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Aurora cruises for 2019-2020-2021-2022


Aurora is based year round in Southampton, and offers cruises ranging from 2 to 28 nights. Itineraries include Arctic Norway, Icelasnd, Baltic Sea ports, Iberian Peninsula, the Mediterranean as far as Venice, the Canary Islands, local trips to Spain and France, and one 28-night cruise to the Caribbean (November 2020). 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 a 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

15

NOV

Aurora cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise R922
UP TO
$270
OBC

Currently sailing

N/A

22

NOV

Aurora cruises

4

NIGHTS

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

Sold out

N/A

26

NOV

Aurora cruises

13

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise R924
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$310
OBC

$1,959

$151

9

DEC

Aurora cruises

10

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise R925
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$230
OBC

$1,459

$146

19

DEC

Aurora cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise R926
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$60
OBC

$599

$300

21

DEC

Aurora cruises

14

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise R927
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$300
OBC

$3,879

$277

2020 CRUISES

28

FEB

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Norway Cruise R002
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$450
OBC

$2,869

$239

11

MAR

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Norway Cruise R003
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$450
OBC

$2,809

$234

23

MAR

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise R004
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$450
OBC

$1,909

$159

4

APR

Aurora cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise R005
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$270
OBC

$1,189

$170

11

APR

Aurora cruises

13

NIGHTS

Spain And Portugal Cruise R006
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$490
OBC

$2,119

$163

24

APR

Aurora cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise R007
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$300
OBC

$1,189

$170

1

MAY

Aurora cruises

16

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise R008
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$380
OBC

$2,529

$158

17

MAY

Aurora cruises

19

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise R009
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$440
OBC

$3,749

$197

5

JUN

Aurora cruises

18

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise R010
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$420
OBC

$3,059

$170

23

JUN

Aurora cruises

14

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise R011
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$550
OBC

$2,649

$189

7

JUL

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Norwegian Fjords Cruise R012
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$450
OBC

$2,659

$222

19

JUL

Aurora cruises

21

NIGHTS

Norway Cruise R013
Departs: Southampton

$4,920

$234

9

AUG

Aurora cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise R014
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$270
OBC

$1,409

$201

16

AUG

Aurora cruises

14

NIGHTS

Iceland Cruise R015
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$600
OBC

$2,868

$205

30

AUG

Aurora cruises

19

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise R016
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$710
OBC

$3,629

$191

18

SEP

Aurora cruises

24

NIGHTS

Canada Cruise R017
Departs: Southampton

$5,186

$216

12

OCT

Aurora cruises

18

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise R018
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$420
OBC

$3,229

$179

30

OCT

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Norway Cruise R019
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$550
OBC

$2,049

$171

11

NOV

Aurora cruises

28

NIGHTS

Caribbean Cruise R020
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$800
OBC

$4,799

$171

9

DEC

Aurora cruises

10

NIGHTS

Spain And Portugal Cruise R021
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$460
OBC

$1,379

$138

19

DEC

Aurora cruises

2

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise R022
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$90
OBC

$429

$215

21

DEC

Aurora cruises

16

NIGHTS

Canary Islands Cruise R023
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$740
OBC

$4,599

$287

2021 CRUISES

6

JAN

Aurora cruises

65

NIGHTS

South America Cruise R101
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$3,000
OBC

$12,469

$192

12

MAR

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Norway Cruise R102
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$550
OBC

$2,369

$197

24

MAR

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Norway Cruise R103
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$550
OBC

$2,369

$197

5

APR

Aurora cruises

19

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise R104
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$340
OBC

$3,029

$159

1

MAY

Aurora cruises

19

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise R106
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$340
OBC

$3,999

$210

20

MAY

Aurora cruises

16

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise R107
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$280
OBC

$3,159

$197

5

JUN

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Norwegian Fjords Cruise R108
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$230
OBC

$2,689

$224

17

JUN

Aurora cruises

19

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise R109
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$340
OBC

$4,149

$218

6

JUL

Aurora cruises

14

NIGHTS

Iceland Cruise R110
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$250
OBC

$2,999

$214

20

JUL

Aurora cruises

16

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise R111
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$280
OBC

$3,159

$197

5

AUG

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Norwegian Fjords Cruise R112
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$230
OBC

$2,589

$216

17

AUG

Aurora cruises

16

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise R113
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$280
OBC

$3,159

$197

2

SEP

Aurora cruises

30

NIGHTS

Usa And Canada Cruise R114
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$550
OBC

$6,959

$232

2

OCT

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Norway Cruise R115
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$230
OBC

$2,049

$171

14

OCT

Aurora cruises

19

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise R116
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$150
OBC

$2,929

$154

2

NOV

Aurora cruises

17

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise R117
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$300
OBC

$3,259

$192

19

NOV

Aurora cruises

12

NIGHTS

Norway Cruise R118
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$230
OBC

$2,049

$171

17

DEC

Aurora cruises

3

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise R120
Departs: Southampton

$859

$286

20

DEC

Aurora cruises

9

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise R121
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$180
OBC

$2,069

$230

29

DEC

Aurora cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Europe Cruise R122
Departs: Southampton

$1,349

$270

2022 CRUISES

3

JAN

Aurora cruises

99

NIGHTS

World Cruise R201
Departs: Southampton
UP TO
$1,900
OBC

$21,359

$216


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 28 nights. Itineraries include Arctic Norway, Icelasnd, Baltic Sea ports, Iberian Peninsula, the Mediterranean as far as Venice, the Canary Islands, local trips to Spain and France, and one 28-night cruise to the Caribbean (November 2020). 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 a 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 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. 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: 937
Passenger capacity: 1874
Number of crew: 850

What's onboard? ▼

  • Adults only ship
  • Singles cabins
  • Duty free shopping (tax in EU)
  • STATEROOMS
  • Butlers for suites
  • Penthouse Suite
  • Suites, Mini-suites
  • Deluxe balcony
  • Balcony
  • Sea view
  • Inside
  • Single Balcony
  • Single Sea view
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Restaurants (2)
  • Club dining: 2 sittings, fixed tables
  • Freedom Dining: anytime
  • Gala menus 5-course, black tie
  • Room service (some items extra)
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Dress codes : Evening Casual, Black Tie
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Sindh (fine Indian/British)
  • Orchid (Asian fusion)
  • The Beach House (dinner; grills, seafood)
  • The Ocean Grill
  • The Glass House (cheese, charcuterie, wines)
  • Afternoon Tea (gourmet, from 2020, pay)
  • OTHER DINING
  • Buffet restaurant
  • Bars and lounges
  • Drinks packages
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Theatre (shows, cabaret)
  • Showlounge, shows, cabaret)
  • Theme night dress for some venues
  • Movies on cabin TV (many free)
  • Multiple lounges & bars
  • Live music, dancing
  • Cinema
  • Casino
  • Nightclub, dance floors
  • Library, Art Gallery, card room
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (3)
  • Whirlpools (4)
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Spa & Salon (pay)
  • Gym, free fitness classes
  • Extra fitness classes (pay)
  • Sports court
  • Lectures, galley tours, deck BBQs etc.
  • Dance instructor (if >1 sea day)
  • Fitsteps (dance fitness)
  • Salsa & Line Dancing
  • Golf nets
  • Shuffleboard
  • Deck quoits
  • Table tennis
  • Promenade deck/jogging track
  • Casino
  • Behind the Scenes ship tour (pay)
  • Photography services
  • Art auctions
  • Satellite internet packages (slow)
  • Weddings organized
  • OTHER
  • Telephone roaming (pay)
  • Tea/coffee making in cabin
  • Laundrettes (self-service and pay)
  • Medical centre
  • Elevators (10)
  • Wheelchair access good
  • Plugs/voltages vary by ship/cabin/date
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Programs for 2-17y on family 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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