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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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Wendyishome
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
It was our first cruise with P and O. Been with Princess and celebrity . overall impression was good. Slick embarkation , but no welcome drink as we boarded. Outside larger cabin was good, even had a bath. TV was poor, both ... Read more
Plantqueen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Friends/family had continually mentioned about my sister and I going on a cruise, both of us are divorced and travel regularly on holiday so we took the plunge and booked a mini cruise to see Bruges in Belgium as well as Guernsey, as a ... Read more
James Coulton
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
66 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background: • Aurora was on a world cruise and we took up an offer made by P & O for this sector. • It was our first experience cruising with P & O Cruises (UK) • In the last five years we have cruised with ... Read more
The Comodore
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Probably the best ship in P&O's fleet, having sailed on her, around the world and elsewhere, several times since 2007. Sadly her recent refit has removed one of her most loved features - The Bordeaux Restaurant, and replaced it with ... Read more
jimbowler
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This was our first P&O UK cruise travelling from the UK back to New Zealand. Previously we had cruised 6 times with Princess so we are not inexperienced at cruising. Aurora is a lovely ship, well designed in terms of passenger space ... Read more

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Jinksy55
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2014
This was a Chrstmas present from my best friend..neither of us had cruised before so thought a good idea. We departed from Southampton to Zeebrugge for the market in Brussels. This was the first cruise after the ship's refit so we were ... Read more
Clodia
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
316 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just read a review of this cruise which I also thoroughly enjoyed, so it's prompted me to write mine! My 15th with P and O and my 2nd solo. Embarkation was as quick and easy as usual, taking around 17 minutes in all; it's one of the ... Read more
SkySailer
Member Since 2005
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
As this was the last scheduled cruise by the Aurora before its well-publicised re-fit, we did wonder if standards might be expected to slip, but our fears were groundless. This was our third cruise but we have never been with P&O ... Read more
Coterotie
Member Since 2013
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 2 night P and O cruise to Zeebrugge - we thought we would try them out with a mini cruise, as we have cruised a few times with Princess and Celebrity and wanted to see how P and O compared. We were aware that ... Read more
scatz
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
This was our first cruise. The previous year we have booked a 3 week cruise in eastern Med, but my wife was taken seriously ill for months so we had to cancel. We were both very apprehensive, I was desperate to switch off and ... Read more
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janflan
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
43 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Went on a 3 night taster cruise in May and loved it. Took my family this weekend to show them that P&O was worth a try and leaving their regular cruise line. BIG Mistake - First the food; we like informal dining and after the first ... Read more
GOWONSTOKE
Member Since 2010
1 review
64 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Recommended by friends to try the 'Aurora'. having experienced Adonia, Arcadia and Oceania. Aurora is a mid-sized ship, just how we like it not to small or large. We did know it was a 'Strictly' cruise but we chose this cruise for the ... Read more
djbo
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was very apprehensive as this was our first cruise but we thoroughly enjoyed it. The strictly theme was excellent and we couldn't believe the quality of the entertainment. We stayed a 5 star hotel in Tenerife earlier in the year and we ... Read more
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Saunders
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
My second cruise on Aurora - and three years later it was just as lovely. An outside cabin with my daughter was perfect, especially with a walk in shower - great. Everywhere was clean and my only disappointment was my single bed, as the ... Read more
s1ty m
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
Aurora. August 2014. Norwegian Fjords. 7 nights, outside cabin. This was our first cruise, so I cannot make any form of comparison to other cruise lines or specific cruises. However, I would guess that first time reports have a certain ... Read more

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mal mcclure
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise & after reading some reviews we were a little worried what we might be letting ourselves into, we needed have bothered it was terrific. Everything about the cruise we enjoyed Embarkation/disembarkation this ... Read more
darren4963
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
Just returned home from a 12 cruise to the Canary's on board Aurora. Found the ship to be easy to navigate and clean on the whole but perhaps a little tired and the forthcoming refit is going to be a timely one. Food was fantastic in all ... Read more
portsalon
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were so looking forward to our cruise with P&O especially as we were informed we were upgraded to a mini suite. The mini suite was magnificent a and had everything you could wish for in a stateroom. Unfortunately our cabin steward ... Read more
Hollie13
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
a just returned from a 17 night Central M editerranean cruise, Cadiz, Ctania, Corfu, Split, Venice, Korcula and Gibraltar. My husband is disabled so on arrival at Southampton we were met by wheelchair assistance and were on the ship within ... Read more
charmquark
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
Having read disparaging reviews of the age of the ship, I was expecting to see evidence of that, and to find non-functioning ameneties. All were satisfactory. The quality of the cruise exceeded expectations as far as the ship and its ... Read more

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woodside2012
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation @ Southampton was brilliant. Cabin F235 ok for 2, very clean, you do need earplugs. We pre-booked speciality dining for 4 nights this was not necessary as we were given 8.30 dining we sat with 4 wonderful people. The food was ... Read more
LilyLow15
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed July 2014
Yesterday I arrived home from my first ever cruise, I couldn't have been more sad to leave, not only was this my first cruise, but it was my first 'big' family holiday, which made it all the better. Everything about the cruise was perfect, ... Read more
philr67
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have sailed on P&O's Arcadia and Ventura and cruised with RCI,NCL, Cunard and Thomson. This cruise was a complete let down when compared to all of the other cruises I have been on. The food selection and quality is poor and the ... Read more
Hasthagotnowtmoist
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
117 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Aurora was the smallest cruise liner I’d sailed on for quite some time so I was somewhat apprehensive & fully aware I’d end up comparing it to relative giants such as IotS, Azura & Ventura. I needed not worry, our ... Read more
Theasarius
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have never used P&O before, having had great cruises in the past with Royal Caribbean. The Aurora was truly shocking 1/ The mainly-Indian staff simply could not care less, were surly, never smiled, and it felt to me like everything ... Read more

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