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Azura
  • 5% Low deposit* Drink packages available No tips required Family friendly
Ship
Embark
14 Apr 2022
Duration
14 Nights
From / To
Valletta / Valletta
Ports of call
Valletta - Piraeus - Kusadasi - Rhodes - Santorini
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Date Date
Location Location
 
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Date 14/04/2022
Location Valletta
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The new cruise port in the grand harbour of Maltese capital Valletta is an impressive introduction to this fascinating Mediterranean island. Late medieval and baroque architecture abound in this UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ancient city walls, many churches and palaces.

Fort St Elmo, created by the Knights of St John and once the most impregnable in the world, houses in its National War Museum the famous George Cross that was awarded to Malta during World War II to mark the bravery of the besieged islanders.

Date 15/04/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 16/04/2022
Location Piraeus
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The Acropolis – ‘High City’ – will always be the top attraction from Athens’ cruise port Piraeus.

With its 2,500-year-old Parthenon, temple to Poseidon and Athena, Odeon of Herodus Atticus and Theatre of Dionysus, it quite literally stands out as an oasis of calm in the frenetic Greek capital.

As part of the major revamp the city had for the 2004 Olympics, 400 modern buildings were cleared from the ancient meeting place next to the Acropolis, the Agora, which was then restored and linked by walkways to the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Arch, the Academy of Plato and the Monastery of Daphne.

Other nearby ancient sites include the Roman Tower of the Winds and the Hill of the Muses where Socrates is said to have drunk hemlock. Below the Acropolis is the fun place to shop or barter, eat moussaka or Greek salad, drink wine or ouzo and, of course, to people-watch: the 3,000-year-old Plaka.

Date 17/04/2022
Location Kusadasi
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Now a popular Turkish cruise port, Kusadasi was once a sleepy fishing village until the extraordinary ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus were discovered nearby. Rivalling Pompeii, these are a must-see but try to find the time to explore pretty Kusadasi and discover Kaleici, its charming old quarter, which lies close to the cruise port.

Date 18/04/2022
Location Rhodes
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You will feel as though you have stepped back in time when you cruise right up to Rhodes’ magnificent walled Old Town – the largest inhabited medieval town in the whole of Europe. This magnificent place has made the island the most popular tourist destination in the Dodecanese. Look beyond the souvenir shops to its fabulous historic buildings, atmospheric cobbled streets and picturesque terraced restaurants and it is easy to see why. The major sights are easily discovered on foot – visit the 14th century Palace of the Grand Masters and Hospital of the Knights of St John, the pink-domed, 16th century Mosque of Suleyman and the Byzantine Museum, housed in an 11th century church. Make time, too, to browse the Turkish Market on Soukratos Street where you will find a cornucopia of stalls selling rugs, ceramics, jewellery and bric a brac which is great fun if you enjoy a good haggle.

Date 19/04/2022
Location Santorini
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When you arrive by sea, there is no confusing the island of Santorini. Dazzling white houses cling to the edge of vertical, rocky cliffs against azure blue waters. The most southern of the Cyclades islands, it is surrounded by Thirasia and Aspronisi, which were once part of a large volcanic island. Considered by many to be the site of the “Lost City of Atlantis”, this magical little island glimmers from the fading sun as many watch its decent from the numerous bars and cafes at the water’s edge.

Date 20/04/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 21/04/2022
Location Valletta
In
Out

The new cruise port in the grand harbour of Maltese capital Valletta is an impressive introduction to this fascinating Mediterranean island. Late medieval and baroque architecture abound in this UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ancient city walls, many churches and palaces.

Fort St Elmo, created by the Knights of St John and once the most impregnable in the world, houses in its National War Museum the famous George Cross that was awarded to Malta during World War II to mark the bravery of the besieged islanders.

Date 22/04/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 23/04/2022
Location Ajaccio
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Out

Even on the beautiful island of Corsica, towns don’t come much prettier than Ajaccio, Napoleon’s birthplace, where the warmth of Italian Dolce Vita and the style and cuisine of France combine to create an atmosphere that’s quite unique.

Date 24/04/2022
Location Livorno
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Date 25/04/2022
Location Civitavecchia
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Out

Standing in the Colosseum, visiting Vatican City and tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain are all unique experiences of a lifetime to be had in the Eternal City of Rome, reached from your Italian cruise port Civitavecchia.

Date 26/04/2022
Location Naples
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Out

Naples is the perfect gateway to visit picturesque Sorrento and the historical ruins of Pompeii. Sorrento was once a favourite resort to the Romans and evidence of their wealth can be found around every corner. Explore the imposing Duomo with its distinctive 13 th century cloister and the charming flower filled town. For a poignant taste of Roman history visit the ruins of Pompeii, a once prosperous city now frozen in time. Now it is preserved by the very thing that destroyed its flourishing civilisation, the ash of the mighty volcano, Vesuvius.

Date 27/04/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 28/04/2022
Location Valletta
In
Out

The new cruise port in the grand harbour of Maltese capital Valletta is an impressive introduction to this fascinating Mediterranean island. Late medieval and baroque architecture abound in this UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ancient city walls, many churches and palaces.

Fort St Elmo, created by the Knights of St John and once the most impregnable in the world, houses in its National War Museum the famous George Cross that was awarded to Malta during World War II to mark the bravery of the besieged islanders.

Ship Information

Azura

Launched

2009

Tonnage

115,055

Length

853

Crew

1,250

Capacity

3,100

Stunning in both size and presence, Azura brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘wow factor’. With a capacity for 3,100 passengers, Azura is one of the largest ships in the P&O Cruises fleet, her 14 decks brimming with endless opportunities for activity, entertainment and relaxation.

Azura is a family friendly ship and the range of activities and kid’s clubs on board will keep the whole family entertained, however her innovative facilities also make her the ideal choice for adults in search of adventures and experiences amid stylish surroundings.

Azura’s vast atrium is the gilded heart of the ship. A gathering place for friends both old and new, the contemporary space will set the scene from the moment you first step aboard this grand vessel. Lose yourself amongst the atrium’s three magnificent decks, whiling away the hours between the café, luxury shops, art gallery and library.

Entertainment Highlights

The entertainment highlight on board Azura is undoubtedly ‘SeaScreen’. An ingenious innovation recently introduced to the P&O Cruises fleet, SeaScreen allows passengers to view films al fresco and with an ocean backdrop. Guests can get comfy beneath the stars, wrapped in blankets and with buckets of popcorn in hand for a true cinema experience.

» Family-friendly, larger ship

» Over eight places to dine

» Over eight bars to socialise

» Five entertainment venues

» Free children’s clubs

» Kids paddling & splash pools

» Two family swimming pools

» Pool exclusively for adults

» Alfresco spa terrace

» Yoga, pilates & dance classes

» Luxury shops

» Art gallery & library

» The Retreat

The Playhouse serves up a West End inspired treat, with shows throughout each cruise. Shows contain everything from incredible acrobatics to interactive adventures and to make sure you don’t miss out, the same show will be presented three times per evening, ensuring all guests get to enjoy and experience the entertainment of the theatre.

Malabar boasts a wide selection of musical entertainment from cabaret to recitals as well as being a fantastic location to catch all the latest port talks to plan your next adventure ashore. There is also Manhattan, Azura’s New York inspired show lounge providing a venue for passengers of all ages to dance the night away. The multipurpose entertainment venue has something for everyone, with fun quiz shows, tribute acts and family shows.

The Planet Bar combines elegance with innovation and features a unique audio-visual plasma wall, showcasing some of the worlds most recognised and iconic locations.  This venue is perfect for a pre-dinner drink or to round the night off in style; sip champagne in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower or enjoy an exotic cocktail against a backdrop of the Serengeti.

Relaxation

Looking to do a little bit of pampering?  Look no further than The Retreat, designed exclusively for adults, this al fresco spa area really does give passengers a well-deserved treat.  This combined with one of the most advance and innovative spa packages at sea gives guests a unique relaxation experience.

Why not even take advantage of an Azura Spa Stateroom Package that includes exclusive benefits such as priority embarkation, private spa tour, welcome ‘under the stars’ Retreat event, concierge for your personal service and a private departure lounge when sailing from Southampton.

Children Are in Great Hands

The kids are in great hands on board Azura and the ship boasts a fantastic array of facilities to entertain them all day long. The Reef kid’s club is divided into four different sections – Splashers, Surfers, Scubas, and H20 – with each area offering age-appropriate activities.

For the younger children in the Splashers and Surfers groups, there’s a wide range of toys, creative activities, and games to take part in, while the older kids in the Scubas and H20 groups will enjoy treasure hunts around the ship, trips to the buffet restaurant for treats, and a few games in the sporting nets. Teenagers have their own separate spaces including their own nightclubs and video game centres.

Dining Takes Centre Stage

Dining really does take centre stage on Azura and in addition to the aforementioned Select dining venues, Club Dining and Freedom Dining options are available.  The Oriental and Peninsular restaurants offer passengers the choice for 6.30pm or 8.30pm sitting choices at the same table each night, at a size of your request. Freedom Dining aboard Azura is represented by the Meridian Restaurant allowing passengers to dine anytime between 6pm and 9.30pm.

The signature highlights continue in the shape of Sindhu, a revelation for passengers on board and the first ever restaurant at sea by Michelin starred Chef Atul Kochhar.  Sindhu offers a contemporary array of Indian Cuisine accompanied by marvellous sea views from a delightfully refined setting.  This venue was the first Sindhu restaurant in the fleet but proved so popular that P&O Cruises decided to introduce the dining venue to both Ventura and Britannia.

Seventeen is another Speciality Restaurant on board with a sense of occasion permanently on the menu.  Here you’ll find a great selection of classic dishes and soon to be discovered secrets.  The ingredients are the star of the show, P&O Cruises only use the finest British ingredients; fresh, seasonal and all carefully sourced by the on board team of executive chefs.  Expect superb grill dishes, seafood specialities and contemporary twists.

Dress Code

The Dress code aboard Azura is a combination of Formal and Informal.  Elegant casual evenings are set in place for the majority of the cruise, however, there will be a usual amount of 2 formal evenings per week on board, requiring black tie for the main dining room.

There is always the informal option available though at the 24 hour buffet service restaurant Trattoria, located on the lido deck.  This restaurant will be transformed in the evening to create a sensational atmosphere for passengers to enjoy a whole range of culinary delights from around the globe.

Single Inside with Shower – [SC]
Single Inside with Shower – [SC]

Approximately 130 sq. ft. These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.

Single Outside with Shower – [RC]
Single Outside with Shower – [RC]

Approximately 130 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Inside with Shower – [PF]
Inside with Shower – [PF]

Approximately 159-236 sq. ft. These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.

Inside with Shower – [PE]
Inside with Shower – [PE]

Approximately 159-236 sq. ft. These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.

Inside with Shower – [PD]
Inside with Shower – [PD]

Approximately 159-236 sq. ft. These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.

Inside with Shower – [PC]
Inside with Shower – [PC]

Approximately 159-236 sq. ft. These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.

Inside with Shower – [PB]
Inside with Shower – [PB]

Approximately 159-236 sq. ft. These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.

Inside with Shower – [PA]
Inside with Shower – [PA]

Approximately 159-236 sq. ft. These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.

Inside with Shower – [OB]
Inside with Shower – [OB]

Approximately 159-236 sq. ft. These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.

Outside with Shower (Obstructed Views) – [NF]
Outside with Shower (Obstructed Views) – [NF]

Approximately 167-261 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Outside with Shower (Obstructed Views) – [NC]
Outside with Shower (Obstructed Views) – [NC]

Approximately 167-261 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Outside with Shower (Obstructed Views) – [NB]
Outside with Shower (Obstructed Views) – [NB]

Approximately 167-261 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Outside (Part Obstructed View) with Shower – [MF]
Outside (Part Obstructed View) with Shower – [MF]

Approximately 167-261 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Outside (Part Obstructed View) with Shower – [ME]
Outside (Part Obstructed View) with Shower – [ME]

Approximately 167-261 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Outside (Part Obstructed View) with Shower – [MC]
Outside (Part Obstructed View) with Shower – [MC]

Approximately 167-261 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Outside (Part Obstructed View) with Shower – [MB]
Outside (Part Obstructed View) with Shower – [MB]

Approximately 167-261 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Outside with Shower – [LF]
Outside with Shower – [LF]

Approximately 158-166 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Outside with Shower – [LE]
Outside with Shower – [LE]

Approximately 158-166 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Outside with Shower – [LC]
Outside with Shower – [LC]

Approximately 158-166 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Outside with Shower – [LB]
Outside with Shower – [LB]

Approximately 158-166 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

Balcony with Shower – [HF]
Balcony with Shower – [HF]

Approximately 221-421 sq. ft. There’s nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

Balcony with Shower – [HE]
Balcony with Shower – [HE]

Approximately 221-421 sq. ft. There’s nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

Balcony with Shower – [HD]
Balcony with Shower – [HD]

Approximately 221-421 sq. ft. There’s nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

Balcony with Shower – [HC]
Balcony with Shower – [HC]

Approximately 221-421 sq. ft. There’s nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

Balcony with Shower – [HB]
Balcony with Shower – [HB]

Approximately 221-421 sq. ft. There’s nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

Balcony with Shower – [HA]
Balcony with Shower – [HA]

Approximately 221-421 sq. ft. There’s nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

Superior Deluxe Balcony with Bath/Shower – [DE]
Superior Deluxe Balcony with Bath/Shower – [DE]

Approximately 314-466 sq. ft. There’s nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

Superior Deluxe Balcony with Bath/Shower – [DD]
Superior Deluxe Balcony with Bath/Shower – [DD]

Approximately 314-466 sq. ft. There’s nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

Superior Deluxe Balcony with Bath/Shower – [DB]
Superior Deluxe Balcony with Bath/Shower – [DB]

Approximately 314-466 sq. ft. There’s nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

Suite with Bath/Shower – [BE]
Suite with Bath/Shower – [BE]

Approximately 449-451 sq. ft. The ultimate in luxury, our butler-serviced Suites offer the extra space of a lounge area (perfect for entertaining), a superior bathroom, dressing area and a broad balcony to take in the sights.

Suite with Bath/Shower – [B5]
Suite with Bath/Shower – [B5]

Approximately 449-451 sq. ft. The ultimate in luxury, our butler-serviced Suites offer the extra space of a lounge area (perfect for entertaining), a superior bathroom, dressing area and a broad balcony to take in the sights.

Suite with Bath/Shower – [B4]
Suite with Bath/Shower – [B4]

Approximately 449-451 sq. ft. The ultimate in luxury, our butler-serviced Suites offer the extra space of a lounge area (perfect for entertaining), a superior bathroom, dressing area and a broad balcony to take in the sights.

Suite with Bath/Shower – [B2]
Suite with Bath/Shower – [B2]

Approximately 449-451 sq. ft. The ultimate in luxury, our butler-serviced Suites offer the extra space of a lounge area (perfect for entertaining), a superior bathroom, dressing area and a broad balcony to take in the sights.

Penthouse Suite with Bath/Shower – [A1]
Penthouse Suite with Bath/Shower – [A1]

Approximately 449-451 sq. ft. The ultimate in luxury, our butler-serviced Suites offer the extra space of a lounge area (perfect for entertaining), a superior bathroom, dressing area and a broad balcony to take in the sights.

Superior Deluxe Balcony with Bath/Shower – [DA]
Superior Deluxe Balcony with Bath/Shower – [DA]

Approximately 314-466 sq. ft. There’s nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

Deck 17 – Sun
Deck 5 – P
Deck 8 – E
Deck 9 – D
Deck 10 – C
Deck 11 – B
Deck 12 – A
Deck 14 – Riviera
Deck 15 – Lido
Deck 16 – Aqua
Deck 18 – Ocean
Deck 19 – Sky
Deck 7 – Promenade
Deck 6 – F

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