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Azura, sister ship of Ventura, made her maiden voyage in 2010 after a stunning naming ceremony by dancer, Darcey Bussell. After 10 years of hard work on the world's oceans, 2020 sees this incredible ship undergo an extensive refit, with upgrades taking place throughout her deck space, restaurants, bars and cabins.

Being one of the largest ships in the P&O fleet, this fantastic vessel has an incredible choice of bars, restaurants, sports facilities and entertainment, and carries up to 3,100 passengers in 900 balcony cabins on 14 passengers decks. Offering 11 restaurants, five boutiques, four swimming pools and two lounges, plus copious amounts of outdoor space where you can sit back, relax and watch the world go by, a cruise on Azura is guaranteed to be a holiday you look back on with fond memories.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/2010
Tonnage 115000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 22
Number Of Decks 14
Number Of Elevators 12
Number Of Pools 3
Number Of Restaurants 9
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 3100
Crew 1200
Refurbished 2015

Ship Facilities

P&O Cruises have really raised the bar with Azura. With the Verona and Venezia restaurants, you'll find the flexibility of freedom dining, meaning you will always be able to sit and enjoy excellent cuisine throughout the day. The poolside grill is also available for an al fresco alternative, as is the poolside pizzeria. In the Sindhu fine dining restaurant, you'll find Indian cuisine with a modern twist and a creative menu which will both inspire and delight.

To help wash all these tasty treats down, TV's Olly Smith has helped put together the Glass House Wine bar and restaurant, where you'll be able to enjoy the signature menu, with a different specially-selected wine paired with each course. Whether you are new to wine drinking or a dedicated wine lover, you'll find that with Olly's guidance the world of fine wines is deliciously easy to navigate.

Once the sun sets, P&O Azura prepares itself for a night of entertainment, ready to wow guests with its live productions and bars and lounges.

  • The Planet Bar-this chic bar features a plasma screen wall featuring iconic wonders from the far-flung corners of the world.
  • The Malabar- inspired by Marine Drive, Mumbai, The Malabar blends indian sophistication with piano recitals and enthralling cabaret.
  • Manhattan- this New York-inspired show lounge will delight as you dance to a different beat each night
  • The Playhouse- Azura's 800-seat theatre plays host to aerial acrobatics, West-End shows, interactive games and more.

There are great kid's clubs catering for 5 different age groups, from under twos up to 17 year olds and even a baby listening service! There's plenty of outdoor deck space and Mr Bump & Noddy will also be onboard. Most exciting of all is the addition of three bungee trampolines, located on Deck 19 - great fun for anyone aged over 8! There's even a Wii Room with a whole host of different video games just waiting for you to battle it out!


Days onboard P&O Azura is just as exciting and fun-filled as the time you spend exploring the fantastic destinations. With so many activities to choose from, the only stress is deciding where to go next.

  • Seascreen- an open-air poolside cinema for all the latest blockbusters, enjoyed out in the fresh air.
  • Shopping Area- pick up a holiday treat (or that sun cream that you completely forgot to pack!)
  • Java Coffee Bar- order your favourite coffee, sit back and read the newspaper or watch people wandering past.
  • Art Gallery- browse the original artwork and see if any pieces catch your eye.
  • 3 Different Pool Areas- find a sunlounger, grab a cocktail and soak up the atmosphere.

Spa and Fitness

Azura offers one of the most relaxing, innovative spas to be found at sea. With the Azura Spa Stateroom packages available as an add on to your cruise why not take full advantage of these fantastic facilities:

  • Oasis Spa & Treatment Rooms, including the Oasis Teen Spa - designed for 13-17 year olds
  • The Retreat (open-air spa terrace)
  • The Thermal Suite Spa
  • Technogypm & Sports Centre, If you ever find yourself feeling a little restless, head to the fully-equipped gym or the sports courts to get the sweat flowing and engage in a bit of friendly competition.

Dress Code

The dress code for Azura is a combination of informal and formal. For the informal evenings the dress code is jacket & trousers or country-club for gents and smart casual for the ladies. During formal nights, typically on two evenings during a 7-night cruise and up to four on a 14-night cruise, the dress code is black tie for gentlemen and elegant dresses for ladies. Meanwhile, the dress code for buffet dining on the Azura is casual, perfect for those who don’t feel like donning their glad rags.

Customer reviews for Azura

We went for new year on Azura from Barbados, first cruise and won’t be my last, absolutely fantastic. The food was out of this world, entertainment a bit cheesy but isn’t it always now on holidays!? The staff were brilliant and the ship itself was lovely and clean. Our room was a superior deluxe balcony and absolutely perfect. Looking to book another already, I’m hooked!

I'm reading some of the reviews below. Cannot believe what I'm reading. Think I must have been on a different ship. My friend and I flew to Barbados on 1st. November. Visited 9islands. Our cabin on Australia deck was superb for the two of us. No complaints whatsoever. Our cabin steward Lourdes was excellent. Not only was the cabin spotless but she herself was too. Food excellent in all areas. All staff very pleasant asxwere the passengers. Except one couple at very beginning of cruise. Who ran the ship down and it's free and the Carribbean sad. We had a lovely 2 weeks. Thankyou Azura thankyou P and O.

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Just returned from the Caribbean on this ship.would definitely not use. this ship again.standard of hygiene dreadful and majority of staff very unsociable.this ship could definitely do with a refit!

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