Last voyage on Adonia

P&O Cruises | Adonia Reviews

By Pat on 20 March 2018

We have travelled on Adonia before, to Seville, and loved this small ship so as soon as we saw that it was cruising in the Caribbean we booked a cabin. The hurricanes in late 2017 meant our itinerary had to change but this meant we had an opportunity to visit smaller islands that we had not visited before…and what a treat that was! Mayreau was a little-unspoilt gem, with a beautiful ‘desert island’ beach, we had a lovely time on the railway and catamaran excursion at St Kitts and enjoyed exploring the coastal walkway when we called at Bequai. We understand the two tiny Grenadine islands cannot be visited by larger ships so we were so delighted they were included in our cruise. The French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe gave us a different perspective on the Islands of the Caribbean and we loved the ‘Paradise’ trip to Basse-Terre. It was also lovely to go back to islands we have visited on other cruises and to find new things to explore on Grenada, St Lucia and Barbados.
Sometime before we sailed we heard that this was to be the last outing for Adonia under the P&O flag as it is joining its sister ships with Azamara. Sadly the ship was clearly on wind down, staff were preparing to move to different ships in the fleet, some of the entertainment guests were not up to the standard we expect from P&O, the decor was looking a little tired, the shops closed a few days before we reached Barbados and some beer and wine stocks ran out in the last couple of days! On the plus side there was a brilliant deck party to celebrate Adonia’s seven years with P&O and the small ship was as friendly as ever. We will miss Adonia as we are unlikely to choose a cruise on the largest P&O ships, including the two new ones currently being built. Goodbye Adonia and bon voyage with Azamara.

By Pat on 20 March 2018

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