MV Adonia

The Adonia leaves the port of Southampton, 2011

  • R Eight
  • Minerva II
  • Royal Princess

Lloyd 's Register of Shipping

IMO no. 9210220

The Adonia is a cruise ship in the British shipping company P & O Cruises.

It was originally built under the name R Eight as the last ship of the R-Class for Renaissance Cruises. 2001 the ship was put into service, but only a few months later again offered by the insolvency of the shipping company for sale and placed in Marseille. Only in 2003 the ship was sold to the British shipping company Swan Hellenic and provided as Minerva II in service. On 7 April 2007 she made ​​her last voyage under that name and was then sold as Royal Princess of Princess Cruises. On 21 May 2011, the ship was eventually sold to its current operator P & O Cruises and renamed in a ceremony by Shirley Bassey in Adonia.


On 18 June 2009 broke during a cruise off the coast of Egypt in the engine room of the Royal Princess from a fire. She had to return to repair in the harbor of Port Said. On March 18, 2013, two passengers of the Adonia were during a land transfer in the port of Bridgetown shot and had to be treated at the local hospital. Presumably, the perpetrators were the robbers who wanted to rob the tourists.