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Adonia cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9210220, owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by its subsidiary the P&O Cruises line company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are fires, Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Adonia position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 30,280-ton 780-passenger P and O cruise ship Adonia was built in 2001 (as “R Eight”) by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipbuilding company in France.

P&O Adonia accidents & incidents

P&O Adonia accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Adonia CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of P&O Cruises Adonia ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents, including during the “fathom” cruise line’s service period. Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media media sources, Wikipedia and Coast Guard reports.

Here we also post updates on P and O Adonia cruise law news. They are related to recent crimes being investigated. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

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Fire accidents

  • June 18, 2009 (as Royal Princess), a fire broke out in the engine room. The accident occurred during a 12-day long Holy Land cruise. The ship was disabled soon after leaving Port Said (Egypt).
  • March 25, 2012, the USCG reported a fire accident.

History, Technical incidents

  • The vessel was was built in 2001 for Renaissance Cruises under the name “R Eight”. The same year, Renaissance ceased operations and the company filed for bankruptcy. The ship was seized by creditors and until 2003 was laid up in Port of Marseille (France). In 2003 it re-entered service (as “Minerva II”) for Swan Hellenic. In April 2007, the ship completed its Swan Hellenic service and was transferred to Princess Cruises. Renamed to “Royal Princess“, the ship entered into service in April 2007.
  • December 9, 2009, Princess Cruises announced that Royal Princess will be transferred to P&O Cruises UK. renamed to “MV Adonia”, the vessel entered service with P&O UK on May 21, 2011.
  • January 7, 2012, for 2 days the vessel underwent emergency repairs at a shipyard in Cornwall (England). Works were a preparation for the ship’s first (under P&O UK) 87-day long World Cruise itinerary (starting January 13).
  • April 10, 2016, Fathom company’s ever first scheduled cruise from Miami was delayed until April 11 due to USCG operational testing. Booked passengers waited at the terminal in Miami hoping to board the ship, but the entire itinerary (roundtrip to Dominican Republic) was canceled in the afternoon.
  • May 2, 2016, the ship docked in Havana (Cuba) as first port of call on the fathom line’s new Cuban itinerary leaving round-trip out of Miami Florida (USA). For the first time in 50+ years, an US-based cruise line (fathom) sailed to Cuba from the USA. It was also the first time when Cuba-born passengers were able to travel by ship to or from Cuba.
  • May 29, 2016, while en-route to Cuba from Miami, the ship experienced a power outage accident. The USCG was notified. The power loss occurred at ~5 pm and lasted for ~30 min. The ship returned to Miami but left the port again at 3 am on May 30 to continue the 7-day Cuba itinerary. The ship docked in Havana on May 31 (7:30 am) and departed on June 1 (6 pm). The incident resulted in an itinerary change – the Cienfuegos port call was skipped, continuing directly to Santiago de Cuba.
  • On November 24, 2016, was announced that Adonia’s Fathom service will be terminated and the ship returned to P&O UK’s fleet in 2017 (June).

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • Fortunately, no such tragic accidents were officially reported so far.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • March 17, 2013, an UK news media reported that two cruise ship passengers (of British origin) were shot in Bridgetown (Barbados) during an attempted robbery. Both tourists were on their way back to the ship. The incident occurred during the 85-day long World Cruise (itinerary January 8 – April 3) roundtrip from Southampton. The 59-year-old woman was shot in the right thigh, while the 72-year-old man was shot in the pelvis. The shooter fled the crime scene with the woman’s handbag before the police’s arrival. Passers-by have rushed to the couple using towels as bandages, until the ambulance arrived. The pair was hospitalized in “Queen Elizabeth Hospital”. On March 22, both Adonia passengers (Philip and Ann Prior, from Woodbridge, Suffolk) were discharged from the hospital and embarked again on the ship in St Kitts to continue their cruise to the UK.

Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks

  • May 7, 2016, US media reported a possible norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness), based on reports from the ship’s Captain. At least 14 passengers (from around 600, ore over 2%) suffered from Norovirus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps) and were quarantined to their cabins. Crew members were engaged in rubbing and scrubbing of all public areas’ surfaces, while the self-serve buffet was closed and replaced with crew in gloves service.
  • October 2016, CDC reported on voyage Oct 16 to 23, a Noro virus outbreak affected 23 passengers (out of 668, or 3,4%) and 2 crew (out of 388, or 0,5%). The 7-day Miami to Cuba cruise included as ports of call Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba.
  • Note: If there are no US cruise ports along the itinerary, the ship is not obliged to report the incident to the CDC, hence no official report on the illness outbreak.

MV Adonia current position

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