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Aurora is one of the oldest ships in the P&O Cruises fleet (it was launched in 2000), and came out a much-needed £26 million refurbishment at the end of 2014 as the firstone to carry the new livery, featuring ...
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156 P&O Aurora Cruise Reviews

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Chilli pops
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
Sailed July 2016
We have cruised previously with Royal Caribbean, Carnival,Norwegian, Thomson and P&O, after a horrible experience with P&O ( I won't go into details suffice to say they have absolutely no customer service) we didn't want to go on ... Read more
Salty Sim
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
I would have given this a 5-star excellent but for the entertainment - more about that later. We chose this cruise for the itinerary and date as well as wanting to cruise with P&O and depart from Southampton. Also, the size and ... Read more
marramax
Member Since 2016
1 review
Chose this cruise as travelling with parents who are nearly 80 (unsure whether a cruise would suit them and mum unsteady on feet), partner and son age 6. Thought it would be a good tester cruise for the wider family. Booked a balcony ... Read more
Lindamiddy
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my first ,taster' cruise and albeit only two nights I feel as though I have been away for a week. We were celebrating a friends retirement and travelling with 7 ladies of which two were regular cruises. The embarkation and ... Read more
JohnnyBlack
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed July 2016
Unlike some I didn't experience any poor service at all. In fact I preferred the style compared to American ships I've been on which I tend to find the staff too intrusive. Similarly the embarkation and disembarkation went very well indeed ... Read more

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Louise83
Member Since 2007
1 review
2 forum posts
Had an amazing time. First stopped over in Southampton & parked car for a week here. Embarkation truly very well planned & organised by the staff. They managed to get us on around 15 mins earlier than anticipated. Service on ... Read more
Auslin
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Wanted to experience the Norwegian fjords 1. Could not enjoy the views as the windows were absolutely filthy 2.Embarkation and disembarkation was a nightmare ,staff had not a clue about crowd control,disabled left to wait in the rain when ... Read more
Brian and Alison
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went on the Norwegian Fjord cruise Bergan/Flamm/Gerainger and Stavenger. Overall the cruise was very good. The service/facilities/food were all excellent. I spoke to the Restaurant manager who explained in great detail without ... Read more
Snuffy harwood
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
It was a cruise booked with my sister her first ever. Was looking forward to her enjoying all the things I had enjoyed in the past with P&O. Sadly for me the standards are not like they were both in the quality of the food and the ... Read more
broadbent
Member Since 2012
1 review
51 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Just got back from 18 day cruise on Aurora from Southampton to Venice and back, and here are my thoughts in comparing Aurora to Equinox. Ambience. So we have been two times on Celebrity Equinox, a bigger and newer ship to P & O ... Read more

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Shanty Pete
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Our first ever cruise to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary . We chose the Baltic cruise as a chance to visit places we otherwise would not have had a chance to see . In order , we visited Oslo , beautiful , clean , vibrant city . ... Read more
wblee
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
43 helpful votes
1st review - hope it helps. Our 5th cruise, all with P&O and we were very pleased with the ship facilities certainly better than the Oceana which we thought was a bit tired. Embarkation and debarkation were well organised. ... Read more
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ibscott
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise to visit new locations e.g The Gambia, Cape Verdi, and Tenerife. Shortly before joining the ship but after having the Yellow Fever vaccination we were told that the Gambia visit had been cancelled. The ... Read more
R & C Cruisers
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
17 helpful votes
We chose this cruise mainly because of price and the itinerary. Our boarding was earlier than expected and as we entered the ship we were welcomed and advised that our cabin was ready. Our balcony cabin was spotless and our steward Stenley ... Read more
clemenn2
Member Since 2016
1 review
35 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
dreadful holiday.We have cruised with many companies and have travelled with P.& O nine times,3 times on this ship. NEVER book cabin A318 an outside cabin unless you are happy to have about 12 smokers sitting at a table at your ... Read more

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survey54
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
20 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
P&O UK is “British to the bootstraps” but I do believe they are trying to be something they are not, particularly in regard to dress code and maintenance. For example, the information pack provided to passengers before ... Read more
Sarah LH
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The Aurora is a lovely ship. The facilities are excellent.The kids club "The Reef" was a real stand out for us as our children loved it and wanted to be there all the time it was open. The staff in the Reef were really wonderful ... Read more
Potty Terracotta
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
20 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Embarkation at Southampton using new colour coded timing was painless, smooth and efficient and soon we were in our cabin - a balcony cabin on C deck, starboard side, The first thing that struck me was that the cabins have not been ... Read more
Walllis
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
If this was our first cruise we would have thought well it was OK but, we have had 3 cruises in total so we had something to compare this cruise with. The balcony cabin was the smallest we had been in and not a lot of room for a lengthy ... Read more
Scriv
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
2,016 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
A lovely five nights over the New Year on Aurora who was looking very nice and well cared for and had been beautifully decorated for the festive season. Embarkation was extremely quick and smooth. We had arrived close to our allocated ... Read more
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debzy
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We were excited to experience a P and O ship after several Celebrity cruises. Upon embarkation, the first thing we noticed was the absence of a welcome drink or any staff to welcome us aboard and offer directions to the restaurants or ... Read more
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paul.a.hitchen
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Our first cruise was on the P&O Aurora on 28 Dec for 5 days round Bruges and Hamburg. Both are nice cities well worth a visit and pleasurable day was had at both. Embarkation parking with CPL was great, very efficient. Once ... Read more
mike x ftc
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
318 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We have cruised many times before on various lines but this was the first time we have been away for Christmas, we are a couple in our 40’s and we were traveling with friends. Overall we agreed this was definitely a lovely thing to ... Read more
Pyer
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Embarked easily and on time.Found our lovely balcony cabin and our great steward Rex greeted us.Lovely comfortable beds,Plenty of wardrobe space and full bathroom with small bath which was a first for us and something I enjoy. Went ... Read more
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dennis jones
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Myself and partner are in our early 40's and booked the cruise as visiting many destinations appealed to us as oppose to a standard holiday where you visit just 1. This was our very 1st cruise and we were surprised as it seemed 95% of all ... Read more

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