Who’s ready for the new Adonia?

//Who’s ready for the new Adonia?

bonneville.jpgP&O finally got their hands on their newest ship this week and after a few days’ work in a shipyard in the Bahamas, Royal Princess will be transformed into Adonia.
Two weeks from today (May 21) Dame Shirley Bassey will crack a bottle of pink English sparkling wine to officially christen the 700-passenger vessel. She will be assisted by Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville, fresh from his appearance as swashbuckling pirate captain John Avery (above right with Matt Smith) in tonight’s episode of Dr Who: The Curse of the Black Spot.
Adonia, smallest ship in the P&O fleet and for adults only, will become the company’s “pathfinder” ship, able to visit smaller ports off the beaten track.
Shirley Bassey, who sang on board Queen Mary 2’s maiden voyage in 2004, will not be joining passengers on Adonia’s inaugural 16-night cruise to the Mediterranean. But she has promised that when the ship arrives in Monte Carlo for the first time on November 6 she will be standing on the balcony of her home to welcome it into port.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:08+00:00 7 May 2011|Cruise News|0 Comments

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