks

On Board Arcadia
On Board Arcadia

Southampton Docks
Southampton Docks

Early Scenes On Arcadia
Early Scenes On Arcadia

Outdoor Swimming Pool Lit By The Evening Sun
Outdoor Swimming Pool Lit By The Evening Sun

Cruising In The Solent
Cruising In The Solent

Southampton Dock Buildings
Southampton Dock Buildings

A Small Boat Passes By
A Small Boat Passes By

Arcadia Funnel
Arcadia Funnel

Red Funnel Ship
Red Funnel Ship

The Outdoor Swimming Pool As It Gets A Bit Busier
The Outdoor Swimming Pool As It Gets A Bit Busier

Leaving Southampton
Leaving Southampton

Arcadia ... Hamilton
Arcadia ... Hamilton

Lorraine And Nicola Next To The Pool
Lorraine And Nicola Next To The Pool

Arcadia Bench
Arcadia Bench

Looking Above
Looking Above

Inside The Oasis Spa And Hydrotherapy Rooms
Inside The Oasis Spa And Hydrotherapy Rooms

The Indoor Swimming Pool
The Indoor Swimming Pool

Looking To The Sun Setting From The Meridian Restaurant
Looking To The Sun Setting From The Meridian Restaurant

Nicola In The Meridian Restaurant
Nicola In The Meridian Restaurant

One Of Our Starters
One Of Our Starters

Another Of Our Starters
Another Of Our Starters

The Moon At The End Of The Evening
The Moon At The End Of The Evening

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