Aurora Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5

Spain, Italy and Croatia

Sail date: August 02, 2018

Ship: Aurora

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B140

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was the best cruise so far on Aurora the weather was good for the duration which meant we spent a lot of time on the sun deck in-between food breaks etc. our cabin ( B104 ) was kept immaculate by our steward. the evening entertainment was not as good as previous cruises. The menus in the main dining room were quite repetitive and not very exciting the Black Tie menus were disappointing compared to previous cruises. The tours we took were mainly good although Split & Dubrovnik were so hot at 34C we had to cut them short. These are not complaints we had a thoroughly good time and will definitely be back for more !!!


5 out of 5
arrived at terminal at 1:35 checked in, security checked, in cabin at 1:58. Brilliant !!!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Pennant Bar

5 out of 5

pre dinner drinks bar on open deck at rear of ship lovely spot

Medina Restaurant

5 out of 5

breakfast & lunch venue good choice of food waiting staff very attentive

Alexandria Restaurant

5 out of 5

our evening restaurant service not up to scratch wine waiter needs training. food was good most nights although was quite repetitive

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
plenty to keep you occupied if you wanted

Reception Desk

5 out of 5

very polite and pleasant staff always pleased to help


3 out of 5


5 out of 5

good Gin & Tonic reasonably priced and waiter service

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
room steward kept the cabin spotless, restaurant waiters okay wine waiter needs training

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
always clean and tidy

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
the room and bathroom were spotless if the glass on the balcony was cleaned so you could see through it would have been perfect

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5

Cadiz (Spain)

5 out of 5
beach tour to Playa de la Barrosa one of the cleanest beaches we have ever visited

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
I love Venice I traveled all-round in a wheel chair on the water bus without any problem. we even took a Gondola ride from St. Marks Square wheel chair as well

Split, Croatia

4 out of 5
should have booked an excursion. went for a walk around town visited local market the town was heaving with locals and travellers and very hot

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
did a Tuk Tuk tour it was brilliant took in the sights drove up to the cable car station fantastic view of the old city then dropped off and explored the old town by ourselves. Highly recommend this tour

Cagliari, Sardinia

4 out of 5
went to Poetto beach tour private beach sun loungers and parasols provided lovely resort with cafe, shops and Clean changing area and toilets

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
my favourite home from home destination no tour this time short visit 8-1:30 went for a stroll and window shopping


5 out of 5
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