Wednesday, 10 September 2014


The season is slowing right down for visits to Guernsey by Cruise Liners and the Island takes on a less summery feel. The days are still sunny but the breeze is enough to give the sea some white horses. The Adonia spent a long day at St Peter Port today. It should have come tomorrow for the Guernsey Air Display, but there were some rehearsals during the day for the guests to enjoy. A careful lookout for tenders to the Adonia as the Condor fast ferry leaves St Peter Port for St Helier, a short 50 minute journey.

The Adonia was the last of the 8 identical liners built for Renaissance Cruises named R8. She is a small liner by today's standards, only 30,000 tonnes, the Allure of the Seas is 225,000 tonnes. Adonia joined P&O in 2011 and is their smallest ship, enjoyed by those who find the resort ships too big and too restrictive for destinations. Some of the guests are enjoying afternoon tea on the rear deck with their last views of Guernsey.

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