P&O Cruises have confirmed that Adonia will be leaving the fleet next year and has signed contracts to sell Adonia to Azamara Club Cruises.
The sale will be completed in March 2018 and Adonia’s last cruise as a P&O Cruises ship will be D804 leaving Barbados on February 23 and ending in Barbados on March 9, 2018.
The 30,000-ton ship will join the upmarket Azamara fleet in March 2018.
Adonia will be renamed Azamara Pursuit and will join two similar-sized ships – Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. The 704-passenger ship will undergo refurbishment before Azamara takes delivery. Information about deployment and itineraries will be released in October.
P&O Cruises SVP Paul Ludlow said: “During her time with us Adonia has captured the hearts of many thousands of P&O Cruises guests.
“She has ventured into new ports of call around the globe and has negotiated Icelandic Fjords, European rivers and Caribbean coves. We will ensure that these discovery itineraries are continued on other ships in the fleet.
“With almost six months until Adonia leaves the fleet, we will ensure that each of the cruises in her final season with us are extra special and celebratory.”
All of those with affected bookings will be notified in the coming days directly and advised on available options.