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P&O Cruises - Azura
P&O Cruises' Azura is a family-friendly ship, launched in 2010, with a maximum passenger capacity of 3100. Registered in London, the Azura cruise ship comes with a British feel and a variety of child-friendly activities, and is arguably the most advanced ship in the P&O fleet.
Azura is best suited to families with young children who are seeking a big-ship environment for the maximum entertainment and fun factor. With good wheelchair accessibility and plenty of modern facilities, including age appropriate kids' clubs, P&O's Azura really is a ship with something for everyone.
P&O's Azura has a British feel, with a style all of her own. On board, you'll find 7,000 pieces of art from 55 talented British artists, much of which is available to buy. There is also plenty of outdoor space, more quiet and intimate areas in public spaces to allow you to kick back and relax, and daily planners packed with daily shows and activities to suit everyone's tastes.
Ship Stats & Features
Passenger capacity: 3,100 Year entered service: 2010 Beam (ship width): 118 feet Draft (ship depth): 28 feet Length: 951 feet Tonnage: 115,000 Crew: 1,239 Number of passenger decks: 14 Number of swimming pools: 3 Number of hot tubs: 6 Number of cabins: 1,557 On-board currency: £GBP
Food, Cuisine & Dining
The P&O Azura comes complete with several on-board dining choices from formal dining rooms, a grill, pizzeria and an ice-cream bar, as well as a cafe and a buffet restaurant.
The main restaurants on-board Azura are Peninsular, Oriental and Meridian; all of which feature the same menus, and offer their passengers a choice of two sittings. There is also 'Freedom Dining' on offer if fixed dining times are not for you, and you don't like to be restricted in your activities.
Sindhu, the first of P&O Azura's speciality dining venues is a modern Indian restaurant which is overseen by Michelin-star chef Atul Kochhar. He is famous for British and Indian fusion cuisine. Reservations are a must and Sindhu also carries a cover charge.
There is then the Glass House, which is a select dining restaurant and wine bar, which was created by TV wine expert Olly Smith, offering grilled meat and seafood items, paired with complimenting wines for each course.
Then, there is Venezia; Azura's large casual buffet restaurant, open almost 24 hours a day. There us also a pizzeria, poolside grill and the availability of round the clock room service.
On-board Entertainment & Activities
Passengers on the P&O Azura get three main pools: one at the stern and two on the pool deck. If you're after extra deck space, you can pay a little more and get into a covered, child-free zone called The Retreat. Here, you'll find a sun deck with its own private terrace dotted with cabanas, and single and double sun-bed loungers. You'll also enjoy SeaScreen, a massive open-air movie screen, near the funnel by the Aqua Pool.
There's an impressive three-deck atrium, with an integral dance floor, open-plan library and casino. Also on board are shuffleboard courts, beauty salon, whirlpools and health centre with massage and treatment rooms.
There is also an 800-seat Playhouse Theatre with two large screens for easy viewing of shows and performances. There is also the Manhattan Lounge; a multi-functional social venue that hosts family shows and late night discos. Then, there is Planet Bar; an activity room by day that becomes a nightclub when the sun goes down.
Spa & Fitness facilities
The Oasis Spa offers relaxing treatments for you to take advantage of during your cruise. The spa features:
* Fully Equipped Gym * An aerobics room * Beauty Salon * Outdoor Sports Court - can be used for football, cricket and tennis * Separate male and female sauna and steam rooms * 11 treatment rooms
There is also a Thermal Suite at an extra cost, offering special facilities and packages.
The P&O Azura comes with five different staterooms, ranging from 130 square feet to suites that span up to 742 square feet. There are also 18 cabins specifically for sole-occupancy, which was a first for P&O Cruises. Cabins on the Azura are laid out intelligently, making the most of the space provided and leaving room for storage and tea and coffee making facilities.
There are also many accessible cabins for easy access for wheelchair users, with the appropriate cabin dimensions and facilities to cater for all needs.
P&O CRUISES / Azura / Canaries
By Denton, LYTHAM ST ANNES on 2nd Nov 2013
hi just come back from a
cruise on azura, The ship
was very good for things
to do when weather is
cool. Would not recommend
going though school hols
if you want piece and
quiet or to use the pool
P&O CRUISES / Azura / Norwegian Fjords
By adcock, sheffield on 28th Oct 2013
only booked this cruise
10 days before departure
on a getaway fare and the
cabin we got was on the
out side on p deck on
deck 5 and can honestly
say its been the best one
we have had hardly any