Embark on a once-in-lifetime cruise holiday on P&O Cruises Adonia; the brand new little sister in the P&O fleet.
The name speaks for itself - P&O, Britain’s award-winning cruise line can trace its roots back over 175 years to the formation of the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company in 1837, assuring an unquestionable level of expertise when it comes to cruises. Built in 2001 and re-named in 2011, The Adonia is the smallest of P&O’s seven ships and offers a delightfully intimate cruising experience on a ship that radiates charm. Exclusively for adults, the elegant Adonia is a ship that goes back to P&O’s roots and offers a wide range of itineraries departing from Southampton - perfect for older British passengers looking for a cruise reminiscent of classic liner days and for luxury with the added comfort of familiar surroundings.
Destinations and itineraries
The P&O Adonia offers an un-rivalled array of breathtaking, off-the-beaten-track itineraries, setting sail on a range of Arctic, Northern European, Mediterranean, Far Eastern and Atlantic Island cruises, and calling at out-of-the-way ports and offering a wide range of shore excursions.Read more
The beginning of September sees Adonia set sail from her home port of Southampton on a 17-day Baltic cruise, stopping in Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Estonia, Poland and Germany. Passengers can expect some magical excursions, from the Lummelunda Caves of Stockholm and the breath-taking palaces of St Petersburg, to the medieval cities of Eastern Europe and the chalk cliffs of Sassnitz, Germany.
For the true adventurer, Adonia offers a number of once-in-a-lifetime world cruises. Come January, she sets sail on a 113-day Asian Grand Adventure cruise, passing through North Africa, The Middle East, UAE and Asia before returning to the UK back through Europe. From the Pyramids of Egypt and the Souks of Dubai, to the bustling markets of Malaysia and the Great Wall of China, passengers will get a rare chance to see some of the most beautiful corners of the Earth.
With her modest capacity, The Adonia is perfect for adults wanting to experience the cruising camaraderie that comes with being surrounded by friendly, familiar faces. Where waiters learn your name and bar tenders make time to chat, the intimate Adonia with her country-house charm is an ideal choice for a far-flung adventure combined with a personal touch and stylish finish.
With wood-style panelling, a grand staircase and traditional artworks on display, Adonia’s ambience and décor are in keeping with the traditions of cruising. Yet being a 21st century ship, there is certainly no lack of modernity to her detailing, all of which is beautifully crafted to the highest standard. The Adonia offers a wide range of adult-orientated activities and dining options to suit all tastes, and of course being a smaller ship, everything on The Adonia is just a short walk away. The teak-surrounded crystal pool, a focal point of the Adonia’s spacious sun deck, is the perfect place to cool off after a drink in the sun. For those in need of some more intense relaxation, The Oasis Spa area is an ideal choice that offers a range of sensual treatments that will revive and rejuvenate. In fitting with their impeccable standards of service, P&O request that guests aboard The Adonia observe a dress code of smart casual. Longer cruises will also feature optional formal nights, when gents will be expected to sport a black tie, and ladies to wear elegant dresses.Find out more
Even at double occupancy, the ship provides a generous crew to passenger ratio of one for every 1.8 passengers, ensuring the highest level of service at all times with crew that will go out of their way at all times to offer service beyond the call of duty. There are a total of 335 extremely well-equipped cabins on board, over 60% of which have balconies that offer stunning views of the ocean. All cabins have very good storage space and all the amenities one expects on a luxury liner including TV, radio, hairdryer, sitting area, telephone, fridge and safe, with suites offering double wardrobes, a dining area and large balconies.
Dining options range from the traditional Pacific Ocean Dining Room with its six course silver service, to a number of speciality restaurants including the fine dining Italian eatery, Sorrento, and the Ocean Grill that serves up burgers, steaks, and an excellent selection of fresh seafood. After dinner guests can enjoy a drink in the many public lounges including the Crow’s Nest Observation Lounge, which offers stunning views of the ocean. The Grand Lounge features a dance floor for later in the evening, and a stage to feature after-dinner entertainment's and guest speakers.
You will find all the information you need to know about what is on each deck, find your accommodation, which deck the pool is located on.
Cheap Cruise Holidays
With great offers on a range of cruises, booking with Cruise Thomas Cook is a must. If you’re keen to set sail check out our 2013 Cruises and Last Minute Cruises – or if you’re planning ahead browse our 2014 Cruises and 2015 Cruises. For those setting sail from the UK there’s a number of cruises from Southampton to choose from.
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