We were lucky to be invited to visit Adonia Sunday 22nd May. Would we like it?
FIrst impressions... how small she is... we have never been on a small ship before.. smallest being Oriana etc.
What a surprise then to find what splendid ' hotel ' at sea. If you like dark wood rich fabrics and plush sofas.. she could be for you... It had the feeling of a luxurious country house hotel..
Every area had plenty of seating.. and remembering she holds 710 passangers I would doubt any where would ever get crowded.
SHe lacks a wrap around prom deck but does have a jogging track up on the top deck which I expect will fast become a walking track 14.5 times around for a mile.
No casino.. disco.. pub.. or cinama... but for us 3 out of 4 of these we dont use... so we could manage without a cinama..
No theatre but a lovely large show lounge with large stage.Again plenty of seating in here , also this is where the dance floor is and it seemed very large so Im sure the dancers will be happy with that.
There is two alturnative dining resturnants and the self serve consertatory was spacious and even had an outside seating area..
The library was a surprise as its massive.. with views acorss the deck and pool and plenty of comfy seating to be had.. the PC's were located in here as well.
DOwn side was the cabins seemed small !! but in scale with a small ship... the balconies seemed small but again compared to Azura where we had a massive balcony again small ship small balcony.. BUT the bathrooms were tiny... and there seemed to be less wardrobes than oriana/ Aurora.. so dont bring too much !!
For some reason the hair dryer is over the loo !! but as the bathroom is tiny you could lean towards the mirror to do your hair.. but they are the sort you get in swimming pools and not the best for styling your hair for a night out.
We had a lovely lunch in Sorrento.. the Italian style resturnant.. which was lovley and bright and very white in decor,
Would we sail on her?
Yes... as the fewer passangers mean less queueing getting on and off... and you can visit different ports on her that only the smaller ships reach.
If you like the idea of a hotel at sea...it could be for you.