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Aurora Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
277 reviews

Very Disappointing Cruise

Review for Aurora to the Panama Canal & Central America
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2016
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom with Bath/Shower

If this was our first cruise we would have thought well it was OK but, we have had 3 cruises in total so we had something to compare this cruise with.

The balcony cabin was the smallest we had been in and not a lot of room for a lengthy journey. The shore trips were too expensive and were not value for money.

When the Captain gave messages over the public address system it was as if he was whispering and no one could hear what he was saying. We had a few hiccups.....smoke in the engine room, a fire in the launderette and divers in Barbados welding underneath the ship.

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom with Bath/Shower

Cabin IA

Quite small and badly designed because if someone was sitting at the dressing table there was no room to get past without them moving.

Also not enough space between the bed and the wardrobe to open doors.

Port Reviews

Ponta Delgada

Disappointing because we saw nothing due to very bad weather. The island must make an effort to upgrade the town, not very pleasant, very sad and shabby.

San Francisco

Fabulous, enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Not to be missed.

San Francisco

Too commercialised for my liking.

San Francisco

It was an 11 hour day but the coach was comfortable and the driver entertaining.

Monterey, 17 mile drive through the famous Pebble Beach Golf course and then onto Carmel.....which was a joy, just loved it.

San Francisco

This lovely area is opposite San Francisco and I thought it had style, atmosphere and plenty of character. It reminded me of the Amalfi coast in Italy because the houses are built into the hillside. Do not miss this, it is a half hour journey by ferry.


Beautiful island, rugged rustic and interesting.

It has a magical atmosphere to it and did not disappoint.


Surprisingly very spiritual. Huge boulders in different shapes and sizes thrown onto the island from volcanic eruption

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