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  Adonia (P&O Cruises)

Adonia | P&O Cruises
Cruise ship Royal Princess alongside at Harwich International Port.
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Adonia | P&O Cruises
Royal Princess visits Scrabster, Caithnes, Scotland.
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Adonia | P&O Cruises
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Adonia | P&O Cruises
Royal Princess swimming pool
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Adonia is a P&O Cruise ship which joined the fleet in 2011 and offers cruises exclusively for adults. She previously sailed as Royal Princess for Princess cruises. The ship is a relatively small-sized at around 180m in length and carries around 710 passengers. She was built in France and commenced service in 2001. The ship features a central atrium with grand staircase.

Being a small ship, Adonia can visit ports that are not accessible to larger cruise ships. Current cruises include the Mediterranean and Baltic.

The ship was completed in 2001 in France at the shipyard in St. Nazaire, and commenced operation as MS R Eight for Renaissance Cruises. She also sailed as the Minerva 2 for Swan Hellenic before being transferred to the Princess Cruises fleet in 2007. The ship was christened Royal Princess and became a part of the Princess fleet. In 2011, the ship commenced operations with the P&O fleet and had a change in name to Adonia.

Dining options include The Pacific Dining Room, Sorrento Italian restaurant, Ocean Grill and the food court. There are also eight bars including the Crow’s Nest and Anderson’s.

Entertainment includes The Curzon lounge, Cyb@centre, Library, Card room, Oasis Spa and Health Club, Gymnasium, two2 pools, two whirlpool spas, golf nets and deck games.

There are a range of cabin options including inside cabins, outside cabins, balcony cabins, suites and penthouse suites.

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Ship Summary
Operator:P&O Cruises
Built by:Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France
Date Completed:2001
Gross Tonnage:30277
Length:180.45 m
Width:25.46 m