Introducing Azura

This luxury ship offers 14 decks ready to keep you entertained and well fed on your voyage around the Norwegian fjords, the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, the Caribbean and more. From inside, outside, balcony, or oceanview family cabins to luxury suites, there are plenty of accommodation options available.

About Azura

P&O Cruises are the world’s oldest cruise line and Azura, one of the largest ships in the fleet, is very family friendly. She was the first ship in the fleet to offer an outdoor cinema SeaScreen – great for gathering round to watch classics or blockbusters under a beautiful starlit sky. Alternatively, take a seat in the 800-seater Playhouse Theatre offering cabaret performances and stand-up comedy.

Or, make your way to the array of themed bars from all around the world. Malabar is based on the Marine Drive Hotels in Mumbai, decorated in sumptuous Indian colours of gold and red, the stage hosts live gigs while Manhattan is a New York-inspired bar offering classic entertainment. Stop in at the casino, a state-of-the-art, multi-functional space offering many enjoyable experiences such cooking demonstrations and music recitals.

There are plenty of food venues to choose from. Next to the casino is Brodie’s bar – a typical pub with pool tables, dartboards and giant TV screens. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, as there are over eight eateries to choose from, including the main Peninsular. Try The Oriental or The Meridian, or for select dining options at a nominal extra cost, savour a fine dining experience in the Epicurean. Satiate on a taste of India in Sindhu or go for a refined experience at The Glass House wine bar and restaurant.

Azura’s atrium provides a great array of shops – fashion, jewellery and even sweet shops. And if you’re taking the kids they can expect their very own bumper package of entertainment options including kids discos and karaoke or movie time. Many of the events are fully supervised to free you up to enjoy some of the adult activities on this great ship.

See What's Inside

From inside cabins to balcony cabins and luxurious suites, you will find a room for every budget and taste.

All cabins are air-conditioned and well designed, to give you as much space as possible and to help you relax into your surroundings. Many feature balconies to give you additional outside space. All feature Egyptian cotton sheets, free tea & coffee making facilities, refrigerator, hairdryer, safe, in-cabin television and good sized en-suite bathrooms with toiletries pack. You will also enjoy the services of a personal cabin steward who will look after your every need, and can enjoy room service from early morning until late evening at no extra cost.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 449-753 Square Feet
  • Sleeps up to 4

P Deck

  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Launderette
  • The Gallery
  • Java
  • Shopping
  • Explorers
  • Atrium
  • The Library
  • The Meridian Restaurant

F Deck

  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Single Inside Cabins
  • The Playhouse
  • The Karmala Room
  • Casino
  • Brodie's Bar
  • Shopping
  • Reception
  • The Peninsular Restaurant
  • The Oriental Restaurant

Prom Deck

  • The Playhouse
  • The Glass House
  • Shopping
  • The Blue Bar
  • Atrium
  • Shopping
  • Malabar
  • Sindhu
  • Photo Gallery
  • Manhattan

E Deck

  • Suites
  • Superior Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

D Deck

  • Suites
  • Superior Deluxe Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

C Deck

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

B Deck

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

A Deck

  • Penthouse Suites
  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

Riviera Deck

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Terrace Pool

Lido Deck

  • Thermal Suite
  • Coral Bar
  • Poolside Grill
  • Whirlpool Spa
  • Coral Pool
  • Poolside Pizza & Ice Cream
  • Aqua Pool
  • Aqua Bar
  • Venezia
  • Verona
  • Terrace Bar
  • Beach House
  • Inside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Outside Staterooms
  • Suites

Aqua Deck

  • Oasis Spa
  • Gymnasium
  • Oasis Pool
  • Whirlpool Spa
  • Salon
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Ivory Suite
  • Breakers Bar
  • Sea Screen
  • Shuffleboard
  • The Hub (The Reef)
  • Apartment 16 (The Reef)
  • The Sea Bed
  • Game On
  • The Beach Hut (The Reef)
  • Frontiers (The Reef)

Sun Deck

  • The Retreat
  • Epicurean Restaurant

Ocean Deck

  • Sports Court
  • Golf Nets

Sky Deck

  • Planet Bar

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.

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. 

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Classic

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.

  • Experience: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Cafe

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.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Buffet

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.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Wine

Sindhu

Atul's restaurant, Sindhu, showcases an elegant fusion of Indian and British cuisine. Atul Kochhar's Soft Shell Crab and Squid Salad in particular is sure to be a favourite. Passengers 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.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Indian

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.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Classic

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.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Classic

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.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Cafe

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
  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Fast

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 offe

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Classic

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

As a family friendly ship, Azura 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

Night Nursery

The Night Nursery is a complimentary service available for children aged between 6 months and 4 years of age, and is open from 6pm to 2am nightly. The latest time children may be checked in to the Night Nursery is 11pm. 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.

Launched:
2010
Refitted:
2014
Tonnage:
115,000
Language:
en
Length:
290m (951ft)
Width:
36m (118ft)
Speed:
22 knots
Decks:
14
Crew:
1226
Cabins:
1557
Occupancy:
3597
Currency:
GBP

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