Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Dame Shirley Bassey To Name P&O's Adonia

Dame Shirley Bassey is to be Godmother to Adonia, the latest addition to the P&O Cruises fleet. Dame Shirley will name the stylish ship in a glittering ceremony in Southampton on Saturday May 21.

Adonia is considerably smaller than the larger ships of today. Carrying just 710 passengers, the ship will be able to reach off-the-beaten-track ports of call, yet is big enough to provide an extensive range of onboard facilities. Exclusively for adults, she will offer an atmosphere that is intimate and refined.

The main restaurant will be the Pacific Restaurant and there will be two further Select dining venues, Italian-styled Sorrento and a steakhouse and grill. There will also be a buffet restaurant, with some al fresco dining, and a barbecue area out on the Lido deck.

For entertainment, Adonia will have eight bars, including P&O Cruises signature Crow’s Nest observation lounge; Anderson's, the familiar club-style lounge bar; and Raffles, which will also offer a coffee shop menu throughout the day with pastries, chocolates, hot drinks and afternoon tea. There is also a traditional library with fireplace and views on three sides.

Another feature will be The Curzon Lounge, where passengers can enjoy a drink with a sea view during the day and, by night, enjoy a performance by the Headliners theatre company, concerts, dancing or after-dinner speakers.

There will be the signature Oasis Spa, offering a range of treatments and therapies such as hot stone massages and body scrubs, Aromatherapy, and reflexology. There is also a well-equipped gym with panoramic sea views.

Adonia’s well appointed cabins will feature Egyptian cotton linen and tea and coffee-making facilities (so popular with British passengers), while more than 75 per cent of the cabins will have a private balcony.

For more information, visit P&O Cruises or, for great deals, check with the UK's leading specialist cruise agents of The Cruise Line Ltd