Launched in 2010, Azura is one of the largest vessels in the P&O Cruises fleet with a gross tonnage of 115,055. It has a great choice of bars, restaurants, sports and spa facilities and entertainment and is ideal for families with children. It is also popular with couples who enjoy a big ship with a distinctly British character. Azura has 14 passenger decks and can carry 3,100 passengers and 1,250 crew.
Azura has 1,557 staterooms in 35 different categories, from 130 square feet single inside cabins to 753 square feet suites. Many outside cabins have balconies. All cabins are air-conditioned and feature Egyptian cotton sheets, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator, hairdryer, safe, television and good sized en-suite bathrooms with toiletries pack.
There are three main dining rooms on board Azura – Meridian, Peninsula and Oriental, offering a choice of Club Dining (same table at the same time each evening) or Freedom Dining (no fixed seating or times). Casual dining options include the Verona and Venezia buffets. Specialty restaurants include The Glass House for food and wine matching and The Epicurean for the best of British fare.
The Oasis Spa Complex has a beauty salon, saunas and steam rooms. Spa treatments include massages, facials, acupuncture, manicures and pedicures. The fully equipped gym has a range of fitness classes such as indoor cycling, Pilates and yoga. The adults-only Oasis Pool is situated outside the spa and has two hot tubs and there are another two pools on board as well as a combined sports court.
There is a free on-board program for two to 17 year olds called The Reef, which is split into four age groups with age-specific activities overseen by qualified staff: Splashers (2-4 year olds); Surfers (5-8 year olds); Scubas (9-12 year olds); and H20 (13-17 year olds have their own room to chill out, watch movies, play games or participate in coaching sessions, talent shows and parties). The Night Nursery offers a free babysitting service for children aged between six months and four years and is open from 6pm to 2am nightly.
– Cruise Passenger
The on-board Headliners theatre company was amazing! We saw every show that they did (5 in total) – and for them to put on such varied performances to such a high level was amazing. A new show was also launched whilst we were on board, which featured Avatar and more modern classics. It was brilliant!- Rockhopper77
– Cruise Critic