We chose this cruise to visit new locations e.g The Gambia, Cape Verdi, and Tenerife. Shortly before joining the ship but after having the Yellow Fever vaccination we were told that the Gambia visit had been cancelled. The communication from P&O was terrible, I had notified them 6 months earlier that we wished to disembark early in Gran Canaria and had received an email confirming this. On boarding nobody was aware of our early disembarkation. The choice of food at the buffet was very poor unless you like Curry and faggots!!! The dining room was the worst we have experienced in 70 cruises, one night the tablecloth was badly stained, another night it was badly torn, and when asked for a steak the waiter replied " we don't have any". The speciality restaurant was not much better, when ordering lamb I was told that it is "fatty", in fact it was all fat. The reception staff were clearly not happy in their jobs and one was constantly aware of this. It took them two days to provide a new cabin key.

How are they still in business?

Aurora Cruise Review by ibscott

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2016
  • Destination: Africa
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom with Bath/Shower
We chose this cruise to visit new locations e.g The Gambia, Cape Verdi, and Tenerife.

Shortly before joining the ship but after having the Yellow Fever vaccination we were told that the Gambia visit had been cancelled.

The communication from P&O was terrible, I had notified them 6 months earlier that we wished to disembark early in Gran Canaria and had received an email confirming this. On boarding nobody was aware of our early disembarkation.

The choice of food at the buffet was very poor unless you like Curry and faggots!!!

The dining room was the worst we have experienced in 70 cruises, one night the tablecloth was badly stained, another night it was badly torn, and when asked for a steak the waiter replied " we don't have any".

The speciality restaurant was not much better, when ordering lamb I was told that it is "fatty", in fact it was all fat.

The reception staff were clearly not happy in their jobs and one was constantly aware of this. It took them two days to provide a new cabin key.
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Balcony Stateroom with Bath/Shower
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Cabin was ok except the balcony door stuck and it took 4 hours to fix.
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