Azura Cruise Ship

Currently being built in Italy, Azura Cruise ship will be the newest ship of P&O Cruises that will continue the tradition of providing high quality service in a modern and indulgent ambience. Instead of catering to family and children, Azura cruise ship will primarily target adults and couples who want to experience an exciting and unique cruise towards some of the most beautiful cruise destinations in the world. The design is a mixture of exciting modern luxuries and the traditional P&O Cruises features.

Although the itineraries have not yet been revealed, Azura is expected to make her maiden voyage throughout the Caribbean and Europe. The 116,000 ton, 290 meter long vessel is expected to accommodate up to 3,100 passengers, mostly adults and couples. Scheduled to be launched in April 2010, Azura will feature an adults-only sun deck and single cabins.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Much like the ship Movies under the Stars from her sister company Princess Cruises, Azura will have an open-air movie screen located at the main pool area. Here, passengers can watch popular movies and major sporting events which will be shown day and night. The main theater on board will be the Playhouse occupying tow levels and has a seating capacity of 800. It will also include P&O’s signature facility Oasis Spa and Terrace, where guests can relax and receive various soothing treatments.


The ship will have a total of 14 passenger decks, and 900 staterooms that feature private balconies. One of the things Azure can be proud of will be her 18 single staterooms, a first for a P&O ship. In fact, it will be the first ship in the 21st century to feature that many single staterooms. Guests can also stay on a pair of larger suites, also a new feature of P&O cabin choices.


Active travelers may stay for a while over at the Sky Deck where various sporting actions can be found such as football, tennis, golf and others. Kids of all ages will have a grand time over at the Aqua Deck where you can find Children’s Clubs. The Oasis Spa and Gym and the Azura’s open air SeaScreen will also be located on the Aqua Deck.

The ship will have a total of 11 venues for eating, 12 venues for drinking, and 5 venues for shopping.

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