While any chance to cruise to Norway’s fjords is a trip worth taking, one aspect of this voyage that piqued my curiosity was the ship itself. Adonia is the latest ship to join the P&O fleet – and notice, I didn’t say newest.
Formerly under sail for Princess Cruises, Adonia joined P&O this past May. An adult-only vessel, which is particularly nice at this time of year, which is the height of the family holiday season, it’s got a number of things going for it, such as:
Carrying just 710 passengers, it’s small enough to offer an intimate cruise experience and yet large enough to have a full-fledged spa, variety of alternative restaurant venues, and range of bars and lounges.
Quite a contrast to the newer ships entering the British market – with their flashy décor, raucous entertainment and family-friendly ambience – Adonia marks a return to a more genteel style of cruising.
Its small size means that the ship can sail far from the madding crowds. Some of the ports we’re visiting on this cruise, such as Skjolden, Bodo, and Alta, are so off the mainstream cruisiing menu I have barely been able to find any information about them, and I couldn’t resist the call at Honningsvag — and a chance to visit the very top of Europe, the North Cape.
Best of all, it looks like Cruise Critic members who’ve already had the chance to sail on Adonia are liking what they’re seeing. I loved this comment from Elaine Tavner’s “First cruise since the Dunera in 1966!,” member review:
“After years of being snootily cruise-averse since “hair shirt” schools cruise in the 60s, we took the plunge to celebrate our 60th birthdays…. On the whole…we would warmly recommend Adonia and are already looking at the brochures and dreaming….”
Join us on our week-long journey through the Norwegian fjords on P&O’s Adonia.
What are members saying about Adonia?
Learn more about cruising in Northern Europe, including the magical fjords of Norway.