Aurora Cruise Review by GillD: Worst cruise in 25 years
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Worst cruise in 25 years
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, but the Aurora was enough to put anyone off cruising for ever. The food was very mediocre at best, extremely poor most of the time. Not a patch on the food we were served on the many times we have been with Royal Carribean. The tours were very poor and very expensive. The veranda was dirty and when we complained to reception they werent even interested. I wasnt even asked my cabin no or my name. The attitude of all the staff was very complacent. The entertainment was poor and the Headliners were very amatuerist. When we needed to use the Lifeboats as tenders in the Bay of Islands one of them didnt even work. I dread to think what would have happened if we had needed them in an emergency. Lifeboats should be checked weekly.
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Cabin review: C119
Dirty veranda and rust running down the railings.
Port and Shore Excursions
The tour was changed but we werent told about it and we got a letter telling us after we got back from the tour.
We also went on a tour at the Bay of Islands in New Zealand and because one of the Tenders wasn't working we were late getting off and instead of being on a 31/2hour tour we only gor 2hours but didnt receive any recompense.