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Staterooms | Deck Plans | Visual Tour: Aurora

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Mid-sized ship Aurora cuts a fine figure at sea with her elegant tiered stern, long bow and sleek funnel. She is best known for her world cruises and has everything a cruiser could want, including world class dining, spa, salon, cinema and theatre. At Aurora's heart you'll find a four-deck atrium with a stunning 35ft sculpture of two figures veiled in water.

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.

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.

Aurora Facts
  • Country of registry: Bermuda
  • Port of registry: Hamilton
  • Entered service: April 2000
  • Named by: HRH The Princess Royal
  • Gross Tonnage: 76,000 tons
  • Length Overall: 270 meters (886 feet)
  • Breadth: 32.2 meters (106 feet)
  • Draught (full): 8.4 meters (27 Feet)
  • Service Speed: 24 Knots
  • Crew: 850
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,870
  • Maximum operating capacity: 1,950
  • Passenger Decks: 10
  • Passenger Cabins: 935
Activities and Education

There are plenty of daily activities on board Aurora to keep you busy. She has everything a discerning cruiser could want, bars, pools, sports venues and shops. You can relax by the pool or enjoy a theatre featuring some of the most lavish and spectacular shows at sea.

Sea day activities

With a range of activities taking place throughout the day, you'll struggle to fit everything in. Take a look below for some examples of activities you could enjoy on board...

Dance classes - take place on all cruises with 7 or more days at sea and are hosted by coupled dance instructors. A variety of complimentary dance lessons are available with the main type of dance offered being ballroom and Latin. It may be possible to arrange 1 to 1 tuition; any charges generated from this would be at the instructor's discretion. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.

Guest speakers - will be on board cruises of 7 nights or more (if over 20 night duration - 2 speakers share the cruise).

Deck quoits - however this is weather dependent.

Shuffleboard - however this is weather dependent.

Watercolour art - classes take place on all cruises with 6 or more days at sea. Art materials can be purchased on board or you may bring your own art materials to participate in the classes.

Bridge - classes hosted by an instructor will take place on all cruises with 7 or more full days at sea (they do not need to be consecutive days at sea).

Language classes - a language instructor teaching Spanish will feature on Round the World Cruises only. However the language and times are subject to change. Full information, including any associated costs, times and locations will be available on-board.

The Library

Spending a little time with a good book can be heaven.

We've got a great selection of holiday reading to choose from including the latest best-sellers and inspiring travel books. It also means you don't have to worry about how many books to pack before you leave. What's more if you fancy buying a few books to take home with you, make sure you pop into our on-board shops.

Photo gallery

View the photos that our team of on board professional photographers capture and take home high quality mementoes of your holiday.

The Photo Gallery can develop your film or download your images and print your photos right on board. You can buy other photographic supplies at The Photo Gallery including film, photo frames and albums. The Photo Gallery is conveniently placed on the port side of D Deck, midships. It can be accessed from the midships lifts.


What will catch your eye? A designer scent, a new handbag or dress, or perhaps some new jewellery for formal night?

Shops you can enjoy on board Aurora:


Enjoy a leisurely dip in the pool or simply relax on deck and soak up the sun on one of our sun loungers.

Riviera pool - Outdoor pool exclusively for adults. 8.45 metres x 5.7 metres, 1.1 metres deep. Located on A Deck. Has 2 ladders with 4 steps for each ladder.

Crystal pool - Indoor/outdoor pool with retractable roof. 8.2 metres x 5.7 metres, 1.1 metres deep. Located on Lido Deck. Has 2 ladders with 4 steps for each ladder and 10 steps into the water.

Terrace pool - Outdoor pool reserved for families. 7.7 metres x 4 metres, 1.2 metres deep. Located on D Deck. Has 2 ladders with 4 steps for each ladder.

Paddling pool - Childrens' pool. 0.3 metres deep. Located on D Deck. Has 1 step and 1 slide.


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.


Head to Sun Deck for some sporting action.

Sports you can enjoy playing on Aurora are:


Enjoy world class dining on board Aurora

Enjoy two main restaurants offering a choice of Club Dining - the same table at the same time each evening - or Freedom Dining with no fixed seating or dining times.

There's also the opportunity to visit the Select Dining venues of Sindhu, the first restaurant at sea from master of spices Atul Kochhar and The Glass House, a wine bar and restaurant created in partnership with award-winning wine guru Olly Smith.

Main dining options on Aurora


Freedom Dining at the Medina Restaurant.

Like to escape the usual routine on holiday? Then you'll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper the next; you can shape each day as you please.

With Freedom Dining you'll still enjoy the special ambience and sociable atmosphere of a main dining room, with a five-course menu (six-course on Gala Nights). The difference from Club Dining is that this option allows you the flexibility to turn up at selected restaurants anytime you choose between 6pm and 9.30pm, with whom you like, and every effort will be made to accommodate you. Freedom Dining is included in your fare when you book a Select Price. Just opt for it when making your Select Price booking.


Club Dining at the Alexandria Restaurant.

Choose a particular Club Dining seating and you'll dine at the same time and table each night and enjoy the same company. It's the way many a friendship has been made on board.

With Club Dining you'll enjoy the special ambience and sociable atmosphere of the main dining room, and a five-course menu (six-course on Gala Nights). This style of dining is a wonderful way to share your holiday experiences and meet new friends.

By choosing Club Dining you're opting for the cruising tradition of set sitting times. The same table will be reserved for you and your table companions every night for first or second sitting, at 6.30pm or 8.30pm. You can request your preferred sitting when you book a Select Price and we'll inform you of your table number and sitting with a card in your cabin when we welcome you on board.

Afternoon tea

Classic English Afternoon tea served on board daily.

Treat yourself to a classic English afternoon tea, served daily in the main restaurants. You can enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, delicious cakes and of course the all important scone topped with clotted cream and jam, all served alongside a pot of tea or coffee.

Casual dining options on Aurora


At P&O Cruises we believe great holidays should be all about choice and freedom.

No matter what time of day it is, if you fancy a good meal you'll always get one on board Aurora. Our main self-service restaurant offers high quality dining throughout the day in a relaxed, informal environment. So if you've just returned to the ship after a shore excursion and have worked up a late afternoon appetite you can still enjoy a great meal.

Dine around the clock - Late night snacks are available from buffet restaurants from 10pm until late. The menu for these late night buffet options changes each day however, examples may include: self-service sandwich bar, ready-made paninis, homemade cakes, biscuits and pastries.

This dining option is included in the price of your holiday.

Poolside snacks

Peckish by the pool?

All that swimming and lounging can be hungry work, but there's plenty of pool side snacks to choose from...

Room service

Enjoy room service in your comfy cabin. You can order breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner straight to your cabin.

Select dining options


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

Enjoy a menu inspired by 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

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.

The Glass House

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 comes with the option of a different glass of wine, matched by our expert, Olly Smith. With a handsomely stocked wine cellar and mouth-watering daytime and evening menus, The Glass House is a relaxed, informal haven of good food and fine wine. What's more, selected bottles are available by the glass, so there's no need to order the whole bottle to sample a particular vintage.


Aurora's great variety of entertainment

There's never a dull moment on board Aurora, when it comes to entertainment and things to do we've something for everyone.

See below some examples of the kind of entertainment you'll find included in the price of your holiday.

Show-stopping entertainment

The Curzon Theatre

You'll see spectacular productions on stage at The Curzon, a lavish theatre seating up to 652 people.

In the Curzon Theatre you'll find there's multiple performances on selected nights, so you can plan your evening however you like. Catch a show before dinner or enjoy one after. On Aurora you'll enjoy entertainment such as cabaret performances, stand-up comedy, interactive game shows, quizzes, and talent shows.

The Playhouse Cinema

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

The Playhouse is located midships on D Deck, next to the Photo Gallery. You can watch a great range of films. 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.

Carmen's show lounge

With so much to see and do on board Aurora, every night will dance to a different beat.

Carmen's is a show lounge featuring spectacular cabaret performances, fun quiz shows, tribute acts, family shows and glittering discos.


The flashing lights of the slot machines and the suspense of blackjack beckons, as does a great night out.

As night falls our casinos come alive. Featuring the latest in slot machines and gaming tables, our friendly croupiers are on hand to oversee the evening's events. During the day there are gaming workshops for those who've never played before and at night, tournaments for those who believe Lady Luck is on their side. The gaming tables include Three Card Poker, Blackjack and of course, Roulette, one of the oldest and most popular games of chance.

Drinks packages

A range of drinks packages can be purchased on board including wine, soft drink and coffee packages.

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