Adonia - is she going again?

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#1
Milton Keynes, UK
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Adonia
Just downloaded the new P&O brochure (to Oct 2019) and see that there are np Adonia cruises listed after the 23rd Feb 2018 sailing - D804. A slip up or is she going to another line again? Cruises are shown on the P&O website up to Mar 2019 but nothing later.
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#2
United Kingdom
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Joined Mar 2015
Perhaps her itinerary post March 2019 hasn't been finalised yet? I'm on her March 2019 repositioning cruise back from the Caribbean, so they'd better not sell or loan her prior to that!
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#3
Milton Keynes, UK
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Just had this back from P&O:

Hi Jon, we are finalising Adonia's whole programme for next year and an update will be provided over the coming weeks.



jh1809 - looks a bit suspicious to me. If she is going, just hope they let people know asap. I had family who were due to sail on her when they transferred her to Fathom and they were unable to find anything else suitable.
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Ventura - Iberia - 9th Dec 17
Ventura - N803 - Caribbean & USA - 5th Feb 18
Azura - A815 - Baltic - 9th June 18
Arcadia - J814 - Italy, France & Spain - 3rd Oct 18

Ventura - N903 - Caribbean & USA - 5th Feb 19
Queen Elizabeth - Q915A - Japan & Alaska - 5th May 2019
Arcadia - J916 - Adriatic - 10th October 2019


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Nile - RA2, MISR Serenade, MISR Rhapsody, Prince Abbas
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#4
United Kingdom
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Joined Mar 2015
It's odd that they should say "we are finalising Adonia's whole programme for next year". Surely her programme for next year already is finalised. Or did they mean 2019 when they said "next year"?
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#5
Oxfordshire
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Joined Jun 2016
They mean 2019 - we asked as well.

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Previous Cruises:- Seabourn Goddess II - Aug 2001 Aurora - Oct 2001 Oriana - Nov 2001 Hebridean Spirit - June 2002 Hebridean Spirit - Oct 2002 Seabourn Legend - July 2003 Seabourn Pride - Aug 2003 Adonia (Old one) - July 2004 Hebridean Spirit - Oct 2004 Aurora - Nov 2005 Aurora - Aug 2006 Arcadia - June 2007 QM2 - May 2008 Arcadia - June 2009 Arcadia - Nov 2009 Azura - April 2010 Azura - July 2011 Azura - Aug 2012 Arcadia - Oct 2012 Oceana - July 2013 Adonia - Aug 2013 Arcadia - June 2014 Adonia - Aug 2014 Arcadia - Dec 2014 Arcadia - July 2015 (2 cruises back to back) Britannia - Sept 2015 Aurora - Dec 2015 Oceana - March 2016 Britannia - July 2016
#6
UK
235 Posts
Joined Jun 2015
It may be that she came back unexpectedly, and P&O are still finalising, i.e confirming some port bookings, as I believe ports are booked years in advance. (That's why I get frustrated when P&O swap ports at no notice as they should have had it planned!)
#7
Oxfordshire
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Joined Jun 2016
Originally posted by Goosebear Mum
It may be that she came back unexpectedly, and P&O are still finalising, i.e confirming some port bookings, as I believe ports are booked years in advance. (That's why I get frustrated when P&O swap ports at no notice as they should have had it planned!)
Ports are indeed booked years in advance, 2-3 to be precise. A high ranking Officer told us this a few years back.

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Previous Cruises:- Seabourn Goddess II - Aug 2001 Aurora - Oct 2001 Oriana - Nov 2001 Hebridean Spirit - June 2002 Hebridean Spirit - Oct 2002 Seabourn Legend - July 2003 Seabourn Pride - Aug 2003 Adonia (Old one) - July 2004 Hebridean Spirit - Oct 2004 Aurora - Nov 2005 Aurora - Aug 2006 Arcadia - June 2007 QM2 - May 2008 Arcadia - June 2009 Arcadia - Nov 2009 Azura - April 2010 Azura - July 2011 Azura - Aug 2012 Arcadia - Oct 2012 Oceana - July 2013 Adonia - Aug 2013 Arcadia - June 2014 Adonia - Aug 2014 Arcadia - Dec 2014 Arcadia - July 2015 (2 cruises back to back) Britannia - Sept 2015 Aurora - Dec 2015 Oceana - March 2016 Britannia - July 2016
#8
Sunderland England
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Joined Dec 2016
Originally posted by cruiser1955
Adonia
Just downloaded the new P&O brochure (to Oct 2019) and see that there are np Adonia cruises listed after the 23rd Feb 2018 sailing - D804. A slip up or is she going to another line again? Cruises are shown on the P&O website up to Mar 2019 but nothing later.
Just got the brochure in the post today, January 2018- October 2019 and yes it only shows a few Caribbean cruises for Adonia till February 23.

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#9
Cornwall
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Joined Jan 2014
Well here's a thing for you to consider. The Adonia cruises in the new brochure do not go beyond the Caribbean next year. Yet we booked a suite on Adonia for September 2018 in January 2017 whilst on board Ventura.

So having read that P&O are still planning the itinerary for "next year" we became concerned (after all we were on the penultimate cruise before she went over to fathom and we both remember how they cancelled the "final" cruise which would have been the TA repositioning cruise back to the UK.)

So looking up 2018 cruises on the website they are all there, ours included. Why then cannot P&O be honest and publish the 2018 cruises and fill the 2019 ones in later? Or maybe we will be the unhappy recipients of a cancellation in the near future. I do sincerely hope this is not the case as the itinerary for our cruise is very good, including going up the river to Seville!

We will not be happy bunny's if they start cancelling Adonia cruises.

Peter and Jenny
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#10
Oxfordshire
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Joined Jun 2016
Well apparently she is down to have a refit in 2019 so I don't think they are planning to get rid of her - I think uproar would ensue!

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Previous Cruises:- Seabourn Goddess II - Aug 2001 Aurora - Oct 2001 Oriana - Nov 2001 Hebridean Spirit - June 2002 Hebridean Spirit - Oct 2002 Seabourn Legend - July 2003 Seabourn Pride - Aug 2003 Adonia (Old one) - July 2004 Hebridean Spirit - Oct 2004 Aurora - Nov 2005 Aurora - Aug 2006 Arcadia - June 2007 QM2 - May 2008 Arcadia - June 2009 Arcadia - Nov 2009 Azura - April 2010 Azura - July 2011 Azura - Aug 2012 Arcadia - Oct 2012 Oceana - July 2013 Adonia - Aug 2013 Arcadia - June 2014 Adonia - Aug 2014 Arcadia - Dec 2014 Arcadia - July 2015 (2 cruises back to back) Britannia - Sept 2015 Aurora - Dec 2015 Oceana - March 2016 Britannia - July 2016
#11
Cambridge
567 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by Cruise Puss
Well apparently she is down to have a refit in 2019 so I don't think they are planning to get rid of her - I think uproar would ensue!

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We were on her in late 2015 when they started the last refit. Wondered why all the Carnival suits came aboard in Port Canaveral
#12
Cornwall
172 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
Refit in 2019?? Where exactly did that piece of news come from. I wasn't aware that they advertised when refits would happen until just before they do.

Lets not forget that they will be introducing another, bigger ship in the not too distant future so perhaps that will be the time to let the smallest one go in just the same way that RCI has just sold its last medium class ship to Thompson.

I sincerely hope not but I do find it very odd that they claim not to have the itinerary's for next year (2018) when clearly they have.
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#13
Stoke on Trent
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Joined Oct 2012
Originally posted by Zombatar

I sincerely hope not but I do find it very odd that they claim not to have the itinerary's for next year (2018) when clearly they have.
Adonia cruises for the whole of 2018 are on the P&O website finishing with the repositioning cruise back from Caribbean in March 2019.
#14
Batehaven, Australia
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Joined Mar 2006
I hope Adonia is sailing next year, booked D812/813 B2B and booked my airfares.
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#15
Scotland
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Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by sueandphil
We were on her in late 2015 when they started the last refit. Wondered why all the Carnival suits came aboard in Port Canaveral
Hi Phil, as you know we are on Adonia now. Asked why our Oct 2018 cruise was missing from new brochure❓
told that we would receive word within the next two weeks to confirm our cruise on Adonia is being cancelled or not. Adonia lovely little ship we are enjoying our cruise. Speak to you soon. Pat.
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#16
United Kingdom
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Joined Mar 2015
Originally posted by HELEN HENRY
Hi Phil, as you know we are on Adonia now. Asked why our Oct 2018 cruise was missing from new brochure❓
told that we would receive word within the next two weeks to confirm our cruise on Adonia is being cancelled or not. Adonia lovely little ship we are enjoying our cruise. Speak to you soon. Pat.
Eek! That's worrying, suggesting that there is a real possibility that P&O may be losing her after the 2017-8 winter season. As one who has not just one but two cruises booked on her subsequent to that, I'm now feeling very nervous.

In two weeks time, I'll be away on a cruise on Arcadia, so if they send a notification of a cancellation by snail mail I won't see it till I get home. I hope hat won't mean I'll miss out on any time-limited "sweetener" that P&O may offer to cushion the blow.
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#17
Oxfordshire
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Joined Jun 2016
Originally posted by Zombatar
Refit in 2019?? Where exactly did that piece of news come from. I wasn't aware that they advertised when refits would happen until just before they do.

Lets not forget that they will be introducing another, bigger ship in the not too distant future so perhaps that will be the time to let the smallest one go in just the same way that RCI has just sold its last medium class ship to Thompson.

I sincerely hope not but I do find it very odd that they claim not to have the itinerary's for next year (2018) when clearly they have.
All refits are advertised on the P&O website.

They aren't saying they don't have itineraries for 2018.

The itineraries they don't, as yet, have are for 2019.
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Previous Cruises:- Seabourn Goddess II - Aug 2001 Aurora - Oct 2001 Oriana - Nov 2001 Hebridean Spirit - June 2002 Hebridean Spirit - Oct 2002 Seabourn Legend - July 2003 Seabourn Pride - Aug 2003 Adonia (Old one) - July 2004 Hebridean Spirit - Oct 2004 Aurora - Nov 2005 Aurora - Aug 2006 Arcadia - June 2007 QM2 - May 2008 Arcadia - June 2009 Arcadia - Nov 2009 Azura - April 2010 Azura - July 2011 Azura - Aug 2012 Arcadia - Oct 2012 Oceana - July 2013 Adonia - Aug 2013 Arcadia - June 2014 Adonia - Aug 2014 Arcadia - Dec 2014 Arcadia - July 2015 (2 cruises back to back) Britannia - Sept 2015 Aurora - Dec 2015 Oceana - March 2016 Britannia - July 2016
#18
Sunderland England
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Joined Dec 2016
Originally posted by Zombatar
Refit in 2019?? Where exactly did that piece of news come from. I wasn't aware that they advertised when refits would happen until just before they do.

Lets not forget that they will be introducing another, bigger ship in the not too distant future so perhaps that will be the time to let the smallest one go in just the same way that RCI has just sold its last medium class ship to Thompson.

I sincerely hope not but I do find it very odd that they claim not to have the itinerary's for next year (2018) when clearly they have.
Royal Caribbean still have Majesty, Enchantment,Grandeur,Vision, Rhapsody of the same size as the Splendour and Legend that they sold to Thomson.
That said it seems to be the way of all cruise lines to be going for mega ships so i think Adonias days with P&O are numbered.

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#19
Stoke on Trent
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Joined Oct 2012
Originally posted by jh1809
Eek! That's worrying, suggesting that there is a real possibility that P&O may be losing her after the 2017-8 winter season. As one who has not just one but two cruises booked on her subsequent to that, I'm now feeling very nervous.

In two weeks time, I'll be away on a cruise on Arcadia, so if they send a notification of a cancellation by snail mail I won't see it till I get home. I hope hat won't mean I'll miss out on any time-limited "sweetener" that P&O may offer to cushion the blow.
More rumour and speculation causing alarm. This forum seems to need a 'health warning' to readers because at the moment it is awash with such stories that are presented without a shred of evidence.
#20
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
598 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Originally posted by grapau27
Royal Caribbean still have Majesty, Enchantment,Grandeur,Vision, Rhapsody of the same size as the Splendour and Legend that they sold to Thomson.
That said it seems to be the way of all cruise lines to be going for mega ships so i think Adonias days with P&O are numbered.

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I am not sure what you mean by this really. Adonia is less than half the size of any of these ships. It really is a completely different class of ship. I guess it depends whether Carnival Corporation want P&O to have a 'pathfinder' style of ship.
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