Having read the reviews by edinburgher and galazio we felt that we should add our opinion of the ship Adonia, "a tired lady of faded grandeur but retaining some of her former elegance"! prehaps this description could also be applied to some of the Ladies on board? outside also needs painting there was rust showing, we have sailed on her previously when she was named the Royal Princess with Princess Cruises and was then, a much more lively ship, due to the younger age group.
We made general observations while on board, but certainly nothing as detailed as galazio has submitted, was there a notebook being used? However we did agree with some of what was reported, ie the steaks in the Pacific restaurant,the same old,same old, regarding the daily choices in the Conservatory,we did use the
speciality restaurants a couple of times, and although some crew were using a nearby table,we did not find this objectionable,they were out of uniform and was not at all like staff canteen!
our cabin steward was very friendly and looked after our cabin very well,in fact we found all of the staff to be friendly,and did not witness anything untoward regarding the cleanliness of any of the public areas.
we did enjoy the talks and found the ones on excursions to be helpful, some of the entertainment and activities were also to our liking - obviously our experience was on a much more positve note.
Galazio mentioned racism, we experienced that, I am from Scotland,and it was directed at me by our fellow diners,who were English,(as is my husband) so a change of table on the second night was an absolute must,thankfully with nice English people !
We chose the Adonia because of the specific countries we wanted to visit, we had previously sailed on the Azura, and we do prefer the bigger ship,+ the freedom dining!