Caption: Fathom branding being removed from Adonia during her call at Portland Port (Image: Portland Port)
Carnival Corporation’s Adonia docked at Portland for the first time on 14 June, berthing in the UK port while she underwent rebranding works.
Originally part of Carnival Corporation’s UK-based brand P&O Cruises, the 104-guest Adonia was transferred to the Fathom brand to provide social impact travel sailings from the US to the Dominican Republic and Cuba. While docked in Portland, the vessel was returned to her original branding before she sailed to Southampton, UK to begin her first voyage for P&O Cruises since 2016.
Two local contractors, Quest Marine and Paisley Plant Hire, helped to complete the work on time.
“As Adonia made her way back to Southampton, we docked in Portland Port, a new port for her and P&O Cruises, to conduct her rebranding work to ensure she was ready for her first cruise on 16 June to Bordeaux, Honfleur and Guernsey,” said Tom Driscoll, director for Onboard Product Delivery at Carnival UK. “The facilities at the port are fantastic and the team there worked very hard to ensure we had a seamless operation over our two-day call. It’s been great to see so many comments in the press and from guests onboard as to how great Adonia looks.”
Adonia is the first ship in the Carnival UK (P&O Cruises and Cunard Line) fleet to call in Portland.
“The works were completed on schedule and the vessel is now back in service, offering cruises to P&O passengers around the world,” said Ian McQuade, general manager of commercial at Portland Port. We hope this won’t be the last P&O ship to call at Portland and we look forward to working with the company in the future.”