P&O Cruises Welcomes Adonia To Fleet

P&O Cruises has welcomed the latest addition to its fleet, Adonia, in a glittering naming ceremony at Southampton’s Mayflower Cruise Terminal today. Her godmother, Dame Shirley Bassey, pressed a diamond-shaped button to launch a bottle of Balfour Brut Rose sparkling wine to officially christen the ship, witnessed by more than 500 VIP guests and company executives. Hosted by British actor Hugh Bonneville, the festivities included live performances and culminated in celebratory fireworks over the harbour in the evening.


At 30,277-GRT and carrying just 710 adult passengers, Adonia is the smallest ship in the P&O Cruises fleet, designed to offer an intimate cruising experience to ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships. Her cabins and suites have been refreshed with new colours, upholstery and the latest amenities for passenger comfort. 75 percent of the accommodation also feature private balconies in which guests can relax and enjoy panoramic vistas of the ocean or landscape in-port.


The ship’s decor and ambience continue the traditions of cruising, with wood-style panelling, a grand staircase and traditional artwork adorning the public spaces, whilst retaining contemporary fluorishes and luxuries for the modern traveller. Some of the finest dining at sea can be found at her many restaurants including the elegant Pacific Ocean Dining Room, Sorrento and the Ocean Grill by celebrated Chef Marco Pierre White, while the offerings at her 8 bars range from far reaching views in the Crow’s Nest to the beautiful inlaid wooden dance floor at The Curzon Lounge.


Adonia will embark on her maiden cruise, a 16-night Western Mediterranean roundtrip sailing, after the ceremony with calls at Alghero, Barcelona, Cadiz, Civitavecchia, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Port Mahon and Portofino.


For more information, visit www.pocruises.com.

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