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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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147 P&O Aurora Cruise Reviews

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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
happy2golf
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Aurora is a medium-sized ship with a walk around prom deck and a horseshoe shaped back - very popular with many stalwart cruisers. What a pity that economic pressures dictate that some cruise lines, P&O included, must move to larger ... Read more

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s.piggott
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am afraid I have to join other reviews in criticising Aurora, this was our fourth cruise on this ship and we noticed a drop in standards since the last cruise at Christmas 2012. Luckily Captain Turnbull remained the same, just as funny ... Read more
DG70
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
We found getting on and off the ship easy and stress free. This was our first cruise and therefore we were uncertain was to expect. Whilst the ship's facilities were positive and the activity schedule appeared to cater for various ... Read more
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VanTeeseling
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
We have just returned from our first cruise from Cape Town to Southampton, and to be honest this was one of the most regrettable choices that we could have made. To list all the disappointing items would be a mammoth task, but here goes ... Read more
Captain Pete
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from R 401 world cruise - Hong Kong to Southampton, 47 nights. I agree with others that the food varied from edible to diabolical in quality, and diabolical in quantity. We were in Medina, 2nd sitting. On lobster ... Read more
Jono133
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having previously cruised extensively with P&O we were very disappointed at the continual decline in what this company actually achieves whilst still promising a whole lot more. Every previous passenger without exception agreed that ... Read more

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cdrennan
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
Please watch out for upgrade. The cabin we had chosen suited us but we were upgraded without our consent. The cabins that are avoided by the informed include the noisiest. From joggers allowed from 4 am jumping on the roof to parties ... Read more
ballina44
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had 13 nights which was certainly enough. Our only other cruise was with Cunard and the difference is startling. The pressure to buy drinks, especially by the pool, was at times insolent. The food was standard British fare, plenty of ... Read more
Jaria1
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
Good food , excellent service, comfortable cabin . So why let yourselves down on relatively small items that spoil the cruise. Why ask for table preference and give the opposite to that requested I've been on P&O cruises many times ... Read more
alan.davis22@yahoo.com.au
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
With family and friends giving us an excuse to visit the UK in December, and with prior balcony cruise experience on the Arcadia in 2013, my wife and I decided to leisurely cruise home to Australia on Aurora in January 2014, visiting the ... Read more
GillD
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
First time with P&O but definitely the last. We were celebrating our Golden Wedding Anniversary and what a let down. We first cruised for our Silver Wedding Anniversary and have cruised several times since and always been delighted, ... Read more
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Roundy78
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
We booked onto this 22 night cruise on P&O Aurora direct with P&O on a vantage fair with a price guarantee stating that if the price reduces we will get the difference in onboard credit or an appropriate upgrade. When we found the ... Read more
Johnduckenfiel
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
Sailed from Southampton on 21st Dec. for the Canaries. This is the first time we have sailed with P and O,although we have sailed before with their sister company, Princess. Well what can I say, although the ship is in need of updating as ... Read more
rowtone
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
we have recently returned from the christmas cruise to the canary`s apart from the rough weather which p&o have no control over the cruise went quite well mainly due to the efforts of the captain Neil Turnbull [who is up there as the ... Read more
zlm1987
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
I was really shocked to read the previous reviews on here slating Aurora & P&O, and I was even more shocked by the amount of 'pretend snobs' on board. There is not one thing me and my partner could complain about. We were through ... Read more
halhughes
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
We had the most relaxing cruise on P&O Aurora between the 29 November 2013 and the 9th of December 2013. Taking in La Caruna, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Ciadiz, and Lisbon. Check in at Southampton was fast we arrived at Mayflower Terminal ... Read more

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Gettingbutnotpastit
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Rather than subject the reader to a tome I shall bullet point our views; Good, quick assisted boarding. Advised to use Orangery for lunch before accessing our inside cabin. Orangery... cold, draughty and smokers sat just outside the ... Read more
Wirral Sharon
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
Just back from a 10 day cruise from Southampton calling at La Coruna, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Cadiz, Seville & Lisbon. Our first cruise with P&O, I would grade it just above Thomson cruises. Drinks at the bar were pretty reasonable ... Read more
Joncoop
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
89 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
This was our fourth cruise with P&O. Our last one, on Oceana, made us think twice about the P&O experience. Oceana seemed tatty, grubby, uninterested crew and entertainment was awful. We booked this Aurora cruise because of the ... Read more
pprouse
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise on Aurora was to be a special cruise for our 40th wedding and husbands 65th birthday. Ship found to be tatty and generally food and service below what to expect since our last cruise with P&O. Noise in cabin from slamming ... Read more
pheath
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Had a good cruise on the Aurora pre refurb. I must say that it was friendly and relaxed, a little tired but entertainment great, food good, staff excellent. I thought I would put this in as I have given Brittania such a slating. Its far ... Read more

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