P&O has just revealed that families with children will no longer be able to sail on Aurora.
The 1,874-guest vessel is being converted into an adult-only ship during its March 2019 refit, its Spring transformation.
Aurora will officially join Arcadia and Oriana as exclusive for adults on sailings from April 8th 2019.
Passengers already booked on Aurora with children are being offered the option of re-booking onto one of P&O Cruises family-friendly ships: Azura, Oceana, Britannia and Ventura.
Guests that wish to cancel instead will receive a full refund along with a future cruise credit of 5% of the value of their cruise. Travel agent commission is protected at 5%, according to the line.
The change to Aurora follows the sale of P&O’s small, child-free ship Adonia to Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Adonia is set to become the third identical vessel operating for the US company’s luxury brand Azamara Club Cruises as Azamara Pursuit, due to launch in Southampton this August after a refit in Belfast.
The conversion of Aurora to become adult-only follows “extensive research and guest feedback” by P&O Cruises.
Senior vice president Paul Ludlow said: “All our ships have the signature elements of dining, service and great destinations.
However, P&O Cruises is all about choice, whether our guests want the fantastic range of activities and children’s clubs on our family-friendly ships or prefer the peace and serenity of our adult-only ships.
With Aurora becoming a ship exclusively for adults, we are offering our guests even more choice which means they can choose the holiday experience that is absolutely the right one for them.”
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The line has orders for two large new generation ships due to enter service in 2020 and 2022. Both sister ships will be the largest cruise ships ever built for the British market.
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