The second largest ship in the P&O fleet and sister ship to P&O Ventura, Azura balances the new innovative features of the Grand Class with the classic hallmarks of great British cruising that make P&O Cruises so popular.
Built in 2010, Azura’s contemporary design introduced the first collection of single staterooms to the fleet and are eagerly snapped up by single passengers at season launches each year. A three-tiered atrium sits at the heart of the ship and is a hive of activity with shops, cafes, art galleries and a polished wooden floor that buzzes with varied dancing throughout the day and into the evenings.
Guests familiar with P&O’s innovations will recognize the new open-air cinema, Seascreen where you can enjoy films from British classics to Hollywood blockbusters and a new alfresco terrace features The Retreat airy cabanas offering exclusive sanctuary for adults. There are four pools and an extensive spa service available including a thermal suite, with special Azura Spa Stateroom packages for those looking to be truly pampered. With these innovations Azura is a ship popular with families, couples, seniors, seasoned travelers and those new to cruising. This helps create a joyful and exciting ambiance through the duration of your journey.
In celebration of cruising cuisine, Azura’s unique dining options take you on a journey around the globe to sample the very best flavours from fine dining to homely classics.
Peninsular Restaurant – The second of Oriana’s top quality dining venues has an enticing menu that will tempt you back every night. Enjoy superb cuisine and a tasty chocolate buffet.
The Oriental Restaurant – One of the two main dining venues onboard, guests will enjoy the comfortable and elegant settings while gazing out at ocean views through the huge windows. Tuck into a menu filled with beautifully crafted dishes.
Meridian – Every night is spectacular dining experience at the two-tier restaurant. Beautifully laid tables are accompanied by excellent service. Savour a five-course menu influenced by dishes from around the world including prime traditional British cuisine.
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.
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.
The Epicurean – Savour the finest of British cuisine prepared by a team of executive chefs serving the best cuts of organic meat and seafood found on the British Isles.
Verona – Enjoy a relaxing family meal from the self-service food court serving an Italian styled buffet during breakfast and lunch time.
Venezia – Azura’s self-service buffet offers excellent choice and freedom with your dining. Enjoy a wide range of high quality dishes throughout the day. Pus with around the clock dining you can enjoy a late night snack from 10pm – 6am from an ever changing buffet which includes a self-service sandwich bar, ready-made Paninis, homemade cakes, biscuits and pastries.
Entertainment on board Azura will have you laughing, crying and cheering from embarkation, night after night.Take in a West End style show on display at the Playhouse Theatre, head to Malabar for comedy and live music or for a taste of a New York City live lounge, Manhattan will have you moving to the sounds of the Big Apple each evening. Play you’re at the multipurpose sate of the art casino with black jack, roulette and slot machines.
There’s something for everyone onboard, lean a new skill with cookery demonstrations and listen to interesting talks from experts and guest speakers about destinations on your cruise, historic events plus more. There really is something to satisfy all the senses on this modern ship.