The Azura is the newest and largest ship (alongside sister Ventura) of the P&O cruises fleet, launched in April 2010.
Despite being of a similar size and scale to sister Ventura, the Azura has unique atmosphere and personality. Azura has a number of ground breaking features and amenities offering a truly unique cruise experience.
Sailing to a multitude of destinations throughout Northern and Southern Europe as well as the Canary and Caribbean islands, the Azura has everything anyone could ever need to undertake the cruise adventure of a lifetime.
Whether you are a large family seeking an action packed adventure, a senior couple looking for a peaceful retreat, or a single traveller keen to explore; the Azura provides enough facilities to meet your every requirement in a traditional and cultured atmosphere.
The Azura caters for the British market throughout the summer with a number of cruises from Southampton, departing for exotic destinations throughout Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. During the winter months the Azura is based in Barbados and offers a number of 14 night itineraries to various ports throughout the region.
The Azura offers the widest range of accommodation in the fleet with each cabin spaciously designed and furnished to the highest quality.
As well as the standard inside and outside cabin, the Azura is the first ship in the fleet to offer designated single staterooms. See the wondrous ocean sights from your own private balcony as you sail from one location to the next with a standard or deluxe balcony cabin.
Treat your cruise as the ultimate pampering session with Azura’s special spa cabins, where you can enjoy priority spa service and a luxurious collection of spa treatments and gifts, as well as invitations to exclusive spa events.
Each cabin is meticulously cared for by your own cabin steward. Lavish suites benefit from additional extras like complimentary butler service, fresh fruit, flowers, champagne and chocolate on arrival, as well as many other luxury gifts.
The Azura has the culinary choice to suit all ages and tastes. Choose from three main dining rooms offering luxury gourmet cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Oriental and Peninsular restaurants offer traditional club dining, allowing guests to socialise and mingle over a delightful five course menu delivered with elegant silver service. The Meridian offers similar dishes in a free dining format, allowing guests the flexibility to arrive and dine at a time that suits them.
For that special occasion or romantic meal for two, the delightful Seventeen restaurant offers classic haute cuisine in a sophisticated style. You can savour the exotic tastes of India at Sindhu, where world renowned chef Atul Kochar has created the finest Indian style dishes. TV’s Olly Smith has created a magnificent menu at The Glass House, a unique wine bar and restaurant offering the finest selection of wines and specially selected gourmet dishes.
More causal and relaxed dining can be had in the self-service buffet restaurants, Venezia and Verona, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Venezia transforms into a classic family friendly Italian trattoria in the evening.
At 116,000 tons, the Azura is able to offer a huge range of on board facilities to cater for the interests and ages of all passengers. Children are kept well entertained with age specific kids clubs. Ran by fully qualified Reef Rangers, these clubs offer a range of appropriate activities, games and events.
With the kids well catered for, adults are free to indulge in the luxurious Health Spa and fitness centre. Take a relaxing dip in several swimming pools or simply relax in the soothing tranquillity of a whirlpool. Spoil yourself with a pampering session at the Oasis Spa – crammed full of beauty therapies and treatments including massages, facials and aromatherapy. Relax in the sauna or steam room at the unique thermal suite or enjoy a seat on the outdoor spa terrace exclusive to adults.
Fitness fanatics can enjoy a workout in the state of the art gym whilst sporting activities provide fun for all the family. Tennis, football, golf and cricket can be enjoyed on deck, as well as the ultra-thrilling bungee trampolines.
There is never a dull moment aboard Azura with the range of entertainment on offer throughout the ship. The majestic Playhouse Theatre hosts incredible West End style music and dance productions whilst live music, cabaret and comedy can always be found in the New York-themed Manhattan Show Lounge.
Enjoy the latest blockbuster under the stars with the magnificent outdoor Sea-Screen cinema (a first for a British cruise ship), or try your luck at the Monte Carlo inspired casino.
With 12 specially themed bars to choose from the Azura offers the perfect place to kick back with a drink and reflect on the day’s activities. From elegant piano and champagne bars to the traditional English pub Brodies, there is something for everyone.
The Azura is one of the largest cruise ships in the P&O fleet and offers the most incredible British themed cruise experience, appealing to guests of all ages. An endless array of activities and entertainment on board will give you some unforgettable memories as you set sail to exotic destinations across the world on a luxury cruise with Azura.