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 price £700 cheaper per person a few weeks before the cruise we were told that this was a getaway fare and our price guarantee didn't include this. After pestering P&O we were eventually offered an upgrade but not to the value of the price difference.
Boarding in Southampton was swift, we were onboard quickly. We noticed that the age of the cruisers was nowhere near those in the photos on the website or brochure and at age 36 we were at least half the age of 90% of the passengers.
Aurora is a beautiful ship and very well maintained but is also being updated at the end of 2014. Our room C290 was spacious and clean. On arrival we had some White Company body lotion, shower gel & conditioner. Bathroom had a small bath with shower. There was a lot of storage space.
Large room when plenty of space and storage. There is a door so you can have adjoining rooms with next door. In rough seas this rocks and makes noise so we shoved a flannel in the gap. Bathroom has small bath with shower over, toilet & sink. You get White Company body lotion, shower gel and conditioner. There is a small fridge, flat screen tv, sofa. At night you get a chocolate on you pillow.