Im going on the Ocean Village on the 24th of June, and being all excited ive decided to do some digging.
The Arcadia has now been removed from the P&O line up and is being totally overhauled. The pictures you see now are ones of the Arcadia.
The whole idea of Ocean Village is to try and compete with Island Cruises, who set sail from Palma as well.
The cruises are still under the control of P&O so im still expecting the high standards of service but maybe I will be wrong as the tipping system has now been replaced and its all bundled into one place. I should imagine this means your steward will have more cabins and less time.
I notice there are kettles in the room so the tea and coffee put in your cabin in the morning will be gone.
The crowd should be younger due to the prices being lower and the pictures showing 25-35 in the brochure. I do however have reports of 70+ going due to the tempting offers.
You also have to pay for waiter service in the bistro per night, I hope this isnt the sign that you have to pay for everything including air