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P&O Aurora is a firm favourite with fans of Britain's most popular cruise line, boasting classic yet modern décor and a wide range of entertainment in which to relax. Reserved exclusively for adults, a cruise onboard Aurora is all about pampering yourself and kicking back in complete comfort. Boasting stylish, classic décor and a superb range of cabin styles, including a two-tier suite with butler service, this stunning ship caters to all your needs. When it comes to choosing where to sail, Aurora offers a wide choice of cruises to a myriad of destinations, including Med cruises, Caribbean cruises and even Baltic and Fjord cruises. If you're looking for a cruise with a longer duration, you could also opt for a world cruise aboard Aurora. Better still, some of the ship's illustrious adventures are cruises from Southampton, meaning it's easier than ever to jump onboard.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/2000
Tonnage 76000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 22
Number Of Decks 10
Number Of Elevators 10
Number Of Pools 3
Number Of Restaurants 6
Formal Nights Yes
Adult Only Yes
Maximum Capacity 1950
Crew 850
Refurbished 01/01/2019

Ship Facilities


As you wander the decks of this glorious ship, you'll find all kinds of restaurants, bars and amenities to keep you occupied. For dining, you'll find the chefs cultivating a huge array of dishes for every craving you muster. From a freshly cooked breakfast on deck at The Orangery, to Café Bordeaux Bistro created by Marco Pierre White, the Aurora has a great array of eateries. In the evenings, the Alexandria and Medina restaurants are just waiting for your reservation to dine in exquisite surroundings with sumptuous food.

  • Main dining venues: Alexandria and Medina restaurants
  • Sidewalk Cafe
  • Alternative dining: Cafe Bordeaux Bistro - created by Marco Pierre White
  • Coffee and Chocolate Bar
  • 24-hour room service


The ship offers a fantastic wealth of stunning bars and ambient lounges. Lazing back at Anderson’s in front of the traditional fireplace, you'll simply melt into the cosy atmosphere of this laid-back bar. Alternatively, if you're in the mood for celebrating, Charlie’s elegant champagne bar is the place to go, with its sparkling design and glitzy colour. Plenty of other venues can still quench your thirst too- from Masquerade for a dance to the Riviera for cocktails, you're never short of options.

Carmen's is the central hub for live entertainment onboard. Here, the show lounge will provide you with countless memories of evening comedy or sophisticated cabaret. After the shows are over, the stage is cleared for a dance floor to let you dance the rest of the night away. The Curzon Theatre on the Promenade Deck has the feel of a traditional, Shakespearian theatre, yet behind the scenes is all the latest technology bringing you the very best West End-style performances you've seen.

Things to do


With three top-class shops, a cinema showing all the latest Hollywood flicks and first-rate service all round, you have one of the most spectacular cruises imaginable. For those wanting to seek out a little bit of peace and quiet, the card room, writing room and library are also great places from which to enjoy the cruise.

Out on the deck and cruisers will be pleased to find two outdoor pools and several Jacuzzis, as well as an indoor pool with a retractable dome roof, meaning guests can enjoy a dip whatever the weather.

Spa and Fitness

Aside from all that partying, you might also care for really letting your hair down and trying the superb Oasis Spa on the Lido Deck, which allows you to detox and rejuvenate in complete peace and quiet. In addition, guests can pop into the Hair & Beauty salon to experience a complete makeover that will leave them feeling brand new and ready to take on the world.

Sports-wise, there are courts for golf, tennis, football and whatever else takes your fancy. There’s also a fully equipped gym including a spacious aerobics room and personal trainers.

Gin Tasting Masterclass

Beginning on September 1, 2023, all P&O Aurora cruises will have gin tasting masterclasses. During the captivating masterclass, a gin expert will expertly guide you as you investigate the fascinating distillation processes and taste Marabelle Gin (along with other Salcombe Gins). Raise a glass to your cruise and book a gin tasting class onboard for a truly remarkable experience.

Useful Information

Dress Code

Onboard P&O Aurora, there's a relaxed dress code during the day. Depending on the weather, you can wear t-shirts, shorts, jeans, sundresses, skirts, sweaters and other clothing about the ship. Swimwear is not permitted in the inside bars, restaurants, lounges, or in the main atrium.

At night, P&O Aurora’s dress code consists of: Evening Casual and Black Tie. For the former, dresses, shirts, long trousers and other smart casual attire is permitted. Tailored shorts are also allowed in the Horizon Buffet, The Beach House and The Glass House.

You have the opportunity to dress formally on Black Tie evenings by wearing a suit, tuxedo, ball gown, cocktail dress or stylish jacket with a tie. The Horizon Buffet is the only location that permits tailored shorts on Black Tie night. Evening Casual is, however, allowed on Black Tie nights in the Beach House, The Glass House and the Horizon Buffet. There are up to 4 Black Tie nights, depending on the length of your sailing. Before you go, check your itinerary to make sure you've packed correctly.


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P&O Aurora is arguably one of the best cruise lines for adults. With so much onboard for those looking for a child-free getaway, you'll return from your trip feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. P&O Aurora is also one of the ships that offers cruises that depart from Southampton. To find out more, along with other cruise ships that are also sailing from the UK ports, read our recent blog - Cruise Ships Departing From Southampton.

Drinks Packages

Discover P&O Cruises' 2023 drinks packages, including the Refresh, Alcohol-Free, Classic and Deluxe drinks packages. Offering something for all tastes, these drinks packages are bound to please.

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