Adonia tips and hints

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#1
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A friend is cruising for the first time ever, on Adonia, in a couple of weeks, calling at Bilbao, Bordeaux (overnight) and Guernsey.
I have given her some advice but can't help re Adonia as I've never cruised on her, nor on an adult-only ship. I've directed her to this website, but do OPs have any special tips about the ship or advice about the ports I can pass on to her? Thanks
#2
Devon, UK
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Joined Aug 2005
I love Adonia and the last time we went up the river to Bordeaux on her, it was wonderful. Right in the heart of the city. Hop on bus if they want. Easy to explore.
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#3
Batehaven, Australia
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Originally posted by groovechick
A friend is cruising for the first time ever, on Adonia, in a couple of weeks, calling at Bilbao, Bordeaux (overnight) and Guernsey.
I have given her some advice but can't help re Adonia as I've never cruised on her, nor on an adult-only ship. I've directed her to this website, but do OPs have any special tips about the ship or advice about the ports I can pass on to her? Thanks
A lot on P&O Website re Adonia, facilities etc. Also information on ports/shorex on website. A lot of info on Cruise Critic too re ports, check out 'Ports of Call - Europe.'.
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#5
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Thank you Les. I'd already advised her that the best thing was to read the info on P&O's website, then have a look here for "real life" info.
Because she knows I've cruised a few times she was hoping I would be able to give her chapter and verse/insider tips, but I can't because I've never sailed on Adonia or been to her ports of call, apart from Guernsey on a land holiday.
#6
Oxfordshire
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Joined Jun 2016
Adonia is a wonderful little ship!
She has no Theatre or Casino - both of which you probably already know. She doesn't have Freedom Dining as she only has one MDR.
She now only has one select dining venue - Ocean Grill - as Sorrento has been changed into The Glass House. She doesn't have a wrap around prom deck, but there are two areas of deck either side of where Andersons Bar is. The Crow's Nest is gorgeous, as is Andersons Bar.
We've been on her twice, and are about to go on her again on the 4th August. She's got a different atmosphere to the other ships as she's so small. We found it very relaxed and friendly, and the staff seemed very happy.
I'm sure you're friend will enjoy her.

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#7
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Thank you Cruise Puss. She has no idea what to expect and is a little nervous. She's quite particular, but her husband is very easy going. I hope they will enjoy it, as we've extolled the delights of cruising to them for some years now!
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Oxfordshire
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Originally posted by groovechick
Thank you Cruise Puss. She has no idea what to expect and is a little nervous. She's quite particular, but her husband is very easy going. I hope they will enjoy it, as we've extolled the delights of cruising to them for some years now!
I'm sure it'll be fine.

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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