P&O Aurora Cruise Reviews

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shazza1304
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this mini cruise for 4 nights to Amsterdam & Brugges to try cruising as a family for the first time. My children are 17 & 13, we booked interconnecting rooms, these were the larger inside cabins. Plenty of space for ... Read more
Britboys
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
463 forum posts
Pre-cruise Stay I stayed overnight before the cruise at the Holiday Inn on the waterfront in Southampton. There is nothing special about the hotel but it is very clean and comfortable. The public areas have been refurbished in recent ... Read more
moblib
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for it's many different ports having been to the Baltic twice before. Interesting ports such as Riga, Travemunde, Gdynia, Skagen, Tallinn, Klaipeda as well as the usual Oslo, Copenhagen & St Petersburg. Cabin was ... Read more
Canberra forever !
Member Since 2014
1 review
111 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise specifically for the itinerary as it went to many ports we hadn't previously visited and some we had not been to for a long time. Embarkation and disembarkation both went smoothly We had an inside cabin on F ... Read more
Selbourne
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
498 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Our 10th cruise with P&O but our first on Aurora. Having experienced poor service on a 4 day cruise on Ventura a few months earlier, we were concerned that P&O standards were falling, but our confidence was restored with this ... Read more
izzywalker
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
25 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Ship Aurora First time on board this ship. Very small. Pluses more personal and intimate. Relaxing not hussel and bushel. Limited activities on board. Food - I think P&O food is deteriorating in standards and variety. Still ... Read more
oxfordexplorer
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
15 helpful votes
So lets start with the basics - anyone who is looking for a no frills cruise then this is for you. The embarkation went well and we arrived at our cabin around the time that was scheduled for us on our documents - 2pm. We had the good ... Read more
Strawberry field
Member Since 2016
1 review
107 forum posts
30 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
First impressions were of a beautiful ship with lots of wood, marble and chrome. This impression stayed with me throughout the cruise and made me think of how an elegant club would look. Service on board was excellent with the exception of ... Read more
Davey Brown
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
As my partner and I had never been to Norway we decided to give this P and O cruise a try. The Embarkation at Southampton went very smoothly, 45 minutes after arriving at the terminal we and our cases were in our cabin. The Aurora ... Read more
Blackpooljen
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We flew to Sydney to join the ship, sailing a leg of it's World Cruise. The embarkation at Sydney was quick and smooth. Outside cabin D183 was okay. Average size, a bit faded glory - the bathroom was that 'old lady's corset' pink colour. A ... Read more
kimmk
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have just returned from a 3 night mini break from Adelaide to Melbourne via Kangaroo Island. The ship herself, is very dated , liked nannas house, only missing the plastic covers on the chairs ! On the positive side, there is a ... Read more
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justwantohavefun
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Just wanted a short break to take some non cruisers on a trial cruise...so we did a 3 nighter from Adelaide to Melbourne in 4 cabins. The ship was old and tired, the staff dis-interested and this reflected in the food, some surly waiters ... Read more
mactire
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
119 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We spent 19 nights on the P&O Aurora from Singapore to Sydney as part of her 2017 World Cruise. Overall it was an enjoyable experience with a few problems along the way. The weather proved to be a problem because before we got to ... Read more
SingaporeFremantle
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Price/smaller ship/traditional ship (2000 passengers?) The ship is traditional older class and embarks on a world cruise in Southampton UK once a year in January .Special deals are offered to fill some legs of the journey at reduced ... Read more
rich 112
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
14 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Aurora. Jan 17. 21 nights Our first time on Aurora, we booked not realising that this was the first leg of a world cruise (not that it made a huge amount of difference to us) and celebrating 180 years of the P and O company/cruise line ... Read more
rayleighman
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
After being regaled non stop by me about the excellent food and shows you get on a P&O Cruise,I finally managed to convince my wife to take her first ever cruise......We decided on the Caribbean Christmas and New Year Cruise on Aurora ... Read more
annieuk
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
1,274 forum post
10 helpful votes
After reading less than complimentary reviews of this cruise I wanted to say our experience was different from two other reviewers. The ship was decorated for Christmas on our second day on board and we thought the decorations, trees, ... Read more
miranda53
Member Since 2003
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise in order to visit Christmas markets and see some places we'd never been before; namely Hamburg, Copenhagen and Oslo. The ship and the ports for the most part did not disappoint. It was our first time on Aurora. To be ... Read more
cruzin.cat
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
85 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Chose this cruise as the itinerary was great as was the price. Turned out a great destinations cruise and the ship was great too but it was nothing short of a floating Benidorm. Where did so many slovenly ill mannered people come from, ... Read more
David Wheeler
Member Since 2014
9 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise specifically because it was promoted as just that: a music festival at sea. Not everyone on board knew that. Which did, in the event, cause some grumbles. Embarcation was fine. On this occasion we had booked a ... Read more
Merrymacs
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Cruise chosen as a way of seeing the Caribbean and enjoying lengthy times at sea. Ship is a fantastic ocean going vessel and rides it so well. That's where it ends. Very tired and plain looking even after a recent refit. the biggest ... Read more
PatnDave
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have just returned home from a wonderful cruise on P & O Aurora. The staff were all welcoming and very efficient. We chose a delux balcony cabin, there was loads of drawer & wardrobe space. Our cabin steward was excellent, ... Read more
Lally73
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Great cruise which took in Cadiz, Messina, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice & Gibraltar. Past P & O cruisers but our first time on Aurora. Lovely sized ship - not too big. Atmosphere felt very friendly & relaxed - maybe as the average ... Read more
Jwugg
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My first cruise, something I have avoided for many years & I am full of praise for P&O & the experience. Everything was very well organised, slick, & fair, a good system for embarkation & disembarkation etc. Cabin ... Read more
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ploughclose
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
We chose this as an experimental taster first sea cruise - we've been on a couple of river cruises with Viking. Both embarkation and disembarkation were smooth and trouble-free. Ship is described as mid-sized. To us it was enormous. ... Read more

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