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Azura

launched 2010

crew 1,250

tonnage 115,000

length 290 m

capacity 3,597

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, entertainment, plus lots of other exciting and unique features.

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.

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Suites

Passengers can travel in style and luxury with the butler-service Suites. Fully air-conditioned suites enjoy 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 walk-in dressing area with iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer.

The lounge has a sofa & chairs plus dining table and chairs, with a mini stereo and a 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 loungers, chairs and table.

Suites have an optional butler service, magazine and newspaper selection, atlas and binoculars, plus fruit bowl, mineral water, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival and daily canapés 

Stats:

  • 449-753 square feet
  • Sleeps up to 4

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 shower, sink, and WC. There is a chair and table, 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 recliner chairs and table. Balcony cabins have mineral water and pamper pack on arrival.

Stats:

  • 178-237 square feet (including balcony)
  • Sleeps 2

Outside Cabins

These spacious cabins are perfect for passengers who 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 and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a vanity/writing desk, and a TV for your enjoyment, plus a radio, telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. Outside cabins may have a window or portholes. On arrival you will be offered Mineral water and a pamper pack.

Stats:

  • 137-181 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Inside Cabin

A beautifully designed space to rest your head, Inside Cabins offer a comfortable and economical way to travel. 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 vanity/writing desk, and a TV for your enjoyment, plus a radio, telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. On arrival you will be offered Mineral water and a pamper pack.

Stats:

  • 137-181 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Single Cabin

With the choice of either an inside or outside location, these cabins are perfect for the single traveller. Air-conditioned, mirrored, single inside cabins have one lower single bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower and WC. There is a vanity/writing desk, and a TV for your enjoyment, plus a radio, telephone, safe, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. On arrival you will be offered Mineral water and a pamper pack.

Stats:

  • 130 square feet
  • Sleeps 1

Penthouse Suites

Passengers can travel in style and luxury with the butler-service Suites. Fully air-conditioned suites enjoy 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 walk-in dressing area with iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer.

The lounge has a sofa & chairs plus dining table and chairs, with a mini stereo and a 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 loungers, chairs and table.

Suites have an optional butler service, magazine and newspaper selection, atlas and binoculars, plus fruit bowl, mineral water, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival.

Stats:

  • 449-753 Square Feet
  • Sleeps up to 4

Meridian Restaurant

Like to escape the usual routine on holiday? Then you’ll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining at the Meridian Restaurant. 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. 

Java

Java coffee bar has an almost dual personality. Its comfortable seating and sofas set a relaxing atmosphere during the day, serving speciality teas and coffees, as well as savoury snacks and indulgent cakes. It’s also the perfect place to bring your laptop and do a little surfing. In the evenings, Java magically transforms into the perfect venue for pre-dinner drinks, thanks in no small part to its location at the heart of Azura adjacent to the Atrium’s dance floor.

Venezia

The 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.

Verona

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

In the evening, it becomes a proper restaurant featuring waiter service and a variety of family favourites including sizzle-plates, grills, quality burgers, pizza and pasta. In fact, this is the perfect place for you and your family to get together, any time of day.

The Glass House

If you enjoy a glass of wine with your meal you’ll want to visit to 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.

Sindhu

Sindhu will showcase an elegant fusion of Indian and British cuisine featuring sublime flavours. The Soft Shell Crab and Squid Salad 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 the exotic cocktails from the equally chic bar.

The Peninsular Restaurant

Freedom Dining at the Peninsular Restaurant- Enjoy elegant surroundings, silver service and a warm, convivial atmosphere. This is classic P&O Cruises dining at its best, offering a real sense of occasion and at least five courses every night. Of course, the food will be the real star of the show. Passengers can look forward to a mouth-watering blend of international cuisine and much-loved British favourites.

The Oriental Restaurant

Take your seat in 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.

Enjoy elegant surroundings, silver service and a warm, convivial atmosphere. This is classic P&O Cruises dining at its best, offering a real sense of occasion and at least five courses every night. Of course, the food will be the real star of the show. Passengers can look forward to a mouth-watering blend of international cuisine and much-loved British favourites.

Afternoon Tea

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.

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…

  • Poolside grill – Enjoy self-service burgers, hot dogs, chicken, chips and salads.
  • Grab and go – Ready-prepared food to take away such as hot breakfast snacks sausage, egg and bacon rolls and at lunch time salads and sandwiches.
  • Poolside pizzeria – serving freshly-made pizzas

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.

SeaScreen Open Air Cinema

Imagine watching a film under a starry, night sky, while 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. The giant screen sitting proudly above the beautifully designed pool area shows a variety of classic films, family favourites and all the latest blockbusters.

The Playhouse

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.

Manhattan

Enjoy spectacular cabaret performances, fun quiz shows, tribute acts, family shows and glittering discos. With so much to see and do on board, every night will dance to a different beat. And nowhere is this more true than Manhattan, our New York inspired show lounge. This multi-purpose entertainment venue will have something special in store for everyone.

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. By the time the evening’s entertainment begins, you can be sure it’s always different. With piano recitals, cabaret, bands and dancing, it’s the perfect place to while away the perfect evening.

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.

Brodie’s Bar

A Classic London inspired pub with a contemporary twist. With its intimate atmosphere, stylish design and great selection of beers and ales, Brodie’s will win plenty of fans. It’s the perfect place to listen to live music, watch sport on the plasma screens, have a game of pool or darts, or simply share a drink and a story with friends.

Planet Bar

This chic venue boasts a unique audiovisual plasma wall screening iconic, man-made and natural wonders from the world’s continents. While your eyes experience a visual feast, your thirst will be quenched with the most delightfully sophisticated cocktails to match.

The Blue Bar

Located proudly at the top of the Atrium, The Blue Bar is well positioned in the social hub of Azura. Featuring a specialty menu, a mix of classic and contemporary cocktails made by the expert bar tenders, and intelligent lighting that changes from day to night, this stylish bar will be one of Azura’s most popular destinations.

Oasis Spa

Putting the aah in spa. Think luxurious spaces to relax in, thermal suites, salon treatments and the aroma of scented oils…

Some of Azura’s spa features…

  • Oasis spa & salon – Get ready for the evening ahead and indulge in pedicures, manicures. Also offering hair dressing – the Spa Salon is the place to come before a glamorous night out on board Azura.
  • Spa treatment rooms – Book yourself into one of the Oasis Spa treatment rooms on Aqua deck for some well earned relaxation. Some of the treatments on offer are:
  • A DIY scrub bar experience – The spa mixologist will create personalised scrubs from a flavourful selection of herbs and scrubs.
  • Elemis pro-collagen quartz lift facial – An exceptional anti-wrinkle facial which has been independently tested with phenomenal results.
  • The Thermal Suite – Influenced by an ancient healing practice, the Thermal Suite offers therapeutic mild sauna and steam grottos to gently cleanse and purify the body. Experience the Tropical Shower then end your journey relaxing on heated ceramic benches

Gymnasium

It’s easy to keep active on Azura. Work out in her gym, take a spinning class, or a nice walk around deck. They offer a range of fitness classes such as indoor cycling, pilates, yoga, body sculpt boot camp and push ‘n’ lift which are assisted by a fitness instructor.

The gym is typically open from 8am – 8pm every day and use of the on board gym equipment is complimentary: Equipment on board includes:

  • Bikes
  • Treadmills
  • Cross-trainers
  • Steppers
  • Rowing machines
  • Free weights

The below classes are charged at an additional cost of approximately £7 per person per class and can be booked on board:

  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Tour de Cycle group cycling
  • Body sculpt boot camp
  • TRX and results based training

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.

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. And just aft of the Sports Court you will find the golf nets, where you can perfect your swing, using your own clubs or those provided.

The Retreat

Spa treatments with a sea breeze. The Retreat is an alfresco spa terrace. By day, sit back and relax on one of the inviting shaded cabanas or indulge in a treatment. By night, enjoy its soft, twinkling lights and a glass of bubbly beneath the stars.

Here you’ll find luxury sun loungers, airy cabanas for al-fresco spa treatments, personal waiter service and of course, gorgeous panoramic views. What’s more, because it’s a paid-for, child free service, you’re guaranteed an exclusive experience.

A pass for the retreat includes:

  • Access to The Retreat, an exclusive adults-only spa terrace
  • Designated lounger
  • Luxury towels
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • VIP service from our Retreat steward

Exclusively for adults, The Oasis Pool, located near to The Retreat, is the perfect place to unwind. Swim in the warm waters of the pool, opt for a soothing whirlpool spa, or lay on a sun lounger reading a good book whilst soaking up the sun.

Swimming 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.

Pools and Jacuzzis are open 24 hours a day so you can enjoy a dip in the pool any time you like.

As for 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!

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.

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.

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

They are unable to carry babies under the age of six months on any of their holidays. Children under the age of 16 years old are not permitted to travel in a cabin alone. Passengers under 16 years of age must be accompanied in the stateroom by a guest who is 16 years of age or older. Additionally, they must be ‘escorted’ with an adult aged over 18 in a separate cabin. There is no maximum age to travel.

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 may smoke on the starboard side of open decks onboard Azura.

Electronic cigarettes, including those which do not emit smoke, can be used in designated smoking areas only.

Although we recognise that electronic cigarettes are not covered by the UK legislation we have taken the decision to prohibit their use in all public areas and cabins in the same way as real cigarettes for the benefit of all of our guests.

Other Details

Children: Kids allowed

Childrens Facilities: Available

Nursery: Nursery

Smoking: Some

Celebrity Ties:

Gratuities: From May 2019, the discretionary daily service charge on board will be removed so you can relax knowing it’s all taken care of.

Wheelchair Cabins: 35 available

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