The Azura will make its maiden voyage in April 2010.
When planning your next cruise from the UK, consider traveling on the newest addition to the P&O cruise ship line. The Azura cruise ship offers guests a relaxed and pampered cruise experience synonymous with the cruise line's excellent reputation. Following the same stylish and sophisticated traditions of the other members of the P&O line, along with meticulous staff and superior service, cruising on the P&O Azura provides luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and professional services travelers have come to expect.
Once aboard the ship, stroll along the decks of the P&O Azura, and you will find something of interest, including dining, shows, shopping, and pools, on each level. For instance, entertainment aboard the P&O Azura include the three-deck atrium and dance floor, 800 seat theatre, gym, 12 bars, Oasis spa, pools, and SeaScreen big-screen cinema. Guests can also enjoy the athletics options at the sports court, including trampoline, golf, and football, on the Sky Deck.
On the Sun Deck of the Azura cruise ship, two exciting venues are available. You can dine at the fashionable Seventeen where fine food is served in a sophisticated atmosphere, or for relaxation, stop by the Retreat, an exclusive outdoor area terrace and spa, providing professional massages while guests take in the surrounding ocean views. The Aqua Deck offers similar entertainment venues, including the Oasis Spa, gym, and the children's club area, as well as a two-tier SeaScreen cinema.
Refreshments on the Azura cruise ship can be found on the Ocean Deck, where guests have access to the Planet Bar, which boasts floor-to-ceiling wall screens featuring audio and visual footage from areas around the world. Dining on the Lido Deck casual is the atmosphere with pizzerias along with the Venezia and Verona food courts. Two pools, Aqua and Coral, are also located on this deck, so guests can relax, have a light meal, and take a dip in the pool all in one location. For more fun by the pools of this P&O cruise ship, guests will find the Terrace Pool located on the Riviera Deck; it's surrounded by staterooms and balconies for the best combination of rooms with a view and poolside relaxation.
The Promenade Deck provides upscale dining and entertainment starting with the Sindhu Indian restaurant where traditional cuisine is prepared by a Michelin-star rated chef. Enjoy selections of wine at The Glass House or stop by the Blue Bar, Manhattan or Malabar for an after dinner drink or before seeing a show at the Playhouse Theatre. Entertainment and additional restaurants are located on the F Deck where you will find the Oriental and Peninsular restaurants, plus Brodie's Pub, bars and lounges, and the casino. Or you can venture to the P Deck and relax at the Atrium with its rich wood dance floor, art gallery, the Meridian Restaurant, and library.
Accommodations aboard the Azura include not only inside and balcony staterooms, superior deluxe balcony staterooms, and suites equipped with two lower beds that convert to a king-size bed, but also single inside and outside staterooms equipped with one lower oversize bed for the single traveler. No matter what your taste and budget, you're sure to find the staterooms aboard the ship to be a wonderful complement to your onboard activities.
When planning your cruise with your reservation or travel agent, ask about special discounts, online discounts, and vacation package deals available on your specific P&O cruise ship. These money-saving opportunities can help you create the best vacation for your money, offering excellent value and an unforgettable experience all at once.