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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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djbo
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
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
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
3 reviews
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
mal mcclure
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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

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portsalon
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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
2 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
woodside2012
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
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
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

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philr67
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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
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
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
s.piggott
Member Since 2014
1 review
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

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DG70
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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
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
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
cdrennan
Member Since 2014
1 review
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

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ballina44
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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
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
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
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

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