Author: Helen Walls
This was our first time with P&O, having cruised with several companies in the past - but always tending to return to Celebrity. I booked this cruise as we wanted to visit the Fjords and it was a good deal. The boarding process was excellent, really efficient and we were on board and relaxing by lunchtime. I didn't have high expectations of the ship, as I had seen a number of reviews about it showing its age. However, I loved the ship, firstly because it was not too big but mainly because it had a number of great decks to take in the views, eat and relax on. Many more modern ships have lost this feature. The entertainment was very good with a wide choice. We enjoyed the shows by the dance company and also the cinema in particular. The cabin we were allocated was an inside cabin on deck 5. It was fine, plenty of storage. The cabin was in good order and very clean. Our steward Rosalie was wonderful! The food was fine. Breakfast and dinner were good, lunch in the Horizon was variable. We used the Beach House on a couple of evenings (£5 each supplement) and really enjoyed it, well worth the supplement. Otherwise we ate at the Medina in the evening and had Freedom Dining which was very good. The only downside was the staff in the Medina were not as attentive, but overall we had a wonderful week, loved Aurora and would definitely cruise on it again.