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Azura


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Sister ship to Ventura and a popular choice for families looking to enjoy British-style cruising with P&O Cruises, this fantastic vessel has an incredible choice of bars, restaurants, sports facilities and entertainment. Offering a variety of restaurants, shops and bars, plus 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. Whether you're looking for a trip to the sunny Caribbean, the blue skies of the Mediterranean or an adventure closer to home in Northern Europe, you're bound to find an itinerary which takes you to places you've always dreamed of visiting.


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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

Dining

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.

Entertainment

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.

Family

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!

You can also read our recent blog - Best Family Cruises Summer 2024 to learn more about its family-friendly attractions!

Things to do

Recreation

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.

Gin Tasting Masterclass

All P&O Azura cruises will include a gin tasting masterclass starting on September 1, 2023. A gin specialist will expertly guide you on what it takes to create this tantalising spirit. Throughout the class, you'll learn about the unique distillation procedures and sample Marabelle Gin (along with other Salcombe Gins). Sign up for an onboard gin tasting session for an amazing experience that's unlike any other.

Useful Information

Dress Code

Onboard P&O Azura, there's a relaxed dress code during the day. You can wear sundresses, jumpers, jeans, shorts, and t-shirts depending on the season. Swimwear is not allowed in lounges, inside bars, restaurants, or the atrium.

In the evenings, there are two dress codes on P&O Azura: Evening Casual and Black Tie. There are 1 to 4 Black Tie nights depending on your itinerary. Be sure to check your Horizon app ahead of your cruise for more information.

Smart jeans, trousers, blouses, skirts and other such clothing are advised for the evenings. The Glass House, the Beach House, and the buffet all permit tailored shorts. Evening casual is also allowed at the buffet, The Glass House, and The Beach House on Black Tie nights. Onboard, tracksuits are not allowed any evening.

Black Tie night attire includes tuxedos, suits, long dresses, cocktail dresses, ball gowns and similar clothing.

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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