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P&O Azura

Capacity
3100
Crew
1250
Tonnage
115,055
Length
290.0 m
First voyage
2010
Decks
19

MS Azura is a cruise ship operated by P&O Cruises and owned by Carnival plc. The ship was built by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. She officially entered service with the company in April 2010 and was named by Darcey Bussell.

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Azura is a Grand-class ship, with a modified design which distinguishes her from early ships of the same class. Construction of Azura began in 2008... Read more

P&O Azura

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
3100
Crew: 
1250
Tonnage: 
115,055
Length: 
290.0 m
Beam: 
36.00 m
First voyage: 
2010
Decks: 
19

MS Azura is a cruise ship operated by P&O Cruises and owned by Carnival plc. The ship was built by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. She officially entered service with the company in April 2010 and was named by Darcey Bussell.

Delivery

Azura is a Grand-class ship, with a modified design which distinguishes her from early ships of the same class. Construction of Azura began in 2008 when her keel was officially laid on 27 October 2008. A ceremonial float out took place on Friday 26 June 2009, with Amanda Dowds, wife of the ship's captain, acting as her godmother. The formal handover took place on 26 March 2010.

Maiden voyage

Azura's maiden voyage began on 31 March 2010, when she departed from the Fincantieri shipyard en route to Southampton. She arrived in the UK on 7 April 2010. Azura's first cruise with passengers began on 12 April 2010.

Naming

Azura was formally named on 10 April 2010, by godmother Darcey Bussell. As well as performing the traditional bottle breaking ceremony, as a former principal dancer of the Royal Ballet, Bussell presented a dance performance by Royal Ballet School as part of the celebrations. Azura was originally registered in her homeport of Southampton, UK, but in November 2011 she was re-registered to Hamilton, Bermuda to enable wedding ceremonies to be conducted on board.

Facilities

The ship's facilities include a dance floor in the atrium, a show lounge and an interpretation of a London pub. An open-air cinema screen is situated in front of the funnel.

In total, the ship has eleven restaurants and eating areas, twelve bars and places to drink, four pools, a gym, two spas, outdoor cinema, a theatre and two show lounges.

Design and refits

Azura is the only Grand-class ship to feature a "Duck Tail" stern.

She completed a minor refit in April 2015 at Blohm and Voss's shipyard in Hamburg. This included painting P&O's large Union flag design on to the bow, repainting the funnel in blue with P&O's "sunburst" logo plus other minor interior updates.

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Attractions on P&O Azura


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Venezia

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At P&O Cruises, we believe great holidays should be all about choice and freedom. No matter what time of day it is, if you fancy a good meal you'll always get one on board Azura. Our main self-s...
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Sea Screen

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Imagine watching a film under a starry, night sky, while you're being magically transported to another new destination. SeaScreen is one of the most exciting features on board Azura because it's...

Medical Center

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You will find a medical center on each ship across the fleet which offers a range of facilities. All Doctors and Nurses on board the ships are fully qualified and trained to assist in emergency s...
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The Oriental Restaurant

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Club Dining at the Oriental Restaurant. Choose a particular Club Dining seating and you’ll dine at the same time and table each night and enjoy the same company. It’s the way many a friendship ...

Aqua Bar

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The ship's pool bars offer a casual place to socialize and relax in throughout the day and into the evening. On a hot day, nothing is better than lounging by the pool, sipping a cool drink, or two,...

The Hub (The Reef)

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The Hub gives 9-12 year olds a chance to express themselves with a Jukebox where they can choose their own music. There's also a choice of computers, Playstation and a video area showing a wide ran...

Laundromat

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The Glass House

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If you enjoy a glass of wine with your meal you'll want to visit The Glass House. On the venue's signature menu, every course will come with the option of a different glass of wine, expertly mat...
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Apartment 16 (The Reef)

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We give 13-17 year olds their own place to hang out, chat, listen to music, watch films and meet new friends. They'll also love our specially designed games room. Here they'll find a selection of g...
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The Gallery

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Azura houses an impressive art collection. Whitewall Galleries on board Azura offers unparalleled inspiration in the Atrium at the heart of the ship. Whether you are buying your first limited e...