P&O Cruises will welcome small ship Adonia back into the fleet in 2017 with a range of attractive cruises taking in off the beaten track ports of call across Europe, the Mediterranean, Iceland, eastern Atlantic Islands and the Caribbean.
Adonia’s first cruise following the return to P&O Cruises will be a seven night round-trip tour of Europe’s west coast on June 16 2017 (Cruise D708P), taking in the pretty ports of Bordeaux, St Peter Port and Honfleur.
Following that, a 14-night Iceland cruise (Cruise D709P), on June 23 will first take in Ireland’s largest fishing port of Killybegs before sailing to Reykjavik and through the Icelandic fjords, with an opportunity to experience ‘The Home of the Viking Kings’ for cruise stops in Isafjordur and Heimaey. The cruise will then sail to Klaksvik in the Faroe Islands; Portree on Skye and Londonderry.
Adonia will then embark on a European summer cruise schedule taking in western Europe, the western Mediterranean, the British Isles, the Iberian Atlantic coast and the Atlantic Islands; before a trans-Atlantic sailing to the Caribbean and a six-month stay for winter cruise itineraries around the Caribbean.
Among the unusual ports of call for Adonia are:
- A river transit and overnight call at Bordeaux, one of the world’s major wine capitals
- A river transit into Seville, the capital of Andalusia
- A call at Portofino, a pretty fishing village on the Italian Riviera known for its pastel-coloured houses and picturesque harbour
- A maiden call to Puerto Banus near Marbella in Spain, a city awash with super yachts and beautiful beaches
- A visit to the dramatic island of Heimaey off Iceland’s south coast, which is dominated by the two volcanoes Helgafell and Eldfell
The summer programme will also include a selection of ports with accessible UNESCO sites for guests with an interest in heritage sites which include:
- Þingvellir National Park in Iceland (from Reykjavik)
- La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia (from Valencia)
- The remarkable monumental complex in the heart of Seville, the Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias (from Seville)
Highlights of the programme include:
- A 14-night British Isles cruise (Cruise D711P) on July 14 during which Adonia will visit perennial favourites such as Belfast, Greenock, Portree, Liverpool, Dublin and St Peter Port as well as quirkier ports such as Killybegs in County Donegal, Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands and the tiny settlement of Scrabster on Thurso Bay in Caithness.
- A 15-night Atlantic Coast Iberia cruise (Cruise D717P) on September 17 taking guests to a selection of fabulous Spanish ports such as Seville, Puerto Banus, Valencia, Ciudadela and La Coruna as well as Praia da Rocha on the Algarve and Gibraltar.
- A selection of 21-night Transatlantic and 14-night Caribbean fly cruises featuring some of the most intriguing islands in the Caribbean. There is also the option to travel beyond the Caribbean and experience the Amazon.