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Amazon And Caribbean Exploration Cruise - R501

Ship: Aurora   
Departure: Monday, January 6, 2025
Nights: 65 nights
Departs: Southampton
Returns: Southampton
Return Trip
Return
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Duration
65
Nights
Days at Sea
38
Sea Days
Ports
25
Ports
Countries Visted
21
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Amazon And Caribbean Exploration Cruise - R501

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Monday, January 6, 2025 Southampton, Great Britain Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Southampton, Great Britain

    Southampton, UK, is a city and major port situated on the south coast of England, and is widely recognised as the capital of the country’s cruise industry. Each year more and more cruise liners take advantage of its superb cruise terminals. It is, of course, a gateway to Europe’s largest city, the enormous cosmopolitan city of London, with all the cultural and gastronomic attractions you'd expect from a world capital. Read more about Southampton, Great Britain

    2 Tuesday, January 7, 2025 At Sea
    3 Wednesday, January 8, 2025 At Sea
    4 Thursday, January 9, 2025 At Sea
    5 Friday, January 10, 2025 At Sea
    6 Saturday, January 11, 2025 Las Palmas, Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Las Palmas, Spain

    Las Palmas, the ninth largest city of Spain, is situated on one of the smaller islands of the Canary Islands that are located just off the NW coast of mainland Africa. About twenty percent of all inhabitants of the entire group of islands live in this city. It is set in magnificent scenery of two bays and their beautiful beaches. Read more about Las Palmas, Spain

    7 Sunday, January 12, 2025 At Sea
    8 Monday, January 13, 2025 At Sea
    9 Tuesday, January 14, 2025 At Sea
    10 Wednesday, January 15, 2025 At Sea
    11 Thursday, January 16, 2025 At Sea
    12 Friday, January 17, 2025 At Sea
    13 Saturday, January 18, 2025 St John's, Antigua and Barbuda 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of St John's, Antigua and Barbuda

    St John’s, the capital of the nation of Antigua and Barbuda (two islands) in the Caribbean, sits on the NW coast of the tropical island of Antigua that is home to magnificent beaches. St John's was hit significantly by Hurricane Irma (Sep 2017) but tourist infrastructure remained intact. St John’s reflects its British heritage with such edifices as Fort Barrington overlooking the shoreline, and 17th C Fort James. Read more about St John's, Antigua and Barbuda

    14 Sunday, January 19, 2025 Tortola, Virgin Islands (British) 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Tortola, Virgin Islands (British)

    Tortola is the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands, a group of islands that forms part of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands. Its capital is Road Town, situated on a pleasant harbour. Interestingly, Columbus noted the island during his second voyage. Read more about Tortola, Virgin Islands (British)

    15 Monday, January 20, 2025 At Sea
    16 Tuesday, January 21, 2025 Castries, Saint Lucia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Castries, Saint Lucia

    Castries is the capital of the volcanic island country of Saint Lucia, part of the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Its popularity stems from the tropical weather (the dry season runs from December through May), scenery, and numerous beaches. Saint Lucia's population is predominantly of African and mixed African-European descent, and while the official language is English, French-Creole is spoken by 95% of the population. Read more about Castries, Saint Lucia

    17 Wednesday, January 22, 2025 Bridgetown, Barbados 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Bridgetown, Barbados

    The city of Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the island country of Barbados, a major tourist destination in the West Indies. The city has numerous attractions, landmarks, monuments, museums, and art galleries of an international standard. It is also a starting point for visiting many other popular cities on the island. Read more about Bridgetown, Barbados

    18 Thursday, January 23, 2025 At Sea
    19 Friday, January 24, 2025 At Sea
    20 Saturday, January 25, 2025 At Sea
    21 Sunday, January 26, 2025 Macapa, Brazil 7:00 AM 11:00 AM
    View of Macapa, Brazil

    Macapa, Brazil, is a river port and capital of the territory of Amapa, lying on the northernmost and largest arm of the Amazon River delta, opposite the Marajo archipelago. The city lies exactly on the Equator, and the football stadium is the only one in the world where each half of the field is located in opposite hemispheres. Macapa retains some of the history of the region in its monuments. Read more about Macapa, Brazil

    22 Monday, January 27, 2025 At Sea
    23 Tuesday, January 28, 2025 Manaus, Brazil 9:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Manaus, Brazil

    Manaus is a main port on the banks of the Negro River 1450 km inland in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, and is the main transport hub for the entire upper Amazon Basin. It also attracts crowds of tourists who find a variety of land and boat trips into the jungle. Wildlife is plentiful, even within the city, and it is home to the Pied Tamarin, one of Brazil's most endangered primates. Read more about Manaus, Brazil

    24 Wednesday, January 29, 2025 Manaus, Brazil 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Manaus, Brazil

    Manaus is a main port on the banks of the Negro River 1450 km inland in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, and is the main transport hub for the entire upper Amazon Basin. It also attracts crowds of tourists who find a variety of land and boat trips into the jungle. Wildlife is plentiful, even within the city, and it is home to the Pied Tamarin, one of Brazil's most endangered primates. Read more about Manaus, Brazil

    25 Thursday, January 30, 2025 Parintins, Brazil 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Parintins, Brazil

    Parintins is a major river port with a population of 114,000, situated on Tupinambarana Island amid the largest archipelago of the mid-Amazon. It is one of the most isolated medium-sized cities in the world, and is accessible only by air or boat. The community can trace its history back through two centuries and still proudly celebrates its traditional Indian culture. Read more about Parintins, Brazil

    26 Friday, January 31, 2025 Santarem, Brazil 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Santarem, Brazil

    Santarem in Brazil, some 800 km up the Amazon, is located on the southern bank of the clear emerald blue waters of the Tapajos River, a tributary of the Amazon. Not far from here these waters encounter the muddy waters of the magnificent Amazon River. A natural phenomenon, the two rivers flow side by side and are known as the ‘meeting of the waters’. Read more about Santarem, Brazil

    27 Saturday, February 1, 2025 Macapa, Brazil 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
    View of Macapa, Brazil

    Macapa, Brazil, is a river port and capital of the territory of Amapa, lying on the northernmost and largest arm of the Amazon River delta, opposite the Marajo archipelago. The city lies exactly on the Equator, and the football stadium is the only one in the world where each half of the field is located in opposite hemispheres. Macapa retains some of the history of the region in its monuments. Read more about Macapa, Brazil

    28 Sunday, February 2, 2025 At Sea
    29 Monday, February 3, 2025 Devil's Island, French Guiana 12:30 PM 6:30 PM
    View of Devil's Island, French Guiana

    Devil’s Island (14ha), along with Île Royale (28ha) and Saint-Joseph Island (20ha), form the Salvation’s Islands, lying 13km NE off the coast of French Guinana in the Atlantic Ocean. The islands were part of the penal colony of Cayenne from 1852 to 1953, that also included mainland sites. Most of the 80,000 prisoners never returned to metropolitan France, dying from tropical diseases and brutal conditions. Read more about Devil's Island, French Guiana

    30 Tuesday, February 4, 2025 At Sea
    31 Wednesday, February 5, 2025 At Sea
    32 Thursday, February 6, 2025 Toba, Japan 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Toba, Japan

    Toba, population 19,000, is located on the Shima Peninsula facing Ise Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It lies on the central east coast of Homshu Island. Much of the city is within the borders of the Ise-Shima National Park. Read more about Toba, Japan

    33 Friday, February 7, 2025 At Sea
    34 Saturday, February 8, 2025 At Sea
    35 Sunday, February 9, 2025 Cartagena, Colombia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Cartagena, Colombia

    Cartagena is a large beach resort city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region. While in recent years many new skyscrapers have been constructed, Cartagena's colonial walled city with its amazing architecture, such as The Vaults that were originally built as dungeons and from the top of which the Caribbean Sea is visible. There is also the Castillo de San Felipe, a fortress built in 1657 by the Spanish for protection against pirates. Read more about Cartagena, Colombia

    36 Monday, February 10, 2025 At Sea
    37 Tuesday, February 11, 2025 Cristobal, Panama 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Cristobal, Panama

    Cristóbal lies at the northern entrance to the Panama Canal. It is part of the province of Colón, a port city at the entrance to Limon Bay, at the Atlantic (Caribbean) entrance of the canal. (Interestingly, Cristóbal Colón is the Spanish translation for Christopher Columbus.) The port, Old Cristóbal, was first built by the Panama Railroad Company in the 1850s, and dredged material became landfill for the present Cristóbal. Read more about Cristobal, Panama

    38 Wednesday, February 12, 2025 Panama Canal, Panama 6:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Panama Canal, Panama

    Named one of the seven modern wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Panama Canal is a 77 km ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. Built from 1903 to 1914, nearly 850,000 vessels have passed through the canal. Interestingly, the 8-10 hour journey from the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east is one from SE to NW. Read more about Panama Canal, Panama

    39 Thursday, February 13, 2025 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

    Puerto Limon - aka Limon - is the capital of Limón Province in Costa Rica. It is the country's main Caribbean port, and most of its citizens are of African descent. Originally from Jamaica, these workers were brought to the area in the late 19th century to build the railroad line from San José to Limón. Read more about Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

    40 Friday, February 14, 2025 At Sea
    41 Saturday, February 15, 2025 At Sea
    42 Sunday, February 16, 2025 Roatan, Honduras 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Roatan, Honduras

    Roatan (aka Ruatan, Rattan) is the largest of the Bay Islands, which are a part of Honduras, lying just over 48 km from the northern coast of the Honduran mainland. It is known around the world for its scuba diving. The reef surrounding the island attracts beautiful tropical fish and snorkellers alike. Read more about Roatan, Honduras

    43 Monday, February 17, 2025 Belize City, Belize 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Belize City, Belize

    Belize City, the largest city in the Central American nation of Belize, is located at the mouth of the Belize River on the coast of the Caribbean Sea. For those who spend some time at this small but somehow sprawling metropolis - rather than leave immediately to visit the northern cays - the city will reveal a distinguished history, and several superb sights. These include the Cayo District's caves and the Maya archaeological sites along the Macal and Belize rivers. Read more about Belize City, Belize

    44 Tuesday, February 18, 2025 At Sea
    45 Wednesday, February 19, 2025 Cozumel, Mexico 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Cozumel, Mexico

    Cozumel is a Caribbean island just off the Yucatan Peninsula in SE Mexico. It has grown steadily over the years since Jacques Cousteau first put the island on the map as a sea turtle sanctuary. While it has great beaches, friendly people and safe streets, with prices comparable to other Mexican tourist destinations, most visitors travel to Cozumel to see what is under the water. Read more about Cozumel, Mexico

    46 Thursday, February 20, 2025 At Sea
    47 Friday, February 21, 2025 George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

    George Town is located on the island of Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands in the Cayman Islands of the British West Indies. It is the largest city and capital of the Cayman Islands. All three - Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman - are coral outcrops surrounded by healthy coral reefs and dramatic walls close to shore, creating ideal conditions for the best diving and snorkelling found in the Caribbean. Read more about George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

    48 Saturday, February 22, 2025 Montego Bay, Jamaica 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Montego Bay, Jamaica

    Montego Bay is Jamaica’s second city, and is known for its duty-free shopping. Its cruise line terminal at Free Port is situated on a beautiful peninsula jutting into a bay surrounded by picturesque low mountains. City streets are crowded, colourful and lively. Read more about Montego Bay, Jamaica

    49 Sunday, February 23, 2025 At Sea
    50 Monday, February 24, 2025 Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands

    The British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands lies SE of Florida. The capital, Cockburn (‘Co’burn’) Town, is located on the largest island in the Turks Islands archipelago, Grand Turk Island. It is known for tourism as well as being an offshore financial centre. Read more about Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands

    51 Tuesday, February 25, 2025 At Sea
    52 Wednesday, February 26, 2025 At Sea
    53 Thursday, February 27, 2025 Grand Bahamas Island (Freeport), Bahamas 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Grand Bahamas Island (Freeport), Bahamas

    Freeport is a city and free trade zone on the island of Grand Bahama, located approximately 86 km east of Florida. The mild subtropical climate makes the island a natural greenhouse with more than 200 species of birds, and it is also home to 36 species and varieties of wild orchids. It offers a wide range of water sports that include swimming with dolphins, a wealth of cultural events, and extensive leisure facilities. Read more about Grand Bahamas Island (Freeport), Bahamas

    54 Friday, February 28, 2025 At Sea
    55 Saturday, March 1, 2025 At Sea
    56 Sunday, March 2, 2025 Hamilton, Bermuda 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Hamilton, Bermuda

    Hamilton is the capital of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, as well as being its largest city and administrative centre. The port city was named after Henry Hamilton, whose ancestry can be traced all the way back to Mary Queen of Scots. Maybe this explains why the passionate loyalty to England is so very prevalent. Read more about Hamilton, Bermuda

    57 Monday, March 3, 2025 At Sea
    58 Tuesday, March 4, 2025 At Sea
    59 Wednesday, March 5, 2025 At Sea
    60 Thursday, March 6, 2025 At Sea
    61 Friday, March 7, 2025 At Sea
    62 Saturday, March 8, 2025 Praia da Vitoria, Portugal 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Praia da Vitoria, Portugal

    Praia da Vitória (“Beach of Victory”) is a picturesque port in Portugal's Autonomous Region of the Azores. The Azores are an archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic, 1500 km west of continental Lisbon. An administrative division on the island of Terceira, Praia da Vitória occupies the northern coast of the island and extends halfway into the interior, having at its frontiers Pico Alto and the shield volcano of Santa Bárbara (960m). Read more about Praia da Vitoria, Portugal

    63 Sunday, March 9, 2025 At Sea
    64 Monday, March 10, 2025 At Sea
    65 Tuesday, March 11, 2025 At Sea
    66 Wednesday, March 12, 2025 Southampton, Great Britain 6:00 AM Disembark
    View of Southampton, Great Britain

    Southampton, UK, is a city and major port situated on the south coast of England, and is widely recognised as the capital of the country’s cruise industry. Each year more and more cruise liners take advantage of its superb cruise terminals. It is, of course, a gateway to Europe’s largest city, the enormous cosmopolitan city of London, with all the cultural and gastronomic attractions you'd expect from a world capital. Read more about Southampton, Great Britain

  • Ship

    Aurora Overview

    Aurora

    3.8
    (from 23 verified customers)

    Aurora entered service in 2000, newly refitted in 2019, and at 76,152 GT carries 1,874 passengers. The ship has ample outside deck space – ideal for long voyages – and enough inside rooms to provide a busy programme of activities, from foreign language and dance classes to lectures and art auctions. There’s also a cinema and casino.

  • Cabins

    Aurora Cabins

    Mini Suite

    Mini Suite

    Mini Suite on the Aurora Mini Suite on the Aurora

    Cabin Types

    A1, B1, B2, B5, CB, CD, BA, CC, CA, BC, BB, AC, AB, AA

    Average Cabin Size – 42.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 8.4 m2

    Penthouse suites (Upper level approx 362 sq ft including balcony, lower level approx 575 sq ft including balcony) Fully air-conditioned penthouse suites enjoy a spiral staircase to an upper level bedroom with two single beds electronically adjustable and convertible to a king-size bed. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your upper level balcony with table and chairs. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath, shower and WC plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe amp; slippers. Additionally there is a useful walk-in dressing area with iron amp; ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer and there is also a guest cloakroom. The lounge has an L-shaped sofa amp; armchairs plus dining table and chairs and bar area, with a full sized stereo, There is a choice of either a baby grand piano with music discs or a library with comfortable chair and audio facilities. There is a DVD player and two flat panel, interactive TVs plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your lower level balcony with loungers, chairs and table. Penthouse suites have a butler service, magazine and newspaper selection, atlas and binoculars, plus fruit bowl, mineral water, flowers, champagne and truffles on arrival and daily canapeacute;s.

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Aurora Balcony on the Aurora

    Cabin Types

    GF, GE, GD, GC, GB, GA, EE, ED, EB, EA, QF, IB, HC, EC, DB, DA

    Average Cabin Size – 18.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 3.0 m2

    Balcony cabins (approx. 178-237 sq.ft. including balcony)Fully air-conditioned balcony cabins enjoy two lower beds convertible to king-size bed. Bathrooms boast a bath with shower or shower only, sink, and WC. Additionally there is an iron amp; ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer.There is a chair and table, TV, plus radio and telephone, writing desk,refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with recliner chairs and table.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Aurora Oceanview on the Aurora

    Cabin Types

    RE, LF, LE, LD, LC, LB, KD, JA, KB, JB, IA, RA, KC, KA, K5, JD, JC, IC

    Average Cabin Size – 14.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 3.0 m2

    Outside cabins (approx. 130 sq.ft)Air-conditioned single outside cabins have one single bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower, or shower over bath, and WC plus a hairdryer.There is a vanity/writing desk, anda TV for your enjoyment, plus a radio, telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. Outside cabins may have a window or portholes.

    Inside

    Inside

    Inside on the Aurora Inside on the Aurora

    Cabin Types

    OD, OC, OB, ND, NC, NB, NA, MC, MA, OE, OA, PF, PE, PD, PC, PB, PA

    Average Cabin Size – 13.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Choice of inside or outside cabin bull;Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed bull;Bathroom with bath, shower and WC or shower and WC bull;Wardrobes and drawer space bull;Two seater sofa, chair and table bull;Vanity table/writing desk bull;TV and radio bull;Safe, hairdryer and refrigerator bull;Tea/coffee making facilities bull;Direct dial telephone bull;Large picture mirror bull;Fully air-conditioned bull;Please note that the following cabins have a comfortable chair instead of a sofa: A100, A101, F102, F103, F108, F109, F110, F111, F112, F113, F114, F115, F116, F117

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Aurora

    Legend

    • Cabin has one additional bed
    • Cabin has two additional beds (in a form of double sofa bed)
    • Cabin has two additional beds in the form of Pullman berths
    • Cabins with shower only
    • Fixed double bed
    • Balconies visible from above and/or neighbouring balconies
    • View over bow of ship rather than sea view
    • View aft decks rather than sea view
    • Cabin has a chair instead of a sofa
    • Cabins with inter-connecting doors
    • All adapted cabins have a shower only, with the exception of Suites/Mini-suites which have standard bath and separate shower.

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Inside

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    Cruiseline: P&O Cruises UK Ship: Aurora Departure: Monday, January 6, 2025 Nights: 65 nights Departs: Southampton Returns: Southampton

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