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Aurora

Ship statistics;

entered_service
01/01/2000
tonnage
76000
wheelchair_accessible_cabins
22
number_of_decks
10
number_of_elevators
10
number_of_pools
1
number_of_restaurants
6
formal_nights
maximum_apacity
1950
number_of_crew
850
refurbished
01/01/2019

Sailing as an exclusively-adult P&O cruise ship, Aurora offers traditional British cruising with modern and cosy venues onboard to relax and socialise in style. Perfect for those wanting to enjoy a singles cruise or a romantic getaway, onboard guests can relax in the comfortable public spaces, dine on fantastic cuisine at a range of venues and make the most of entertainment throughout the day and night. When it comes to destinations you'll get to visit on this impressive ship, Aurora's mid size means that you'll get the chance to experience both popular ports of call and less visited stops during your cruise, with many even departing from Southampton.

After a thrilling day exploring any of the varied ports this adult-only ship visits, P&O Aurora offers a spread of cuisine to suit all tastes. From main dining to casual spots, you'll find some of the cruise line's best venues included in your cruise fare:

  • Alexandria Restaurant- expertly prepared dishes are presented to you and your companions by attentive waiting staff. This elegant dining venue is reminiscent of ancient Egypt with its sumptuous décor. Savour world class cuisine as you look out through the large framed windows across the ocean around you.
  • Medina Restaurant- inspired by Moors of North Africa and the Middle East, the Medina boasts vibrant colours and traditional designs. Here, seating for over 500 people means you're sure to find a table that suits you.
  • The Horizon Restaurant- take in the spectacular views as you feast on full English breakfasts, delicious lunches and afternoon teas at this casual dining venue.
  • Lido Grill- you won't have to stray far from the pool thanks to this pool deck venue.

As well as included dining options, Aurora also features some fantastic speciality restaurants for those evenings where you want to enjoy an even more memorable meal time:

  • The Beach House- situated on the Sun Deck is the relaxing Beach House which provides great views across the ship while you dine on a broad variety of tasty dishes. The Beach House menu includes burgers, hot dogs steaks, jacket potatoes and much more.
  • Sindhu Restaurant- this colourful Indian-inspired restaurant is infused with a British twist. From the moment you enter the restaurant you'll find your mouth watering at the wonderful aromas which fill the room.
  • The Glass House- sample vintage wines in style, paired with the perfect dish from the irresistible menu. With bottles and cuisine from around the world, you're guaranteed to find something delicious.

Daytime Entertainment

There's no end of ways to spend your free time onboard P&O Aurora. During sea days, you'll be able to take advantage of a whole range of activities hosted for guests, including dance classes, art sessions and language workshops. Other facilities onboard include:

  • Library- pick up a book and lose yourself in an hour or two of peace and quiet.
  • Pool Deck- soak up the sun (and the atmosphere) as you spend your afternoon relaxing in one of Aurora's most popular areas.
  • Shopping- whether you've forgotten a holiday essential or are just looking to treat yourself, browse the onboard shops and see what you can find.

Evening Entertainment

Onboard P&O Aurora your evenings will be as fun-packed as the days spent exploring each port of call. For those who enjoy watching live performances, the opulent Curzon Theatre hosts everything from cabaret to comedy and quizzes, while Carmen's Show Lounge is a smaller venue with shows ranging from live music to discos. If you'd rather a quieter evening, the Playhouse Cinema screens both classic films and the latest movies, meaning there's bound to be something you'll enjoy on the programme. There's even a casino on the ship, perfect for anyone looking to try their luck during their holiday.

Alternatively, for a quiet drink amongst other guests, look no further than the array of bars available on Aurora, including:

  • Anderson's Bar- expect sophisticated beverages served by expert bartenders.
  • Champion's Pub- grab a seat, a pint of your favourite beer and catch up on the latest sports fixtures.
  • Vanderbilt's- show off your bridge skills or pub quiz knowledge at this lively venue, open throughout the day.

Spa and Fitness

As an adult-only cruise ship, P&O cruises take health and wellbeing very seriously aboard Aurora, boasting a luxurious spa, as well as impressive sports facilities.

If relaxation is top of your list of things to do during your Aurora cruise, head to the Oasis Spa and make the most out of the treatments available. From facials to massages and even a hair salon, you'll leave feeling pampered and ready to face anything.

For active guests, there are more than enough fitness areas on Aurora to keep you occupied. Head to the well-equipped gym, complete with exercise machines and weights, and challenge yourself to a full body workout, or get involved in a professionally-led class to get your blood pumping. If you'd rather show your competitive streak, there's always the chance to challenge other guests to a game of basketball, football or short tennis on the courts.

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