Aurora - Classic cruising for everyone
Mid-sized Aurora is a worldclass ship, bringing the joys of classic cruise travel to all. With a skydome over her inviting Crystal Pool you'll enjoy stylish surrounds whatever the weather. At her heart a 35 foot sculpture dominates the atrium while The Crow's Nest offers panoramic views.
Great for adults
Step aboard and you'll find everything you need including fine dining, quiet and lively bars, pools, luxurious spa and salon, gym, fitness classes and shops.
Aurora offers the perfect balance, bringing the opportunity to enjoy quality time together as well as time separately. From hassle-free meal times to carefree days out, we really have got it all covered.
***Aurora will enjoy a refit and refurbishment in April 2019 and will then move over to cater exclusively for adults; these changes will take effect from cruise R905 onwards.***
What could be better after a hard day's relaxing than enjoying a quintessentially British G&T? It's time to make an occasion of enjoying your favourite tipple at Anderson's, hosting our speciality gin menu, with unique gin flights and exceptional perfect serves. Plus, we've yet more desirable drinks to tantalise - so if you're in the mood for something fizzy, fruity or more refined - youÂre sure to find a drink that hits the spot.
The Beach House
Inspired by South American, Caribbean and Stateside cuisines, The Beach House menu offers hearty dishes and comfort-food favourites. Highlights include the steaks, ribs, grills and burgers, hanging kebabs and a range of sharing dishes. Save space for the decadent and delicious desserts too.
Welcome to your local at sea. It's all to enjoy with a relaxed ambience, tempting pub snacks, live music, sports and entertainment. As well as serving a wonderful selection of British ciders, a breathtaking variety of traditional and craft beers, light to rich stout artisan ales, your favourite spirits and world wines by the glass (and bottle of course!).
The Glass House
Headed up by the irrepressible, award-winning wine expert and P&O Cruises Food Hero, Olly Smith, The Glass House is the perfect location for a light bite, lunchtime tipple, afternoon aperitif or a tastefully informal evening out. And if you're looking to match your chosen wine with your food you've picked the perfect place, as you'll find helpful pairing suggestions in the menu.
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.
Rock up to The Reef! With age-specific clubs, a night nursery, a boatload of activities and enthusiastic Reef Rangers on hand, The Reef is the place to be for under 18s.
Our exciting free on-board programme for 2-17 year olds is called The Reef. Split into four age groups, there are a whole host of exciting activities organised daily by our enthusiastic and well qualified Reef Rangers to keep children of all ages entertained safely throughout the day and evening, and to ensure that they have the chance to make friends of their own age. We really have thought of everything, so why not let us take the stress out of family holidays.
Age groups are:
Splashers 2-4 year olds - Qualified youth staff provide a full programme of age-specific activities.
Surfers 5-8 year olds - Qualified Reef Rangers provide activities, adventure, games and sport coaching sessions.
Scubas 9-12 year olds - Children this age can either join in the organised games with the specialist Reef Rangers or simply hang out with friends in the chill out areas.
H20 13-17 year olds - Children have their own room to chill out, watch movies, play games or participate in coaching sessions, talent shows and parties.
The Night Nursery is a complimentary service available for children aged between 6 months and 4 years of age, and is open from 6pm to 2am nightly. The latest time children may be checked in to the Night Nursery is 11pm. A quiet area is created to enable an infant to sleep and parents are contacted via a pager, should their infant wake. Room temperatures and frequent checks are made and recorded.
Please note that for all kids' clubs including the night nursery allocation is on a first come first served basis due to limited spaces available.
Relax and unwind in the on-board spa, let us pamper you in the salon and rejuvenate yourself with our on-board gym and fitness classes...
On board you will find luxurious spa facilities including saunas, steam rooms and even a hair and beauty salon. There's everything you need to be truly pampered.
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.
Some of Aurora's spa features...
Oasis spa & salon - Get ready for the evening ahead and indulge in pedicures or a manicure. Also offering hair dressing - the Spa Salon is the place to come before a glamorous night out on board Aurora.
Spa treatment rooms - Book yourself into one of the Oasis Spa treatment rooms on Aqua deck for some well earned relaxation. Some of the treatments on offer are:
Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy - We use heated stones to melt away your tension. Therapeutic heat is slowly released into the belly of the muscle for a completely new body experience.
Elemis pro-collagen quartz lift facial - An exceptional anti-wrinkle facial which has been independently tested with phenomenal results.
Situated midships on Lido Deck, between the Crystal and Riviera Pools, is the Oasis Health and Beauty Salon. The theme of Oasis is botanical and the aim is refreshment, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Visit the hair salon to have your hair styled for the evening, to try a new colour or even a totally new look. The Oasis Salon is all about pampering and indulging yourself.
Treatments at the salon include:
- Lash and brow tinting
- A range of manicures and pedicures
- Bliss waxing (brows, lip/chin, half arm, underarm, half or full leg, bikini, brazilian, back/chest)
- Hair styles and treatments including colouring and highlights
Head to Sun deck for some sporting action.
Whether you enjoy the friendly competition of an organised tournament or prefer to play casually with your own party, short tennis, football, cricket and basketball are just some of the options available in Aurora's Sports Court. Securely enclosed in netting, you can perfect your swing as you sail on to the next course with Golf nets. Clubs and balls are provided, or you can use your own.
Gym and Fitness
It's easy to keep active on Aurora. Work out in her gym, take a spinning class, or a nice walk around deck.
We offer a range of fitness classes such as indoor cycling, pilates, yoga, body sculpt boot camp and push 'n' lift which are assisted by a fitness instructor.
The gym is typically open from 8am - 8pm every day and use of the on-board gym equipment is complimentary. Equipment on board includes:
- Rowing machines
- Free weights
Use of the on board gym equipment is complimentary and most classes such as Stretch & Relax and Exercise To Music are complimentary.
Some classes such as Pilates and Yoga are charged at an additional cost of approximately Bp7 per person per class and can be booked on board.
- Cafe Bordeaux - bistro created by Marco Pierre White
- The Pennant Grill - al fresco grill restaurant
- 3 pools, 1 with skydome and 4 whirlpool spas
- The Crows Nest lounge and bar
- The Playhouse cinema
- Monte Carlo Casino
- Masquerade nightclub
- Carmen's show lounge and bar
- Anderson's bar
- Champions sports bar
- Curzon Theatre
- Golf simulator & golf nets
- Spa and gym
A healthier holiday
There's nothing better for your well-being than a change of scenery and the chance to get away from it all. And as the scenery changes around you on Aurora, you can be as leisurely or active as you wish. Her gymnasium is fully-equipped with bikes, weights, running machines and much more, helping you keep trim during your time away. Her sparkling pools invite you to take a dip and you can swim no matter what the weather with Aurora's Crystal Pool located beneath a protective skydome.
If you simply wish to unwind and take it easy, the Oasis Spa and salon provides the perfect retreat. Indulge in a body wrap, a massage, a facial or a pedicure and you'll find Aurora's skilled staff soothe away any tension. And if you don't wish to spoil all your hard work at mealtimes, you'll be pleased to find that delicious healthy options on the menu, mean you can indulge with a completely clean conscience.
- Crystal Pool
- Riviera Pool
- Golf Simulator
- Terrace Pool
- Weights & Measures
- Sports Court
- Promenade Deck
- Oasis Spa
Dining Options on Aurora (Included)
Enjoy world class dining on board Aurora. Enjoy two main restaurants offering a choice of Club Dining - the same table at the same time each evening - or Freedom Dining with no fixed seating or dining times.
There's also the opportunity to visit the Select Dining venues of Sindhu, the first restaurant at sea from master of spices Atul Kochhar and The Glass House, a wine bar and restaurant created in partnership with award-winning wine guru Olly Smith.
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.
With Freedom Dining you'll still enjoy the special ambience and sociable atmosphere of a main dining room, with a five-course menu (six-course on Gala Nights). The difference from Club Dining is that this option allows you the flexibility to turn up at selected restaurants anytime you choose between 6pm and 9.30pm, with whom you like, and every effort will be made to accommodate you. Freedom Dining is included in your fare when you book a Select Price. Just opt for it when making your Select Price booking.
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.
With Club Dining you'll enjoy the special ambience and sociable atmosphere of the main dining room, and a five-course menu (six-course on Gala Nights). This style of dining is a wonderful way to share your holiday experiences and meet new friends. By choosing Club Dining you're opting for the cruising tradition of set sitting times. The same table will be reserved for you and your table companions every night for first or second sitting, at 6.30pm or 8.30pm. You can request your preferred sitting when you book a Select Price and we'll inform you of your table number and sitting with a card in your cabin when we welcome you on board.
Classic English Afternoon tea served on board daily.
Treat yourself to a classic English afternoon tea, served daily in the main restaurants. You can enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, delicious cakes and of course the all important scone topped with clotted cream and jam, all served alongside a pot of tea or coffee.
Casual Dining (Included)
At P&O Cruises we believe great holidays should be all about choice and freedom.
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.
Dine around the clock - Late night snacks are available from buffet restaurants from 10pm until late. The menu for these late night buffet options changes each day however, examples may include: self-service sandwich bar, ready-made paninis, homemade cakes, biscuits and pastries.
Peckish by the pool?
All that swimming and lounging can be hungry work, but there's plenty of pool side snacks to choose from...
Lido grill - Enjoy self-service snacks (this dining option is included in the price of your holiday).
Sidewalk Cafe - enjoy light snacks and help yourself at the 'Grab and Go' counter (this dining option is included in the price of your holiday).
Poolside ice cream - Jude's ice cream is available to purchase on board, whenever the urge strikes... from Very Vanilla, to Truly Choc, Strawberry Tease, Salted Caramel, Ginger Spice, Gin & Tonic, and more. They come in tempting tubs of pure joy, or scoops of sheer perfection.
Enjoy room service in your comfy cabin. You can order breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner straight to your cabin.
Select Dining Options (Modest Cover Charge)
Visit Sindhu and you'll be treated to authentic Indian cuisine with a British twist.
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 decor to experience a treat for your senses?
The Beach House
Fun and informal, The Beach House is a great option for families.
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.
The Glass House
Taste the world... one glass at a time
In The Glass House on board Aurora, Azura, Britannia and Ventura, 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. There are also helpful suggestions in the menu on how best to match your chosen wine with the food you order. Headed up by the irrepressible, award-winning wine expert and passionate foodie, Olly Smith, The Glass House is the perfect location for a light bite, lunchtime tipple, afternoon aperitif or a tastefully informal evening out. You'll be treated to a choice of around 40 wines handpicked by Olly, accompanied by a menu of delicious food options. What's not to like?
A range of drinks packages can be purchased on board including wine, soft drink and coffee packages.
Tea and Coffee Around the Clock
You will find a kettle, cups, saucers and teaspoons as well as teabags, various coffee sachets, sugar and milk in your cabin. This will be stocked up when necessary by your cabin steward. Tea and coffee is also available free from the buffet area. Alternatively the teapigs range is available to buy in select coffee shops, bars and pubs. Costa coffee can be purchased from Java and Grab & Go outlets.
The name Raffles is synonymous with sophistication and elegance and the rich wood paneling, marble flooring and luxurious leather padded bar live up to the bar's name. A great place to enjoy a tempting tipple or a specialist (Costa) coffee.
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.
The Glass House
Enthusiastic, award-winning wine expert and self-proclaimed foodie, Olly Smith is known for his exuberant TV appearances and writes a weekly wine column for The Mail on Sunday. This stylish, relaxed restaurant and bar offers an informal menu of steak and seafood. With wines selected by Olly Smith, find the perfect match for each course and drink in those sea views!
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.
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.
The place to be seen on Aurora, Charlie's offers a cool place to relax. Charlie's is midships on the port side of Promenade Deck, just off Mayfair Court. An elegant baby grand sets the mood in this stylish Champagne bar, as tiny rock-crystal lenses on the ceiling create a glittering starry effect - the perfect complement to the Champagne sparkling in your glass. On a typical 14-night cruise aboard Aurora, 650 bottles of Champagne are consumed and you can be sure a large percentage of these are enjoyed in Charlie'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.
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.
There's never a dull moment on board Aurora, when it comes to entertainment and things to do we've something for everyone.
See below some examples of the kind of entertainment you'll find included in the price of your holiday.
- Dazzling West End style performances in theatre
- Comedy shows
- Live music, piano recitals and tribute bands
- Night clubs
- Dance classes
- Pub quizzes
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.
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.
Carmen's Show Lounge
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.
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.
- Country of registry: Bermuda
- Port of registry: Hamilton
- Entered service: April 2000
- Named by: HRH The Princess Royal
- Gross Tonnage: 76,000 tons
- Length Overall: 270 meters (886 feet)
- Breadth: 32.2 meters (106 feet)
- Draught (full): 8.4 meters (27 Feet)
- Service Speed: 24 Knots
- Crew: 850
- Passenger Capacity: 1,870
- Maximum operating capacity: 1,950
- Passenger Decks: 10
- Passenger Cabins: 935
Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.
Why choose us?
We'd like to treat you to a taste of the good life, or rather the great life! Join us for a fabulous blend of discovery, relaxation and great service. We'd love to welcome you on board.
The decision lies in the choice
So, what floats your boat? Youve the chance to explore a string of different destinations in one holiday. On board, you can savour delicious meals, relax and recharge and choose from a whole host of daytime activities. While evenings are deliciously spontaneous. Take your seat for a theatre show, a live band or some comedy, or seek out a cosy corner in a bar. It's up to you. From glittering Black Tie nights to Gala Dinners, its all on offer. Join us to discover for yourself what makes us Britain's favourite cruise line.
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