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
Kids Club
Maximum Capacity
1874 (1950)
Number of Crew
850
Refurbished
01/12/2009

Built in 2000 with the open seas and world cruising in mind, Aurora offers traditional British cruising with the varied facilities and stability granted to mid-sized vessels. Itineraries include popular ports of call along with some unique stops as a part of her annual world cruise.

With many new updated features onboard guests will now enjoy an enhance variety of dining options with the tasty Indian-fusion Sindhu restaurant (overseen by Atul Kochhar), and the new Café Bordeaux and Glass House restaurant which are both popular on P&O Azura and Venura ships.

Guests draw comfort from the relaxed and friendly environment created through understated décor and signature features like her stunning glass atrium waterfall and 2 tiered stern, reminiscent of traditional ocean liners. Whilst generally attracting a more senior clientele, Aurora is also built for family cruising so is popular amongst families during school holidays. Offering kids clubs, sports courts and a dedicated pool for children, Aurora is a great choice for family cruises.

After a thrilling day exploring any of the varied ports this great ship visits, Aurora offers a spread of cuisine to suit all tastes.

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 of the ocean around you.

Medina Restaurant – Inspired by Moors of north Africa and the Middle East, the Media restaurant is laid out in an infusion of vibrant colours traditional designs and backdrops. Seating for over 500 people means your sure to find at table that suits you.

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. Located at the top of Arcadia on Sky Deck you’ll enjoy great views and delicious food.

Pennant Bar – High up on the Lido Deck is the Pennant bar overlooking the fabulous ship. Enjoy themed lunches and the delicious Neptune’s Buffet at mid-day. In the evening make sure your there with a glass at hand to watch the sunset into the horizon.

The Glass House – Sample vintage wines in style when you pick your perfect combination of food and wine from the mouth-watering signature menu. Each course is matched with a different option of wine that is expertly matches by Olly Smith from the wine cellar.

The Horizon Restaurant – Take in spectacular views as you feast on full English breakfasts, delicious lunch buffets and afternoon teas.

Watch the latest film releases at the Playhouse cinema,  dance the evening away at the Masquerade nightclub, relax and enjoy whats on display at Carmen’s show lounge and in the ever-popular theatre where you can enjoy great performances suitable to British tastes. A range of bars are also available for pre-dinner drinks or quite nightcaps including cosy Andersons bar with wood paneled walls and fireplace.

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