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Departure Date: 6th January 2021

Duration: 65 nights

Cruise Line: P&O Cruises

Cruise Ship: Aurora

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Price from: £9,179pp

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Stateroom
Price
Inside
Outside
£11,278pp
Balcony
£14,109pp
Suite
£25,670pp

Holiday Benefits

  • Dance Lessons
  • Extra Onboard Spends on Select Fare Sailings
  • Food - Full Board
  • Gym
  • Shuttle service from ship in many ports of call
  • Special Events
  • Spectacular Entertainment
  • Sports Deck

Itinerary

  • 6th January 2021

    Southampton

    Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.

    England, Southampton

  • 7th January 2021

    At Sea

  • 8th January 2021

    At Sea

  • 9th January 2021

    At Sea

  • 10th January 2021

    Santa Cruz De Tenerife

    The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a beautiful and scenic island which enjoys year-round sunshine and is dominated by Mount Teide. The mountain range runs through the centre of the island, with fertile valleys on the northern side. In the central part of the range is the gigantic natural crater of the Cañadas del Teide, about 14 miles in diameter. Santa Cruz, the island’s pretty capital, was originally a small fishing village but has now grown into a modern city, and also contains 16th-century civic buildings and ornate private mansions. Near the pier is the Santa Cruz Palmetum, a Botanical Garden covering an area of 29 acres, specialising in palms.

    Spain, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

  • 11th January 2021

    At Sea

  • 12th January 2021

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  • 13th January 2021

    Sao Vicente Island

    Cape Verde, Sao Vicente Island

  • 14th January 2021

    At Sea

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  • 17th January 2021

    At Sea

  • 18th January 2021

    Salvador De Bahia

    According to Salvador’s adopted son Jorge Amado, “In Salvador, magic becomes part of the every-day.” From the shimmering golden light of sunset over the Baía do Todos os Santos, to the rhythmic beats that race along the streets, Salvador, while no longer Brazil’s capital, remains one of its most captivating cities. A large dose of its exoticism comes down to its African heritage—at least 70% of its 2,675,000 population is classified as Afro-Brazilian—and how it has blended into Brazil’s different strands, from the native Indians to the Christian colonizers. Salvadorans may tell you that you can visit a different church every day of the year, which is almost true—the city has about 300. Churches whose interiors are covered with gold leaf were financed by the riches of the Portuguese colonial era, when slaves masked their traditional religious beliefs under a thin Catholic veneer. And partly thanks to modern-day acceptance of those beliefs, Salvador has become the fount of Candomblé, a r

    Brazil, Salvador de Bahia

  • 19th January 2021

    At Sea

  • 20th January 2021

    Buzios

    Around two hours from Rio de Janeiro, Búzios is a string of beautiful beaches on an 8-km-long (5-mile-long) peninsula. It was the quintessential sleepy fishing village until the 1960s, when the French actress Brigitte Bardot holidayed here to escape the paparazzi and the place almost instantly transformed into a vacation sensation. Búzios has something for everyone. Some hotels cater specifically to families and provide plenty of activities and around-the-clock child care. Many have spa facilities, and some specialize in weeklong retreats. For outdoor enthusiasts, Búzios offers surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, diving, hiking, and mountain biking, as well as leisurely rounds of golf.

    Brazil, Buzios

  • 21st January 2021

    Rio De Janeiro

    Welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the Marvelous City, as Rio is known in Brazil. Synonymous with the girl from Ipanema, the dramatic views from Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, and fabulously flamboyant Carnival celebrations, Rio is a city of stunning architecture, abundant museums, and marvelous food. Rio is also home to 23 beaches, an almost continuous 73-km (45-mile) ribbon of sand.As you leave the airport and head to Rio’s beautiful Zona Sul (the touristic South Zone), you’ll drive for about 40 minutes on a highway from where you’ll begin to get a sense of the dramatic contrast between beautiful landscape and devastating poverty. In this teeming metropolis of 12 million people (6.2 million of whom live in Rio proper), the very rich and the very poor live in uneasy proximity. You’ll drive past seemingly endless cinder-block favela, but by the time you reach Copacabana’s breezy, sunny Avenida Atlântica—flanked on one side by white beach and azure sea and on the other

    Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

  • 22nd January 2021

    Rio De Janeiro

    Welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the Marvelous City, as Rio is known in Brazil. Synonymous with the girl from Ipanema, the dramatic views from Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, and fabulously flamboyant Carnival celebrations, Rio is a city of stunning architecture, abundant museums, and marvelous food. Rio is also home to 23 beaches, an almost continuous 73-km (45-mile) ribbon of sand.As you leave the airport and head to Rio’s beautiful Zona Sul (the touristic South Zone), you’ll drive for about 40 minutes on a highway from where you’ll begin to get a sense of the dramatic contrast between beautiful landscape and devastating poverty. In this teeming metropolis of 12 million people (6.2 million of whom live in Rio proper), the very rich and the very poor live in uneasy proximity. You’ll drive past seemingly endless cinder-block favela, but by the time you reach Copacabana’s breezy, sunny Avenida Atlântica—flanked on one side by white beach and azure sea and on the other

    Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

  • 23rd January 2021

    At Sea

  • 24th January 2021

    At Sea

  • 25th January 2021

    Montevideo

    Uruguay’s capital city hugs the eastern bank of the Río de la Plata. A massive coastal promenade (malecón) that passes fine beaches, restaurants, and numerous parks recalls the sunny sophistications of the Mediterranean and is always dotted with Montevideans strolling, exercising, and lounging along the water. Montevideo has its share of glitzy shopping avenues and modern office buildings, balanced with its historic old city and sumptuous colonial architecture, as well as numerous leafy plazas and parks. It is hard not to draw comparisons to its sister city Buenos Aires across the river, and indeed Montevideo strikes many as a calmer, more manageable incarnation of Argentina’s capital.When the weather’s good, La Rambla, a 22-km (14-mile) waterfront avenue that links the Old City with the eastern suburbs and changes names about a dozen times, gets packed with fishermen, ice-cream vendors, and joggers. Around sunset, volleyball and soccer games wind down as couples begin to appear for ev

    Uruguay, Montevideo

  • 26th January 2021

    Montevideo

    Uruguay’s capital city hugs the eastern bank of the Río de la Plata. A massive coastal promenade (malecón) that passes fine beaches, restaurants, and numerous parks recalls the sunny sophistications of the Mediterranean and is always dotted with Montevideans strolling, exercising, and lounging along the water. Montevideo has its share of glitzy shopping avenues and modern office buildings, balanced with its historic old city and sumptuous colonial architecture, as well as numerous leafy plazas and parks. It is hard not to draw comparisons to its sister city Buenos Aires across the river, and indeed Montevideo strikes many as a calmer, more manageable incarnation of Argentina’s capital.When the weather’s good, La Rambla, a 22-km (14-mile) waterfront avenue that links the Old City with the eastern suburbs and changes names about a dozen times, gets packed with fishermen, ice-cream vendors, and joggers. Around sunset, volleyball and soccer games wind down as couples begin to appear for ev

    Uruguay, Montevideo

  • 27th January 2021

    At Sea

  • 28th January 2021

    At Sea

  • 29th January 2021

    Falkland Islands

    Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands

  • 30th January 2021

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  • 31st January 2021

    At Sea

  • 1st February 2021

    At Sea

  • 2nd February 2021

    Punta Arenas

    Impenetrable forests, impassable mountains, and endless fields of ice define Chilean Patagonia, and meant that the region went largely unexplored until the beginning of the 20th century. Located in the southernmost part of the country, this area is still sparsely inhabited, though you will find a few populated places—like the colorful provincial city of Punta Arenas, which looks like it’s about to be swept into the Strait of Magellan. Some unique wildlife, particularly colonies of elephant seals and penguins, call this breathtaking topography home. To the north is Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, the country’s most magnificent natural wonder, and whose snow-covered peaks seem to rise vertically from the plains below. The vistas, such as the fantastic Avenue of the Glaciers, are breathtaking; along this stretch of the Beagle Channel, you can pass six tremendous glaciers all within a stone’s throw of each other.Cruise SightsPunta Arenas. Founded a little more than 150 years ago, Punta A

    Chile, Punta Arenas

  • 3rd February 2021

    At Sea

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  • 6th February 2021

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  • 7th February 2021

    San Antonio Este

    Argentina, San Antonio Este

  • 8th February 2021

    San Antonio Este

    Argentina, San Antonio Este

  • 9th February 2021

    Coquimbo

    The name Coquimbo is derived from a native Diaguita word meaning ‘place of calm waters’. In fact, Charles Darwin had noted that the town was ‘remarkable for nothing but its extreme quietness’. Since then, Coquimbo has developed into a bustling port and the region’s major commercial and industrial centre from which minerals, fish products and fruits are exported. Used during the colonial period as a port for La Serena, Coquimbo attracted attention from English pirates, including Sir Francis Drake, who visited in 1578. Visitors enjoy strolling around the town, admiring some of the elaborate woodwork handcrafted on buildings by early British and American settlers. These wooden buildings are among Chile’s most interesting historical structures. Out of town, the area offers some fine beaches in a desert-like setting. Coquimbo serves as a gateway to the popular resort town of La Serena and trips farther into the Elqui Valley, known as the production centre for Chile’s national drink, pisco s

    Chile, Coquimbo

  • 10th February 2021

    At Sea

  • 11th February 2021

    Arica

    Arica boasts that it is “the land of the eternal spring,” but its temperate climate and beaches are not the only reason to visit this small city. Relax for an hour or two on the Plaza 21 de Mayo. Walk to the pier and watch the pelicans and sea lions trail the fishing boats as the afternoon’s catch comes in. Walk to the top of the Morro and imagine battles of days gone by, or wonder at the magnitude of modern shipping as Chilean goods leave the port below by container ship.Arica is gaining notice for its great surfing conditions, and in 2009 hosted the Rusty Arica Pro Surf Challenge, a qualifying event to the world series of surf.

    Chile, Arica

  • 12th February 2021

    At Sea

  • 13th February 2021

    Callao

    When people discuss great South American cities, Lima is often overlooked. But Peru’s capital can hold its own against its neighbors. It has an oceanfront setting, colonial-era splendor, sophisticated dining, and nonstop nightlife.It’s true that the city—clogged with traffic and choked with fumes—doesn’t make a good first impression, especially since the airport is in an industrial neighborhood. But wander around the regal edifices surrounding the Plaza de Armas, among the gnarled olive trees of San Isidro’s Parque El Olivar, or along the winding lanes in the coastal community of Barranco, and you’ll find yourself charmed.In 1535 Francisco Pizarro found the perfect place for the capital of Spain’s colonial empire. On a natural port, the so-called Ciudad de los Reyes (City of Kings) allowed Spain to ship home all the gold the conquistador plundered from the Inca. Lima served as the capital of Spain’s South American empire for 300 years, and it’s safe to say that no other colonial city e

    Peru, Callao

  • 14th February 2021

    Callao

    When people discuss great South American cities, Lima is often overlooked. But Peru’s capital can hold its own against its neighbors. It has an oceanfront setting, colonial-era splendor, sophisticated dining, and nonstop nightlife.It’s true that the city—clogged with traffic and choked with fumes—doesn’t make a good first impression, especially since the airport is in an industrial neighborhood. But wander around the regal edifices surrounding the Plaza de Armas, among the gnarled olive trees of San Isidro’s Parque El Olivar, or along the winding lanes in the coastal community of Barranco, and you’ll find yourself charmed.In 1535 Francisco Pizarro found the perfect place for the capital of Spain’s colonial empire. On a natural port, the so-called Ciudad de los Reyes (City of Kings) allowed Spain to ship home all the gold the conquistador plundered from the Inca. Lima served as the capital of Spain’s South American empire for 300 years, and it’s safe to say that no other colonial city e

    Peru, Callao

  • 15th February 2021

    At Sea

  • 16th February 2021

    Manta

    Ecuador, Manta

  • 17th February 2021

    At Sea

  • 18th February 2021

    Fuerte Amador

    Panama, Fuerte Amador

  • 19th February 2021

    At Sea

  • 20th February 2021

    Cartagena

    Cartagena’s magnificent city walls and fortresses, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enclose a well-restored historic center (the Cuidad Amurallada, or walled city) with plazas, churches, museums, and shops that have made it a lively coastal vacation spot for South Americans and others. New hotels and restaurants make the walled city a desirable place to stay, and the formerly down-at-the-heels Getsemaní neighborhood attracts those seeking a bohemian buzz. The historic center is a small section of Cartagena; many hotels are in the Bocagrande district, an elongated peninsula where high-rise hotels overlook a long, gray-sand beach.When it was founded in 1533 by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena was the only port on the South American mainland. Gold and silver looted from indigenous peoples passed through here en route to Spain and attracted pirates, including Sir Francis Drake, who in 1586 torched 200 buildings. Cartagena’s walls protected the city’s riches as well as the

    Colombia, Cartagena

  • 21st February 2021

    At Sea

  • 22nd February 2021

    Aruba

    Aruba, Aruba

  • 23rd February 2021

    At Sea

  • 24th February 2021

    Bridgetown

    Located beside the island’s only natural harbour, the capital of Barbados combines modern and colonial architecture with glorious palm tree-lined beaches and a number of historical attractions. Experience the relaxed culture of the city renowned for its British-style parliament buildings and vibrant beach life, and seek out the Anglican church and the 19th-century Barbados Garrison. The distance between the ship and your tour vehicle may vary. This distance is not included in the excursion grades.

    Barbados, Bridgetown

  • 25th February 2021

    Castries

    The typical image of a lush tropical paradise comes to life on the friendly island of St Lucia. Despite its small size – just 27 miles long and 14 miles wide – St Lucia is rich in natural splendour with dense emerald rainforest, banana plantations and orchards of coconut, mango and papaya trees. The twin peaks of Les Pitons, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site rise dramatically 2,000 feet into the sky and dominate the island. Look out for unusual birds with brilliant plumage such as the St Lucia parrot, see a surprising diversity of exotic flora and enjoy the warm hospitality of the islanders in the small villages and open-air markets. Please be aware that St Lucia is a small, mountainous island, with steep, winding and bumpy roads. Customers with back and neck problems should take this into consideration when booking an excursion.

    Saint Lucia, Castries

  • 26th February 2021

    Guadeloupe

    Guadeloupe, shaped like a giant butterfly, lies between the islands of Antigua and Dominica. As a French overseas department it has the same form of administration as any other French department. The main concentration of population is in Pointe-à-Pitre, its name derived from a Dutch fisherman of Jewish origin who was expelled from Brazil by the Portuguese. As the island’s main economic centre, Pointe-à-Pitre lies at the junction where the bridge spans the Salée River, dividing Basse-Terre from Grande-Terre. The bustling city of some 100,000 inhabitants experienced over the years severe damage from earthquakes, fires and hurricanes. The remaining French colonial structures help to retain a certain charm while at the same time a modern city is emerging. In sharp contrast to the glitzy duty-free shops are the bustling market and the Place de la Victoire, surrounded by wood buildings with balconies and shutters. Out of town, on the Grande-Terre side, are the major tourist areas of Gosier

    Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe

  • 27th February 2021

    Saint Kitts

    Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Kitts

  • 28th February 2021

    Sint Maarten

    Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Sint Maarten

  • 1st March 2021

    At Sea

  • 2nd March 2021

    At Sea

  • 3rd March 2021

    Hamilton

    With a permanent resident population of 1,500 households, Hamilton doesn’t qualify as a major metropolis. Yet it has enough stores, restaurants, and offices to amp up the island’s energy level. Moreover, it has a thriving international business community (centered on financial and investment services, insurance, telecommunications, global management of intellectual property, shipping, and aircraft and ship registration), which lends it a degree of sophistication seldom found in so small a center. The central parishes cover the large area of Paget, Warwick, and Devonshire. These parishes are much sleepier than Hamilton and provide great nature and beach respites when you tire of city life. Convenient bus and ferry connections connect the parishes, so trips outside of Hamilton are easy and a fun way to get off the tourist track.

    Bermuda, Hamilton

  • 4th March 2021

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  • 7th March 2021

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  • 8th March 2021

    Ponta Delgada, Azores

    Offering solace on the long journey across the Atlantic, Ponta Delgada is the Azores Islands’ largest city, and a welcome relief for any weary sailor. Located on an archipelago of Portuguese islands, some 1,100 miles from the mainland, you can explore humbling volcanic scenery, as well as Sao Miguel’s verdant landscape – which glows with colour when the hydrangeas that the Azores are known for bloom into life during the summer months. The striking black and white facade of the Church of Sao Jose welcomes you to the city itself, while you can head to the markets to pick up the pineapples, tea leaves and coffee beans that add a little flavour to the island. As the largest city of the Azores, Ponta Delgada is well stocked with places to eat delicious local seafood, or pick up a little shopping, as you enjoy setting your feet on dry land, following a long journey at sea. Volcanic firepower has carved these stunning islands, and a journey up to Caldeira das Sete Cidades is a must do, where

    Portugal, Ponta Delgada, Azores

  • 9th March 2021

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  • 10th March 2021

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  • 11th March 2021

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  • 12th March 2021

    Southampton

    Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.

    England, Southampton

Ship Information

Ship Details
Cabins
Decks
Ship Facilities
Dining
Kids
Video
Useful Info
Launched
2000
Tonnage
76000
Length
270.0
Total Crew
850
Occupancy
1950

Aurora – Classic cruising for everyone

Mid-sized Aurora is a worldclass ship, bringing the joys of classic cruise travel to all. With a skydome over her inviting Crystal Pool you’ll enjoy stylish surrounds whatever the weather. At her heart a 35 foot sculpture dominates the atrium while The Crow’s Nest offers panoramic views.

Aurora will enjoy a refit and refurbishment in April 2019 and will then move over to cater exclusively for adults; these changes will take effect from cruise R905 onwards.

Aurora venues at a glance
  • Over five places to dine including two select dining venues
  • Luxurious spa and salon
  • Late night music venue, dazzling entertainment, cinema and theatre
  • Over ten places to socialise and enjoy a drink

Great for adults

Step aboard and you’ll find everything you need including fine dining, quiet and lively bars, pools, luxurious spa and salon, gym, fitness classes and shops.

What to expect:
  • Activities including yoga, pilates and dance classes
  • Evening entertainment such as theatre shows, bands, comedy and cabaret performances
  •  Pool exclusively for adults
  • Cinema
  • Masquerade – a late night music venue
  • A chance to dress up with black tie evenings on board

Family friendly

Aurora offers the perfect balance, bringing the opportunity to enjoy quality time together as well as time separately. From hassle-free meal times to carefree days out, we really have got it all covered.

What to expect
  • Various cabin types to accommodate families
  • Free age-specific children’s clubs ranging from 2-17 years
  • Family-friendly swimming pools
Suites

Travel in ultimate style and luxury with our butler-service Suites.

Fully air-conditioned suites enjoy a separate bedroom with two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath, shower and WC plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe & slippers. Additionally there is a useful dressing area with iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer.

There is a lounge with sofa plus table and chairs, a mini stereo, TV, plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with steamers, chairs and table.

Mini-Suites

The spacious Mini-Suites come with all the little luxuries you could want from your home from home.

Fully air-conditioned Mini-suites enjoy two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath, shower, dual sink vanity unit and WC plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe & slippers. Additionally there is an iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer.

There is a sofa, chair and table, TV and DVD player, plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with chairs and table.

Balcony Cabins

There’s nothing quite like opening the doors onto your own private balcony.

Fully air-conditioned balcony cabins enjoy two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed. Bathrooms boast a bath with shower or shower only, sink, and WC.

There is a chair and table, TV, plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. There is also a safe for your valuables. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with reclining chairs and table.

Outside Cabins

These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel.

Air-conditioned outside cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to a queen-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower, or shower over bath, and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a writing desk, TV, plus a radio, telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. Outside cabins may have a window or porthole.

Inside Cabin

A beautifully designed space to rest your head.

Air-conditioned, mirrored, inside cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to a queen-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a writing desk, TV, plus a radio, telephone, safe for your valuables, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Single Cabin

With the choice of either an inside or outside location, these cabins are perfect for the single traveller.

These beautifully designed cabins feature a single bed, shower, sink, and WC. Outside cabins will have a window or porthole. Inside cabins will have a mirror.

    F Deck
    F Deck
    E Deck
    E Deck
    Prom Deck
    Prom Deck
    D Deck
    D Deck
    C Deck
    C Deck
    B Deck
    B Deck
    A Deck
    A Deck
    Lido Deck
    Lido Deck
    Sun Deck
    Sun Deck

    Entertainment

    The Playhouse

    This fantastic cinema screens feature films and recent releases throughout the day and into the evening.

    The Playhouse, is located midships on D Deck, next to the Photo Gallery. You can watch films that are so new, that they haven't yet reached your local cinema at home. There are 213 spacious and comfortable chairs and good visibility for everyone. In addition to films, The Playhouse is also the venue for classical recitals, lectures, port enhancement talks, and much more.

    The Crow's Nest

    High up on Sun Deck at the forward end of the ship you will find The Crow's Nest.

    At 105 feet above the waterline, this stylish cocktail bar is higher than the bridge and affords the ship's most amazing views.

    By day you can watch the glistening sea as the world floats by in this comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. But as evening draws in The Crow's Nest comes into its own; with a light tickling of the ivories to set the mood, there's no better vantage point from which to enjoy a dramatic sunset at sea. 

    Champions

    Nestled on Promenade Deck, is Champions sports bar.

    With a modern look and high-tech feel, the bar is full of memorabilia from great sporting moments. You can watch major sporting events, both live and recorded, on large TV screens, and enjoy a beer and a chat with other sports-minded guests. If you're a sports fanatic - you'll love Champions!

    The Curzon Theatre

    This large single tier theatre on the promenade deck, offers a range of West End Style productions and cabaret shows. Seating 600 guest, it is decorated with rich tones of reds, blues and golds and features high tech sound and lighting systems to enhance the West-End style musical shows that take place on the 74ft wide stage.

    Visiting guest acts such as comedians also perform in the theatre.

    Anderson's

    Traditional sofas, bookcases and panelled walls create a very British ambience and the feel of an exclusive country club.

    You will find Anderson's on Promenade Deck. Welcoming and elegant and ideally located next to the Curzon Theatre, its refined setting is perfect for a pre-show drink or a warming nightcap. The bar is named after Arthur Anderson, the founder of P&O, who is said to have had an amazing attention to detail. So we certainly believe he would have approved of the long bar, the ornate fireplace and the traditional artworks.

    Vanderbilt's

    If bridge is your forte you will enjoy the tournaments held here.

    Vanderbilt's is located on the starboard side of D Deck, midships, adjacent to Raffles Bar. Take part in a tournament or stop by for one of the competitive evening syndicate quizzes.

    Uganda Room

    This private party room is elegantly decorated with wood panelling and floor-to-ceiling windows.

    At the forward end of Sun Deck, you'll find the Uganda Room which is furnished with comfortable seating and tables. It's the perfect venue to host your own special occasion, whether it be a birthday, anniversary or just a get together with newly met friends. We can also arrange for a selection of canapés and drinks for you, as well as a dedicated steward to serve your guests.

    Atrium & Palm Court

    Dominated by John Mill's 35 foot sculpture, Aurora's Atrium is in a classic galleried style and spans four decks.

    Reminiscent in style of the hugely influential artist René Lalique, the work provides an impressive backdrop to the stylish double main staircase. A veil of water surrounds the two mythical figures cast in resin. From this central hub and just a few steps away you'll find the shore excursions desk, Reception and Aurora's shops.

    Palm Court is situated at the base of the four-deck Atrium on F Deck. The split stairs of the Atrium join at the base of the lalique-style sculpture and waterfall, creating a magnificent descent to the spacious Reception area.

    Monte Carlo Casino

    The Monte Carlo Casino it a great place to continue a fun night out after post dinner drinks or a show. It is adorned with purple leather chairs around felt gaming tables, giving the casino a sumptuous, glamorous feel. In addition to the two roulette tables and three blackjack tables, passengers will find over 50 slot machines.

    Raffles Bar

    The name Raffles is synonymous with sophistication and elegance and the rich wood panelling.

    Raffles Bar, situated on D Deck, overlooks Mayfair Court and Piccadilly Court on the deck below. Expect marble flooring and a luxurious leather padded bar, which exudes the grandeur and refinement of its namesake. As well as an array of tempting liqueurs, you can sample the most delicious handmade chocolates and specialist coffees throughout the day and into the evening.

    Incorporating Raffles Bar on D Deck and wrapping around the top deck of the four-deck atrium, is Raffles Court.

    A wonderful area to meet up with new friends for a mid-afternoon break or after dinner drink, the court offers lovely views of the atrium and its 35 foot centre-piece sculpture. Comfortable sofas and chairs, in conjunction with soft lighting, create a relaxing ambience. Raffles Court also offers access to Vanderbilt's card room and Sindhu.

    Charlie's

    The place to be seen on Aurora, Charlie's offers a cool place to relax.

    Charlie's is midships on the port side of Promenade Deck, just off Mayfair Court. An elegant baby grand sets the mood in this stylish champagne bar, as tiny rock-crystal lenses on the ceiling create a glittering starry effect - the perfect complement the champagne sparkling in your glass. On a typical 14-night cruise aboard Aurora, 650 bottles of champagne are consumed and you can be sure a large percentage of these are enjoyed in Charlie's.

    Pennant Bar by Night

    Located at the stern, high on Lido Deck, the Pennant Bar adds a taste of the tropics to Aurora.

    This outdoor island bar overlooks the ship's fabulous tiered decks and is the centre of many lunchtime activities, including themed lunches like the much loved and anticipated Neptune's Buffet. In the evening it is the perfect location to watch the ship's wake as it stretches out and winds its way into the sunset.

    Pool Bars

    The Terrace Bar is a poolside bar located on deck 8, serving the Terrace Pool with drinks and ice cream.

    The outdoor Crystal Bar serves the ship's main midship pool located on deck 12.

    The alfresco Riviera Bar serves the Riviera pool located on deck 12 also.

    Enrichment

    Dance Classes

    There are coupled dance instructors onboard who offer a variety of dance lessons. The main types of dance offered are ballroom and Latin. As well a group lessons, it is also possible to arrange 1 to 1 tuition. On some occasions, there are celebrity dance instructors on board too. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.

    Library

    The ship's well-stocked library is perfect for finding a great book to enjoy by the pool. Choose from an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction books, or browse through the tempting selection of books which are available for purchase, in an area operated by Waterstones book shop.

    Health & Fitness

    Gymnasium

    Passengers can watch the waves as they work out with all the latest equipment, including exercise bikes, rowing machines, running machines, steppers, resistance machines and a range of weights. After the workout, visitors can head to the Oasis Spa for a relaxing massage, a stimulating therapeutic treatment or a warming and cleansing sauna.

    Oasis Spa

    With superb ocean views and relaxing cream décor, the tranquil Oasis Spa is the perfect place to relax and be pampered. In the treatment rooms you can enjoy private ocean views as you succumb to a relaxing massage.

    Also linked to the Oasis Spa is the hydrotherapy pool, which offers a hydromassage; a type of treatment that increases circulation, eases tension and aids restful sleep. Flooded with light via a pyramid skylight, the hydropool lies in the centre of several tiled columns. Alternatively passengers can head for Arcadia's thermal suite on the starboard side where they'll find three steam rooms, a sauna and a heated swimming pool.

    Sports Court

    Whether you enjoy the friendly competition of an organised tournament or prefer to play casually with your own party, short tennis, football, volleyball, basketball and cricket are just some of the options available in the Sports Court.

    Oasis Salon

    The fully equipped salon is the perfect place for those who want to look their best. Located in the spa, passengers can try a new colour or style in the hands of fully trained stylists.

    Crystal Pool

    The ship's main pool, offers a traditional lido feel, without the cold water. This elegant pool is flanked by two large whirlpool spas and offers a large number of sun loungers for you to relax on.

    Terrace Pool

    Normally reserved for families and surrounded by children's rooms, Aurora's third pool was designed with safety in mind.

    The Terrace Pool is situated at the stern of D Deck. There's a paddling pool for the small children and a jacuzzi and bar for the 'big children' and a lot of deck space and lounge chairs.

    Riviera Pool

    Located on A Deck and cleverly sheltered from the wind by the Lido and Sun Decks, you'll find the Riviera Pool.

    At 29 feet long and 19 feet wide, it's the second largest pool on Aurora. The overflow from the pool forms a gentle waterfall, which runs down to the next level, where a tempting jacuzzi waits. The full-service Riviera Bar is conveniently close and overlooks the entire pool area, and sun worshippers will enjoy the three terraces full of deck chairs that surround the pool.

    Golf Nets

    Practice your swing!

    Securely enclosed in netting, you can perfect your swing as you sail on to the next course. Clubs and balls are provided, or you can use your own.

    The ship features speciality restaurants, grand main dining rooms and a host of café’s and snack bars. From elegant fine dining to self-service buffets, there’s a wide choice of flexible, casual and club dining options to suit everyone.

    Celebrity Ties

    Marco Pierre White

    Alexandria Restaurant

    Experience: complimentary

    Food: classic

    As the name of the restaurant suggests, its sumptuous décor draws inspiration from the culture, colours and shapes of ancient Egypt. Club Dining here is all about enjoying the convivial atmosphere and the company of your table companions.

    Entering through the glass etched double doors you are greeted by an elegant and welcoming dining room. Carefully crafted dishes are brought to your table. And world-class cuisine rounds off a dining experience to be savoured in every sense.

    Medina Restaurant

    Experience: complimentary

    Food: classic

    Positioned midships on E Deck, Medina Restaurant is the Freedom Dining restaurant on Aurora.

    Reflecting P&O Cruises traditional connections with North Africa and the Middle East, Medina was designed in a Moorish style, utilising brilliant colours and shapes from ages gone by to create a sophisticated look for today’s modern guest. Make your grand entrance for dinner on the featured double stairway, with its stunning backdrop of vibrantly coloured stained glass, as it sweeps down into the restaurant from the Promenade Deck. Seating over 500 people, you can find a romantic table for two or a party table for eight. With large windows on either side you’ll enjoy the magnificent views both day and night, as you dine on the Medina’s superb cuisine

    Sindhu

    Experience: cover

    Food: indian

    Atul’s restaurant, Sindhu, will showcase an elegant fusion of Indian and British cuisine featuring sublime flavours.

    P&O Cruises has a proud tradition of giving guests the very best – and they don’t come much better than Atul Kochhar. His Soft Shell Crab and Squid Salad in particular is sure to be a favourite. Guests will also be able to order from a lighter menu for a more informal bite to eat, or sample one of Atul’s exotic cocktails from the equally chic bar.

    The Beach House

    Experience: complimentary

    Food: cafe

    Fun and informal, The Beach House is a great option for families.

    Located in the buffet restaurant during the evening, The Beach House offers great ocean views to go along with a casual menu of grills and seafood. When the sun is shining, there’s also the opportunity to sit outside on the terrace.

    Pennant Bar by Day

    Experience: complimentary

    Food: cafe

    Located at the stern, high on Lido Deck, the Pennant Bar adds a taste of the tropics to Aurora.

    This outdoor island bar overlooks the ship’s fabulous tiered decks and is the centre of many lunchtime activities, including themed lunches like the much loved and anticipated Neptune’s Buffet. In the evening it is the perfect location to watch the ship’s wake as it stretches out and winds its way into the sunset.

    The Glass House

    Experience: cover

    Food: classic

    If you enjoy a glass of wine with your meal you’ll want to visit The Glass House.

    On the venue’s signature menu, every course will come with the option of a different glass of wine, expertly matched by our expert, Olly Smith. With a handsomely stocked wine cellar and mouth-watering daytime and evening menus, The Glass House will be a relaxed, informal haven of good food and fine wine. What’s more, selected bottles will be available by the glass, so there’s no need to order the whole bottle to sample a particular vintage

    The Reef

    The Reef children’s club caters for all ages, combining fun with education and a whole host of activities organized daily by qualified Reef Rangers. Split into four age groups, children of all ages are entertained safely throughout the day and evening and to ensure that they have the chance to make friends of their own age.

    Splashers’ for 2 – 4 year olds
    ‘Surfers’ for 5 – 8 year olds
    ‘Scubas’ for 9 – 12 year olds
    ‘h2o’ for 13 – 17 year olds

    Family Shore Excursions

    A whole range of tours have been designed especially for families, meaning your time ashore will be as stress free as the rest of your holiday. With arranged transport, entrance fees and English speaking guides, all you need do is turn up and enjoy your time together. Typical family tours include: Beach transfers, Water park trips, Dolphin/ Whale watching, Adventure trips, Family city tours.

    Night Nursery

    The Night Nursery, available on all family friendly ships for children aged between 6 months and 4 years of age, is open from 6pm to 2am nightly. Allocation is on a first come first served basis due to limited spaces available.

    The latest time children may be checked in to the Night Nursery is 11pm. This service is complimentary.

    A quiet area is created to enable an infant to sleep and parents are contacted via a pager, should their infant wake. Room temperatures and frequent checks are made and recorded.

    Aurora has 8 beds and 6 cots.

    Please note that they are unable to carry babies under the age of six months on any of the holidays and certain cruises have a minimum age requirement of 12 months.

    Special Dietary Requirements

    The ship can cater for the following diets; vegetarian, low /no fat, low salt /no salt, lactose intolerant /dairy free, gluten /wheat free /celiac, low cholesterol, diabetic, kosher and vegan. Passengers requiring any of the above diets should contact the Customer Contact Centre prior to their cruise.

    Disabled Facilites

    Fully accessible adapted cabins and suites are available, which are suitable for wheelchair / mobility scooter users. Passengers with a disability which may affect their mobility onboard are asked to inform the Customer Contact Centre prior to their cruise. Assisted embarkation and disembarkation is available when sailing from Southampton.

    Age Restrictions

    As with UK laws, the age limit for purchase and consumption of alcohol on board is 18 years of age, however, when in US waters, the age limit increases to 21.

    Passengers must be over the age of 18 to use the spa facilities including treatments. If you are under the age of 18 and if you would like a treatment then you will need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Dress Code

    The ship operates three styles of dress code: Smart, Evening Casual and Black Tie.

    On Smart evenings ladies typically wear tailored trousers and separates or even a stylish dress, while men are in a shirt and trousers with a jacket, such as a blazer or sports jacket, or a suit and tie if they wish. For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Smart evenings.

    Stylish resort or leisurewear is ideal for Evening Casual nights, for example casual separates or dresses for ladies and open-neck polo shirts and casual trousers (not shorts) for men. A jacket and smart trousers can be worn but are not compulsory. Smart dark denim is also fine, but not trainers, football shirts or tracksuits. For a typical two week cruise on Azura, Britannia, Oceana or Ventura there are normally ten Evening Casual nights. On Adonia, Arcadia, Aurora and Oriana there are normally six Evening Casual nights.

    Black Tie nights (also known as Gala Evenings)add a touch of glamour and a real sense of occasion to evenings at sea. Ladies wear glamorous evening wear including cocktail dresses, ball gowns or even smart trouser suits. For men, dinner jackets or tuxedos are the norm, but a dark lounge or business suit and tie can be worn as an alternative. For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Black Tie evenings on board.

    During the day casual shirts, shorts, trousers and beachwear are ideal.

    Smoking & E-cigarette Policy

    There are dedicated areas onboard where smoking is permitted. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside cabin or on cabin balconies.

    Guests onboard Aurora may smoke on the port side and aft outer deck on decks:
    -Deck 7
    -Deck 9
    -Deck 10
    -Deck 11
    -Deck 12
    -Deck 13
    -Deck 14

    Electronic cigarettes, including those which do not emit smoke, are not permitted in public areas but can be used in cabins, balconies and designated areas of the open deck.

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