21 June 2017
Adonia is currently sailing her first voyage for P&O Cruises since 2016, after being returned following a spell in the Caribbean under the Fathom brand.
The vessel is on an eight-day round-trip Western Europe cruise from Southampton and will call in Guernsey on Tuesday.
Adonia docked at the UK’s Portland Port on June 14, after a sailing without passengers from Miami under the Fathom brand.
Fathom was launched in 2015 by Carnival Corp. & plc to introduce a new category of purpose-driven travel, sailing to the Dominican Republic for social impact experiences and to Cuba for people-to-people experiences.
Adonia is the smallest of the P&O Cruise ships, carrying 710 passengers, and offers an adult-only cruise experience.
Tom Driscoll, on-board product delivery director for Carnival UK, commented, ‘As Adonia made her way back to Southampton, we docked in Portland Port, a new port for her and P&O Cruises, to conduct her rebranding work. The team there worked very hard to ensure we had a seamless operation over our two-day call.’
Two local contractors, Quest Marine Ltd and Paisley Plant Hire, supported the operation throughout, helping to complete the works on time.
Ian McQuade, gm commercial at Portland Port, added, ‘We were delighted to welcome Adonia. She is the first Carnival UK ship to visit Portland Port,’ which has over 2,000 metres of berths and 11.6mtr depth at the deepest alongside berth.