Overall Pretty Good But Room for Improvment

Aurora Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5

Western Europe

Sail date: September 26, 2017

Ship: Aurora

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B218

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

A good cruise, we did have a 4 hour delay in Porto due to a technical fault. Not sure i would go on Aurora again though. But certainly most of the destinations were very good.


4 out of 5
Pretty quick from the time of arriving to getting in the cabin took around 1 hour. The check in desk were a little disorganised and slow. The last cruise the whole process took 15 mins ! . But bags were waiting at the cabin when we got there so all in all pretty good.

Ship experiences


4 out of 5
Highlight were the Opera Boys who I thought were excellent, shame they were only on for 45mins, but they were doing a few shows so understandable.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was great, this was the fist time we had the added sofa in the room. It did make the cabin far more comfortable. The balcony was functional but could do with some TLC. Plenty of space to hang your clothes. Was nicely located just of the midships stairs and lifts.

Ship tip

This was our 5th cruise and we have had some rough crossing, this was our first on Aurora, now the ship did seem to suffer with a lot of movement. The seas were moderate with some for 3 - 7 winds so it was by no means a mill pond, but i think t suffered more than other ships we have been on.

Ports of call

Santander, Spain

4 out of 5
We took a trip out on this day so didn't see a lot of the port. The trip was good , as normally so added free time would have been nice.

Ferrol, Spain

2 out of 5
Not a great port the navy museum was interesting but not a lot to do in El Ferrol itself.

Oporto, Portugal

5 out of 5
What a wonderful place, our second visit. This time we opted to see it with a guide and we realised how much we missed on the first time. A wonderful port and you can easily fill you day here. If you are going solo do some research first as its easy to miss some of the hidden treasures such as the railway station.


4 out of 5
The museum right by the ships dock is well worth a visit. Plenty of shops and cafes and a nice marina.


4 out of 5
Disembarkation was very swift, we got of 20 mins earlier than the scheduled time.
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