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A Fathom Adonia cruise ship photo tour.
Thinking about planning a cruise vacation aboard the Fathom Adonia? Although these impact cruises won’t operate beyond June 2017, now is the perfect time to hop on board while you still can – and maybe even score a great deal on a cruise! The Fathom Adonia sails to the Dominican Republic and Cuba. While I sailed on a cruise to the Dominican Republic, this article will be valuable to anyone cruising on the Adonia.
In an effort to make you feel like you’re already there, here’s a Fathom Adonia cruise ship photo tour. I’ll include pictures of the outside cabin that I shared with my sister, the restaurants, some public areas, the upper decks, the swimming pool, and much more. Even though the Fathom Adonia is a smaller cruise ship, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things to do and places to explore.
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OUR CABIN – D048
Welcome to our home for the week, cabin D048. You’ll notice the fun plate on the wall beside the cabin door. There were erasable markers floating around the hallways where we could fill in the blanks. I giggled at some of the answers as I read other passengers’ notes as I walked down the hallway. The best spirit animal for the week was a manatee, hands down.
Our cabin had two twin beds or one queen bed. We had two twin beds as I didn’t want to have to sleep in the same bed as my sister, hah! Our room steward did an excellent job keeping our room tidy each day; it was cleaned once in the morning and once at night. The cabin window was large and offered fantastic views of the ocean or Amber Cove when we docked in Dominican Republic. When closed, the curtain blocked out all light so my sleep wasn’t disrupted when the sun came up.
I loved the amount of storage space in this cabin. There were multiple drawers, a large closet space with many hangers, and even more drawers in the working desk and side tables. Even with two women staying in the cabin who brought a lot of stuff, we had lots of leftover empty storage space. We stowed our empty suitcases under the bed so we didn’t have to look at those all week.
The bathroom was a typically small cruise ship bathroom. There was a sink, a toilet, and a shower. Lots of storage space in here, too – a full bathroom shelf and shelves within a glass cabinet. I also enjoyed how the shower didn’t leak water all over the bathroom floor, a problem I’ve had on previous cruise ships.
In addition, our room came with a flatscreen TV with a few ship channels and cable channels, a little refrigerator, a kettle with tea and coffee, a hair dryer, a phone, and a safe.
The central atrium of the ship is a great meeting space with attractions or dining options. On the Adonia, the main staircase was reminiscent of the one from the Titanic. An elegant staircase designed with wrought-iron railings allowed passengers to move between decks four and five. On deck four, you’ll find the main reception desk, a place to book the shore excursions, and a seating area to relax. On deck five, you’ll find a variety of shops that are open exclusively on sea days.
Unlike other cruise ships, there were empowering messages written across the walls. All passengers were encouraged to write a postcard to themselves, which they will receive at some point in the future when they’ve returned home (still waiting on mine!). There’s also a video booth where guests can record a personal message about their Fathom cruise experience.
Fun fact: If you’ve ever sailed on the Royal Princess between 2007 and 2011, this is the same cruise ship!
The main restaurant for dinner and lunch on sea days is the Pacific Restaurant. It’s located on deck five. To reach the Pacific Restaurant, you walk right through the coffee shop called Raffles. I went here daily (okay, multiple times a day) for brewed coffee, espresso beverages, and iced tea. The prices were reasonable and the coffee was delicious.
I’ve written a lengthier blog post about everything I ate on board the Fathom Adonia, including every vegan and vegetarian option on the ship.
For less formal dining options, check out the Conservatory (the buffet) and the Lido Grill for burgers and fries. There’s also the Ocean Grill, a separate dining room available at an additional cost ($25/pp). We never dined at the Ocean Grill as they served a lot of seafood (and we’re both vegetarian!).
BARS AND LOUNGES
The Fathom Adonia has a huge variety of places to sit and socialize. There are multiple rooms to enjoy a drink, sit in a quiet area, or participate in the daily entertainment options.
On deck 5, the Curzon Lounge was the place to watch movies and live music. We attended a small group lecture here as well.
Also on deck 5, Anderson’s reminded me of an upscale version of someone’s basement. There are wood-paneled walls covered in interesting plaques, and many comfortable couches and chairs to enjoy a beer with friends.
Up on deck 10, the Crow’s Nest provided great views looking out to the ocean with large, glass windows. We enjoyed a drink up there in a quiet and intimate atmosphere. At the same time, we visited this lounge when it was quite rowdy during trivia night. During the day, we met with our Fathom impact guides in small groups to discuss our volunteer activities in the Dominican Republic.
The Glass House is a wine bar where you can purchase wine by the glass, bottle, or flight. We didn’t manage to fit in a wine tasting during this cruise, but maybe next time!
The Fathom Adonia’s gym had tons of cardio and weight equipment, especially for such a small ship. Robyn and I also signed up for free yoga classes and one paid spin class ($12/pp) through the gym. If you feel like getting in a workout on your cruise, you’ll have no problem doing so. Furthermore, there’s a jogging track in the middle of the ship above the swimming pool area. I went on many walks around the track so I could enjoy the sunshine and get some exercise.
Before entering the gym, you walk through the spa area. There are several spa treatments, and there’s even a separate pool near the spa at an extra cost. We never checked out the pool as we didn’t want to pay for anything extra, but it could be well worth it if you want a more private experience.
The library was perhaps the most peaceful spot of all. There were tons of books and board games that you could sign out during the cruise. There was also a computer for checking email, and you could speak to a representative about Internet services there. I found that the Wi-Fi was relatively speedy, considering we were at times in the middle of the ocean. Wi-Fi is available at an extra cost, and you can purchase Internet packages on board.
You’ll find the swimming pool and two hot tubs outside in the middle of the ship. There are a couple of levels outdoors, providing the perfect view for the sailaway party from Miami (and approaching/sailing away from the Dominican Republic). There are many loungers and places to sit outside, and we never had a problem securing a chair near the pool. There’s a bar near the pool where you can order drinks. We also loved playing some of the games near the pool, like foosball and ping pong.
Although the Adonia is a smaller ship, it never felt crowded. It was really easy to find my way around, and I got to know the ship quite well even within the first day on board. I’ve never cruised on a smaller ship before, but I would definitely do it again if given the chance. While this cruise ship didn’t have some of the perks or activities of a larger ship, it had an intimate and quiet atmosphere that couldn’t be matched on a bigger vessel.
Hope you enjoyed this Fathom Adonia cruise ship photo tour, a virtual tour around the cruise ship from anywhere in the world.
For more pictures of the Fathom Adonia and our cruise to the Dominican Republic, please check out my Fathom Cruise Photo Album.
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Disclaimer: Thank you so much to Fathom Cruises for inviting me to sail aboard the Adonia. My opinions, as always, are entirely my own.
What’s your favorite cruise ship? What do you enjoy most about cruising?