Pleasant trip: Aurora Cruise Review by shazza1304

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Pleasant trip

Sail Date: May 2017
Destination: Europe
Embarkation: Southampton
We chose this mini cruise for 4 nights to Amsterdam & Brugges to try cruising as a family for the first time. My children are 17 & 13, we booked interconnecting rooms, these were the larger inside cabins. Plenty of space for clothes, good sized bathroom, comfy beds.

We booked Freedom dining, since we thought the children may prefer this and we wouldn't be restricted where we ate. I had also pre-booked two of the Select restaurants on the ship, having read bad reviews about the food on board. I needn't have worried, we ate in Sindhu, the curry restaurant, which was simply superb. The Beach House, which was ok, but it was on the formal night so felt very overdressed in there, the Horizon restaurant is ok as a self serve for a quick snack or breakfast but The Medina was lovely, food outstanding and with waiter service. We only had to wait for a table to become available once.

The ship is medium sized, has 3 pools, a cinema, theatre, golf simulator (which More wasn't actually open when we sailed), lots of bars and lounges to relax in.

My only criticism would be that when we finally docked in Amsterdam (having taken 24 hours to get there), it was very slow getting off the ship. We didn't book any excursions, choosing instead to make our own way and have free choice. We visited Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam for 9Euros, opposed to 35Euros each going with P&O.

I would certainly think about another cruise with P&O, probably for longer and without the children next time. Less

Published 06/08/17
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