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Aurora cruises for 2019-2020-2021


Aurora is based year round in Southampton, and offers cruises ranging from 2 to 30 nights. Itineraries include Arctic Norway, Baltic Sea ports, Iberian Peninsula, the Mediterranean as far as Venice, the Canary Islands, local trips to Spain and France, crossing the Atlantic to New England and the Maritime Provinces, and the Caribbean. Aurora is also well known for her Grand Cruises. In January 2020 a 55-night cruise visits the Caribbean, Central America and Bermuda, with an overnight in New Orleans. In January 2021 65-night cruise circumnavigates South America and calls at many ports in the Caribbean and Atlantic. This will be a popular cruise.
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Aurora Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = onboard Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2019 CRUISES

21

JUL

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Madeira & Spain R913 Cruise

Currently sailing

N/A

2

AUG

Aurora cruises

14

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!
UP TO
$90
OBC

$2,919

$209

16

AUG

Aurora cruises

4

NIGHTS

UP TO
$90
OBC

$909

$227

20

AUG

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

UP TO
$230
OBC

$2,429

$202

1

SEP

Aurora cruises

30

NIGHTS

USA & Canada R917 Cruise R917
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$900
OBC

Sold out

N/A

1

OCT

Aurora cruises

17

NIGHTS

UP TO
$320
OBC

$8,459

$498

18

OCT

Aurora cruises

2

NIGHTS

UP TO
$60
OBC

$529

$265

20

OCT

Aurora cruises

14

NIGHTS

UP TO
$280
OBC

$2,959

$211

3

NOV

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

UP TO
$470
OBC

$2,929

$244

15

NOV

Aurora cruises

7

NIGHTS

UP TO
$280
OBC

$989

$141

22

NOV

Aurora cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Europe R923 Cruise R923
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$140
OBC

$639

$160

26

NOV

Aurora cruises

13

NIGHTS

Canary Islands R924 Cruise R924
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$320
OBC

$1,959

$151

9

DEC

Aurora cruises

10

NIGHTS

UP TO
$380
OBC

$1,459

$146

19

DEC

Aurora cruises

2

NIGHTS

UP TO
$90
OBC

$489

$245

21

DEC

Aurora cruises

14

NIGHTS

Canary Islands R927 Cruise R927
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$340
OBC

$3,879

$277

2020 CRUISES

28

FEB

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

UP TO
$470
OBC

$2,869

$239

11

MAR

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

UP TO
$470
OBC

$2,809

$234

23

MAR

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands R004 Cruise R004
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$470
OBC

$1,909

$159

4

APR

Aurora cruises

7

NIGHTS

UP TO
$280
OBC

$1,189

$170

11

APR

Aurora cruises

13

NIGHTS

UP TO
$510
OBC

$2,119

$163

24

APR

Aurora cruises

7

NIGHTS

UP TO
$280
OBC

$1,189

$170

1

MAY

Aurora cruises

16

NIGHTS

UP TO
$620
OBC

$2,529

$158

17

MAY

Aurora cruises

19

NIGHTS

UP TO
$740
OBC

$3,749

$197

5

JUN

Aurora cruises

18

NIGHTS

UP TO
$430
OBC

$3,059

$170

23

JUN

Aurora cruises

14

NIGHTS

UP TO
$560
OBC

$2,649

$189

7

JUL

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

UP TO
$470
OBC

$2,659

$222

19

JUL

Aurora cruises

21

NIGHTS

$4,920

$234

9

AUG

Aurora cruises

7

NIGHTS

UP TO
$280
OBC

$1,409

$201

16

AUG

Aurora cruises

14

NIGHTS

UP TO
$600
OBC

$2,868

$205

30

AUG

Aurora cruises

19

NIGHTS

UP TO
$800
OBC

$3,629

$191

18

SEP

Aurora cruises

24

NIGHTS

UP TO
$940
OBC

$5,186

$216

12

OCT

Aurora cruises

18

NIGHTS

UP TO
$430
OBC

$3,229

$179

30

OCT

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

UP TO
$550
OBC

$2,049

$171

11

NOV

Aurora cruises

28

NIGHTS

UP TO
$1,300
OBC

$4,519

$161

9

DEC

Aurora cruises

10

NIGHTS

UP TO
$460
OBC

$1,379

$138

21

DEC

Aurora cruises

16

NIGHTS

UP TO
$740
OBC

$4,599

$287

2021 CRUISES

6

JAN

Aurora cruises

65

NIGHTS

UP TO
$3,120
OBC

$12,579

$194

12

MAR

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

UP TO
$550
OBC

$2,369

$197

24

MAR

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

UP TO
$550
OBC

$2,369

$197

This month's most popular Aurora cruises


1. 14 night Spain France Italy R914 Cruise R914 ex Southampton on 2 Aug 2019, from $2,919

Aurora — Ship Review Rating: 3.9 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.

Life aboard Aurora
Aurora is based year round in Southampton, and offers cruises ranging from 2 to 30 nights. Itineraries include Arctic Norway, Baltic Sea ports, Iberian Peninsula, the Mediterranean as far as Venice, the Canary Islands, local trips to Spain and France, crossing the Atlantic to New England and the Maritime Provinces, and the Caribbean. Aurora is also well known for her Grand Cruises. In January 2020 a 55-night cruise visits the Caribbean, Central America and Bermuda, with an overnight in New Orleans. In January 2021 65-night cruise circumnavigates South America and calls at many ports in the Caribbean and Atlantic. This will be a popular cruise.

Aurora entered service in 2000, newly refitted in 2014, 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. Décor appeals to the older Brits. Evening entertainment is greatly varied for long voyages. Aurora attracts families during the school holidays, but essentially it is loved by a more elderly audience who prefer a traditional cruising experience. Aurora is designed as a classic ocean-going vessel suited to world cruising.

Accommodation
As one expects with an elegant four-star vessel, staterooms are spacious, most comfortable, with excellent bedding and furnishings. The wide range of cabin configurations allows for family accommodation with extra beds. Staterooms have all the expected amenities, including satellite TV (with major news channels, sports and movies), tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, writing desk, and daily steward service. On arrival receive a luxurious pamper pack of toiletries. Two lower beds can convert to a king-size bed. Some cabins have 3 or 4 berths, inter-connecting doors for families, there are 22 wheelchair-accessible cabins, eight with a private balcony, as well as 9 single oceanview cabins.

Balcony staterooms have a bathroom with bath and shower, lounge area with sofa and table, and full height glass doors to the balcony. Mini-suites add a DVD, clothes pressing facilities, bathrobe and slippers, and magazines and newspapers on arrival – along with fruit, flowers, Champagne, chocolates – and daily canapés. Move up to the spacious full suites for a bathroom with whirlpool, guest bathroom, walk-in dressing area, reclining deck chairs, coffee machine, and butler service. Each of two Penthouse Suites has two levels linked with a spiral staircase, separate lounge and dining areas, and choice of baby grand piano or Hi-Fi system. These are so spacious.

Food and Dining
The main dining rooms are Medina, with a Moorish theme, and Alexandria, with an Egyptian theme. Meals are served with fine silverware and china and the service is excellent. The food is attractively presented and the desserts stand out. There is a two-seating fixed dining system in the restaurants, and dress codes are enforced both in the dining rooms and in the main bars in the evenings. Alternatively, dine at the 24-hour less formal French bistro-style Café Bordeaux (with a cover charge at dinner). Casual buffet fare is found at the Orangery, and fast-food items at the pool’s Sidewalk Café.

Pennant Bar, overlooking the ship’s wake on the Lido deck, morphs into Pennant Grill (pay extra) at sunset. There are many themed lounges and bars throughout the ship. For drinks before the theatre call at Andersons. For Champagne the place to relax is Charlies, to soft piano accompaniment. The Crows Nest, high up on the Sun Deck, has a stylish cocktail bar, amazing views, and sunsets to piano accompaniment. Sample chocolates and specialty coffees at Raffles Bar. Afternoon tea is served daily.

Entertainment
Carmens is the entertainment centre for sophisticated cabaret and comedy. The Curzon Theatre presents production shows on its giant stage, and every performance has the feel of a West End theatre. The in-house Headliners Production Company features outstanding song-and-dance presentations superbly produced for each P&O ship at its Southampton studios. The Playhouse is used for lectures, excellent port enhancement talks, classical recitals, and evening block-buster cinema. Masquerade is the top-of-the-range nightclub. Watch sporting events on TVs and amidst sporting memorabilia at Champions. For solitude retire to the library, writing room or card tables. Ballroom fans can select from four large wooden dance floors. Teachers are on hand for dance, as also are computer instructors in the Cyber study.

The Oasis Spa and Salon offer a full range of services including sauna and steam rooms, and are adjacent to a modern high-tech and well-supervised gymnasium. The sports court beneath the funnel hosts a range of ball games for individual or tournament play. The golf simulator challenges you to a round on some of the world’s greatest golf courses. There are three outdoor pools and four whirlpools. Aurora is a family-oriented ship. Decibels is the entertainment hub for teens, with arcade games, non-alcoholic bar and disco. Intergalactica and Quarterdeck for the pre-teens has it all – computers, Playstations, jukeboxes, Internet stations, and organised games. Toybox is for the little ones. If you want a little quiet time after a full day, the Night Nursery babysitting facility will assist. This vessel (and P&O Line) has been recommended as “Best for ex-UK Cruises”.





































Explore the decks

Aurora deckplans

Aurora deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

As one expects with an elegant four-star vessel, staterooms are spacious, most comfortable, with excellent bedding and furnishings. The wide range of cabin configurations allows for family accommodation with extra beds. Staterooms have all the expected amenities, including satellite TV (with major news channels, sports and movies), tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, writing desk, and daily steward service. On arrival receive a luxurious pamper pack of toiletries. Two lower beds can convert to a king-size bed. Some cabins have 3 or 4 berths, inter-connecting doors for families, there are 22 wheelchair-accessible cabins, eight with a private balcony, as well as 9 single oceanview cabins.

Balcony staterooms have a bathroom with bath and shower, lounge area with sofa and table, and full height glass doors to the balcony. Mini-suites add a DVD, clothes pressing facilities, bathrobe and slippers, and magazines and newspapers on arrival – along with fruit, flowers, Champagne, chocolates – and daily canapés. Move up to the spacious full suites for a bathroom with whirlpool, guest bathroom, walk-in dressing area, reclining deck chairs, coffee machine, and butler service. Each of two Penthouse Suites has two levels linked with a spiral staircase, separate lounge and dining areas, and choice of baby grand piano or Hi-Fi system. These are so spacious.

Decks
Aurora

P&O International

Ship facts

Star rating: Aurora star rating
Maiden voyage: 2000
Number of decks: 10
Tonnage: 76152
Cabins: 938
Passenger capacity: 1876
Number of crew: 850

What's onboard? ▼

  • Adults only from 8 Apr 2019)
  • Central atrium social scene
  • Shops & photo gallery
  • Single cabins (4)
  • Butlers for suites
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Restaurants (2)
  • Club dining: 2 sittings, fixed tables
  • Freedom dining: anytime
  • Gala dinners
  • Room service (some items extra)
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Evening Casual, Black Tie dress codes
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Shindu
  • The Beach House (dinner; grills, seafood)
  • The Glass House (with wines)
  • OTHER DINING
  • Self service food court 24h
  • Lido grill
  • Sidewalk café
  • Bars and lounges
  • Drinks packages
  • Ice Cream packages
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Showlounges (2) (shows, cabaret)
  • Theme night dress for some venuesGiant movie screen
  • Multiple lounges & bars
  • Live music, dancing
  • Cinema
  • Nightclub, dance floors
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (3)
  • Whirlpools (4)
  • Wading pool
  • Spa & health club, Salon, Gym
  • Lecture program
  • Promenade deck/jogging track
  • Golf nets
  • Deck games, sports court
  • Casino
  • Library, games
  • Library, Amazon Kindles, games
  • Behind the Scenes ship tour (pay)
  • Internet centre, packages
  • Wedding by Captain
  • UNDER 18 (until 8 April 2019 only)
  • Children’s clubs (2-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-17y)
  • Children’s tea every night
  • Night nursery for under 5s
  • OTHER
  • Telephone roaming (pay)
  • Tea/coffee making in cabin
  • Laundrettes (self-service and pay)
  • Elevators (10)
  • Wheelchair access good
  • 110/220V shaver
  • 220V British socket
  • Daily newsletter

What's included? ▼

  • Gratuities (tips) are neither required nor expected
  • There are no service charges for drink purchases
  • Accommodation as booked
  • All main meals on-board
  • Afternoon tea daily
  • Coffee, tea, milk, fruit juice & hot snacks
  • Make hot drinks in cabin
  • Anytime or set time dining
  • Alternative dining (extra charge)
  • Room service menu (most complimentary)
  • Pre-arranged dietary requests
  • Full afternoon tea
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Most entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge, dance, watercolour instructors; lecturers (most ships)
  • Family programs 2-17y most ships morning to late evening
  • Night Nursery Service (6m – 4y)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Shuttle buses at specified ports
  • No bar charges
  • Laundrettes

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues
  • Some workshops, classes & programs
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Pressing service
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • REMINDERS
  • Check passport valid for 6 months after end of voyage
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Check dress code requirements ahead
  • Special needs, dietary requests, arrange at booking
  • Smoking on board in designated areas only
  • Don’t bring an aerial drone
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