Cruise no fly from Southampton with P&O Cruises aboard Adonia, a 'child free' smaller and more intimate ship.

Get off the well beaten track!

The 710 passenger ship Adonia joined the P&O fleet in May 2011 and in 2016 was given a re-fresh. She is a small ship and her size enables her to visit off the beaten track destinations and lesser known ports of call.

2017 Adonia Southampton Cruises

2018 Adonia Southampton Cruises




Back for 2017!
Adonia retuned to the P&O fleet in June 2017 following an 11 month deployment to a new 'social impact & voluntourism', brand called Fathom.

In January 2016 Adonia was given a re-fresh which included adding lighter fabrics and soft furnishings to give the ship a lighter, brighter look plus'Olly Smith's The Glass House' was also incorporated into her design.





Adonia offers an intimate atmosphere and sense of camaraderie that comes with a smaller ship.

The decor is timelessly elegant with its rich colours and dark wood panelling harking back to ships of yesteryear.


Ship Information

Built 2001 Refreshed 2016
Tonnage/Size 30277 - Small
Total Passengers 710
Total Crew 370
Length 181.0 m (593.7 ft)
Beam 25.5 m (83.5 ft)
Sister Ships Insignia, Regatta, Nautica, Pacific Princess, Azamara Journey, Ocean Princess, Azamara Quest,
Fellow Passengers? Mainly British passengers.
Currency Onboard £ GBP
Tipping £5.50 per person per day will be automatically added to passengers accounts. (May 2016)

No gratuity is added to beverages unlike some lines.

P&O Adonia Deck Plan

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Smoking There are dedicated areas on each ship where you are permitted to smoke*. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside your cabin or on your cabin balcony. E-cigs are permitted in cabins and on balcony's but not indoor public / shared outdoor spaces.

Designated Smoking Area on Adonia:


All included in the your voyage:

Ensuite accommodation

All meals throughout the cruise

Complimentary tea & coffee during the day and early evening.

Tea & Coffee facilities in cabin

All entertainment

Daily onboard activities

Sports & Leisure facilities

Welcome and farewell cocktail parties

All port taxes and fees

2017 Adonia Southampton Cruises

2018 Adonia Southampton Cruises










Adonia retains her beautiful library with a faux fireplace and trompe d'oeil ceiling originally commissioned by Renaissance Cruise Company - the ships original owner.

A perfect place to escape with comfortable chairs, the library’s extensive collection of books covers everything from the latest fiction to travel books.

The wood-panelled Anderson's Bar boasts comfy chairs and an old-fashioned feel.

At the nearby Raffles & Coffee Bar you can purchase hand-made chocolates, cakes and specialty coffee.

Anderson's Bar and Raffles are popular for pre and post dinner drinks, because of their proximity to the Pacific Restaurant.


The Crow's Nest is a light and airy space featuring floor-ceiling windows allowing for superb panoramic views.

The venue is often used for a variety of purposes including as a dance floor, stage for live music; hosts art classes, quiz games and cooking demos during the day.

The Pacific Restaurant is the main restaurant on Adonia situated aft on the Prom Deck.

Included in your cruise fare, this restaurant offers open-seating for breakfast and lunch, as well as fixed-seating dinner in two sittings at 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

There are tables for 2 (on request), 4, 6 and 8.


Ocean Grill is Marco Pierre White's select dining restaurant open for dinner between 6:00 & 10:00 p.m by reservation-only and serves fresh, modern British cuisine.

The restaurant also doubles up as a Breakfast venue for suite guests only.

Opposite on the port side, you will find 'Olly Smith's The Glass House', formerly Sorrentos.

Sample Accommodation:

Air-conditioned balcony cabins have two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors lead to a balcony with recliner chairs and table.

2017 Adonia Southampton Cruises

2018 Adonia Southampton Cruises


Adonia’s well appointed cabins feature Egyptian cotton linen, tea and coffee making facilities popular with British passengers.

Bathrooms have a shower, sink and toilet.

Every cabin has a sofa or chair, table, writing desk, TV, radio, telephone, refrigerator, tea/coffee-making facilities, a hair dryer, and a safe.

Outside cabins are the perfect balance between comfort and economy.

All outside cabins have either a window or a porthole.

Most Adonia staterooms are 215-sq.foot Balcony rooms (248). There are a total of 356 staterooms in 20 categories. The largest aboard Adonia are the Penthouse Suites (930 ft2).



Adonia's smaller size and child free status makes her attractive to the older P&O Cruises passenger market who are more interested in the destination that the ships facilities.


Entertainment is a little more low key compared to some ships and cabins, particuarly the bathrooms are smaller too!



Highlights aboard Adonia:

Beautiful old fashioned atrium with grand staircase.

8 bars -including Crow’s Nest and Anderson’s

Pacific Club Dining Restaurant

Select Dining restaurant:
Ocean Grill - Marco Pierre White's*

The Glass House - Olly Smith's*

*cover charge applies.

Food court

Lounge with dance floor



Card room


Oasis Spa & Health Club



Whirlpool spa

Jogging track

Golf nets

Deck games

Photo gallery

2017 Adonia Southampton Cruises




Other reasons to book Adonia with P&O Cruises:

Food and entertainment geared to British tastes

Tea and coffee making facilities in your cabin

Drink prices most likely to match your local pub

Most port shuttle buses are complimentary









More about the Adonia cruise experience:

With a history dating back to the 1830's, you could almost say that P&O invented cruising.

Building on this heritage with a strong commitment to innovation, P&O Cruises is proud to hold the title of Britain's leading cruise line.

Aimed exclusively at the British market, you are guaranteed to feel at home wherever you may be in the World.

Exclusively for adults, Adonia offers an intimate atmosphere and sense of camaraderie that comes with a smaller ship.

Not a new ship, she started out originally as one of the R8 ships built by Renaissance Cruises.

Swan Hellenic also owned the ship for a while, sailing as the Minerva II before she was transferred to Princess Cruises as the Royal Princess.

Adonia's style of decor is best described as a floating country house hotel.

The decor is timelessly elegant with its rich colours and dark wood panelling harking back to ships of yesteryear.

For entertainment, Adonia has eight bars, including P&O Cruises signature ‘Crow’s Nest’ observation lounge; Andersons, the familiar club-style lounge bar; and Raffles, which also offer a coffee shop menu throughout the day with pastries, chocolates, hot drinks and afternoon tea.

Adonia also features The Curzon Lounge, where passengers can enjoy a drink with a sea view during the day, and by night enjoy a performance by the Headliners theatre company, concerts, dancing, or after dinner speakers.

There is also the signature Oasis Spa, offering a range of treatments and therapies such as hot stone massages and body scrubs, Aromatherapy, and reflexology. Plus a well equipped gym with panoramic sea views.

Adonia celebrates all those things, regular P&O passengers love about cruising with them – a classic dance floor, Crow’s Nest observation lounge, formal nights, classical music recitals, guest speakers, silver service dining and a dedicated card room.

Loyal cruisers and those new to cruising alike will be charmed by the refined P&O Cruises experience that Adonia offers.”

Adonia’s cruises also feature ‘Spotlight’ – a new programme of events for passengers wanting to learn a skill, develop their knowledge or find hobbies. Talks and interactive workshops are offered on subjects such as history, current affairs, the natural world, dance, art and gastronomy. All are delivered by experts in their field, some including familiar TV personalities.

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