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History of the Ship

P & O Adonia was originally built by Renaissance Cruise Line in 2001 and known as R8.  In 2003 Renaissance Cruises filed for bankruptcy protection and the ship was laid up in Marseille, France.  Swan Hellenic purchased the ship in 2003 and operated her
as Minerva II. 

In April of 2007 the owners of the Cruise Line, Carnival PLC transferred the ship to another of it's holdings, Princess Cruises and she was renamed Royal Princess.  Being a smaller ship with a very intimate cruise experience she filled a niche with the cruise line. 

After a devasting fire broke out in the engine room outside of Port Said, Egypt she was laid up awaiting a full assessment of the damage.  In 2009 she was transferred to P & O Cruises fleet entering service there in 2011 as Adonia. She has sailed in the P & O fleet successfully ever since.
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Adonia Quick Facts:
  Year built: 2001
Renaissance R8
P&O Minerva II
Royal Princess
Chantiers de l'Atlantique
Nazaire, France
Registry: British
GRT: 30,277  tons
Length: 593 feet
Beam: 83 feet
Public Decks: 9
Passengers: 710
Crew: 370
Space Ratio: 43