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Aurora Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Aurora

Spain, France and Italy

Sail date: August 02, 2019

Ship: Aurora

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Lovely ship. Entertainment low key and old fashioned. Can find plenty of dancing on a night if you look for it. Age group not as old as I expected, but must admit missed the family feel to the ship. The theatre dancers and singers best I v ever seen, and the food in the MDR excellent.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Arrived early due to worry about traffic. Did have a small wait but on the ship well ahead of time

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
MDR food some of the best I v ever had. Buffet fine, but mainly the same everyday. Not a great deal except salad for a veggie like me. Was an ice cream bar which was nice, but had to pay for it. The coffee was undrinkable.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
If you like a quiz there were plenty of them, and knitting and talks about paintings. Some simple dance classes and exercise classes. Also plenty of gambling if you like that kind of thing.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The resident group were great. Also the resident singer. The Headliner singers and dancers were fabulous. However the “ brought in” entertainment was really low key, one comedian in the two weeks, ( his shows were packed out). Other than than just singers, some of whom were really not good. Also two opera singers and a classical guitarist seemed overkill on that type of entertainment.

Masquarade

5 out of 5

Lovely. Like an old night club.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All excellent

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Lovely ship. Not long refurbished

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Lovely cabin really roomy. With a nice balcony. At the front.

Ship tip

Really nice ship. Adults only. May be why the entertainment was very low key. However plenty of all types of dancing to be had.

Ports of call

Vigo, Spain

5 out of 5
Didn’t rain for once.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Didn’t go far. Too many pick pockets.

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
Lovely to people watch and get a nice coffee

La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Italy

5 out of 5
Just had a wander

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Just had a wander

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
Quick stop. Saw lots of dolphins

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Would do early self disembarkation next time.
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