|Launched:||1st January 2001|
As the smallest ship in the P&O fleet, Adonia enjoys certain advantages over her larger siblings. Primarily, they can reach some of the less accessible ports on the P&O cruise routes, offering many fantastic opportunities to see places not otherwise available on the itineraries of the bigger liners. Carrying just 710 passengers at a time, Adonia offers a more intimate and relaxed cruising experience, whether you choose a romantic city break or an epic world tour.
Adonia – What to do
As soon as you step on board Adonia, she will take your breath away with her magnificent Atrium, spectacularly decorated with beautiful, vast staircases branching away to the various bars, restaurants and attractions she has to offer.
Relaxation is key on board Adonia, with daytime distractions such as the splendid Oasis Spa and health club, a gymnasium overlooking the beautiful ocean scenery and a hair and beauty salon. There is also the option of a shopping trip to the exclusive boutiques of Adonia’s Mayfair.
Sports enthusiasts can utilise the golf driving nets and take part in the many deck games, such as shuffleboard tournaments, organised on board Adonia. There is also a card room to sit and relax with a few hands, while the grand lounge area offers ballroom dancing classes and events. Adonia is also able to boast a total of eight bars, including the panoramic views from the Crow’s Nest and the gentleman’s club atmosphere of Anderson’s.
Adonia – Where to eat
Adonia’s dining options are wonderfully varied for such a relatively small ship, starting with the main Pacific Dining Room, offering a six course, silver service dinner event every evening, where guests can join in the traditional set dining format found on most cruise ships. For a freer form of dining, the buffet restaurant in the sunny Conservatory can be sampled at breakfast and lunchtime, with light snacks also available through the afternoon.
The Pizzeria provides guests with authentic Italian pizzas, while Italian fine dining can be had at Sorrento. Finally, the Ocean Grill is situated superbly on deck, perfect for when the weather is fine.
The Staterooms of Adonia
Being a small ship, Adonia naturally holds fewer rooms than P&O’s other cruise liners; however they are equally as luxurious as those found elsewhere. Inside Staterooms provide comfort and space, with king-size bed, television, refrigerator, air conditioning and fabulous en suite bathroom facilities contributing to an excellent location to get some rest after a busy day on board. Outside Staterooms provide a window view in addition to the comforts enjoyed in the Inside Staterooms.
Balcony Staterooms present guests with a relaxing private terrace for those times when you just want to relax on your own. Finally, Suite accommodation is large enough to feel like a small apartment, with a separate living area complete with comfortable sofa and dining table. They may also call upon Adonia’s butler service, as well as enjoying a welcome pack featuring champagne and flowers, as well as daily selection of newspapers and canapés.