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P&O Aurora Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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282 reviews
Corner Brook - the town was better than the port!
From the promenade at Saguenay
The Quebecois parliament
Anderson's for a pre-dinner drink
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"Aurora has rediscovered what first attracted me to the ship ten years ago - the friendly atmosphere of a smaller ship, waiters and bar tenders who within days had learned what I wanted even before I did, a range of interesting daytime activities to keep me occupied during the Atlantic crossing, and cleaning standards that were a credit to my cabin steward and to the housekeeping team who kept the public areas so spruce.Dinner is an important part of a cruise holiday and standards in the main dining rooms were high even if the menus were a bit samey with beef in all its forms and salmon making regular appearances...."Read More
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David George, Chester

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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Good food

Review for Aurora to Europe - All

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Shortmatbowler
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was my first cruise with P and O and I had high expectations. Sadly they were not delivered; the ships decor was in places “tired” although some of the bars , such as Adersons and the Crows Nest were very comfortable and restful. This was my third cruise this year and I was surprised to find issues re. staff shortages. Not all of the speciality restaurants were open, there was no turn down ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Good apart from the food

Review for Aurora to Canada & New England

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pgoestravelling
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were first time P&O passengers on the Aurora although we have sailed with other companies. What follows is our experience and is intended to review but also to answer questions other new P&Oers might have. Every cruise is unique and two people on the same ship at the same time can have a very different experience. So, if I have said something you do not agree with or dislike, please just accept ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Getting There

Review for Aurora to Canada & New England

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David George, Chester
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

After the disappointment of Aurora in March, It was with mixed feelings that I returned for her cruise to Canada this autumn. But on the whole I needn’t have worried. Aurora has rediscovered what first attracted me to the ship ten years ago - the friendly atmosphere of a smaller ship, waiters and bar tenders who within days had learned what I wanted even before I did, a range of interesting ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Shower


Dodging Hurricanes to Canada

Review for Aurora to Canada & New England

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AdeAfloat
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We booked on this itinerary for 2020 but we all know what happened then! We last sailed to eastern seaboard of Canada and the USA in 2005 on QE2 and thoroughly enjoyed it but our travelling companions preferred to stick to the Canada-only option (Arcadia was doing the Canada/USA itinerary this year). It was a major improvement on our 2005 experience as we got the colours of the 'Fall' just right, ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Good return to cruising but chaotic at times

Review for Aurora to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Cooltocruise1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

DH and I tried this cruise as we wanted to see if we still loved cruising after 2+ years without, due to the dreaded Covid. We also wanted to visit Amsterdam and as this was the only stop on the trip it seemed a good idea to kill two birds with one stone. I booked through a local TA who as exemplary in their help when communication with P and O was necessary. We paid a very good price for 4 ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Traveled with disabled person


A disappointing return to cruising with P&O

Review for Aurora to Europe - All

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ElCruisefan
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We have cruised with P&O a few times in the past and they are usually better than some cruise lines for food and destinations. Although this was the most expensive cruise we have ever been on (at over £20k for a group of 4) it was by far the worst in terms of the cruise experience provided by P&O. They have cut back service in many areas (presumably to cut costs) but have completely lost sight ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


A very British visit to the Norwegian Fjords!

Review for Aurora to Norwegian Fjords

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LLMcF
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We are seasoned travelers, but not cruisers. So consider this review with that in mind. We found the August 2022 Norway cruise on P&O's Arcadia to be wonderful, especially given the still-difficult conditions cruise ships are facing. The Aurora is an easy ship to love-- big enough to have lots of activities and programming, but small enough that nothing was crowded or kept you waiting in line. ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Disappointing Mediterranean Cruise on the P&O Aurora

Review for Aurora to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Gazzab6
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were really looking forward to our cruise because it had been four years since our last cruise but due to a family bereavement and Covid, this was our first since then. The staff were amazing especially the waiters and buffet crew although some passengers thought there was nothing wrong in asking a bar waiter to walk a few hundred yards to get them a coffee from the buffet. Some people ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


too crowded and noisy

Review for Aurora to Europe - All

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chiusi
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Love this part of the world so booked this pre pandemic. Disabled cabin deck 11. Large, light and spacious. Quiet , clean spacious area of ship. Ancient small tv [not seen fot 20 years]. Couldn't see or hear from bed. Sat on edge of bed and i in chair next to it. Hard of hearing and still couldn't read any wording that appeared due to lack of clarity - and this in a disabled cabin! Very ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Traveled with disabled person


A good cruise haunted by Covid

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AdeAfloat
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Getting away after the pandemic was a priority and for us and Aurora promised a nice no-fly month away to the Caribbean. With 'some reassuring changes' apparently. A pretty standard itinerary calling at Funchal on the way out and Praia Da Vittoria in the Azores on the way home. Testing before boarding was straightforward and we were pleased to see the Peninsular Club lunch was on offer to get the ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


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