Cruise Ship Aurora Becomes an ‘Adults Only’ Vessel

P&O Cruises have turned its Aurora cruise ship into an 'adults only' vessel

Aurora will return from its March 2019 refit as an adult-only ship, meaning families who have already booked will have to cancel or switch to one of the cruise line’s family-friendly ships.

P&O says it has taken the decision to turn Aurora into a child-free ship from April 8, 2019 following ‘extensive research and guest feedback’.

It said families booked to travel on Aurora from April 2019 are being offered the chance to switch to Azura, Oceana, Britannia or Ventura. 

Otherwise, they can cancel with a full refund and will be given a future cruise credit of five per cent of the value of the cruise, said P&O. 

Senior Vice President Paul Ludlow said: “All our ships have the signature elements of dining, service and great destinations. However, P&O Cruises is all about choice, whether our guests want the fantastic range of activities and children’s clubs on our family-friendly ships or prefer the peace and serenity of our adult-only ships.

“With Aurora becoming a ship exclusively for adults, we are offering our guests even more choice which means they can choose the holiday experience that is absolutely the right one for them.”

P&O two other adult-only ships are Arcadia and Oriana.