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Azura
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Azura

Azura is a family-friendly, larger ship

Azura is one of the largest cruise ships in the P&O Cruises fleet. Azura offers an incredible choice of bars, restaurants, sports and spa facilities and entertainment, plus lots of other exciting and unique features.

Perfect for families

Azura 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.

Great for adults

Step aboard and find everything to relax on holiday including fine dining, quiet and lively bars, pools, luxurious spa and salon, gym, fitness classes and shops.


Azura Facts
  • Built: Fincantieri, Italy
  • Entered service: April 2010
  • Gross tonnage: 115,055 tonnes
  • Length overall: 290m
  • Breadth: 36m
  • Height (from keel): 67.4m
  • Height (from waterline): 59m
  • Crew: 1,200 approx
  • Regular passenger capacity: 3,100
  • Maximum passenger capacity: 3,597
  • Passenger decks: 14
  • Passenger cabins: 1,557 (1,117 outside, 910 balcony, 440 inside, 18 single staterooms with pullman berth (12 outside and six inside)
Dining

Dining takes centre stage on board Azura

Enjoy three 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; Epicurean, where a sense of occasion is always on the menu; and The Glass House, a wine bar and restaurant created in partnership with award-winning wine guru Olly Smith.

Main dining options on Azura

Meridian/Peninsular

Freedom Dining at the Meridian 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.

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.

Oriental

Club Dining at the Oriental 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 Azura

Verona

During the day this family-friendly venue is a self-service food court offering everything you need for a relaxing meal.

An Italian style buffet restaurant decorated with red wood furniture and paintings of Italian scenes on the walls. This venue open for breakfast and lunch only.

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

Venezia

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 Azura. 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 between 10pm and 6am. 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.

Afternoon tea at The Epicurian

Eric Lanlard's afternoon tea at The Epicurian...

For the ultimate indulgence, The Epicurean's sensational afternoon tea simply has to be experienced. And as you'd expect from the imagination of Master Patissier Eric Lanlard, there are some delicious surprises waiting to plucked from each tempting cake stand. Prepare yourself for the likes of edible Earl Grey perfumes, savoury gruyere cheese eclairs with brie, rocket and red onion marmalade, and exotic pop cones topped with orange blossom Persian candy floss. Eric's unique twist on this classic British institution elevates the humble afternoon tea into something utterly decadent!

The Epicurean

A sense of occasion is permanently on the menu at The Epicurean.

Here you will find a selection of much loved classic dishes. It's all about taking the finest British ingredients - fresh, seasonal and all thoughtfully sourced by our team of Executive Chefs - and presenting them with great skill to achieve maximum flavour. Expect the finest cuts of organically-reared meat, and the best seafood and fish British shores have to offer.

Sindhu

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.


Entertainment

Azura's great variety of entertainment

There's never a dull moment on board Azura, 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 Playhouse

The Playhouse offers electrifying entertainment.

As soon as you enter Azura's 800 seat, two tier theatre immediately your expectations begin to build. And rightly so. With multiple performances on selected nights, you can plan your evening however you like. Catch a show before dinner or enjoy one after. With cabaret performances, stand-up comedy, interactive game shows, quizzes, aerial flying acrobatics and talent shows, it's sure to be an evening to remember.

Malabar

The exotic vibe of Malabar is inspired by the contemporary hotels on Marine Drive, Mumbai.

It's a blend of modern Indian sophistication. When you arrive your eyes are greeted with sumptuous fabrics, gold leaf on the ceiling and a smiling waiter to take your order. Then it's time for the evening's entertainment to begin; you can be sure it'll always be different. With piano recitals, cabaret, bands and dancing, it's the perfect place to while away the evening.

Manhattan

Enjoy spectacular cabaret performances, fun quiz shows, tribute acts, family shows and glittering discos.

With so much to see and do on board Azura, every night will dance to a different beat. And nowhere is this more true than Manhattan, our New York inspired classic entertainment lounge. This multipurpose entertainment venue will have something special in store for everyone. It's no wonder everyone loves New York.

SeaScreen

Imagine watching a film under a starry, night sky, while you're being magically transported to another new destination.

SeaScreen is one of the most exciting features on board Azura because it's more than just a pool - it's an open-air cinema as well! The giant screen sitting proudly above the beautifully designed pool area will show a variety of classic films, family favourites and the latest blockbusters. It's definitely a unique setting, which is complemented with authentic cinema snacks of your choice. It's experiences like this which really sets Azura apart from the rest.

Casino

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

After soaking up the cosy bonhomie of Brodie's bar, you might like to enjoy the buzz of the adjacent casino.

Try your hand at black jack, roulette and the slot machines or simply watch the action from the sidelines with your tipple of choice.

Drinks packages

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


Activities

Activities on board Azura

There are plenty of daily activities on board to keep you busy with bars, pools, sports venues and shops, or you can relax by the pool or catch a film in the open air cinema.

Make the most of those sea days

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 which 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.

Family and kids clubs

Kids' clubs

Rock up to The Reef! With age-specific clubs, a night nursery, a boatload of activities and enthusiastic Reef Rangers on hand, The Reef is the place to be for under 18s.

Our exciting free on-board programme for 2-17 year olds is called The Reef. Split into four age groups, there are a whole host of exciting activities organised daily by our enthusiastic and well qualified Reef Rangers, to keep children of all ages entertained safely throughout the day and evening, and to ensure that they have the chance to make friends of their own age. We really have thought of everything, so why not let us take the stress out of family holidays.

Age groups are:

Splashers 2-4 year olds - Qualified youth staff provide a full programme of age-specific activities.

Surfers 5-8 year olds - Qualified Reef Rangers provide activities, adventure, games and sport coaching sessions.

Scubas 9-12 year olds - Children this age can either join in the organised games with the specialist Reef Rangers or simply hang out with friends in the chill out areas.

H20 13-17 year olds - Children have their own room to chill out, watch movies, play games or participate in coaching sessions, talent shows and parties.

Family pools

Get ready for some family fun on deck...

Azura family friendly pools;

Aqua pool - Outdoor pool. 1.6 metres to 2.2 metres deep. 11 metres long x 4.6 metres wide. Located on Lido Deck. Has 2 ladders, 1 with 7 steps and 1 with 5 steps.

Coral pool - Outdoor pool. 1.6 metres to 2.2 metres deep. 10.5 metres long x 4.6 metres wide. Located on Lido Deck. Has 1 ladder with 7 steps.

Children's splash pool - 0.38 metres deep. Located on Aqua Deck. Has 1 ladder with 3 steps up and 3 steps down into the pool.

Paddling pool - 0.25 metres deep. Located on Aqua Deck. Has 2 ladders with 4 steps up and 4 steps down on each.

Sun loungers - there are a number of sun loungers on deck if you want to sit back and relax while the kids enjoy the pool.


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