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Post by david63 » 06 Jun 2019, 08:10

So all of the Adonia/Fathom operation now appears to have been a waste of time https://cruiseline.com/advice/what-s-ho ... es-to-cuba


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Post by Ray B » 06 Jun 2019, 18:24

Will that mean that P & O gets it back, or is the future mega big ships?

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Post by towny44 » 06 Jun 2019, 19:05

Ray B wrote:
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Will that mean that P & O gets it back, or is the future mega big ships?
They did get it back and sold it to Azamara.
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Post by Ray B » 07 Jun 2019, 07:45

Indeed they did. Forgot adout that bit.


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Post by Quizzical Bob » 11 Jun 2019, 12:52

david63 wrote:
06 Jun 2019, 08:10
So all of the Adonia/Fathom operation now appears to have been a waste of time https://cruiseline.com/advice/what-s-ho ... es-to-cuba
That was only ever a short-term operation. We were on one of the last cruises just before the Adonia/Fathom operation started and the gerneral view that it was a political decision for some reason by Carnival to build up some goodwill, get some sort of tax break or something.

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Post by david63 » 11 Jun 2019, 16:10

Quizzical Bob wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 12:52
the gerneral view that it was a political decision for some reason by Carnival to build up some goodwill, get some sort of tax break or something.
I thought it was more to do with gaining access to Cuba for the "proper" cruise ships.

But whatever the reason it all seems to have been a waste of time.

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Post by Manoverboard » 11 Jun 2019, 16:22

…. and a waste of a ship, our favourite as it happens :thumbdown:

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Post by david63 » 11 Jun 2019, 16:23

Manoverboard wrote:
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…. and a waste of a ship, our favourite as it happens :thumbdown:
Can't disagree there - although I suspect that she was destined to go sooner rather than later!

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Post by Manoverboard » 11 Jun 2019, 17:35

david63 wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 16:23
Manoverboard wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 16:22
…. and a waste of a ship, our favourite as it happens :thumbdown:
Can't disagree there - although I suspect that she was destined to go sooner rather than later!
As are all ( P&O ) ships in the fullness of time of course but I dare say we could have fitted in a few extra cruises on Adonia had she stayed put.

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Post by david63 » 11 Jun 2019, 18:57

Manoverboard wrote:
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we could have fitted in a few extra cruises on Adonia had she stayed put.
You wouldn't have had much of a cruise if she had "stayed put" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by towny44 » 12 Jun 2019, 10:10

Manoverboard wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 17:35
david63 wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 16:23
Manoverboard wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 16:22
…. and a waste of a ship, our favourite as it happens :thumbdown:
Can't disagree there - although I suspect that she was destined to go sooner rather than later!
As are all ( P&O ) ships in the fullness of time of course but I dare say we could have fitted in a few extra cruises on Adonia had she stayed put.
You can still sail on her as Azamara Pursuit, but you will have to pay Azamara prices Moby, and Azamara also have two of Adonia's sister ships in Quest and Journey for you to enjoy.
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Re: Cuba Ban

Post by Manoverboard » 12 Jun 2019, 10:30

towny44 wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 10:10
Manoverboard wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 17:35
david63 wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 16:23

Can't disagree there - although I suspect that she was destined to go sooner rather than later!
As are all ( P&O ) ships in the fullness of time of course but I dare say we could have fitted in a few extra cruises on Adonia had she stayed put.
You can still sail on her as Azamara Pursuit, but you will have to pay Azamara prices Moby, and Azamara also have two of Adonia's sister ships in Quest and Journey for you to enjoy.
That is very true …. but not out of Southampton as far as I am aware. Flying is out and in any event there seem to be too many insurance complications so basically we don't bother cruising any more. :cry:

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Post by Manoverboard » 12 Jun 2019, 10:33

david63 wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 18:57
Manoverboard wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 17:35
we could have fitted in a few extra cruises on Adonia had she stayed put.
You wouldn't have had much of a cruise if she had "stayed put" :lol: :lol: :lol:
You may recall that the best cruise we ever had on Adonia was when she ' stayed put ' during her ' Naming Do ' :D


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Post by Midlandslass » 12 Jun 2019, 11:44

Carnival were never prepared to put money into maintenance.
I was lucky to see Pursuit after she had had a multi million £ makeover.
She looked wonderful.
Carnival did the same with Artemis and again Artania looked wonderful after a makeover.
Pile them high and sell them cheap should be their motto.


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Re: Cuba Ban

Post by Quizzical Bob » 12 Jun 2019, 13:57

towny44 wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 10:10
You can still sail on her as Azamara Pursuit, but you will have to pay Azamara prices Moby, and Azamara also have two of Adonia's sister ships in Quest and Journey for you to enjoy.
Pacific Princess is also the same class and is also expensive. Oceania Cruises have four of the same class, Insignia, Nautica, Regatta and Serena.

We loved this Adonia too :(
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