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First Fathom cruise canceled, more time needed to correct deficiency after USCG inspection

Adonia's technical management is handled by P&O Cruises
With Fathom's first Adonia sailing, to the Dominican Republic, canceled following its inspection by the US Coast Guard, the ship remains at PortMiami. A USCG spokesman told Seatrade Cruise News information would be coming soon about the nature of the deficiencies and corrective actions.

Adonia had undergone drydock work at Grand Bahama Shipyard prior to its April 10 maiden sailing, which was to be a 'soft launch' with a large number of travel agents on board.

A statement from Carnival Corp. & plc said Fathom's April 17 voyage to the Dominican Republic would go ahead.

The company said the USCG inspection involved a number of tests that had not previously been performed on the ship, that testing took longer than expected and that further tests were needed. Adonia's technical management is handled by P&O Cruises.

Adonia has been sailing for P&O until now.

Passengers on the April 10 voyage received full reimbursement for expenses and credits toward future cruises.

(Editor's note: See subsequent story outlining the remaining deficiency.)