Adonia launch unlocks Mediterranean gems

Adonia launch unlocks Mediterranean gems

Some of the Europe’s most secluded and picturesque ports are now open to visitors thanks to the launch of P&O Cruises’ newest and smallest ship – Adonia. Cruise Thomas Cook, the UK’s number one independent cruise retailer, navigates the brand new ports of call on the cruising charter for those seeking out the hidden gems of the Mediterranean.

Pula

An idyllic town at the tip of the Istrian peninsula in Croatia, Pula dates back around 3,000 years and is home to the Arena – the sixth largest surviving Roman amphitheatre. The Istria region is also famous for its truffles so make sure you sample the local produce when shore side.

Cruising on board the P&O Cruises Adonia from Trieste, Italy to Venice (Full Day & Evening), Pula, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Antalya, Rhodes, Ephesus, Istanbul (Full Day & Evening), Mykonos and Athens. Prices are based on an inside cabin and include flights from Manchester - departing 19 October, 2012.

San Sebastian & Honfleur

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The beautiful city of San Sebastian lies on the southern coast of the Bay of Biscay, Spain. Its picturesque coastline is surrounded by lush, hilly outcrops making it a stunning and popular beach resort.

Honfleur in Normandy, France is renowned for its old and picturesque port. Its pretty houses with slate-covered frontages have been captured on canvas by artists many times over.

Cruising on board the P&O Cruises Adonia from Southampton to Brest, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Honfleur and Southampton. Prices are based on an outside cabin and free parking – departing from Southampton Port on 17 August, 2012.

Portimão & Rapallo

Situated on Portugal’s south coast, Portimão is famous in the sailing world as a perfect location on the Atlantic – boasting calmer seas than the western coastline – so why not try a spot of surfing or kite-surfing while docked.

Rapallo is the largest seaside resort town in the Italian Riviera comprising of a beautiful castle in the sea, small harbour, seaside promenade and historic centre teeming with magnificent seafood restaurants.

Cruising on board the P&O Cruises Adonia from Southampton to La Coruna, Gibraltar, Alghero, Rome, Rapallo, Marseilles, Barcelona, Portimao, Lisbon and Southampton. Prices are based on an inside cabin – departing from Southampton Port on 31 August, 2012.