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More pictures of Aurora's new livery

Andrew Sassoli-Walker sent me these images today. Obviously, they’re of Aurora in Southampton. I think she looks good, although I’m not sure how good the funnel colour, which is OK on its own fits with the rest of it. As Andrew said, there are obviously some problems with the paint used for the ‘P&O Cruises’ […]

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Aurora's new livery

I received a couple of images late last night from Andrew Sassoli-Walker, of Aurora arriving into Southampton. They’re night shots and I gather were not taken in ideal conditions; nonetheless they’re a record of how she looked on her first reappearance in the UK with the new livery so here they are. Andrew hopes to […]

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Aurora Refit

I had completely forgotten that Aurora is in Hamburg for her refit. In fact she’s been there for almost two weeks and will be returning to Southampton in just a few days – Southampton VTS has her returning to Southampton on 17 December and departing on 19 December on a two-nighter to Zeebrugge followed by […]

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Aurora refit

I’ve found some details of the forthcoming refit for Aurora. (Actually, they weren’t hard to find – they’re on the P&O ‘Our World’ site.) Here’s a summary:- Changes to her appearance – the Union flag will be painted on her bows, and the funnels will become blue with a ‘Rising Sun’ symbol; Part of the […]

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I’ve had a bit more opportunity to look through P&O’s just-announced programme for summer 2015. What seems clear to me is that there’s a bit of a divide opening up – prices on Britannia, Ventura and Azura seem to be noticeably lower than prices on the rest of the fleet. Oriana and Aurora definitely seem […]

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Aurora cruise cancelled

I’ve heard that cruise R424 on Aurora has been cancelled. This was a four-night cruise to Amsterdam and Bruges, with a day at sea before the call at Amsterdam and was due to start on 29 November and finish on 3 December. Crucially, it was the cruise immediately prior to Aurora’s refit, which was scheduled […]

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Some P&O snippets

A couple of snippets from P&O for the first post for a couple of weeks, almost. First, cruises in and out of Venice. This picks up on something I’ve been posting about regularly – the changes in policy regarding access to the Venice cruise terminal via the Giudecca canal. From November this year ships over […]

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Aurora in La Coruna

Neil Ringan commented on an earlier post I did about Aurora’s world cruise departure to tell me that instead of heading for the Azores, she had turned up at La Coruna today. There was some question as to the reason: bad weather? medical emergency? I’ve been told that it was due to ‘weather avoidance’ and […]

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A P&O news roundup

I’ve been catching up on some P&O news that I’d missed. This is from one or another of their various blog/Facebook sites, so my apologies if you already know what I’m about to tell you. First up is the appearance of Christopher Edgington who describes himself as ‘Director, P&O Cruises’. I think he’s one of […]

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I’ve just learned that P&O’s Aurora seems to have developed problems during her world cruise. A post on a forum includes this email to an about-to-embark passenger, advising them of a changed itinerary as a result of the problem:   I am writing to you on behalf of your travel agent with some important news […]

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