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Welcome Back Adonia

Post by david63 » 24 Nov 2016, 07:33

Looks as if Adonia is on her way home
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/busines ... 71698.html

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Post by qbman1 » 24 Nov 2016, 09:16

....and back to P&O if that is to be believed.

Where do I book......?!

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Post by Manoverboard » 24 Nov 2016, 11:42

Good plan :clap: , perhaps Arcadia will take her place :lol:

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Post by qbman1 » 24 Nov 2016, 11:45

Since they seem to think "fathom" is much in demand, I would have thought the Behemoth would be more appropriate - but then perhaps the Yanks don't like beige ?! Come to think of it, some of them wouldn't fit into the lifts !

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 24 Nov 2016, 11:49

They refer to another Carnival ship, rather than P&O. Maybe Concordia is being repainted as we speak.

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Post by david63 » 24 Nov 2016, 12:00

My take is that other Carnival brands will be offering "one off" Fathom cruises to Cuba.

Basically it is what I have said all along - this was a means for Carnival to get an exclusive foothold into cruising into Cuba

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Post by Manoverboard » 24 Nov 2016, 12:20

david63 wrote: ... Basically it is what I have said all along - this was a means for Carnival to get an exclusive foothold into cruising into Cuba
No way, it was me and Merv who predicted / speculated that particular point :angel:

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Post by qbman1 » 24 Nov 2016, 12:27

When you have finished deciding who can wee the highest, can we get back to celebrating the good news !

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Post by david63 » 24 Nov 2016, 12:46

Manoverboard wrote:it was me and Merv
On a point of order to be grammatically correct - it was Merv and I :roll:

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Post by qbman1 » 24 Nov 2016, 12:49

But I thought Moby said it was him and Merv ?!

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 24 Nov 2016, 13:11

I and a mate were given detention at infants school for seeing who could pee highest so that's all behind me now.

But on the positive, good news she's coming home. Odd timing though. Next summer. Our 2017 cruising is all sorted, and 2018 is awaiting the Princess Europe programme next week. So it'll be 2019 before we "have a window" in our hectic holiday schedule (and bank balance). And I suspect other forward planners will be the same, with the rest of P&O and Cunard's summer 2018 programme on sale weeks ago.

Perhaps there'll be come bargains?
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Post by qbman1 » 24 Nov 2016, 13:38

I'm saving myself for her !

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 24 Nov 2016, 14:00

I was but gave up


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Post by Ranchi » 24 Nov 2016, 14:05

Mervyn and Trish wrote:I and a mate were given detention at infants school for seeing who could pee highest so that's all behind me now.

But on the positive, good news she's coming home. Odd timing though. Next summer. Our 2017 cruising is all sorted, and 2018 is awaiting the Princess Europe programme next week. So it'll be 2019 before we "have a window" in our hectic holiday schedule (and bank balance). And I suspect other forward planners will be the same, with the rest of P&O and Cunard's summer 2018 programme on sale weeks ago.

Perhaps there'll be come bargains?
Wow Trish, you must have gone to an enlightened school. :-). ( just in fun.
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Post by david63 » 24 Nov 2016, 16:20

Just announced by P&O that cruises for 2017 will go on sale on December 8th

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Post by qbman1 » 24 Nov 2016, 16:27

Form an orderly queue behind me

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Post by Manoverboard » 24 Nov 2016, 16:46

.... and me :D

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 24 Nov 2016, 16:58

You can have my space. I'm already doing 28 days with P&O in 2017

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Post by Stephen » 24 Nov 2016, 17:09

qbman1 wrote:Form an orderly queue behind me

Not with your flatulence problems :sick:

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Post by Stephen » 24 Nov 2016, 17:10

Mervyn and Trish wrote:You can have my space. I'm already doing 28 days with P&O in 2017

28 days Merv :crazy: . Two weeks is enough for me.

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Post by Dancing Queen » 24 Nov 2016, 19:35

I said from day one there had to be something in this for Carnival and I think this confirms it ,, re-brand Adonia as Fathom as a means to getting a 'foothold' into Cuba and a few months on bring the rest of the Carnival fleet in and 'voila' they have a new cruise destination which no other cruise line has !! cynical .. perhaps !!!

It will be interesting to see what happens when President Trump takes up residence in the White House :roll: :eh: :silent:
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Post by qbman1 » 25 Nov 2016, 09:07

I don't think they are all at once

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Post by Manoverboard » 25 Nov 2016, 10:14

Actually ... a number of other cruise Lines can already dock in Cuba, it's only the Americans who cannot / do not.

ps ... It would be a nice touch if Adonia's visits to the Caribbean in 2017/18 were to include Cuba.

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Post by Dancing Queen » 25 Nov 2016, 11:45

I didn't realise that Moby.
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Post by qbman1 » 25 Nov 2016, 12:24

david63 wrote:Cruise details here - http://www.pocruises.com/explore/articl ... on-adonia/
Probably me being dopey, but that link just goes to the homepage


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Post by CaroleF » 25 Nov 2016, 12:25

No you're not being dopey, that's all I got too!

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Post by towny44 » 25 Nov 2016, 12:34

Adonia and her sisters are quite pretty little ships but are not very good in poor sea conditions. They also have inadequate entertainment venues and only tiny bar areas, as well as having rather poor disabled facilities,so no good for us.
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Post by Manoverboard » 25 Nov 2016, 12:45

I only got the Home Page too but yesterday it showed the summer of 2017 in the Med regions followed by mostly 14 day cruises in the Caribbean through to Feb / March 2018.

As for sea conditions she is, imo and experience, very stable unlike the blocks of flats that some enjoy ... as demonstrated by her doing cruises around the tip of South America.

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Post by david63 » 25 Nov 2016, 12:47

qbman1 wrote:
david63 wrote:Cruise details here - http://www.pocruises.com/explore/articl ... on-adonia/
Probably me being dopey, but that link just goes to the homepage
It didn't yesterday when I posted it - hate to say but it looks like the P&O IT gremlins have been at work again :o

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Post by Manoverboard » 25 Nov 2016, 12:48

Dancing Queen wrote:I didn't realise that Moby.
Have done so for many years, Fred, Voyages of Discovery and Star Clippers are but a few.

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Post by Manoverboard » 25 Nov 2016, 12:49

Out of interest what is this new ship called ' Gala ' all about that is due in 2020 ?

STOP PRESS ... she has now been renamed as ' Coming Shortly ' :lol:
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Post by qbman1 » 25 Nov 2016, 12:57

david63 wrote:
qbman1 wrote:
david63 wrote:Cruise details here - http://www.pocruises.com/explore/articl ... on-adonia/
Probably me being dopey, but that link just goes to the homepage
It didn't yesterday when I posted it - hate to say but it looks like the P&O IT gremlins have been at work again :o
Now, that's really hard to believe ! :sarcasm:

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Post by towny44 » 25 Nov 2016, 13:01

Manoverboard wrote:I only got the Home Page too but yesterday it showed the summer of 2017 in the Med regions followed by mostly 14 day cruises in the Caribbean through to Feb / March 2018.

As for sea conditions she is, imo and experience, very stable unlike the blocks of flats that some enjoy ... as demonstrated by her doing cruises around the tip of South America.

:thumbup:
Well Moby our cruise on Tahitian Princess was the only one where we have seen sick bags hanging up all around the ship.
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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 25 Nov 2016, 16:05

towny44 wrote:
Manoverboard wrote:I only got the Home Page too but yesterday it showed the summer of 2017 in the Med regions followed by mostly 14 day cruises in the Caribbean through to Feb / March 2018.

As for sea conditions she is, imo and experience, very stable unlike the blocks of flats that some enjoy ... as demonstrated by her doing cruises around the tip of South America.

:thumbup:
Well Moby our cruise on Tahitian Princess was the only one where we have seen sick bags hanging up all around the ship.
Seen that several times on ships of all sizes.

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Post by towny44 » 25 Nov 2016, 16:14

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
towny44 wrote:
Manoverboard wrote:I only got the Home Page too but yesterday it showed the summer of 2017 in the Med regions followed by mostly 14 day cruises in the Caribbean through to Feb / March 2018.

As for sea conditions she is, imo and experience, very stable unlike the blocks of flats that some enjoy ... as demonstrated by her doing cruises around the tip of South America.

:thumbup:
Well Moby our cruise on Tahitian Princess was the only one where we have seen sick bags hanging up all around the ship.
Seen that several times on ships of all sizes.
Clearly you must be more observant than me, or just plain unlucky in your choice of cruises.
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Post by qbman1 » 25 Nov 2016, 16:17

The former, I suspect. They are always out at some point during a December crossing of Biscay

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towny44 wrote:
Manoverboard wrote:I only got the Home Page too but yesterday it showed the summer of 2017 in the Med regions followed by mostly 14 day cruises in the Caribbean through to Feb / March 2018.

As for sea conditions she is, imo and experience, very stable unlike the blocks of flats that some enjoy ... as demonstrated by her doing cruises around the tip of South America.

:thumbup:
Well Moby our cruise on Tahitian Princess was the only one where we have seen sick bags hanging up all around the ship.
Have you tried ' Winter ' cruising yet ? :lol:

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Manoverboard wrote:
towny44 wrote:
Manoverboard wrote:I only got the Home Page too but yesterday it showed the summer of 2017 in the Med regions followed by mostly 14 day cruises in the Caribbean through to Feb / March 2018.

As for sea conditions she is, imo and experience, very stable unlike the blocks of flats that some enjoy ... as demonstrated by her doing cruises around the tip of South America.

:thumbup:
Well Moby our cruise on Tahitian Princess was the only one where we have seen sick bags hanging up all around the ship.
Have you tried ' Winter ' cruising yet ? :lol:
Went to the Caribbean on Ventura in January and whilst it creaked and groaned quite a lot, and the prom deck was closed because of high winds, she rode the rough seas far better than Tahitian Princess (Adonia's sister) did when we sailed from Hawaii to Tahiti a few years ago.
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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 26 Nov 2016, 15:40

towny44 wrote:
Manoverboard wrote:
towny44 wrote:
Manoverboard wrote:I only got the Home Page too but yesterday it showed the summer of 2017 in the Med regions followed by mostly 14 day cruises in the Caribbean through to Feb / March 2018.

As for sea conditions she is, imo and experience, very stable unlike the blocks of flats that some enjoy ... as demonstrated by her doing cruises around the tip of South America.

:thumbup:
Well Moby our cruise on Tahitian Princess was the only one where we have seen sick bags hanging up all around the ship.
Have you tried ' Winter ' cruising yet ? :lol:
Went to the Caribbean on Ventura in January and whilst it creaked and groaned quite a lot, and the prom deck was closed because of high winds, she rode the rough seas far better than Tahitian Princess (Adonia's sister) did when we sailed from Hawaii to Tahiti a few years ago.
Well that's good news for anyone who might be doing it in 2017. :thumbup:

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Post by Manoverboard » 27 Nov 2016, 10:39

I could tell a similar on-off tale about Azura but it proves nothing. :thumbup:

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Post by qbman1 » 28 Nov 2016, 12:28

Ocean-going ship / North Atlantic / mid-December

Hardly news, is it ?!

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Post by qbman1 » 29 Nov 2016, 10:25

Latest news on the old girl....

"Dates for your diary

7 December 2016 | 8am
Adonia’s exciting new cruise collection goes on sale to Caribbean Tier members of The Peninsular Club and above.

8 December 2016 | 8am
Adonia’s new cruise collection becomes available to all.
You can visit the website from 7 December 2016 to see the full range of new itineraries, but if you can’t wait until then here’s an overview of Adonia’s cruises for summer 2017 and winter 2017/18. We hope you’re as excited as we are!"

And here's the preliminary 2017 list.....
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Post by david63 » 29 Nov 2016, 11:21

Latest information from P&O here

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Post by Manoverboard » 29 Nov 2016, 12:01

Got an e-mail about that ... still nothing really useful though.

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Post by qbman1 » 29 Nov 2016, 12:14

They haven't even got Adonia listed as one of the ships in the fleet on the website. I suppose we shouldn't expect much, bearing in mind P&O's IT track record but this cannot have come as a total surprise to them so they should at least have had the itineraries available to view by now.


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Post by CaroleF » 30 Nov 2016, 10:31

They are abnormally slow about sorting out the website. When you go on to the section on Virtual Tours the picture that first comes up and has for ages, is of Adonia's atrium! She's gone and now come back and so it's in date again - maybe that was the thought! When you go on to a virtual tour of Aurora it still shows the library in its old position and no mention of Sindhu. Surely it wouldn't take someone that long to sort it all out! Speaking of Adonia, I read somewhere that the library is now The Glasshouse - not happy if that's the case! It was the best library in the fleet, especially now the one on Aurora has gone. They seem determined that all a library needs is a cupboard, like on Azura and Ventura - don't know what the one on Britannia is like. I'm amazed they haven't got around to changing the one on Oceana into something else, it's still a decent size.

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Post by colin parry » 30 Nov 2016, 12:35

Carol, I'm fairly sure that the Glasshouse has replaced Sorrento which I thought was an excellent venue o Adonia and one which I will miss.


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Post by colin parry » 30 Nov 2016, 12:39

On the subject of libraries, I was very disappointed with the new library on Aurora this month. It's new home in the computer room is grossly overcrowded whilst Sindhi seemed to be rarely used.

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Post by qbman1 » 30 Nov 2016, 13:25

Yes, I know the Glasshouse was planned to replace Sorrento. I would certainly prefer a GLasshouse every time but, if anything had to go, I would have ditched that dreadful Marco Pierre White place !

I think the Sindhu arrangement on Aurora is really good as it provides loads of overspill for the coffee bar during the day whereas the old library was always just full of people asleep with their mouths open and a waste of good space!

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