Aurora Reviews

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4.3
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Based on 117 reviews
Cabin
4.3
Service
4.3
Excursions
4.3
Dining
4.3
Activities
4.3
Value for money
4.3
Entertainment
4.2
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The ship is a traditional cruise ship which is my preferred style. Everything was lovely, I had a superior balcony cabin which was really comfortable especially the pillows. The service was 1st class in all areas of the ship. The central staircase was beautiful, Art Deco lift areas, I had a wonderful time aboard Aurora, she has, to date become my favourite ship. I did the 3 nights Guernsey trip, I took the round island trip the island is spectacular I would definitely recommend this short break especially for those who are trying cruising for the first time

user
user
6-10 cruises Deluxe Balcony
23 May 2022
star star star half star no star

Furniture nicely refurbished, the cabins were small (age taken into account ) a bit tired. The balcony was awful Dirty not cleaned at all. Can’t complain as the cost for three nights was fine.

family
family
10+ cruises Balcony
8 May 2022
star star star star star

A wonderful holiday. Staff on board were amazing. Nothing was too much. Cleanliness was a priority and staff were continuously cleaning public areas. Menus were varied and catered for all tastes. Plenty of entertainment on board when sailing between ports.

family
family
1 cruise Outside
4 May 2022
star star star star no star

We enjoyed our break but would only recommend to people older than ourselves, as felt it was suitable comparison to saga cruises. We will stick to family ships as we feel the entertainment suits us better.

couple
couple
10+ cruises Inside
4 May 2022
star star star star star

gr8 ship with gr8 staff especially quizzes with entertainment hosts who made it fun humorous , gr8 weather helped and our group had a wonderful cruise visiting loads of awesome places and generally being spoiled rotten

user
user
6-10 cruises Inside
4 May 2022
star star star star star

We booked through iglu for a P&O cruise to the Canaries and Portugal on Aurora. Booking was easy through iglu, the ship is the smallest in the fleet and just for adults. It was a superb ship, cabin was plenty large enough and very comfortable. The staff throughout the ship were lovely, very friendly and helpful. Meals in both the main dining area and buffet were really good with a good variety of menu choices. Everything was really well run and organised throughout our entire holiday, we came home feeling so relaxed! And looking forward to cruising again as soon as possible!

couple
couple
2-5 cruises Outside with bath/shower
18 Apr 2022
star star star star star

Excellent holiday all round. Great food, great places, really good entertainment and activities. Not forgetting the cruise staff who were brilliant. Highly recommend and will be cruising again - Warning, it’s so good it can become addictive!!

couple
couple
2-5 cruises Inside with shower
16 Apr 2022
star star star half star no star

The ship was quite basic in many ways. Very little entertainment, and what there was seemed to be geared to much older clients (and we are in our late 50's!). Virtually nothing happened on sea days, barring the odd quiz. That said, the 'headliners' shows were quite simply superb and much better than what we have seen elsewhere - very professional, lots of different shows. Having just come off a caribbean cruise with P&O we found all of the 'paid for' dining options were simply not as good on Aurora as on P&O Azura. For example: meals at Sindhu had literally no spice at all, weird given it was an indian. At the beach house i asked for extra chilli and was served none (it was described as squid with chilli - none were used!). The buffet was OK. The main dining room was a mixed bag; some days it was really good (the steak and kidney pie was fab) and on other days it was poor. Though most drinks were really cheap relatively (and good value), the wines were uniformly poor and expensive. I would only book again on Aurora if it was really cheap (as this holiday was - dirt cheap actually!) or it was going somewhere I really wanted to go, e.g. Western Carribean.

couple
couple
6-10 cruises Inside with shower
15 Apr 2022
star half star no star no star no star

Aurora was not fit to sail, amenities had not been tested prior to boarding, staff were inexperienced and not fully trained, food portion sizes in main dining room were toddler size at the best, we feel personally that this cruise was a complete waste of money. Our cabin C161 had no proper functioning toilet for our first 16 day's of the cruise upon which time the deck manager admitted there was a problem and was going to organise a new cabin for us which then took another 48 hours to complete. This cruise should not of gone ahead without the refit promised.

family
family
10+ cruises Inside with shower
7 Apr 2022
star star star star star

Booked on 4 night trip calling at St Peter Port and Zeebrugge. Best fitted ship we have so far used although disappointed not to get table in 'Sindhu' as was fully booked pretty much before embarking - made note to book in advance next time. Still, 'Beach House' restaurant more than made up for it as did the quality of food in main and buffet restaurant. Couldn't get off at St Peter Port due to 2-3 metre swell which again disappointed but the captain turned round and went straight up to Zeebrugge so we had two days in Bruges to compensate which given my affinity with Belgian ale again more than compensated... as did the Mussels. Service on board was exemplary with one exception - on boarding the coffee and cake lounge we visited was overwhelmed resulting in a 40 minute wait for a drink. This may be as a result of several hundred passengers hitting the bars and lounges all at once. Having said that the staff were always smiling and nothing was too much trouble, a step up from our last cruise (NDL). Will definitely sail P&O again...

Verified customer
1 cruise
17 Sep 2019