P&O Cruises is introducing a ship to its fleet that will accommodate just 710 passengers and will be able to visit the “off the beaten track” destinations that are inaccessible to some of the bigger ships of today.

 The new ship will be named Adonia and will join the fleet in May 2011, to become the smallest of P&O Cruises seven ships.


Along with Arcadia she will be an adult only ship. Built in 2001, more than three-quarters of her 355 well-appointed cabins have balconies.

P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow said: “I am delighted to announce this great news in response to our passengers’ comments to me that some prefer smaller ships. The addition of Adonia will deliver an elegant and welcoming ship with real small ship charm. She will offer a truly intimate and traditional cruise experience, yet with all the comforts you would expect from a modern vessel. With this size of ship our passengers will be able to get to know their fellow cruisers and crew easily as they travel to some of the most intriguing destinations on the map.

“Whilst larger ships have their own appeal, with the spectrum of bars, dining and entertainment choices they can offer, others really enjoy a smaller ship, with its more intimate ambience. No other cruise line offers this breadth of choice specifically for the British cruiser.” Adonia's itineraries and fares will be announced in Spring 2010.

For more information see www.pocruises.co.uk.

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