Following a refit at the Damen shipyard in Brest, France, P&O’s ‘Aurora’ has been converted exclusively for adults.
This change was made following extensive research and after listening to feedback, the cruise company said.
Her character and original features, such as the glass-domed Crystal Pool and the 35 ft sculpture in the atrium, remain. However, the refurbishment delivered updates in key areas to ensure premium experiences on board.
The children’s club area to the aft of Deck 8 has been replaced with new accommodation, including 23 new cabins (six single cabins, five deluxe balcony cabins, four inside cabins, four obstructed sea view cabins and four cabins with sea views looking out over the aft deck) have been fitted to provide greater flexibility and choice.
All existing cabins were also refreshed with new carpets, new TVs and updated bathrooms. Some cabins also have new desk chairs and sofas. Suites and Mini-suites have been upgraded.
Elsewhere, wide-ranging interior design updates (from fresh colour schemes, new carpets and updated furniture to new lighting, vibrant textiles and artistic touches) give ‘Aurora’ a bright and contemporary look, P&O claimed.
The Oasis Spa and Salon were also refreshed. The Glass House has been given a blast of Mediterranean colour and a brand-new look. Dining and entertainment favourites (such as Anderson’s, Raffles Court, Charlie’s, Carmen’s and Masquerade) have also been revamped to bring out each venues’ distinctive character and charm.
The on-board shopping experience was improved. A new carpet with a coral-themed design welcomes passengers to the shops. The Emporium has been refreshed with new wall bays, lighting, flooring and a tasting table. The beauty area includes a new make-up consultation table, while the accessories and women’s fashion areas have also been rejuvenated.
Lighting has been improved, a new sunglasses area fitted, handbag and fashion displays upgraded, and new furniture and mirrors fitted. The jewellery section also has a new carpet.