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Aurora
Last refurbished
2019
Last refurbished
Passengers
1874
Passengers
Ports Visited
129
Ports visited
Cruises from $135 per day
$135
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of Aurora
76,150
Gross Tonnage

Aurora Cruises

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.Décor appeals to the older Brits. Evening entertainment is greatly varied for long voyages. Aurora is an adult ship (18 and over), 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.

Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 2000
Number of decks: 10
Tonnage: 76150
Cabins: 937
Passengers: 1874
Number of crew: 850
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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    • Dining on the Aurora
    • Dining on the Aurora
    • Dining on the Aurora
    • Dining on the Aurora

    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.

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    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.

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  • Bars

    • Bar on the Aurora
    • Bar on the Aurora
    • Bar on the Aurora
    • Bar on the Aurora

    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.

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    Masquerade is the top-of-the-range nightclub. Watch sporting events on TVs and amidst sporting memorabilia at Champions.

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  • Entertainment

    • Entertainment on the Aurora
    • Entertainment on the Aurora

    Carmen's 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.

  • Activities

    • Activities on the Aurora
    • Activities on the Aurora
    • Activities on the Aurora
    • Activities on the Aurora

    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 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.

  • Health & Fitness

    • Fitness on the Aurora
    • Fitness on the Aurora
    • Fitness on the Aurora
    • Fitness on the Aurora
    • Fitness on the Aurora

    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.

  • Kids

    • Kids activities on the Aurora
    • Kids activities on the Aurora
    • Kids activities on the Aurora
    • Kids activities on the Aurora

    N/A - Child free ship

  • Inclusions

    • Activities - organised & individual
    • Afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes & pastries daily
    • All main meals on-board
    • Alternative dining (extra charge)
    • Bridge director on select cruises
    • Coffee, tea, milk & hot snacks
    • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
    • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
    • Family programs (Aurora, Oceana, Oriana & Ventura)
    • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 yrs) exept Arcadia, Adonia, Orianna
    • Open/anytime or traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Shuttle buses at specified ports
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor

Customer cruise ship ratings

Aurora has an average of 3.8 Stars based on 23 Guest Reviews

  • Overall
    3.8
  • Cabin
    4.3
  • Dining
    3.8
  • Entertainment
    3.5
  • Service
    4.4

Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

Highlights

  • More than five places to dine including two select dining venues.

  • Luxurious spa and salon.

  • Late night music venue, dazzling entertainment, cinema and theatre.

  • More than ten places to socialize and enjoy a drink.

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.)

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  • Inside

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    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Aurora Cruise Calendar

Date Title Departs Prices From
02 Aug 2024 Norway Iceland And North Cape Cruise - R415 Southampton $0
23 Aug 2024 Guernsey Cruise - R416 Southampton $979
26 Aug 2024 Northern Europe And Scandinavia Cruise - R417 Southampton $5955
11 Sep 2024 Norwegian Fjords Cruise - R418 Southampton $2988
23 Sep 2024 Canada Cruise - R419 Southampton $7037
17 Oct 2024 Norway Cruise - R420 Southampton $2288
29 Oct 2024 Caribbean Southampton $0
22 Nov 2024 Portugal And Canary Islands Cruise - R422 Southampton $1768
05 Dec 2024 Rotterdam Cruise - R423 Southampton $799
09 Dec 2024 Norway Cruise - R424 Southampton $2288
21 Dec 2024 Spain Portugal And Canary Islands Cruise - R425 Southampton $4218
06 Jan 2025 Amazon And Caribbean Exploration Cruise - R501 Southampton $12769
12 Mar 2025 Norway Cruise - R502 Southampton $2518
24 Mar 2025 Norway Cruise - R503 Southampton $2488
21 Apr 2025 Belgium Cruise - R505 Southampton $629
24 Apr 2025 Norwegian Fjords Cruise - R506 Southampton $2607
06 May 2025 Northern Europe And Scandinavia Cruise - R507 Southampton $3187
22 May 2025 Norway And Iceland Cruise - R508 Southampton $3937
07 Jun 2025 Mediterranean Cruise - R509 Southampton $4126
25 Jun 2025 Norwegian Fjords Cruise - R510 Southampton $2657
07 Jul 2025 Guernsey Cruise - R511 Southampton $629
10 Jul 2025 Northern Europe And Scandinavia Cruise - R512 Southampton $3407
26 Jul 2025 Norwegian Fjords Cruise - R513 Southampton $2787
07 Aug 2025 Spain France And Portugal Cruise - R514 Southampton $1568
14 Aug 2025 British Isles Cruise - R515 Southampton $3507
30 Aug 2025 Guernsey Cruise - R516 Southampton $629
02 Sep 2025 Usa And Canada Cruise - R517 Southampton $7925
02 Oct 2025 Mediterranean Cruise - R518 Southampton $4056
21 Oct 2025 Norway Cruise - R519 Southampton $2137
02 Nov 2025 Caribbean Cruise - R520 Southampton $0
26 Nov 2025 Belgium France And Netherlands Cruise - R521 Southampton $0
01 Dec 2025 Norway Cruise - R522 Southampton $0
15 Dec 2025 Belgium And France Cruise - R523 Southampton $0
19 Dec 2025 Northern Europe And Scandinavia Cruise - R524 Southampton $0
29 Dec 2025 Belgium And Germany Cruise - R525 Southampton $0
03 Jan 2026 South America Cruise - R601 Southampton $15881
19 Mar 2026 Norway Cruise - R602 Southampton $0

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