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Exclusively for adults - Mid-sized Aurora is a world-class ship, bringing you the joys of classic cruise travel. In April 2019, she enjoyed a refit and started an exciting new chapter as a ship that caters exclusively for adults.

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Reviews for Aurora

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Ship Overall
3.7 / 5
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Cruise Overall
3.9 / 5
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Value for Money
4.1 / 5

Aurora Customer Reviews

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By Liz on 09/06/2022

This was the second cruise for Aurora after covid, things were definitely different onboard but staff were their usual friendly and helpful selves, and we thoroughly enjoyed it

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By Pauline on 17/05/2022

I contacted Covid whilst on the cruise as did many others. Not enough testing done. Had there been testing every 3 days there would have been less cases and not so costly for P&O. Food disappointing, ...

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By Peter on 17/05/2022

Our first cruise with P&O. The experience was somewhat marred by the fact that our original cruise on Arcadia was cancelled on the Friday before we were due to leave the following Monday. However,...

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By Huw on 16/05/2022

An enjoyable cruise on our favourite ship, P&O’s Aurora to one of our favourite destinations - the Baltic. Whilst we had been to Skagen (Denmark), Copenhagen, Tallinn (Estonia); St.Petersburg (Russia ...

Dining

Guests are spoilt for choice on Aurora with two main restaurants, as well as three Select Dining venues: Sindhu, The Glass House, a wine bar and restaurant created in partnership with award-winning wine guru Olly Smith; and The Beach House, which offers fun and informal dining alongside ocean views.

Alexandria Restaurant

Club Dining at the Alexandria Restaurant. Choose a particular Club Dining seating and you’ll dine at the same time and table each night and enjoy the same company. It’s the way many a friendship has been made on board.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Classic
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Medina Restaurant

Freedom Dining at the Medina Restaurant. Like to escape the usual routine on holiday? Then you’ll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper the next; you can shape each day as you please.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Classic

Sindhu

Showcasing a menu which is a triumph of perfectly balanced spices, delicate flavours and wonderful aromas, this restaurant has become a firm favourite with many. So why not take a seat amidst its sumptuous fabrics and opulent décor to experience a treat for your senses?

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Indian
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The Beach House

Located in the buffet restaurant during the evening, The Beach House offers great ocean views to go along with a casual menu of grills and seafood. When the sun is shining, there’s also the opportunity to sit outside on the terrace.

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  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Cafe

The Glass House

In The Glass House we bring the world of wine to you… varieties from all four corners of the globe, by the glass, by the bottle and, if you fancy, right by a plate of fabulous food.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Classic

Horizon Buffet

No matter what time of day it is, if you fancy a good meal you'll always get one on board Aurora. Our main self-service restaurant offers high quality dining throughout the day in a relaxed, informal environment. So if you've just returned to the ship after a shore excursion and have worked up a late afternoon appetite you can still enjoy a great meal.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Buffet

Lido Grill

All that swimming and lounging can be hungry work, but there's plenty of pool side snacks to choose from...

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Bbq

Room Service

Morning, noon, and through the night, if you fancy a bite to eat in your cabin, you’ve a mouth-watering room service menu to choose from… meals, desserts, snacks and drinks, all prepared with care and delivered with a smile. A small supplement applies to each item, apart from breakfast, which is included in the price of your holiday.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Room

Entertaining

There's never a dull moment...

P&O Cruises offers the very best in cruise entertainment. Days can be filled with as much or as little as you want, whilst evenings are no doubt the social highlight. When the sun goes down your ship begins to come alive with the hum of conversation and music, and you can be sure of a memorable night.

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The Playhouse Cinema

This fantastic cinema screens feature films throughout the day and into the evening. The Playhouse is located midships on D Deck, next to the Photo Gallery. You can watch a great range of films. There are 213 spacious and comfortable chairs and good visibility for everyone. In addition to films, The Playhouse is also the venue for classical recitals, lectures, port enhancement talks, and much more.

Features

  • Cinema

The Crow's Nest

At 105 feet above the waterline, this stylish cocktail bar is higher than the bridge and affords the ship's most amazing views. By day you can watch the glistening sea as the world floats by in this comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. As evening draws in The Crow's Nest comes into its own; with a light tickling of the ivories to set the mood, there's no better vantage point from which to enjoy a dramatic sunset at sea.

Features

  • Bar
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Champions

If you just want to socialise, catch up with friends over a few bevvies, or carry off the cup in a pub quiz, touch down in Champions. For lovers of all things sporting, it's a slam dunk. It's the place to enjoy a drink while celebrating all things great about British sport.

Features

  • Bar
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The Curzon Theatre

You’ll see spectacular productions on stage at The Curzon, a lavish theatre seating up to 652 people. In the Curzon Theatre you'll find there's multiple performances on selected nights, so you can plan your evening however you like. Catch a show before dinner or enjoy one after. On Aurora you'll enjoy entertainment such as cabaret performances, stand-up comedy, interactive game shows, quizzes, and talent shows.

Features

  • Theatre
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Anderson's

Traditional sofas, bookcases and panelled walls create a very British ambience and the feel of an exclusive country club. You will find Anderson's on Promenade Deck. Welcoming and elegant and ideally located next to the Curzon Theatre, its refined setting is perfect for a pre-show drink or a warming nightcap. The bar is named after Arthur Anderson, the founder of P&O, who is said to have had an amazing attention to detail. So we certainly believe he would have approved of the long bar, the ornate fireplace and the traditional artworks.

Features

  • Lounge
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Monte Carlo Casino

The flashing lights of the slot machines and the suspense of blackjack beckons, as does a great night out. As night falls our casinos come alive. Featuring the latest in slot machines and gaming tables, our friendly croupiers are on hand to oversee the evening’s events. During the day there are gaming workshops for those who’ve never played before and at night, tournaments for those who believe Lady Luck is on their side. The gaming tables include Three Card Poker, Blackjack and of course, Roulette, one of the oldest and most popular games of chance.

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  • Casino

Raffles Bar

A wonderful area to meet up with new friends for a mid-afternoon break or after dinner drink, the court offers lovely views of the atrium and its' 35 foot centre-piece sculpture. Comfortable sofas and chairs, in conjunction with soft lighting, create a relaxing ambience. Raffles Court also offers access to Vanderbilt's card room and Sindhu.

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  • Bar
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Pool Bars

Our pool bars offer a casual place to socialise and relax in throughout the day and into the evening. On a hot day nothing is better than lounging by one of our pools, sipping a cool drink, or two, and feeling yourself completely unwind.

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  • Bar

Carmen's

Carmen's is a show lounge featuring spectacular cabaret performances, fun quiz shows, tribute acts, family shows and glittering discos. With so much to see and do on board Aurora, every night will dance to a different beat. Carmen's is a show lounge featuring spectacular cabaret performances, fun quiz shows, tribute acts, family shows and glittering discos.

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  • Lounge
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Dance Classes

There are coupled dance instructors onboard who offer a variety of dance lessons. The main types of dance offered are ballroom and Latin. As well a group lessons, it is also possible to arrange 1 to 1 tuition. On some occasions, there are celebrity dance instructors on board too. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.

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  • Dance Class
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Library

The ship's well-stocked library is perfect for finding a great book to enjoy by the pool. Choose from an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction books, or browse through the tempting selection of books which are available for purchase, in an area operated by Waterstones book shop.

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  • Education

Health and fitness

From the revitalising hydrotherapy pool, to the state of the art gymnasium, there's plenty of facilities onboard to refresh your mind, body and soul. Passengers can enjoy luxury massages and treatments in the Oasis Spa, or head out to the top deck sports court for a spot of tennis.

Gymnasium

Passengers can watch the waves as they work out with all the latest equipment, including exercise bikes, rowing machines, running machines, steppers, resistance machines and a range of weights. After the workout, visitors can head to the Oasis Spa for a relaxing massage, a stimulating therapeutic treatment or a warming and cleansing sauna.

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  • Gym

Oasis Spa

Putting the aah in spa. Think luxurious spaces to relax in, salon treatments and the aroma of scented oils. You can enjoy a warming and cleansing visit to the sauna and steam rooms. Or opt for the very latest in facials, manicures, pedicures, aromatherapy or massages, in one of the luxurious treatment rooms, each with a fantastic ocean view

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  • Spa
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Sports Court

Whether you enjoy the friendly competition of an organised tournament or prefer to play casually with your own party, short tennis, football, volleyball, basketball and cricket are just some of the options available in the Sports Court.

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  • Sports Court

Kids and teens

Aurora is exclusively for adults.

Accommodation

From inside cabins to balcony cabins and luxurious suites, you will find a room for every budget and taste.

All cabins are air-conditioned and well designed, to give you as much space as possible and to help you relax into your surroundings. Many feature balconies to give you additional outside space. All feature Egyptian cotton sheets, free tea & coffee making facilities, refrigerator, hairdryer, safe, in-cabin television and good sized en-suite bathrooms with toiletries pack. You will also enjoy the services of a personal cabin steward who will look after your every need, and can enjoy room service from early morning until late evening at no extra cost.

Suites

Fully air-conditioned suites enjoy two lower beds convertible to king-size bed. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath , shower and plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe & slippers. Additionally there is a useful walk-in dressing area with a hairdryer.

The lounge has a sofa & chairs plus dining table and chairs, with a mini stereo and a TV plus 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 loungers, chairs and table. Suites have an optional butler service, magazine and newspaper selection, atlas and binoculars, plus fruit basket, mineral water, flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival.

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  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Lounge Area
  • Dining Area
  • Vanity Area
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Butler Service

Mini-Suites

Fully air-conditioned mini-suites boast a separate bedroom area with two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath, shower, dual sink vanity unit and WC plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe & slippers and a hairdryer.

There is a sofa, chair and table, a TV and DVD player, 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 chairs and table.

Mini-suites have a magazine and newspaper selection, atlas and binoculars, plus fruit basket, mineral water, flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival and daily canapés.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Deluxe Balcony Cabin

Fully air-conditioned deluxe balcony cabins enjoy two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed. Bathrooms boast a bath with shower or shower only, sink, vanity unit and WC plus a hairdryer.

There is a sitting area with sofa, 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.

Mineral water is provided on arrival along with a pamper pack, an atlas and binoculars.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Balcony Cabins

Fully air-conditioned balcony cabins enjoy two lower beds convertible to king-size bed. Bathrooms boast a hairdryer, bath with shower or shower only. There is a chair and table, TV, 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 with mineral water on arrival.

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  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Sea View

Air-conditioned Sea view cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to a king-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower, or shower over bath, 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. Sea view cabins may have a window or portholes with mineral water on arrival.

If a balcony is not top of your list, but you're seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Some Sea View cabins have a fully obstructed view.

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  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Inside Cabin

Air-conditioned inside cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to a king-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower plus a hairdryer. There is a vanity/writing desk, and a TV for your enjoyment, , telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities with mineral water on arrival.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Single Cabin

With the choice of either an inside or outside location, these cabins are perfect for the single traveller.

These beautifully designed cabins feature a single bed, shower, sink, and WC. Outside cabins will have a window or porthole. Inside cabins will have a mirror.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Sun Deck

  • The Crow's Nest
  • Library
  • Skydome
  • Sports Court
  • Golf Nets
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Lido Deck

  • Standard Inside Cabins
  • Standard Balcony Cabins
  • Riviera Pool
  • Riviera Bar
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Oasis Spa
  • Lido Grill
  • Oasis Salon
  • Whirlpool Spa
  • Crystal Bar
  • Crystal Pool
  • Horizon Restaurant
  • Beach House
  • Pennant Bar
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A Deck

  • Suites (higher level)
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Staterooms
  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Riviera Pool
  • Launderette
  • Whirlpool Spa
  • Fitness Room
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B Deck

  • Penthouse Suites
  • Suites (lower level)
  • Mini-Suites
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Standard Outside Cabins
  • Larger Inside Cabins
  • Standard Inside Cabins
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D Deck

  • Standard Outside Cabins
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Larger Outside Cabins
  • Standard Inside Cabins
  • Single Balcony Cabins
  • Raffles Bar
  • Raffles Court
  • Sindhu Restaurant
  • Vanderbilt's
  • Photo Gallery
  • The Playhouse
  • The Glass House
  • Terrace Bar
  • Terrace Pool
  • Whirlpool Spa
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C Deck

  • Suites
  • Standard Balcony Cabins
  • Larger Outside Cabins
  • Standard Outside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Prom Deck

  • Curzon Theatre
  • Anderson's
  • Charlie's
  • Mayfair Court
  • Shopping
  • Masquerade
  • Monte Carlo Casino
  • Champions
  • Carmen's
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E Deck

  • Standard Outside Cabins
  • Standard Inside Cabins
  • Alexandria Restaurant
  • Medina Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Explorers
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F Deck

  • Standard Outside Cabins
  • Standard Inside Cabins
  • Reception
  • Palm Court
  • Launderette
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G Deck


  • Medical Centre