South America & Pacific Adventure 2018
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Day 1
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Madeira, Madeira, Portugal

Situated just north of the Canary Islands is the Portuguese island of Madeira – a sub-tropical island known for its lush green and mountainous landscapes. This unique island is a nature-lover’s paradise, with volcanic caves, lava tubes, botanical gardens, and one of the world’s highest ocean cliffs all to be explored and admired. The island is also perfect for anyone looking to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife including a range of birds and a plethora of marine life in the surrounding waters.

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Day 8
St Vincent (CVE), Cape Verde Islands

St Vincent, otherwise known as Sao Vicente, offers visitors a gorgeous natural setting that is unparalleled to the other islands that make up this archipelago. A range of rugged mountains and sandy beaches can be discovered during a visit to the island, along with the charming city of Mindelo, which is home to many charming buildings including the old abandoned fort of Fortim d’el Rei and Belem Tower.

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Day 13
Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

The city of Salvador is the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and is widely renowned for its charming architecture and vibrant music scene. It is such a bustling hub of culture that is even considered by some to be the birthplace of Brazilian culture as we know it today. The colourful architecture dates back to the 16th century and forms the UNESCO World Heritage site that is the city’s Old Town.

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Day 15
Buzios, Brazil

Often shortened from Armação dos Búzios, the coastal city of Buzios, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, is a beach-lover’s paradise. There are more than 20 beaches situated throughout the city, many of which are popular with water sports enthusiasts. This region was popularised by the famous French actress, Brigette Bardot, who visited during the 1960’s.

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Day 16
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Although Rio de Janeiro may not hold the status as the Brazilian capital, it is both naturally and culturally significant. Surrounded by the forests of the Tijuca, this tranquil paradise is home to some of the finest beaches in the world including the Copacabana and the Ipanema – both of which offer a relaxing tropical atmosphere. Everywhere you go in Rio de Janeiro, you will be able to see the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer – one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. This almighty statue was completed in 1931 and a journey to the top of the Corcovado Mountain will enable you to see this landmark up close, while also providing a spectacular view over the city.

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Day 20
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay and is situated on the east bank of the Rio de la Plata. The city itself is rather compact, which means most of the sights are easily accessible and it is possible to visit a few of them during your time here. Museums, cathedrals, monuments and parks collectively paint a picture of the culture of Montevideo, while the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) provides an historical insight – with many ornate palaces and religious buildings.

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Day 24
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Port Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands and is, today, home to more than 2,115 people. Many of the city’s residents are employed by the government, including the tourism sector. Ownership of the Falkland Islands has been disputed between Argentina and the UK in recent years, which ultimately led to conflict between the two nations in 1982. If you would like to learn more about the conflict and the effect it had, the Falkland Islands Museum offers a wealth of information. Other landmarks in the city include the fascinating Christ Church Cathedral, which features an arch made from the jawbones of two blue whales.

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Day 26
Cape Horn, Chile

Named after the Dutch city of Hoorn, Cape Horn represents the southernmost point of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in southern Chile. This area has been renowned for being one of the hazardous areas in the world for sailors and was, historically, the only way in which to complete a circumnavigation sailing. The Panama Canal is more commonly used as a passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in the 21st century, but Cape Horn maintains its historical and geographical value. The opening of the Panama Canal rendered this route obsolete, but it is still a popular recreational route and is a main stay for Chilean Fjord and Antarctic cruises. 

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Day 26
Beagle Channel, Chile

The Beagle Channel sits at the extreme southern tip of South America partly in Chile and partly in Argentina. Named for the ship Charles Darwin sailed on during his world voyage, the Beagle Channel is one of the most beautiful water passageways on the planet. Due to the sheltered and calm waters that are found here, the channel is a favourite route for voyages to the Antarctic gateway.

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Day 27
Strait of Magellan, Chile

The Strait of Magellan is a navigable sea route in South America and is the most important passage between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The strait lies completely within Chilean waters, with its most major port being the capital of Punta Arenas. Although the strait follows a somewhat tortuous course among numerous islands and channels and has a cold, foggy climate, it was an important sailing-ship route before the building of the Panama Canal.

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Day 28
Punta Arenas, Chile

Situated in the extreme southern regions of Chile is the Chilean city of Punta Arenas – the largest settlement on the Strait of Magellan. The city is often used as a base for Antarctic expeditions, due to its close location to the northern tip of Antarctica and James Ross Island. This city itself provides many wonderful walking opportunities and is also home to the world’s southernmost brewery, while a short journey outside of the city will provide plenty of penguin viewing opportunities at the “Seno Otway”.

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Day 29
Amalia Glacier, Chile

Also known as Skua Glacier, this tidewater glacier is located in Chile’s Bernardo O’Higgins National Park and originates from the Patagonian Ice Field. It is one of Chile’s most impressive sights and a scenic cruise-by will enable you to admire it in all its beauty.

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Day 30
PIO X Glacier, Chile

PIO X Glacier, also known as the Brüggen Glacier, is located in southern Chile and is the largest outflow from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Unlike most glaciers, the PIO X has advanced significantly throughout the years, and now at 41 miles long it is the longest glacier outside the Antarctic. The PIO X Glacier offers a unique view of the landscape, whether you chose to see it from a boat or standing on it. 

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Day 33
Valparaiso, Chile

The Chilean city of Valparaiso is situated on the Pacific Coast of Central Chile and is renowned for its array of brightly-coloured houses and wonderful sea views. This 19th century colonial city has gained UNESCO World Heritage status for its wonderful collection of buildings, plazas and ascensores (inclines) – which will take you to the higher parts of the city. A variety of seabirds including the stunning Inca tern and humboldt penguins can be seen in the surrounding coastal areas.

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Day 35
Coquimbo, Chile

The port city of Coquimbo is located in northern Chile. It was popular throughout the 19th century for its copper and gold industry, which attracted many travellers from Europe. Although the gold industry may have dried up slightly, there remains plenty more to see in this charming city. The white sand beaches offer the perfect place to relax, while those seeking a higher sense of adventure may enjoy climbing the El Vigia hill to the Third Millennium Cross monument.

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Day 37
Arica, Chile

Situated in Northern Chile is the seaside resort town of Arica – which is home to a wealth of beaches and, thanks to year-round sunny conditions, offers a perfect place to relax and unwind. Contrastingly, if you are seeking a taste of local culture and tradition, the Cathedral of San Marcos was designed by Gustave Eiffel whom - as you may have guessed – also designed the Eiffel Tower of Paris.

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Day 39
Callao, Peru

Callao provides an ideal point of access from which to visit the Peruvian capital of Lima and is part of the city’s wider metropolitan area. Here, you will find an abundance of wonderfully charming churches and monasteries. Lima is also one of the best places to try Peruvian cuisine, with particular emphasis on the seafood and a certain dish known as cerviche.

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Day 42
Manta, Ecuador

The Ecuadorean coastal city of Manta is located in the Coastal Lowlands and is a major resort and commerce area. The main draw to the area is the plethora of beaches, with particular mention of El Murcielago – which offers plenty of areas to relax as well recreational activities and restaurants.

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Day 44
Panama Canal, Panama

Providing an easily-navigable route between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, the Panama Canal is one of the most impressive man-made structures in history. Having first opened in 1914, it was significant for removing the need to traverse the dreaded Drake Passage in order to travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific or vice versa. It took 33 years to complete the project and it remains, to this day, one of the greatest engineering feats in history.

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Day 45
Cartagena (Col), Colombia

Cartagena was the location of the first Spanish colony in South America and is also the location of one of the first sanctuaries of freed African slaves across the Americas. Brightly coloured houses dominate the old town, which is surrounded by a city wall. Here, you will be able to discover a number of landmarks including the Clock Tower building and a number of 500 year-old coral stone forts.

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Day 47
Aruba, Dutch Antilles

Situated 15 miles north of the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is one of the southernmost located islands of the Caribbean. It is also one of the four countries that make up the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Dutch influence is clear to see across the island. Brightly coloured houses may be perhaps the most iconic symbol of this island, but there are many more landmarks situated across the island including the ruins of a gold smelting station, a 400-foot German cargo shipwreck and, of course, an array of beautiful beaches.

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Day 48
Bonaire, Dutch Antilles

The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers a tropical escape, filled with calm beaches and surrounded by waters that are ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. Bonaire is also a haven for wildlife, with lucky visitors able to catch a glimpse of native iguanas and pink flamingos.

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Day 50
Tobago, Tobago

The smaller of the two islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago; Tobago is widely regarded for its pristine beaches, each of which specialise in different factors. Mt. Irvine Beach is popular among surfers, while Turtle Beach is named for its role as a spot for nesting turtles between February and August. Elsewhere on the island, visitors will find an unspoilt rainforest, filled with an exotic range of flora and fauna.

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Day 51
Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados, as well as being the Caribbean nation’s only city. Many visitors come to the island in search of duty-free shopping opportunities, while others will come to soak up the sun on one of the many spectacular and heavenly beaches. The Mount Gay Rum Distillery offers tours, which provide a fascinating insight into the local production of rum, while the Kensington Oval provides a chance to watch a West Indies cricket match.

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Day 52
Castries, St Lucia

The sun-kissed city of Castries was founded by the French in 1650 and is the capital of St. Lucia. Castries is home to a population of little more than 11,000 and a stroll through one of the local markets will give you a flavour of the vibrant local culture. Soak in your surroundings on the gorgeous Vigie Beach, which is located just outside the city.

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Day 54
St Maarten, Leeward Islands

St Maarten is the name of the Dutch half of the Leeward Island of St Martin. Confusingly, the island of St Martin is the smallest territory on earth to be divided between two countries. The northern half of St Martin – Saint-Martin – is a French territory, while the southern half – Sint Maarten – is a Dutch territory. Docking in the Dutch half of the island, guests will be able to enjoy a range of spectacular beaches, each of which is ideal for sun bathing, swimming, and snorkelling.

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Day 55
St Kitts, Leeward Islands

St Kitts is one of the two islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. A lush green countryside consisting of hills, rainforests and beaches make St Kitts a beautiful island in terms of nature, while a number of man-made landmarks reflect the island’s historical and cultural significance. The national park of Brimstone Hill Fortress is home to the largest fortress in the eastern Caribbean and has gained status as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Day 56
Antigua, Leeward Islands

Antigua is the larger of the two islands that make up Antigua and Barbuda. This beautiful island offers peace and tranquillity to all who visit, with many beautiful beach areas. There are plenty of opportunities to participate in water sports during your time in Antigua, with scuba diving and sailing both proving to be very popular.

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Day 62
Praia di Vitoria, Azores, Portugal

Praia di Vitoria is situated on the north and east coast of Terceira – an island of the Azores archipelago. This is one of the most modern towns of the Azores, offering a large bay and an extensive sandy beach. Its enticing shopping district contrasts the historical architecture, which is epitomised by the impressive 15th-century Igreja Matriz de Santa Cruz church – which features two bell-towers and a large façade.

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Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

Sail on board Aurora
Dining

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.

Alexandria Restaurant

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enrichment

The ship's fantastic New Horizons programme offers to passengers the chance to leave their cruise with a new hobby, skill or passion. With classes ranging from cookery, and ballroom dancing, to feng shui and tai chi, passengers can search for true enlightenment.

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.

Entertainment

There's never a dull moment...

P&O Cruises offers the very best in cruise entertainment. Days can be filled with as much or as little as you want, whilst evenings are no doubt the social highlight. When the sun goes down your ship begins to come alive with the hum of conversation and music, and you can be sure of a memorable night.

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.

HealthFitness

From the revitalising hydrotherapy pool, to the state of the art gymnasium, there's plenty of facilities onboard to refresh your mind, body and soul. Passengers can enjoy luxury massages and treatments in the Oasis Spa, or head out to the top deck sports court for a spot of tennis.

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.

Facilities

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.

Children

As a family friendly ship, Aurora offers a wide range of options for the whole family, including a variety of just-for-kids activities.

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.

Deck Plans

F Deck

  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Reception
  • Palm Court
  • Medical Centre

E Deck

  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Alexandria Restaurant
  • Medina Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Explorers

Prom Deck

  • Curzon Theatre
  • Anderson's
  • Charlie's
  • Mayfair Court
  • Shopping
  • Masquerade
  • Monte Carlo Casino
  • Champions
  • Carmen's

D Deck

  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Raffles Bar
  • Sindhu Restaurant
  • Vanderbilt's
  • Photo Gallery
  • The Playhouse
  • The Glass House
  • Scubas (The Reef)
  • Splashers (The Reef)
  • Surfers (The Reef)
  • H20 (The Reef)
  • Night Nursery
  • Outdoor Children's Play Area
  • Terrace Bar
  • Paddling Pool
  • Terrace Pool
  • Whirlpool Spa

C Deck

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Larger Outside Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

B Deck

  • Penthouse Suites
  • Suites (lower level)
  • Mini-Suites
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

A Deck

  • Suites (higher level)
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Staterooms
  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Riviera Pool
  • Launderette
  • Whirlpool Spa
  • Fitness Room

Lido Deck

  • Inside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Riviera Pool
  • Riviera Bar
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Oasis Spa
  • Lido Grill
  • Oasis Salon
  • Whirlpool Spa
  • Crystal Spa
  • Crystal Pool
  • Horizon Restaurant
  • Beach House
  • Pennant Bar

Sun Deck

  • The Crow's Nest
  • Library
  • Uganda Room/ Wedding Venue
  • Skydome
  • Sports Court
  • Golf Nets
Accommodation Types

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.

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