Cruise from Southampton with P&O Cruises aboard the mid size, family friendly and classically styled, Aurora!

Welcome to Aurora !

Aurora is a cruise ship with a classic British design and the first ship in the P&O Cruises fleet to be given the sweeping Union Flag livery following her £26 million pound refit in 2014.

2018 Aurora Southampton Cruises


Ship Information

Built 2000 / Refurbishment 2014
Tonnage/Size 76000 - Medium
Total Passengers 1870/1950 (min/max)
Total Crew 850
Length 270.0 m (885.8 ft)
Beam 32.2 m (105.6 ft)
Sister Ship  -
Fellow Passengers? Mainly British passengers, with an emphasis on younger passengers during the Summer Season. 
Currency Onboard £ GBP
Tipping £6.00 per person per day will be automatically added to passengers accounts. (Mar 2017)

No gratuity is added to beverages unlike some lines.
Smoking There are dedicated areas on each ship where you are permitted to smoke*. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside your cabin or on your cabin balcony. E-cigs are permitted in cabins and on balcony's but not indoor public / shared outdoor spaces.

Designated Smoking Area on Aurora:
Deck 12 (Lido Deck) - Port Side Forward
Deck 11 - (Arcadia Deck) Port Side Aft
Deck 7 - (Prom Deck) Port side all along the Promenade deck (this area can be closed when bunkering)


All included in the your voyage:

Ensuite accommodation

All meals throughout the cruise

Complimentary tea & coffee during the day and early evening.

Tea & Coffee facilities in cabin

All entertainment

Daily onboard activities

Sports & Leisure facilities

Welcome and farewell cocktail parties

All port taxes and fees


2018 Aurora Southampton Cruises





Discover the new look Aurora:

Dominated by John Mill's 35 foot 'René Lalique' style sculpture, Aurora's Atrium is in a classic galleried style spanning four decks and a backdrop to the stylish double main staircase.

Nearby you'll find the shore excursions desk, Reception and Aurora's shops which have been given a transformation and now feature new brand lines.

The Medina restaurant now offers Freedom Dining where you can vary your dining times during your cruise.

There are now more tables for two available and Marco Pierre White dishes are served at gala events.

Alexandria Restaurant continues to offer traditonal 1st and 2nd sitting 'Club Dining'.

Sindhu, already a firm favourite on Britannia & Azura, is Michelin-star winning spice master Atul Kochhar's Indian fine dinning venue which fuses carefully balanced Indian flavours with a British accent. Open in the afternoon for Indian Style Tapas and also for evening dinner.

Cover charge applies..


The Glass House, which also appears on Britannia, Azura & Ventura is TV's wine buff Olly Smith's bar and restaurant. Olly has hand selected wine's for connoisseurs and occassional drinkers alike, where their special Enomatic system allows guests to sample vintage wines by the glass rather than the bottle - a rare opportunity!

A small food menu is also available to compliment the wines in addition.



Brodie’s (formerly Champions & Casino), has been transformed into an open plan space.

This area now includes new furniture in the bar area, new screens for showing sport and an improved stage area for entertainment, including live music and quizzes.



Horizon Court, (formely The Orangery) is the ships self service restaurant, has been given a complete makeover and now offers guests during the evening, the opportunity to dine at The Beach House, offering a casual menu of grills and seafood for a small supplement.




All Staterooms have a stylish and spacious feel.

Aurora also has two luxury two tier penthouses.

The recent refubishment program saw all cabins receive new soft furnishings and flat-screen TVs.


Aurora caters for children of all ages. The Reef Rangers, who have extensive experience of planning and facilitating activities for 2-17 year olds, as well as having an enhanced DBS check.

- Splashers for ages 2-4.
- Surfers for ages 5-8.
- Scuba for ages 9-12.
- H2O for teens




Crystal Pool
Midships on Lido Deck is the Aurora's largest swimming pool, complete with the sliding, clear glass Skydome, which allows swimming in any weather. It keeps out the chilly breezes and lets in the warm sunshine. The Crystal Pool is over 32 feet long and 19 feet wide and has two adjoining jacuzzis, as well as a conveniently located bar.


Highlights aboard Aurora:

12 places to drink

Marco Pierre White Gala Dinners

3 pools, 1 with skydome

Crow's Nest bar


Library & Cyb@study

Golf simulator

Open deck 'The Beach House' Grill

660 seat theatre

Family facilities

Spa and gym


2018 Aurora Southampton Cruises



Other reasons to book Aurora with P&O Cruises:

Food and entertainment geared to British tastes

Tea and coffee making facilities in your cabin

Drink prices most likely to match your local pub

Most port shuttle buses are complimentary





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