Defunct Cruise Lines
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
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
- Down the hatch - Here's a drinking expression that seems to have its origins in sea freight, where cargoes are lowered into the hatch. First used by seamen, it has only been traced back to the turn of the century.
- Clean Bill of Health - This widely used term has its origins in the document issued to a ship showing that the port it sailed from suffered from no epidemic or infection at the time of departure
- As the Crow Flies - When lost or unsure of their position in coastal waters, ships would release a caged crow. The crow would fly straight towards the nearest land thus giving the vessel some sort of a navigational fix. The tallest lookout platform on a ship came to be know as the crow's nest.