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Aurora
Last refurbished
2019
Last refurbished
Passengers
1874
Passengers
Ports Visited
110
Ports visited
Cruises from $154 per day
$154
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of Aurora
76,150
Gross Tonnage

Aurora Cruises

3.9
(from 37 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.

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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

    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. Read more

    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.

  • Bars

    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. Read more

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

  • Entertainment

    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

    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. Read more

    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

    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

    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

Covid Safety

The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for P&O Cruises UK and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations. Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases.

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Customer cruise ship ratings

Aurora has an average of 3.9 Stars based on 37 Guest Reviews

  • Overall
    3.9
  • Cabin
    4.4
  • Dining
    3.9
  • Entertainment
    3.6
  • Service
    4.6

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

    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 •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed •Bathroom with bath, shower and WC or shower and WC •Wardrobes and drawer space •Two seater sofa, chair and table •Vanity table/writing desk •TV and radio •Safe, hairdryer and refrigerator •Tea/coffee making facilities •Direct dial telephone •Large picture mirror •Fully air-conditioned •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, and a 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 & 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

    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 & slippers. Additionally there is a useful walk-in dressing area with iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer and there is also a guest cloakroom. The lounge has an L-shaped sofa & 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 canapés.

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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