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Aurora Review

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A Particularly Outstanding Odyssey

Review for Aurora to the Western Mediterranean
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Tim Chandler
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Sail Date: May 2011
Cabin: Mini Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

We have had a wonderful holiday on Aurora, cruise R105 from Southampton to Venice and home. This was our second P&O cruise, in April 2010 we cruised on P&O's Arcadia to the Caribbean and back.

We simply loved Aurora, although as has been mentioned elsewhere she is looking a little tired in places, the overall quality of our holiday was unbeatable. From a wonderful reception at the Ocean terminal onwards, we were met with such courtesy and kindness and as always P&O service was immaculate.

We chose a mini suite on B Deck, and were very pleasantly surprised by the size of the accommodation and quality of the fittings in general, although P&O should be aware that the piping on some of the easy chairs was very worn and indeed loose in one place. Also, the brochure description of "a range of current magazines" was in fact one copy of the January 2011 Autocar which my wife found less than riveting! Unlike our suite on Arcadia last year, there were plenty of electrical sockets, something which I gather from other comments is still quite rare in cruise ships.

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Mini Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower

Cabin BA

When we opened the door to our cabin - WOW ! Best ever, including a full suite on Arcadia last year. So many wardrobes and drawers even my wife was defeated ! Plenty of space, so important when one seeks a little solitude; and a very clever pull out dining table for when eating in our cabin. Bathroom fine, but the side of the bath is quite high and might prove difficult for anyone with short legs or a mobility problem. And the grab handles are not too plentiful. Loads of toiletries regularly replaced. Balcony a little small and the furniture had certainly seen better days Excellent bed, we slept like logs every night, and the cabin is very quiet, midships on starboard. Only complaint, the ingress of smoke from outside, not even from the adjacent cabins - see my comments in the main body of this review.

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