MV Adonia

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MV Adonia was built in 2001 at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France, she entered service as R Eight for Renaissance cruises, shortly after the company went bankrupt and the ship was laid up in France after being seized by the official receiver.

in 2003 the ship was re-named Minerva II and she sailed under this name until 2007 when she was transferred to princess cruises and renamed royal princess, in June 2009 the ship suffered a serious fire in her engine room which disabled the ship, later that same year it was announced the ship was to be transferred to p&o cruises.

Adonia entered service with p&o in may 2011 and is currently the smallest ship in the fleet weighing in at just 30,000 tonnes, however her smaller size gives her the advantage of exploring ports that larger ships are unable to visit.

Onboard Adonia offers a fantastic range of accommodation as standard all cabins are equipped with Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside cabins) or picture mirror* (inside cabins), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.

Please note: Mv Adonia is exclusively for adults and there are no facilities on board that cater for children.



Onboard Entertainment and Facilities


Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  Cross-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  Cross-icon
Babysitting service  Cross-icon Video games room  Cross-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  Cross-icon



Ship Specifications



  • Size: Medium
  • Length: 592 feet
  • Beam: 83 feet
  • Speed:  18 Knots
  • Tonnage: 30,277
  • Decks: 11
  • Crew: 381
  • Passengers: 826
  • Maiden Voyage: 2001 (As R Eight)
  • Christened: 21 May 2011
  • Godmother: Dame Shirley Bassey

Adonia Review's

2012-03-12, 11:12
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