Aurora is a cruise ship with a classic British design. Yet life on board feels distinctly cosmopolitan. French chic. Moorish elegance. International glamour. Her affinity for travel is evident throughout. If you are looking for a truly sophisticated cruising experience, she is the superliner for you.
Water cascades down her Lalique style Atrium, creating a calm central space. From here you can discover some of her many bars, shops and lounges. Relax in the comfortable surroundings of Anderson's. Enjoy coffee and chocolates in Raffles. Or head to the Crow's Nest for sunset. Fancy something more active? Her gym and golf simulator could be just the thing.
Dining on Aurora can be a relaxed or formal affair. Whilst her evening entertainment offers everything from theatre to comedy. All of her Staterooms have a stylish and spacious feel. She also has two luxury two tier penthouses, making her accommodation unique.
Inside Stateroom Layout
Balcony Stateroom Layout
Deluxe Balcony stateroom Layout
Deluxe Balcony Stateroom
Mini-suite with Balcony Layout
Mini-suite with Balcony
Suite with Balcony
Suite with Balcony Layout
Penthouse suite Layout
Monte carlo casino
The Crow's Nest
Aurora photos & images
Balcony Stateroom Layout
Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed
Bathroom with bath, shower and WC or shower and WC
Wardrobes and drawer space
Two seater sofa, chair and table
Vanity table/writing desk
TV and radio
Safe, hairdryer and refrigerator
Tea/coffee making facilities
Direct dial telephone
Floor to ceiling patio doors to balcony with reclining chairs and table Fully air-conditioned
Located at the stern of the ship on E Deck, the Alexandria Restaurant is one of two main dining rooms on Aurora. 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. Large windows frame views of the ship’s wake and a glistening ocean. Carefully crafted dishes are brought to your table. And world-class cuisine rounds off a dining experience to be savoured in every sense.
Positioned midships on E Deck, Medina Restaurant is one of two great formal dining rooms 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 passenger. 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.
The Orangery, an informal self-service restaurant, is located in the aft section of Lido Deck with easy access to the surrounding decks and facilities. This large eatery opens early and provides full English breakfasts, extensive buffets for lunch and afternoon tea. With walls covered in vibrant modern murals, this colourful, light and airy room has a casual atmosphere, and at 80 feet above the water line, The Orangery affords spectacular sea views. In the evening, softer lighting and the opening of a dance floor transform The Orangery into the perfect venue for a themed dinner.
Aurora houses a substantial art collection. Showcasing numerous British artists, her artworks adorn cabins, decks and public spaces. But if you would like to purchase a piece of your own, her art gallery is the place to come. Located on Promenade Deck, you can peruse numerous paintings, prints and memorabilia of varying styles. Later, head along to the Art Auction to bid for your favourite piece. Or to simply enjoy the excitement of the gavel coming down on piece after piece. Their art auctioneers will be on hand throughout your cruise to host the art auctions and offer you their expertise.
Midships on Lido Deck is the Aurora’s largest swimming pool, the Crystal Pool. One of its most striking features is 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. There are plenty of lounge chairs around the deck of the pool on two levels, as the Sun Deck above also overlooks the pool.
Riviera Pool and Bar
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.
The 660-seat Curzon Theatre is located in the forward part of the ship on Promenade Deck. A traditional theatre colour scheme of rich red, blue, gold and maroon, combined with Tudor rose motifs and heraldic designs, was used to bring something of the atmosphere of Shakespeare’s England onto a world-class superliner. Yet the theatre has all the very latest technical advantages. With its high-tech lighting and sound equipment and its revolving, 74-feet-wide stage, every performance has a West End glitter and the performers love this theatre as much as you will. And with a different musical spectacular every night, you are sure to be there time and time again.
The Playhouse, is located midships on D Deck, next to the Photo Gallery. This fantastic cinema screens feature films and recent releases throughout the day and into the evening. 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.
Midships and just forward of the Riviera Pool on A Deck is Weights & Measures, Aurora’s Gym. This hi-tech facility offers a superb range of the latest cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, as well as a full exercise studio. A trained and sympathetic instructor will help you find the correct fitness programme for your age and capability and will check that you are exercising safely and effectively. After a rigorous session in the gym, you can take the spiral staircase up to the Oasis Spa on the Lido Deck above and enjoy a relaxing massage or sauna.
Midships on Promenade Deck lies Masquerade – the glitziest nightclub afloat. Very chic and ultra-modern, this is the place for late night action. The futuristic décor and video wall create a backdrop for a fast paced evening. Add the most up-to-date tunes and the latest high-tech sound equipment, with an unbelievable lighting system and you can be assured of a fantastic evening experience. It’s very current, very exciting and simply very brilliant.
Located at the stern, high on Lido Deck, the Pennant Bar adds a taste of the tropics to Aurora. This outdoor island bar over looks the ships 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 Crowâ€™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.
Located on Promenade Deck, just forward of the central lifts and next to Charlie’s is Mayfair. This elegant boutique provides the most recent fashions in men’s and ladies’ formal wear, sparkling designer jewellery, and the biggest names in perfumes and cosmetics. Friendly shop assistants will ensure that you are dressed to the nines, with all the necessary accessories and wearing your favourite scent. You are on holiday, go ahead and spoil yourself!
Just aft of midships on Promenade Deck is the Monte Carlo Club Casino, Aurora’s very own slice of sophisticated glamour from the Riviera. The Monte Carlo Club is the perfect place for roulette, blackjack and poker, and there is a good variety of slot machines for you to play. Stop by and find out if Lady Luck is with you!
Just forward of the Terrace Pool on the port side of D Deck, is Toybox. Your 2-4 year olds can get involved in imaginative play, singing, colouring and drawing and loads of fun and games. Toybox is equipped with large cushioned balls and cubes as well as toys, books, computers and games. There are large padded areas for comfort and fun and even a place to snuggle down with a favourite movie. Toybox will keep your little ones amused for hours.