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Artemis Braemar Arcadia M/S Adonia The Adonia docked in Scrabster, Scotland
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 Built: 2001 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.
Adonia tied up on a cloudy day in Dublin, Ireland The rather ugly rear view of the Adonia Cabin B117 on the Adonia
The Adonia tied up on a cloudy day in Dublin in May 2013.
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 Balcony and view - cabin A006 Little Adonia (left) compared with Royal Princess The Curzon Lounge Anderson's Bar The Crow's Nest Crystal Pool deck, deck 9 Adonia docked in Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
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 Caribbean sunshine.
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.