P&O Cruises

19-night Mediterranean

Aurora

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.

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Itinerary highlights
Boats in Southampton Harbour Southampton United Kingdom
Cartagena Spain
The iconic blue domes of Santorini Island, Greece Fira, Santorini Greece
Ship highlights
Photo of the Alexandria Restaurant Alexandria Restaurant
Photo of the Dance Classes Dance Classes
Photo of the Library Library
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The itinerary

Southampton is the UK's largest and busiest cruise port, catering for over 1.5 million passengers every year. Located just a two hour drive out of London, or an 80-minute train journey, Southampton has a rich history on display across the city's museums and cultural venues, as well as leading shopping shopping outlets, many restaurants and bars, and award-winning public parks. Walking around the city centre, you'll see many remnants of the ancient city walls, don't miss the Bargate Monument – a Grade I-listed medieval gatehouse. Further afield, you can take in the sights of nearby cities of Portsmouth and Winchester, or visit the world-renowned heritage site of Stonehenge.

Boats in Southampton Harbour

Day 2At Sea

Day 3At Sea

Day 4At Sea

A Mediterranean city and naval station located in the Region of Murcia, southeastern Spain, Cartagena’s sheltered bay has attracted sailors for centuries. The Carthaginians founded the city in 223BC and named it Cartago Nova; it later became a prosperous Roman colony, and a Byzantine trading centre. The city has been the main Spanish Mediterranean naval base since the reign of King Philip II, and is still surrounded by walls built during this period. Cartagena’s importance grew with the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century, when the Navidad Fortress was constructed to protect the harbour. In recent years, traces of the city’s fascinating past have been brought to light: a well-preserved Roman Theatre was discovered in 1988, and this has now been restored and opened to the public. During your free time, you may like to take a mini-cruise around Cartagena's historic harbour: these operate several times a day, take approximately 40 minutes and do not need to be booked in advance. Full details will be available at the port.

Day 6At Sea

Day 7At Sea

Day 8At Sea

Undoubtedly the most extraordinary island in the Aegean, crescent-shape Santorini remains a mandatory stop on the Cycladic tourist route—even if it's necessary to enjoy the sensational sunsets from Ia, the fascinating excavations, and the dazzling white towns with a million other travellers. Fira, the capital of the island, is a busy city packed with shops, museums, bars, tavernas, resorts, and nightclubs. Cruise ships anchor at sea and tender their passengers to the base of the Caldera Cliffs in Fira – warning: it's a steep walk up, many opt for the cable car instead!

The iconic blue domes of Santorini Island, Greece

Athens is the birthplace of the modern western world, home to magnificent wonders including the Parthenon, the Acropolis, the Temples of Olympian Zeus and Athena Nike, and the most impressive collection of ancient artefacts at the Archaeological Museum. Athens effortlessly blends its ancient historic landmarks with a youthful, modern energy with chic rooftop bars, eclectic shopping destinations and a bustling art scene. Piraeus is the gateway to Athens for cruise visitors, which is easily accessible by public transport.

Day 11At Sea

Corfu town today is a vivid tapestry of cultures—a sophisticated weave, where charm, history, and natural beauty blend. Located about midway along the island's east coast, this spectacularly lively capital is the cultural heart of Corfu and has a remarkable historic center that UNESCO designated as a World Heritage Site in 2007. All ships and planes dock or land near Corfu town, which occupies a small peninsula jutting into the Ionian Sea. For an overview of the immediate area, and a quick tour of Mon Repos palace, hop on the little tourist train that runs from May to September. Corfu town has a different feel at night, so book a table at one of its famed tavernas to savor the island's unique cuisine. The best way to get around Corfu town is on foot. The town is small enough so that you can easily walk to every sight. There are local buses, but they do not thread their way into the streets (many now car-free) of the historic centre.

Home to the Museo Regionale of Messina, known for featuring two of Caravaggio's paintings, the city is also famous for having been the capital of the ancient kingdom of Sicily.

Day 14Messina Strait

Day 15At Sea

Day 16At Sea

Tagged on to the end of Iberia, the intriguing British outpost of Gibraltar is dominated by a sandy peninsula and the stunning 1,400-feet-high limestone Rock. Although small, Gibraltar has always been seen as having great strategic importance on account of its advantageous position where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, just 12 miles from the coast of Africa. Ever popular with British holidaymakers, Gibraltar is very much a home from home, boasting excellent duty-free shopping in many familiar British high street shops. Please note: Gibraltar’s small size and narrow winding roads mean that excursions are operated by 22-seater mini-buses, accompanied by a driver/guide. Local health and safety regulations prohibit the carriage of walking aids and collapsible wheelchairs on these vehicles. If you do wish to bring a mobility aid, we can arrange the Rock Tour by taxi, which has extra space. If this suits your requirements, please advise the Tours and Travel office when you join the ship, as numbers are limited.

Day 18At Sea

Day 19At Sea

Southampton is the UK's largest and busiest cruise port, catering for over 1.5 million passengers every year. Located just a two hour drive out of London, or an 80-minute train journey, Southampton has a rich history on display across the city's museums and cultural venues, as well as leading shopping shopping outlets, many restaurants and bars, and award-winning public parks. Walking around the city centre, you'll see many remnants of the ancient city walls, don't miss the Bargate Monument – a Grade I-listed medieval gatehouse. Further afield, you can take in the sights of nearby cities of Portsmouth and Winchester, or visit the world-renowned heritage site of Stonehenge.

Boats in Southampton Harbour

The ship Aurora

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.

Capacity
1874
Cabins
960
Total crew
850
Length
886m

Food and drink

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.

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... Read more

Complimentary
Cafe

Alexandria Restaurant

As the name of the restaurant suggests, its sumptuous décor draws inspiration from the culture, colours and shapes of ancient Egypt. Club... Read more

Complimentary
Classic

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... Read more

Complimentary
Classic

Sindhu

Sindhu will showcase an elegant fusion of Indian and British cuisine featuring sublime flavours. The Soft Shell Crab and Squid Salad is... Read more

Cover
Indian

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... Read more

Complimentary
Cafe

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... Read more

Cover
Classic

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 Cinema

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

The Playhouse, is located midships on D... Read 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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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,... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

Health and fitness

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,... Read more

Oasis Spa

With superb ocean views and relaxing cream décor, the tranquil Oasis Spa is the perfect place to relax and be pampered. In... Read more

Sports Court

Whether you enjoy the friendly competition of an organised tournament or prefer to play casually with your own party, short tennis, football,... Read more

Oasis Salon

The fully equipped salon is the perfect place for those who want to look their best. Located in the spa, passengers can... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

Kids and teens

Aurora is exclusively for adults.

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.

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... Read more

Dance Classes

There are coupled dance instructors onboard who offer a variety of dance lessons. The main types of dance offered are ballroom and... Read more

Useful info

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... Read more

Disabled Facilites

Fully accessible adapted cabins and suites are available, which are suitable for wheelchair / mobility scooter users. Passengers with a disability which... Read more

Age Restrictions

As with UK laws, the age limit for purchase and consumption of alcohol on board is 18 years of age, however, when... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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