A little - adult only - addition to the fleet
P&O Cruises bucked the industry trend for ever larger vessels when it introduced Adonia to its flee t- a ship that accommodates just 710 passengers and is able to visit the "off the beaten track" destinations that are inaccessible to bigger ships.
Adonia, which for four years sailed with the Princess Cruises fleet as Royal Princess, joined the P&O Cruises fleet fleet in May 2011, becoming the smallest of its seven ships. Along with Arcadia she is adult only.
Adonia is the smallest ship in the P&O Cruises fleet
The 30,000-ton Royal Princess originally entered service in 2001 as a Renaissance vessel (named R8) before becoiming Swan Hellenic’s Minerva II.
Adonia’s attractive main restaurant is the Pacific dining room and there are two further Select dining venues - Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill and Sorrento’s fine Italian cuisine. There is also a buffet restaurant, with some al fresco dining and a barbecue area out on the Lido deck.
For entertainment Adonia has eight bars, including
You can make a stunning entrance down Adonia’s sweeping atrium staircase
Adonia also features The Curzon Lounge, where passengers can enjoy a drink with a sea view during the day, and by night enjoy a performance by the Headliners theatre company, concerts, dancing, or after dinner speakers.
There is the signature Oasis Spa, offering a range of treatments and therapies including Aromasoul massages and body scrubs, Aromatherapy, and reflexology. And the well equipped gym with panoramic sea views is hard to drag yourself away from ... unless you fancy chilling in the quiet and quite excluysive outside jacuzzi
Adonia’s well appointed cabins feature Egyptian cotton linen, tea and coffee making facilities so popular with British passengers, and more than 75 per cent have a private balconies.
Operated by P&O Cruises
Built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France
Formerly: Royal Princess, Miverva II, R8
Entered service: 2001; joined P&O Cruises May 2011
Gross tonnage: 30,277 tons
Passenger decks: 11
Cabins: 335 including
- 232 with balcony
- 77 with ocean view
- Inside: 26
- 3 for wheelchairs
- Single: 0
Engines: diesel electric
Cruising speed: 18 knots
Pacific Restaurant for main dining, Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grill, and Sorrento fine cuisine, food court, the Curzon lounge, eight bars, two pools, ocean view fitness centre, Oasis Spa and health club, steam room, jacuzzis, golf nets, shops, library, card room. Adult only.
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