ms Aurora Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections


Ship News


Oct 2003 - passengers were denied the right to land at Piraeus, Greece, as the ship was held in quarantine due to Norovirus breakout.

Jan 2005 - World cruise abandoned due to propulsion motors.

Mar 2009 - Propulsion problems delay world cruise.  Passengers protested after three ports were missed due to repairs.

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CDC Sanitation Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2014 Rating 97 (Jan)
2012 Rating 100 (Sep)
2012 Rating 100 (Feb)
2011 Rating 100 (Mar)
2010 Rating 100 (Oct)
2019 Rating 100 (Sep)


The Aurora is used in world cruises. During other parts of the year, she sails on Mediterranean, Baltic, Canary Islands, and Transatlantic USA & Canada cruises.

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Deck Plan

Sky Deck

The Orchid, Sports Court

Sun Deck

The Retreat, The Crow's Nest

Lido Deck

Aquarius Pool, Neptune Pool, Neptune Bar, Neptune Grill, Gymnasium, The Belvedere, Oasis Spa & Salon

A Deck

Passenger Staterooms

B Deck

Passenger Staterooms

C Deck

Passenger Staterooms

D Deck

Passenger Staterooms

E Deck

Passenger Staterooms


Meridian Restaurant, Piano Bar, Piccadilly, Horizons, The Palladium, Café Vivo

F Deck

Meridian Restaurant, Ocean Grill, Art Gallery, Intermezzos, Spinnaker Bar, The Globe, The Palladium, Monte Carlo Casino, Rising Sun

G Deck

The Palladium, Atrium, Passenger Staterooms

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The Aurora is a family-friendly mid-size ship with a range of classic features sure to please everyone. There is world-class dining, a pool with retractable glass roof, children's programs, and more.

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Launched: 2000

Registry: Bermuda


GRT: 76,152

Length: 885 ft. (270m)

Draught: 25.9 ft. (7.9m)

Power: Four MAN B&W 14V48/60 medium-speed diesel engines with a total power of 58,800 kilowatts. Source

Speed: 24 knots

Crew: 850

Passengers: 1950

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Standard Amenities

Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside cabins) or picture mirror* (inside cabins), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.

Stateroom sizes

Inside sq. ft.
Outside sq. ft.
Balcony sq. ft. including balcony
Suite sq. ft. including balcony
Suite sq. ft. including balcony


Additional Suite amenities:

• Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed 
• Bathroom with shower over full-size whirlpool bath and WC 
• Separate guest WC 
• Iron, ironing board and trouser press 
• Lounge area with sofa, table and chairs
• Additional TV DVD player 
• Mini stereo
• Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs, steamers and footstool

Special touches: Butler service (inclusive but optional), Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious premier pamper pack, Coffee machine, Bathrobe and slippers, Magazine and newspaper selection, Atlas and binoculars, Fruit basket, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival, Daily canapés.

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Dining Venues

$=Specialty dining, surcharge applies

Alexandria & Medina Dining Rooms

Main dining with formal seating serving a five-course menu nightly. 

Sidewalk Café

Steps away from the pool, take a break from sunning to enjoy casual fare featuring hamburgers and fish-n-chips.

Pennant Food Court

Dine in a casual buffet-style restaurant with fresh food and floor-to-ceiling windows. The menu choices vary from Oriental to Italian and everything in between.

Ocean Grill ($)

Inspired by the cuisine of Marco Pierre White, dine on 28-day aged grass-fed steaks and other al fresco Italian fare.

Café Bordeaux ($)

Bistro created by Marco Pierre White.

The Pennant Grill ($)

An al fresco grill restaurant

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Notable Rooms


Dominated by John Mill's 35 foot sculpture, Aurora's Atrium is in a classic galleried style and spans four decks. Reminiscent in style of the hugely influential artist René Lalique, the work provides an impressive backdrop to the stylish double main staircase. A veil of water surrounds the two mythical figures cast in resin.

The Crow's Nest

Enjoy a panoramic views of the seas in a relaxing, pre- or post- dinner lounge with live music.

Champions Sports Bar

With a modern look and high-tech feel, the bar is full of memorabilia from great sporting moments. You can watch major sporting events, both live and recorded, on large TV screens, and enjoy a beer and a chat with other sports-minded passengers.

Golf Simulator

On the stern end of Sun Deck, just aft of the golf nets and sports court, you'll find the Golf Simulator. With 30 different courses to choose from, our Entertainment Team will host a variety of tournaments to test your putting and driving skills.

The Playhouse

This fantastic cinema screens feature films and recent releases throughout the day and into the evening. You can watch films that are so new, that they haven't yet reached your local cinema at home.  The venue hosts live talks and other entertainment during the day.

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