She was originally built as the last of eight R Class ships for Renaissance Cruises and entered service in 2001 as R Eight.
After Renaissance ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy in late 2001, the vessel was seized by creditors and laid up in Marseille, France.
In 2003 she reentered service this time as the sole cruise ship in Swan Helenics fleets and was named Minerva II. She sailed as Minerva II until April 2007 when she was transferred by the parent company (Carnival Corporation) to Princess Cruises where she was renamed Royal Princess.
She was transferred to the P&O Fleet and renamed Adonia in May 2011.
Overall she is 180.45m long with a 25.46m beam and 5.95m maximum draft.
Equipped with four Wartsila 12V32 (13,500kW) marine diesel engines she has a top speed of 18 Knots.
She can carry 777 passengers and 380 crew.
REG - BM, Hamilton
IMO - 9210220
Call Sign - ZCDV2
Built - Atlantique, St.Nazairem FR
Yard Number - z31
L - 180m W 24m
Year - 2001
Southampton 4 April 2015