Azamara Pursuit

Azamara Pursuit Review and Specifications

Specifications of Azamara Pursuit

Year built 2001  /  Age : 16
Builder Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
Class Renaissance
Building cost GBP 150 million (USD 200 million)
Owner (RCCL) Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Operator Azamara Club Cruises
Speed 18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA) 181 m / 594 ft
Beam (width) 25 m / 82 ft
Gross Tonnage 30277 gt
Passengers 712 - 712
Crew 408
Passengers-to-space ratio 39
Decks 11
Cabins 355
Decks with cabins 5
Last Refurbishment 2018
Former names R Eight (Renaissance Cruises), Royal Princess, Adonia (P&O, fathom)
Christened by Shirley Bassey (P&O)

Review of Azamara Pursuit

Launched in 2001, Azamara Pursuit is the third of all three identical Azamara Cruises R-class ships - together with the fleetmates Azamara Quest and Azamara Pursuit. As "Adonia", the liner was one of the P&O UK's "adult ships" - together with Oriana and Arcadia. In the period 2016-2017, the vessel was renamed "Adonia fathom” and served Carnival Corporation's "fathom" brand with itineraries to Cuba leaving round-trip Miami.

Note: You can see all the pre-scheduled for Adonia cruise itineraries in the ship's "wiki" section below.

History - construction & ownership

Azamara Club Cruises is a subsidiary company part of Royal Caribbean Cruises. Founded in 2007 as "Azamara Cruises", the company was rebranded in 2009. Azamara ships were originally part of the R-Class vessels built for Renaissance Cruises between 1998-2001.

Azamara Pursuit cruise ship (Adonia)

The 30,277-ton, 694-passenger cruise ship Azamara Pursuit was formerly operated as "R Eight" (Renaissance Cruises, between 2001–2003), Minerva II (Swan Hellenic, 2003–2007), Royal Princess (Princess Cruises, 2007–2011) and Adonia (P&O UK, 2011-2018). Of this class (with the same design) are also the following ships in the fleets of Oceania Cruises (InsigniaNauticaRegattaSirena) and Princess Cruises (PacificOcean).

On September 26, 2017, Azamara Club Cruises (RCCL Royal Caribbean subsidiary company) announced an agreement with P&O UK (Carnival Corporation subsidiary company) to purchase the Adonia ship. The vessel's fleet transfer from PandO to Azamara was scheduled for March 2018. Following an extensive drydock refurbishment, the ship was renamed from Adonia to "Azamara Pursuit".

Cruise itinerary program

Azamara Pursuit itinerary program is based on European and South America cruises, with Transatlantic repositioning crossings. The ship's "Inaugural Cruise" for Azamara was scheduled for August 3, 2018 - a 10-night Mediterranean to UK itinerary (Barcelona to Southampton) visiting ports in Spain (Valencia, Cadiz), Portugal (Portimao, Lisbon / overnight, Porto), and Channel Islands (Guernsey).

During the maiden season in Europe, the ship had scheduled mainly Mediterranean cruises leaving from Venice, Rome and Athens. The Transatlantic cruise Europe-USA (Barcelona to Miami) was scheduled for November 6. The 14-night relocation itinerary included Gibraltar, Funchal (Madeira Island) and Hamilton (Bermuda).

Generally, Azamara Pursuit offers Mediterranean cruises during summer and South American itineraries during winter (visiting ports in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Falkland Islands).

Cabins

Most Azamara Pursuit staterooms are 175-sq.foot Balcony rooms (209). There are a total of 355 staterooms in 23 categories. The Wheelchair accessible cabins are 6. The largest are the Club World Owner Suites (560 ft2).

Dining options - Food & Drinks

For a small ship, Azamara Pursuit features plenty of options for each meal. The passengers are also encouraged to explore local cuisine when on shore. The line plans adding a complimentary tapas bar when the ship goes into dry dock in 2016. Overall, food onboard is quite good. There are rotating themes in the buffet and the tables there are spruced up at night with soft glowing orbs. The main dining room pampers with an entree salad every night.

Follows the complete list of Azamara Pursuit restaurants and food bars.

  • Discoveries Restaurant (aft Dining Room, complimentary, with waiter service; offers open seating Breakfast 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., and Dinner 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.)
  • Pool Grill (lunch-only casual dining restaurant with fast food menu, made-to-order - pizza, pasta, burgers, fries, salads; complimentary)
  • Windows Cafe (complimentary buffet restaurant; has indoor seating and portside/starboard terraces; open between 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; offers early, buffet and late breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and casual dinner)
  • Aqualina (dinner-only specialty restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine and seafood; offers free dining for Club Suite passengers; reservations recommended)
  • Prime C (dinner-only specialty restaurant with seafood and steakhouse menu; operates at surcharge, but it’s free of charge for “Club Suite” guests; outside the Prime C there is a Wine Cellar with 8000+ bottles collection; hosts the Wine Corner evening events and offers wine-tastings and private dinner arrangements).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Because the ship focuses very much on destinations, Azamara Pursuit doesn't have as many daily activities as passengers might find on mainstream cruise ships. There are a couple of trivia sessions each day and some other pastimes, such as origami and Bridge. The Cabaret Lounge is ship's cabaret space, with risers behind, as opposed to a true theater. As the ceilings are low-slung, the space feels more cramped and the type of shows offered there is limited.

Azamara Pursuit cruise ship (Adonia)

Follows the complete list of Azamara Pursuit lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Le Boutique (duty-free luxury shop for bags, gifts, brand jewelry)
  • Cabaret Lounge & Bar (theatre and main show lounge for musical and show productions, cabaret performances, comedy acts; hosts the “AzAmazing Evenings” enrichment program; serves as a nightclub in the evenings)
  • Casino Luxe (also serves as sports bar)
  • Photo Shop (photo-video services, accessories, equipment)
  • The Pursuit Shop (convenience goods store)
  • Indulgences (luxury boutique shop)
  • Mosaic Cafe (complimentary patisserie & bar; in the evening becomes a nightclub with live music - Mosaic@Night)
  • Discoveries Lounge & Bar (Martini Bar)
  • Thalassotherapy Pool (salt water pool, part of the Spa complex; with water jets; operates at surcharge)
  • Hair salon (Beauty Salon offering hair and barber services, manicure, pedicure, massages)
  • Astral Spa (wellness centre featuring Elemis Spa products and treatments)
  • Gym (starboard Fitness Room with panoramic windows and modern equipment; also hosts various complimentary group classes)
  • Acupuncture Room (serviced by NCCAOM certified acupuncturists)
  • eConnections (24-hour Internet computers room)
  • Pool area (with an outdoor swimming pool, 2 Whirlpools, poolside bar, loungers, Tennis tables; served by Grill station; hosts themed pool deck parties)
  • Sunset Bar (outdoor bar; serves the Windows Cafe terrace area)
  • Looking Glass (observation lounge & bar with panoramic windows, sculptures made of Murano glass, comfortable leather sofas; in the evenings becomes a nightclub; serves afternoon tea with sandwiches, pastries, champagne - complimentary)
  • The Drawing Room (library)
  • Sun Deck (open-air area with sunloungers)
  • Shuffleboard (Deck Games playing area)
  • Jogging/Power Walking Track.

Azamara Pursuit wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 14
  • Total number of cabins: 356 (of which 10 Suite, 248 Balcony, 24 Inside rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: Pacific Restaurant
  • Restaurants and food bars: "Conservatory" (buffet & bar), "Ocean Grill" (by Marco Pierre-White), "Sorrento" (Italian, & bar)
  • Lounges & Bars: Curzon (theater), Anderson’s, Crow’s Nest (observation), Raffles (patisserie), Sidewalk Cafe (fast food), poolside bars (Crystal).
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Internet/WiFi access, laundry/self-serve laundromats.
  • Entertainment - Oasis Spa & Fitness, Crystal pool & bar, 2 jacuzzis, Library, duty-free shops, deck games (chess, Shufflleboard, Golf Net cage).
  • Adonia cruise ship is one of the P&O Cruises adults-only ships in the fleet. This "adult" fleet also includes the ships Arcadia and Oriana.
  • By design and as part of the former Renaissance Cruises fleet, the mv Adonia ship's sister vessels are Insignia, Nautica, Regatta, Sirena, Pacific Princess, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest.
  • ms Adonia was formerly known as R Eight (Renaissance), Minerva 2 (Swan Hellenic) and Royal Princess (Princess Cruises). The vessel was built in France at the cost of GBP 150 million.
  • MV Adonia was christened in a dual christening ceremony (together with Oceana) on May 21, 2003. The ship's godmother was HRH The Princess Royal and her daughter Zara Phillips. The list of other P and O cruise ships named by British Royals includes Oriana (April 6, 1995, by HM The Queen), Aurora (April 27, 2000, by HRH The Princess Royal) and Britannia (March 10, 2015, by HM The Queen).
  • The vessel was transferred to P and O Cruises in 2009 after an engine room fire accident. It debuted for P&O UK on May 21, 2011, when was renamed and christened by the Welsh singer Shirley Bassey.
  • The R 8 ship was never operated by Renaissance Cruises since this company filed for bankruptcy in 2001. The ship was seized by the line's creditors and laid up for 2 years in Marseille. In 2003 started the ship's actual service history under the name Minerva 2 - as part of the Swan Hellenic cruise line's fleet (a Carnival brand).
  • In 2007, the ship joined Princess Cruises fleet as "Royal Princess" (link to the new ship 2013).
  • In 2011, Royal Princess was transferred to P&O UK's fleet and started operations as "mv Adonia".
  • Adonia was transferred in 2016 to the new (Carnival-owned) “fathom Cruise Line” offering 7-day Caribbean cruises from Miami to Cuba and Dominican Republic (on yearround roundtrip schedule from Florida). Adonia rejoined P&O UK in June 2017, after a year of "impact tourism" Fathom operations. The cruise liner completed its last voyage from Miami to Cuba on May 14, 2017, then entered drydock in Freeport Bahamas. The refurbishment added a wine bar (curated by TV’s Olly Smith) and a Glass House (specialty restaurant). Then the ship crossed the Atlantic Ocean (without passengers) reaching Portland on June 14 for a wash and brush-up before being welcomed back to Southampton the following day by a fire tug shooting jets of water.
  • Adonia's summer season in Europe ended in November 2017. Followed Transatlantic repositioning to Caribbean for a 6-month season of 14-night fly-cruises out of Barbados.
  • In April 2018, the ship joins Azamara Club Cruises fleet (2 sister-ships - Journey and Quest). The scheduled delivery was for March 2018, when the vessel will be renamed "Azamara Pursuit".

P&O Adonia itineraries 2017

Follows the P&O Cruises Adonia itinerary program for the rest of 2017.

03 November 2017 / 28 nights / 29 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $2400

03 Nov Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
05 Nov St Georges, Grenada
06 Nov Mayreau Island, Grenadines
08 Nov Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
09 Nov St Johns, Antigua
10 Nov Basseterre, St Kitts Island
11 Nov Fort-de-France, Martinique
14 Nov Castries, St Lucia Island
15 Nov Bequia Island, Grenadines
16 Nov - 17 Nov Bridgetown, Barbados
18 Nov Fort-de-France, Martinique
19 Nov Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
20 Nov Castries, St Lucia Island
21 Nov Scarborough, Tobago
25 Nov Santarem, Brazil Amazon
27 Nov Iles du Salut, French Guiana
29 Nov Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
30 Nov St Georges, Grenada
01 Dec Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

03 November 2017 / 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $1700

03 Nov Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
05 Nov St Georges, Grenada
06 Nov Mayreau Island, Grenadines
08 Nov Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
09 Nov St Johns, Antigua
10 Nov Basseterre, St Kitts Island
11 Nov Fort-de-France, Martinique
14 Nov Castries, St Lucia Island
15 Nov Bequia Island, Grenadines
16 Nov Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

17 November 2017 / 27 nights / 28 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $3800

17 Nov Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
18 Nov Fort-de-France, Martinique
19 Nov Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
20 Nov Castries, St Lucia Island
21 Nov Scarborough, Tobago
25 Nov Santarem, Brazil Amazon
27 Nov Iles du Salut, French Guiana
29 Nov Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
30 Nov St Georges, Grenada
01 Dec Bridgetown, Barbados
03 Dec St Georges, Grenada
04 Dec Mayreau Island, Grenadines
06 Dec Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
07 Dec St Johns, Antigua
08 Dec Basseterre, St Kitts Island
09 Dec Fort-de-France, Martinique
12 Dec Castries, St Lucia Island
13 Dec Bequia Island, Grenadines
14 Dec Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

17 November 2017 / 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $1800

17 Nov Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
18 Nov Fort-de-France, Martinique
19 Nov Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
20 Nov Castries, St Lucia Island
21 Nov Scarborough, Tobago
25 Nov Santarem, Brazil Amazon
27 Nov Iles du Salut, French Guiana
29 Nov Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
30 Nov St Georges, Grenada
01 Dec Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

01 December 2017 / 27 nights / 28 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $2900

01 Dec Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
03 Dec St Georges, Grenada
04 Dec Mayreau Island, Grenadines
06 Dec Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
07 Dec St Johns, Antigua
08 Dec Basseterre, St Kitts Island
09 Dec Fort-de-France, Martinique
12 Dec Castries, St Lucia Island
13 Dec Bequia Island, Grenadines
14 Dec - 15 Dec Bridgetown, Barbados
17 Dec Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles
18 Dec Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
19 Dec Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
21 Dec St Johns, Antigua
22 Dec Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
23 Dec Fort-de-France, Martinique
24 Dec Castries, St Lucia Island
26 Dec Mayreau Island, Grenadines
27 Dec St Georges, Grenada
28 Dec Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

01 December 2017 / 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $1000

01 Dec Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
03 Dec St Georges, Grenada
04 Dec Mayreau Island, Grenadines
06 Dec Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
07 Dec St Johns, Antigua
08 Dec Basseterre, St Kitts Island
09 Dec Fort-de-France, Martinique
12 Dec Castries, St Lucia Island
13 Dec Bequia Island, Grenadines
14 Dec Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

15 December 2017 / 27 nights / 28 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $3100

15 Dec Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
17 Dec Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles
18 Dec Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
19 Dec Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
21 Dec St Johns, Antigua
22 Dec Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
23 Dec Fort-de-France, Martinique
24 Dec Castries, St Lucia Island
26 Dec Mayreau Island, Grenadines
27 Dec St Georges, Grenada
28 Dec - 29 Dec Bridgetown, Barbados
31 Dec Mayreau Island, Grenadines
01 Jan St Georges, Grenada
03 Jan Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
04 Jan St Johns, Antigua
05 Jan Basseterre, St Kitts Island
07 Jan Fort-de-France, Martinique
09 Jan Castries, St Lucia Island
10 Jan Bequia Island, Grenadines
11 Jan Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

15 December 2017 / 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $1500

15 Dec Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
17 Dec Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles
18 Dec Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
19 Dec Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
21 Dec St Johns, Antigua
22 Dec Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
23 Dec Fort-de-France, Martinique
24 Dec Castries, St Lucia Island
26 Dec Mayreau Island, Grenadines
27 Dec St Georges, Grenada
28 Dec Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

29 December 2017 / 27 nights / 28 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $2700

29 Dec Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
31 Dec Mayreau Island, Grenadines
01 Jan St Georges, Grenada
03 Jan Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
04 Jan St Johns, Antigua
05 Jan Basseterre, St Kitts Island
07 Jan Fort-de-France, Martinique
09 Jan Castries, St Lucia Island
10 Jan Bequia Island, Grenadines
11 Jan - 12 Jan Bridgetown, Barbados
13 Jan Fort-de-France, Martinique
14 Jan Castries, St Lucia Island
15 Jan Saint Vincent Island, Kingstown, Grenadines
16 Jan Scarborough, Tobago
20 Jan Santarem, Brazil Amazon
22 Jan Iles du Salut, French Guiana
24 Jan Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
25 Jan Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

29 December 2017 / 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $1900

29 Dec Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
31 Dec Mayreau Island, Grenadines
01 Jan St Georges, Grenada
03 Jan Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
04 Jan St Johns, Antigua
05 Jan Basseterre, St Kitts Island
07 Jan Fort-de-France, Martinique
09 Jan Castries, St Lucia Island
10 Jan Bequia Island, Grenadines
11 Jan Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

P&O Adonia itineraries 2018

Follows the P&O Cruises Adonia itinerary program for 2018. The ship joins the fleet of Azamara Club Cruises in August 2018 (inaugural cruise on August 3).

12 January 2018 / 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $2300

12 Jan Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
13 Jan Fort-de-France, Martinique
14 Jan Castries, St Lucia Island
15 Jan Saint Vincent Island, Kingstown, Grenadines
16 Jan Scarborough, Tobago
20 Jan Santarem, Brazil Amazon
22 Jan Iles du Salut, French Guiana
24 Jan Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
25 Jan Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

26 January 2018 / 28 nights / 29 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $3200

26 Jan Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
28 Jan St Georges, Grenada
29 Jan Mayreau Island, Grenadines
31 Jan St Johns, Antigua
01 Feb Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
02 Feb Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
03 Feb Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI
04 Feb Basseterre, St Kitts Island
06 Feb Fort-de-France, Martinique
07 Feb Bequia Island, Grenadines
09 Feb Bridgetown, Barbados
10 Feb Fort-de-France, Martinique
11 Feb Castries, St Lucia Island
12 Feb Saint Vincent Island, Kingstown, Grenadines
13 Feb Scarborough, Tobago
17 Feb Santarem, Brazil Amazon
19 Feb Iles du Salut, French Guiana
21 Feb Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
22 Feb St Georges, Grenada
23 Feb Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

09 February 2018 / 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $2400

09 Feb Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
10 Feb Fort-de-France, Martinique
11 Feb Castries, St Lucia Island
12 Feb Saint Vincent Island, Kingstown, Grenadines
13 Feb Scarborough, Tobago
17 Feb Santarem, Brazil Amazon
19 Feb Iles du Salut, French Guiana
21 Feb Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
22 Feb St Georges, Grenada
23 Feb Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

23 February 2018 / 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Caribbean / Prices starting from $2300

23 Feb Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
25 Feb St Georges, Grenada
26 Feb Mayreau Island, Grenadines
28 Feb Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
01 Mar St Johns, Antigua
02 Mar Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
03 Mar Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI
04 Mar Basseterre, St Kitts Island
06 Mar Fort-de-France, Martinique
07 Mar Bequia Island, Grenadines
09 Mar Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

The above itinerary (booking code D804) was the last P&O UK scheduled voyage for MS Adonia. Godspeed to the new Azamara Pursuit ship!

Adonia fathom cruises to Cuba 2016-2017

In 2016, following the transfer from P&O UK to the Carnival's "fathom" cruise line, Adonia started a Caribbean year-round itinerary program leaving roundtrip from Miami Florida. The ship operated on 7-day cruises to Cuba. Another set of itineraries visited Dominican Republic.

The list of Cuban ports of call included Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba. Activities ashore were cruise-price inclusive and educational- and humanitarian themed. The daily "shore excursion" programming was 8 hours long (each day), and mandatory for all passengers. Among all Cuban tour travel activities were city walks, visiting Colimar (fishing village), private home-restaurant (paladares) lunches, meeting Cuban people, visiting local ruins, museums, schools.

  • While operating as a "fathom cruise ship", Adonia continued to be serviced by P and O Cruises. P&O UK provided the ship's management, crew and staff, all hotel services, food and drinks.
  • On March 21, 2016, the owned by Carnival Corporation Fathom cruise line officially received the Cuban government's permission to operate the itineraries to Cuba from USA. Adonia's cruise itinerary program started on May 1, 2016, with 7-day round-trips from Miami.
  • The Cuban itinerary visited as ports of call Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba. Activities ashore were cruise-price inclusive and educational- and humanitarian themed. The daily "shore excursion" programming was 8 hours long (each day), and mandatory for all passengers. Among all Cuban tour travel activities were city walks, visiting Colimar (fishing village), private home-restaurant (paladares) lunches, meeting Cuban people, visiting local ruins, museums, schools.
  • The Dominican Republic itinerary visited the port Amber Cove.
  • In October 2015, the shipowner Carnival Corporation announced the fathom cruise prices range. While operating on 7-day fathom itineraries in the Caribbean, Adonia's prices (per person) ranged from USD 970 (inside cabin, low season fare) to USD 8250 (suite accommodation, peak season fare).
  • Cheapest Adonia's Fathom cruise prices were from USD 600 pp but excluding Gov taxes, port fees, gratuities (USD 80 pp) and Cuban visas (USD 75 pp). Fully refundable USD 300 pp deposits were required 90 days before departure. Deals were inclusive of select ashore activities, lunch in Santiago de Cuba and Dominican Republic impact activities (like teaching English or laying concrete floors at local houses).
  • Fathom also offered a single cruise booking program named "Single Traveler Share". By this new program, solo travelers were matched with a suitable cabin mate to share the ship's double-occupancy staterooms without paying single supplement rates.

On June 4, 2015, P&O UK announced that Adonia will be transferred to the new brand Carnival Fathom, with maiden Cuban voyage in April 2016. In late May 2016 were announced all departure dates on the "Fathom cruise ship" '2017 cruises to Cuba and Dominican Republic. Bookings for 2017 itineraries were open on June 1, 2016. Follows the list of all scheduled for 2017 departure dates:

  • 7-day Miami to Dominican Republic itinerary (visits Amber Cove): December 4, 18 (2016), and in 2017 - January 1, 15, 29, February 12, 26, March 12, 26, April 9, 23, May 7, 21, June 4, 18, July 2, 16, 30, August 13, 27, September 10, 24, October 8, 22, November 5, 19, December 3, 17, 31 ("New Year 2017").
  • 7-day Miami to Cuba itinerary (visits Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba): Nov 27 (2016), Dec 11, 25 (2016), and in 2017 - January 8, 22, February 5, 19, March 5, 19, April 2, 16, 30, May 14, 28, June 11, 25, July 9, 23, August 6, 20, September 3, 17, October 1, 15, 29, November 12, 26, December 10, 24 ("Christmas 2017").
  • However, in late November 2016, P&O UK announced that Adonia will re-join the company's fleet in June 2017.
  • Adonia's "first" P&O cruise in 2017 was a 7-night Western European itinerary (June 16-23) roundtrip from Southampton and visiting Bordeaux France, Guernsey Channel Islands, and Honfleur France.
  • Adonia completed her last Cuban cruise from Miami on May 14, 2017. The ship then entered into drydock in Freeport Bahamas for refurbishment. Followed a Transatlantic repositioning (without passengers) to Portland Dorset (arriving June 14) for a wash and brush-up before the June 15th Southampton arrival.
  • On June 16, 2017, Adonia returned to the P&O UK fleet in Southampton, following the Fathom cruise line secondment. The Adonia Fathom service run the first USA to Cuba cruises (out of Miami) in 50 years, operating in the period beteen November 2016 and May 2017.

Adonia's last P&O cruise will be a 14-night / 15-day Barbados roundtrip itinerary (booking code D804) February 23 through March 9, 2018. Next table shows its ports of call and port dates. Prices started from USD 1900 pp (double occupancy Inside cabin rates).

23 Feb Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
25 Feb St Georges, Grenada
26 Feb Mayreau Island, Grenadines
28 Feb Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
01 Mar St Johns, Antigua
02 Mar Philipsburg, St Maarten Island
03 Mar Road Town, Tortola Island, BVI
04 Mar Basseterre, St Kitts Island
06 Mar Fort-de-France, Martinique
07 Mar Bequia Island, Grenadines
09 Mar Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

P&O Adonia cruise ship review

The 30,277-ton, 740-passenger cruise ship Adonia was the smallest in P&O UK's fleet. Adonia was named, or rather, re-named, in May 2011. The cruise vessel was actually built in 2001 as R8, the 8th in a series of ships commissioned by the now-defunct Renaissance Cruise Company. In her time, Adonia cruise ship sailed both as Minerva 2 for Swan Hellenic and Royal Princess for Princess Cruise Line.

Most Adonia staterooms were 215-ft2 Balcony cabins (248), from a total of 356 staterooms in 20 categories. The largest were the Penthouse Suites (930 ft2).

P&O Adonia's itinerary program was based on 7-day roundtrip Caribbean cruises leaving roundtrip from Bridgetown Barbados. Prior to June 2017, the ship operated on cruises to Cuba and Dominican Republic leaving roundtrip from Miami Florida (USA). During the summer season in Europe, the ship operated on Southampton roundtrips to Mediterranean, Western Europe and Iberia (Portugal and Spain). Transatlantic repositioning voyages are offered between UK and Caribbean. Also from UK, PandO offers a 14-night UK to Caribbean fly-cruise program with flights from Southampton and roundtrip cruise itineraries out of Barbados.

Adonia cruise ship (Carnival Fathom, Cuba)

The PandO ship had all 4 main dining venues. The Pacific Restaurant (aft on Promenade Deck) provided open-seating breakfast and lunch, as well as fixed-seating dinner in 2 sittings. Tables were for 2, 4, 6 and 8 guests. The Conservatory was the ship's casual indoor-outdoor venue (Lido Deck) serving buffet food for breakfast and lunch. The Conservatory was open on selected evenings only for dinner. Marco Pierre White's "Ocean Grill" restaurant (starboard on Sun Deck) served fresh, modern British cuisine. The Italian speciality restaurant "Sorrento" (Sun Deck portside) served signature dishes, like sea bass with prawns, baked mushrooms in a cheese sauce, pizza, pasta. Follows the complete list of Adonia's restaurants and food bars.

  • The Pacific Restaurant (aft Dining Room; open seating breakfast 7:30 - 9:00 a.m., Lunch 12:00 - 1:45 p.m., Afternoon Tea 4:00 - 4:45 p.m., and club dining with two fixed Dinner seatings at 6:30 or 8:30 p.m.; complimentary)
  • The Conservatory Restaurant & Bar (buffet-style; provides indoor/outdoor seating; open for Breakfast 6:30 - 7:00 a.m., Lunch 12:00 - 3 p.m., Afternoon Tea and snacks 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., and Dinner 6:30 - 9 p.m.; features themed buffets and self service, complimentary Pizzeria; Conservatory Bar)
  • Sidewalk Cafe (Lido Cafe, fast food bar; offers pizzas, burgers, fish & chips, complimentary; open 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
  • Ocean Grill Restaurant & Bar (specialty dining by celebrity chef Marco Pierre-White; dinner only 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., reservation-only; also serving Suite guests Breakfast)
  • Ocean Grill & Bar (fast food)
  • Sorrento Restaurant & Bar (Italian; specialty dining; Sorrento Bar).

P&O added to Adonia several of its fleet's much-loved trademarks, like the panoramic lounge Crow's Nest, the wood-panelled Anderson's Bar (with comfy leather chairs and old-fashioned feel), Raffles Bar (popular for pre-dinner drinks due to its proximity to Pacific Restaurant). Every night, Latin and pre-dinner ballroom dancing were offered in the Curzon Lounge (ship's main show lounge). Follows the complete list of Adonia's lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Adonia Atrium (2-decks central open floor area and social hub)
  • The Curzon Lounge & Bar (dance floor, stage for live performances and shows; hosts lectures, video presentations during the day)
  • Raffles Bar (hand-made chocolates and cakes; specialty coffee; a la carte pricing)
  • Anderson’s Lounge & Bar (piano bar; nautically themed, with comfortable seating)
  • Mayfair Shop (luxury jewelry); Emporium (duty-free general store: logo merchandise, chocolates, souvenirs, alcohol, tobaccos, special occasion gifts)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; The Library (with Internet computers); Card Room
  • Crystal Pool (served by Crystal Bar)
  • Oasis Spa & Health Club (Thalassotherapy pool, Treatment Rooms, Steam Rooms, Beauty Salon)
  • Gymnasium (complimentary equipment, Fitness classes; Yoga and Pilates at surcharge)
  • The Crow’s Nest Lounge (dance floor, stage for live music; with floor-ceiling windows for panoramic views; hosts art classes, quiz games, cooking demos during the day)
  • Jogging Track; Traditional deck games area (Deck Chess, Deck Quoits, Shufflleboard); Table Tennis; Golf Net.

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Azamara Pursuit Itineraries 2018

The below listed Azamara Pursuit cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Azamara Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

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Itinerary ports
Barcelona cruise port

03 August 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Southampton
Prices starting
from $4799
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03 Aug      Departing from Barcelona, Spain   
04 Aug 08:00 - 22:00     Valencia, Spain   
06 Aug 08:00 - 22:00     Cadiz, Spain   
07 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Portimao, Portugal   
08 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
10 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
12 Aug 11:00 - 19:00     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
13 Aug      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

13 August 2018 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Of Iceland Voyage
Prices starting
from $6799
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13 Aug      Departing from Southampton, England   
15 Aug 08:00 - 22:00     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
18 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Reykjavik, Iceland   
20 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Isafjordur, Iceland   
21 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Akureyri, Iceland   
22 Aug 09:00 - 16:00     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
24 Aug 09:00 - 17:00     Oban, Scotland   
25 Aug 08:00 - 20:00     Dublin, Ireland   
26 Aug 07:00 - 18:00     Waterford, Ireland   
27 Aug 09:00 - 16:00     Fowey, England   
28 Aug      Arriving in Southampton, England   

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Southampton cruise port

30 August 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Southampton to Barcelona
Prices starting
from $5199
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30 Aug      Departing from Southampton, England   
01 Sep 12:00 - 11:00     Bordeaux, France   
04 Sep 08:00 - 22:00     Bilbao, Spain   
05 Sep 08:00 - 14:00     Gijon, Spain   
06 Sep 09:00 - 18:00     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
07 Sep 08:00 - 13:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
09 Sep 13:00 - 20:00     Gibraltar, UK   
10 Sep 08:00 - 14:00     Almeria, Spain   
11 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Valencia, Spain   
12 Sep      Arriving in Barcelona, Spain   

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Barcelona cruise port

12 September 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus
Prices starting
from $4499
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12 Sep      Departing from Barcelona, Spain   
13 Sep 13:00 - 22:00     Saint-Tropez, France Riviera   
14 Sep 08:00 - 22:00     Monte Carlo, Monaco   
15 Sep 08:00 - 20:00     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
16 Sep 07:00 - 19:00     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
17 Sep 07:00 - 21:00     Sorrento, Italy   
18 Sep 07:00 - 20:00     Amalfi, Italy   
19 Sep 09:00 - 18:00     Giardini-Naxos, Sicily, Italy   
21 Sep 08:00 - 20:00     Nafplio, Greece   
22 Sep      Arriving in Piraeus, Athens, Greece   

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Piraeus cruise port

22 September 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Wonders Voyage
Prices starting
from $3299
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22 Sep      Departing from Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
23 Sep 08:00 - 20:00     Mykonos Island, Greece   
24 Sep 08:00 - 22:00     Kusadasi, Ephesus, Turkey   
25 Sep 08:00 - 20:00     Samos Island, Greece   
26 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Kos Island, Greece   
27 Sep 08:00 - 22:00     Chania, Crete, Greece   
28 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Santorini Island, Greece   
29 Sep      Arriving in Piraeus, Athens, Greece   

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Piraeus cruise port

29 September 2018 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice
Prices starting
from $3999
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29 Sep      Departing from Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
30 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Spetses Island, Greece   
01 Oct 08:00 - 06:00     Mykonos Island, Greece   
02 Oct 10:00 - 18:00     Paros Island, Greece   
03 Oct 08:00 - 22:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
04 Oct 09:00 - 22:00     Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece   
05 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Chania, Crete, Greece   
06 Oct 09:00 - 20:00     Zakynthos Island, Greece   
07 Oct 07:00 - 18:00     Igoumenitsa, Greece   
08 Oct 09:00 - 22:00     Dubrovnik, Croatia   
10 Oct      Arriving in Venice, Italy   

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Venice cruise port

10 October 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus
Prices starting
from $3499
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10 Oct      Departing from Venice, Italy   
12 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Kotor, Montenegro   
13 Oct 08:00 - 23:00     Corfu Island, Greece   
14 Oct 11:00 - 18:00     Katakolon, Olympia, Greece   
15 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Gythion, Greece   
16 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Monemvasia, Greece   
17 Oct 08:00 - 22:00     Santorini Island, Greece   
18 Oct 08:00 - 20:00     Patmos Island, Greece   
19 Oct 08:00 - 20:00     Mykonos Island, Greece   
20 Oct      Arriving in Piraeus, Athens, Greece   

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Piraeus cruise port

20 October 2018 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia
Prices starting
from $2699
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20 Oct      Departing from Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
21 Oct 08:00 - 20:00     Chania, Crete, Greece   
23 Oct 08:00 - 22:00     Valletta, Malta   
24 Oct 08:00 - 22:00     Siracusa, Sicily, Italy   
25 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Giardini-Naxos, Sicily, Italy   
26 Oct 07:00 - 22:00     Amalfi, Italy   
27 Oct 07:00 - 18:00     Sorrento, Italy   
28 Oct      Arriving in Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   

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Civitavecchia cruise port

28 October 2018 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
Prices starting
from $2999
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28 Oct      Departing from Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
29 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Olbia, Sardinia, Italy   
30 Oct 08:00 - 20:00     Bastia, Corsica, France   
31 Oct 07:00 - 19:00     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
02 Nov 08:00 - 23:00     Monte Carlo, Monaco   
04 Nov 07:00 - 19:00     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
05 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Valencia, Spain   
06 Nov      Arriving in Barcelona, Spain   

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Barcelona cruise port

06 November 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Miami
Prices starting
from $2999
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06 Nov      Departing from Barcelona, Spain   
08 Nov 08:00 - 16:00     Gibraltar, UK   
10 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
17 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Hamilton, Bermuda   
20 Nov      Arriving in Miami, Florida   

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Miami cruise port

20 November 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Miami to Callao
Prices starting
from $3599
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20 Nov      Departing from Miami, Florida   
23 Nov 13:00 - 12:00     Cartagena, Colombia   
25 Nov 05:00 - 18:00     Panama Canal   
25 Nov 18:00 - 13:00     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
29 Nov 08:00 - 14:00     Salaverry, Trujillo, Peru   
30 Nov      Arriving in Callao, Lima, Peru   

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Callao cruise port

01 December 2018 21 nights / 22 days, one-way from Callao to Buenos Aires
Prices starting
from $6499
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01 Dec      Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru   
02 Dec 08:00 - 16:00     Pisco, Peru   
04 Dec 13:00 - 06:00     Antofagasta, Chile   
06 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Coquimbo, La Serena, Chile   
07 Dec 07:00 - 17:00     Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
09 Dec 09:00 - 18:00     Puerto Montt, Chile   
10 Dec 13:00 - 19:00     Puerto Chacabuco, Chile   
13 Dec 07:00 - 08:00     Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
15 Dec 08:00 - 20:00     Ushuaia, Argentina   
17 Dec 07:00 - 17:00     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
20 Dec 09:00 - 23:00     Montevideo, Uruguay   
21 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Punta del Este, Uruguay   
22 Dec      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

22 December 2018 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Year's Eve In Rio Voyage
Prices starting
from $6799
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22 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina   
23 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Montevideo, Uruguay   
27 Dec 08:00 - 20:00     Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil   
28 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Paraty, Brazil   
29 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Buzios, Brazil   
30 Dec 08:00 - 01:00     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   
03 Jan 13:00 - 18:00     Punta del Este, Uruguay   
05 Jan      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina   

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Azamara Pursuit Itineraries 2019

The below listed Azamara Pursuit cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Azamara Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Buenos Aires cruise port

06 January 2019 17 nights / 18 days, round-trip Pursuit Voyage
Prices starting
from $6499
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06 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina   
10 Jan 14:00 - 20:00     Ushuaia, Argentina   
12 Jan 06:00 - 08:00     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
15 Jan 08:00 - 12:00     Elephant Island, Antarctica   
17 Jan 07:00 - 17:00     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
19 Jan 08:00 - 20:00     Puerto Madryn, Argentina   
22 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Montevideo, Uruguay   
23 Jan      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

23 January 2019 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio
Prices starting
from $5599
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24 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina   
25 Jan 08:00 - 22:00     Montevideo, Uruguay   
28 Jan 08:00 - 20:00     Puerto Madryn, Argentina   
31 Jan 07:00 - 15:00     Ushuaia, Argentina   
01 Feb 10:00 - 21:00     Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
04 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Laguna San Rafael National Park, Chile   
05 Feb 07:00 - 14:00     Puerto Chacabuco, Chile   
06 Feb 08:00 - 16:00     Puerto Montt, Chile   
08 Feb      Arriving in San Antonio, Chile   

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San Antonio cruise port

08 February 2019 15 nights / 16 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires
Prices starting
from $5599
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08 Feb      Departing from San Antonio, Chile   
10 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Puerto Montt, Chile   
11 Feb 13:00 - 19:00     Puerto Chacabuco, Chile   
14 Feb 07:00 - 08:00     Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
16 Feb 08:00 - 20:00     Ushuaia, Argentina   
18 Feb 07:00 - 17:00     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
21 Feb 09:00 - 22:00     Punta del Este, Uruguay   
22 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Montevideo, Uruguay   
23 Feb      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

24 February 2019 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip In Rio Voyage
Prices starting
from $5799
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24 Feb      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina   
25 Feb 08:00 - 22:00     Punta del Este, Uruguay   
28 Feb 08:00 - 22:00     Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil   
01 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Ilhabela, Brazil   
02 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Buzios, Brazil   
03 Mar 08:00 - 13:00     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   
08 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Montevideo, Uruguay   
09 Mar      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina   

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Buenos Aires cruise port

09 March 2019 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
Prices starting
from $3799
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09 Mar      Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina   
10 Mar 09:00 - 20:00     Punta del Este, Uruguay   
12 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Montevideo, Uruguay   
15 Mar 08:00 - 22:00     Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil   
16 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Ilhabela, Brazil   
17 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Paraty, Brazil   
18 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Buzios, Brazil   
19 Mar      Arriving in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   

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Rio de Janeiro cruise port

20 March 2019 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon
Prices starting
from $3699
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20 Mar      Departing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   
22 Mar 15:00 - 16:00     Salvador de Bahia, Brazil   
24 Mar 11:00 - 20:00     Maceio, Brazil   
25 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Recife, Brazil   
30 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
03 Apr 07:00 - 14:00     Agadir, Morocco   
04 Apr 08:00 - 19:00     Casablanca, Morocco   
05 Apr      Arriving in Lisbon, Portugal   

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