Overview

Aurora was designed as a classic ocean liner and as such has a very distinctive tiered stern. There is a huge variety of activities on board from the cinema and theatre to swimming pools and sports courts, so there's never a dull moment. The little ones are well catered for too, with dedicated children's clubs and a family swimming pool.

Ship Fast Facts

Ship Size: Mid-sized Ship
Gross Tonnage: 76,152
Entered Service: May 2000
Aimed at: Adults Only
Refurbished: December 2014
Length: 270m (885ft)
Beam (width): 32m (105ft)
Cabins: 934
Passengers: 1,874 double occupancy (1,975 maximum occupancy)
Crew: 850

Entertainment

You'll find a wealth of bars, lounges and other entertainment venues on board Aurora so you will never be short of options. While away a few hours with a good novel in the impressive library, take a stroll around the Promenade deck and admire the great views, or join in with a host of fun games and competitions in The Crow's Nest Lounge. The Playhouse cinema shows the latest movies as well as some classics during the day and the Curzon Theatre has a range of spectacular production shows and musicals in the evening. Champions sports bar is a popular place to catch all the latest sporting events from around the world, and Carmen's show lounge hosts fantastic live music and cabaret acts. If you fancy your luck then head to the Monte Carlo Casino for a night of black jack and roulette, or put on your dancing shoes in the ships' nightclub, Masquerade.

Health and Fitness

If you prefer a slightly slower pace of life then a trip to Aurora's fantastic spa is an absolute must. The Oasis Spa is a real haven for those in need of some rest and relaxation, and has an extensive range of treatments available throughout the day as well as a sauna, pool and whirlpools. The beauty salon also offers various beauty and hair treatments including manicures and pedicures. The sports courts are a great place to stay fit, with various activities like football and tennis available, as well as golf nets and a simulator for those who are keen to improve their game. The broad teak promenade deck is perfectly designed for walking or jogging, three and a half laps around her circumference is equal to one mile. Aurora also has a fully-equipped gym with a good selection of fitness equipment and an exercise area where daily classes are held such as yoga and aerobics. Click here to see a selection of available beauty treatments.

Trivia

Aurora was the first ship in the P&O fleet to receive the new livery design as part of the £26 million pound makeover in December 2014.

Children's Facilities

Aurora is a fantastic choice for families, with children of all ages catered for in the dedicated children's clubs. The Reef is split in to various age groups aged 2 to 17, with each group offering a varied choice of facilities and activities to suit that age, such as face painting, treasure hunts, sports competitions and movie nights. Most of the clubs stay open until midnight and many extend this until 2am during peak times such as Christmas and school holidays.

Facilities

Dining

6 Restaurants
- International fine dining
- Buffet
- Al fresco grill
- Casual cafe
- Bistro
- Coffee shop

Entertainment

13 bars including
- Raffles Bar
- The Pennant Bar
- Anderson's Bar
Theatre
Show Lounge
Cinema

Relaxation

Oasis Spa
Beauty salon
4 Whirlpools
3 Swimming pools, 1 with retractable roof

Fitness

Sports courts
Gym
Deck games
Dance classes
Golf nets & simulator
Fitness classes

Other

Casino
Nightclub
Duty-free shops
Children's area
Night nursery
Library and card room
[email protected] Internet cafe
Ship-wide wi-fi

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Aurora Dining

Lead Dining

Part of what makes Aurora so special is the great range of dining options you'll find on board. Whether you want to indulge in one of Marco Pierre White's unique creations in The Glass House or try a variety of different dishes in the The Horzion buffet restaurant, there's sure to be something to suit every appetite.

Main Dining

The Medina Restaurant - Freedom Dining

This restaurant has fixed seating dining with waiter service and is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Breakfast is usually served between 8am and 9.30am with lunch available from 12.15pm - 13.30pm, both with open seating.

Afternoon tea is usually available between 4pm and 4.45pm on a first-come, first-served basis. In the evening dinner is available between 1800 to 2130 for Freedom dining .
Samples of the main dining menus can be found here.

The Alexandria Restaurant - Fixed Seating Dining

The Alexandria Restaurant also has fixed seating dining with waiter service it is only open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is usually served between 8am and 9.30am with lunch available from 12.15pm - 13.30pm, both with open seating. Dinner is available at two fixed times of 6.30pm for first sitting and 8.30pm for second sitting, and the same table is reserved for the duration of your cruise.
Samples of the main dining menus can be found here.

Signature Dining

Sindhu - Speciality Oriental Restaurant

Sindhu is an Asian Fusion restaurant that features various dishes with Chinese, Japanese and Thai influences, all created with the aid of celebrity chef Atul Kochhar. The interior gives it a distinctive Oriental feel and the intimate atmosphere makes it a great place to celebrate any special occasion. The menu has a wide choice of delicious food on offer, including Tandoori Chicken, Red Snapper, Loin of Lamb and Thai Spiced Chicken. The restaurant is open for dinner between 6.00pm and 9.00pm. The cover charge varies depending on the duration of your cruise; cruise length 8 days £15 per person, 3-7 days £20 per person and 1-2 days cruises £25 per person. As it's a speciality restaurant, you will need to make a reservation in advance via the P&O Cruise Personaliser, or once you arrive onboard. You can click Sindhu to see an example menu.

The Glass House - Speciality Bistro

With a menu designed by celebrity Olly Smith, The Glass House is a chic bistro serving a wide variety of food in a casual environment. It's open 24 hours a day serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as afternoon tea and late night snacks. There is a cover charge for dinner of approx £5.25 per person for a small plate and large plates are priced on the menu. A sample of the menu can be found Here.

The Beach House - Speciality Casual Dining

Only open in the evening, The Beach House is located in the Horizon Restaurant and offers a informal alternative. There is a cover charge for dinner of approx £5.00 per person for a small plate and large plates are priced on the menu. A sample of the menu can be found here

Alternative Dining

The Horizon Restaurant - Self-service Buffet

The Horizon Restaurant is an informal buffet restaurant that is open almost all day. It usually opens for breakfast from 6.30am and offers brunch, lunch, afternoon snacks, children's tea and dinner before closing at around 10pm. There is a good choice of food available as well as tea, coffee, water and juice machines, and many dishes such as eggs and omelettes can be made to your specific preferences. As the restaurant is self-service there no set seating plans or dining times, so you can come and go at a time that suits you.

The Lido Grill - Casual Daytime Dining

The Lido Grill is a casual eatery serving a variety of light meals and snacks from 11am until 6pm. As it's located between the 2 main swimming pools, it's a great place to grab a lunchtime or afternoon snack without having to venture too far, and you'll find a selection of soft drinks available too.

Raffles - Coffee Shop

Raffles is a casual coffee shop serving a selection of speciality teas and coffee as well as pastries and other snacks, and it is open throughout the day from 8am until 11.30pm.

Aurora Cabins

Select a cabin onboard Aurora to view amenities. With a range of cabins, we hope to have something to suit your needs.


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Inside Cabin
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  • PA
  • PB
  • PC
  • PD
  • PE
  • PF
  • Inside Cabin Approx. 150 square feet


What's included

  • Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed (except when upper berths in use)
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with sofa and table

Extras

  • Luxury pamper pack
  • Mineral water on arrival
Large Inside Cabin
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  • OA
  • OE
  • Large Inside Cabin Approx. 175 square feet


What's included

  • Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed (except when upper berths in use)
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with sofa and table

Extras

  • Luxury pamper pack
  • Mineral water on arrival
Outside Single Cabin
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  • RE
  • Outside Single Cabin Approx. 150 square feet


View

Please note that all cabins have a view over the bow of the ship rather than a sea view.

What's included

  • Oversized single bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with sofa and table
  • Picture window

Extras

  • Luxury pamper pack
  • Mineral water on arrival
Outside Cabin
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  • LB
  • LC
  • LD
  • LE
  • LF
  • Outside Cabin Approx. 150 square feet


What's included

  • Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed (except when upper berths in use)
  • En suite bathroom with shower or shower over small bath
  • Sitting area with sofa and table
  • Picture window

Extras

  • Luxury pamper pack
  • Mineral water on arrival
Large Outside Cabin
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  • KB
  • KD
  • Large Outside Cabin Approx. 165 - 200 square feet


What's included

  • Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed (except when upper berths in use)
  • En suite bathroom with shower or shower over small bath
  • Sitting area with sofa and table
  • Picture window

Extras

  • Luxury pamper pack
  • Mineral water on arrival
Balcony Cabin
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  • GA
  • GB
  • GC
  • GD
  • GE
  • GF
  • Balcony Cabin Approx. 211 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and reclining chairs
  • Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed (except when upper berths in use)
  • En suite bathroom with shower or shower over small bath
  • Sitting area with sofa, table and chair

Extras

  • Luxury pamper pack
  • Mineral water
Deluxe Balcony Cabin
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  • EA
  • EB
  • ED
  • EE
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin Approx. 246 - 250 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and reclining chairs
  • Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower over small bath
  • Sitting area with sofa, table and chairs

Extras

  • Luxury pamper pack
  • Mineral water on arrival
  • Complimentary atlas and binoculars
Mini Suite With Balcony
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  • CB
  • CD
  • Mini Suite With Balcony Approx. 382 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and reclining chairs
  • Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath
  • Lounge area with sofa, armchairs, DVD player, table and chairs

Extras

  • Fresh flowers, fruit basket, chocolates and champagne on arrival
  • Premier luxury pamper pack
  • Mineral water on arrival
  • Daily canapes
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Selection of newspapers and magazines
  • Complimentary atlas and binoculars
  • Trouser press, iron and ironing board
Suite With Balcony
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  • B1
  • B2
  • B5
  • Suite With Balcony Approx. 520 - 534 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony door
  • Private balcony with sun loungers, table and chairs
  • Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower and whirlpool bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe and additional storage space
  • Dining area with table and chairs
  • Lounge area with armchairs, sofa, mini stereo, DVD player, table and chairs

Extras

  • Butler service (inclusive but optional)
  • Fruit basket, fresh flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival
  • Mineral water on arrival
  • Daily canapes
  • Premier luxury pamper pack
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Coffee machine
  • Selection of newspapers and magazines
  • Complimentary atlas and binoculars
  • Trouser press, iron and ironing board
Penthouse Suite With Balcony
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  • A1
  • Penthouse Suite With Balcony Approx. 937 square feet including balconies


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony doors on upper and lower levels
  • Private balcony with sun loungers, tables and chairs on upper and lower levels
  • Separate upper level bedroom with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and walk-in dressing area, all accessed by a spiral staircase
  • En suite bathroom with shower and whirlpool bath
  • Dining area with table and chairs
  • Lounge area with L-shaped sofa, table, chairs, full-size stereo, DVD player and bar
  • Choice of either a library with comfortable chairs and audio facilities or a baby grand piano with music discs

Extras

  • Butler service (inclusive but optional)
  • Fresh flowers, fruit basket, champagne and truffles on arrival
  • Mineral water on arrival
  • Daily canapes
  • Premier luxury pamper pack
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Selection of magazines and newspapers
  • Coffee machine
  • Complimentary atlas and binoculars

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Aurora Decks

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Cabin Key

Stateroom categories

PF
Inside Cabin
PE
Inside Cabin
PB
Inside Cabin
LF
Outside Cabin
LE
Outside Cabin
GF
Balcony Cabin
GE
Balcony Cabin
GB
Balcony Cabin
RE
Outside Single Cabin
PC
Inside Cabin
GC
Balcony Cabin

Room Types

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Additional bed is a single sofa bed
**
Additional beds are a double sofa bed
Fixed double (queen) bed
Cabin has a chair instead of a sofa
Interconnecting cabins
ν
View of aft decks rather than sea view
^
View over bow rather than sea view
Cabin has shower only
Additional beds are upper berths
Accessible cabin with shower

Aurora Reviews


Mr S Ashman 20/12/2017

Cabin Rating : 4
Comfortable, adequate

Dining Rating : 4
Food adequate, service good

Entertainment Rating : 4
Entertainment acceptable, room for improvement

Ship Rating : 4
All the basics for a good cruise. Best feature is the promenade deck which we consider important.


Mr D Leese 19/12/2017

Cabin Rating : 5
A Classic Cabin Layout Closed Wardrobes and lots of draws Spotless due to fantastic cabin steward Comfortable and well equipped Only Issue TV Is Tiny compared to say Britannia

Dining Rating : 5
Main Dining Room great food Sidhu Fantastic well worth supplement Beach House Fantastic well worth supplement

Entertainment Rating : 5
Good Mix Headliners plus other acts

Ship Rating : 5

Mr I Grossman 10/12/2017

Cabin Rating : 5
Dining Rating : 5
Entertainment Rating : 5
All the shows were absolutely fantastic !!

Ship Rating : 5

Mr G Bayliss 09/12/2017

Cabin Rating : 5
Dining Rating : 4
Entertainment Rating : 3
Ship Rating : 4

Mrs A Wells 09/12/2017

Cabin Rating : 5
Dining Rating : 5
Entertainment Rating : 5
Ship Rating : 5

Mr T Boreham 09/12/2017

Cabin Rating : 3
Larger better definition TV,s required

Dining Rating : 4
Entertainment Rating : 4
Ship Rating : 4

Mrs F Allen 09/12/2017

Cabin Rating : 5
The beds were very comfy, there was plenty of wardrobe space, excellent climate control and the room was quite spacious. Also it was very nice having tea and biscuits available every day.

Dining Rating : 5
There was a very good variety of courses on the menu. The service was excellent and the waiters couldn't do enough for you and the food was also of a very high standard. The tables were very well presented and the dining room had a lovely ambience about it.

Entertainment Rating : 5
The shows were of a very high standard. The Headliners were excellent and they really put their "all" into their shows. I loved the Violinist and the Welsh Comedian was very funny. My favourite entertainers were the "Walk like a Man" group. I love that generation of music and they were first class singers and entertainers. Overall the entertainment was first class with a good variety of acts.

Ship Rating : 5
A lovely mid sized ship with a beautiful Atrium. There was always plenty of seating in the lido area and the ship is great for couples as there are lots of seats for two. I liked the coffee lounge the best and you can buy a Costa coffee card which includes a fancy cake and is cheaper than buying an individual coffee. Everything is nicely laid out and there are plenty of relaxing areas around the ship. If you don't like a ship that is too big then this is a good ship to go on. They have a nice sized Cinema which showed a good variety of current movies. I would definitely go on the Aurora ship again.


Mr T Chow 27/11/2017

Cabin Rating : 2
The cabin itself is good but the location is in the front part of the ship on the eleventh floor. It is very rocky and my wife is very uncomfortable as she suffers from motion sickness. She has to stay away from the cabin during the day, only returning for sleep!

Dining Rating : 5
The quality of the food is good and the serving attitude of the staff is excellent.

Entertainment Rating : 3
The range and quality is good.

Ship Rating : 4
The facilities and the overall service is good.


Mr I Parry 05/11/2017

Cabin Rating : 4
More than enough room for 2 people with plenty of wardrobe space and draws.

Dining Rating : 4
Excellent in the main and select restaurants.

Entertainment Rating : 3
Ship Rating : 4
We do like the entertainment venues and also has a great dance floor.


Mrs D Bosworth 02/11/2017

Cabin Rating : 5
Roomy for a budget cabin.lots of wardrobe space and drawers.Nice touch to have a kettle

Dining Rating : 5
Very good variety lots of choice Best food on a cruise ship that I've been on

Entertainment Rating : 2
Very poor only 2shows in a 7 day cruise and these weren't very good

Ship Rating : 4

Mrs G Ball 01/11/2017

Cabin Rating : 4
It was the first time that we have been accommodated in an accessible cabin and it was a real bonus to have some of the features but other things could have been improved. For example the essential wide door to the wet room opened at an awkward angle which made entering the wet room awkward an besides the wheelchair had to be pushed "uphill" in order to enter the wet room. The fixed shower bench was positioned so that it was impossible for anyone sitting on it to reach the shower controls or the shower head itself. The automatic door opening to the cabin was brilliant and the space available for my husband's fold up regular wheelchair to move around the cabin was great. If he had had a larger battery powered wheelchair space would have been tight - for those types of user it would be better if the settee were removed from the room. We were however very comfortable and this was a vast improvement on having to manage with a regular balcony cabin which we have booked previously. Bedding etc very comfortable and decor fine, probably beginning to look a little tired now.

Dining Rating : 4
Club dining works well for us. Waiters learned our preferences very quickly and served us accordingly. Never felt rushed or that we had to wait for too long either. Food usual P&O standard. Everything was well presented and tasty. Never felt the need to send anything back. Good food but not awesome - could it ever be when 1980 people, plus crew, are being fed every evening?

Entertainment Rating : 4
Enjoyed Sister Twist most. Didn't go to headliners shows - don't particular enjoy singling and dancing acts. Comedian and Magician OK but wouldn't worry if I missed either of them another time.

Ship Rating : 4
Aurora is my favourite of the P&O ships that I have been on. She is not too big and not too small. Decor is a bit tired now but she was clean and tidy throughout and the crew seemed happier and and more uncomplaining than on other ships. I always like the Crow's Nest when there is one and enjoyed dinner in the Alexandria Restaurant. The terrace pool at the rear of the ship on deck 8 is my favourite of all the pool areas I have experienced.


Mr D Way 23/10/2017

Cabin Rating : 4
Dining Rating : 5
Entertainment Rating : 4
Ship Rating : 4
AURORA, REALLY IS THE LIFE


Mr S Ward 23/10/2017

Cabin Rating : 5
Spotlessly clean, well equipped.

Dining Rating : 5
Amazing food and staff.

Entertainment Rating : 2
Not enough variety.... the shows are the same year in year out!

Ship Rating : 5

Mr S Steward 09/10/2017

Cabin Rating : 4
Very spacious and well furnished. Unfortunately my wife did not sleep to well on bed and water was not that hot on shower.

Dining Rating : 5
Excellent food and first class service from waiters.

Entertainment Rating : 3
Ship Rating : 4

Mr J Blackburn 03/10/2017

Cabin Rating : 5
Dining Rating : 5
Entertainment Rating : 4
Ship Rating : 5

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