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Aurora Review

4.0 / 5.0
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283 reviews

Weather Good - P&O Standards slip badly

Review for Aurora to the Western Caribbean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2016
Cabin: Inside Stateroom with Shower

After being regaled non stop by me about the excellent food and shows you get on a P&O Cruise,I finally managed to convince my wife to take her first ever cruise......We decided on the Caribbean Christmas and New Year Cruise on Aurora - I cruised on the same ship in 2013 on her Transatlantic and Canada trip and was looking forward to being reunited with the ship. Boarding went well, and the A Deck Cabin was comfortable.

We were booked on Club Dining in Alexandra Dining Room. My wife was looking forward to the "fine dining", but when the menu arrived, it was disappointing to see that the menu was quite poor. In fact, the standard of the food, when it arrived,was not of the standard that I had been used to on previous cruises. Silver service no longer exisis, nowadays all the food appears on the plate, and has the consistency of the "boil in the bag" variety. Other guests complained about the bland taste, lack of seasoning - in fact when two meals were exchabged between another couple, they could not discerne the taste difference between Pork and Chicken!. Potatoes were undercooked. We were so appaled by the standard, that we ended up eating most of our meals in the Buffet or at the Speciality Restaurants, where the standard shone through.

The headliners were not good, the singing was out of tune. The Star Acts were excellent - Well Done, there!. Service was its usual high standard

Cabin Review

Inside Stateroom with Shower

Cabin OB

Functional and adequate

Port Reviews

La Coruna

Lovely tour of the City and delicious meal


Loved going to Codrington Hall - Gardens were marvellous!


Informative Guide giving us an insight to life on this lovely Islad


Plenty of photo stops

St. Maarten

Delightful trip round this magical Isle

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