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M/S Adonia vital statistics
Company: P & O Cruises (until 2016)
Home Port: Hamilton, Bermuda
Gross Tonnage: 30,277 tons
Cruising Speed: 18 knots
Passenger Capacity: 826
Passenger Decks: 9
Voyages sailed on this ship: British Isles
(2013), Caribbean (2016)
The Adonia is the baby of the P & O fleet (as of
2013) and she is one of eight identical small ships built at
Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France.
In fact, we have also sailed on one of the Adonia’s sisters
in 2011, the Azamara Journey.
Adonia is just the right size for getting into small ports
and islands, and she is beautifully decorated and
furnished throughout. You can read about our May 2013
cruise around Britain on the Adonia in my blog.
The Adonia tied up on a cloudy day in Dublin in May
The rather ugly rear of the Adonia, berthed in
Ringaskiddy, Ireland. As cruise passengers all seem to
want balconies these days, newly-built ships have
changed their shape radically from the old days, and
now look more like floating apartment blocks.
Cabin B117 on the Adonia. The cabin was
airy, comfortable and had lots of mirrors.
Although we had a balcony, we hardly sat
out on it due to the unseasonably cold
weather in May in British waters.
Cabin A006 on the Adonia. As you can see it is very
similar to B117. Unlike that cruise, however, we spent
a lot of time sitting out on this balcony, soaking up the
Our balcony in cabin A006.
The Curzon Lounge. This was the main show lounge
where lectures and presentations took place during the
day, and dancing and cabaret took place every evening.
Anderson’s Bar, a pleasant place to have a drink and
listen to the cocktail pianist tinkle the ivories.
The Crow’s Nest. Not only did this offer incredible sea
views, but it was also the place to go for quizzes and
games, as well as alternative evening entertainment.
Crystal Pool on Deck 9. This is also where deck
parties are held, and there is also a bar.
The Adonia docked in Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.
Guadeloupe is one of the French overseas territories.
Quality, not quantity. Here is the little Adonia (left)
docked in St.John’s, Antigua, alongside the Royal
Princess, an American behemoth of 115,000 tons.