Defunct Cruise Lines
MS Azura came into service for P&O in 2010, after a christening ceremony on 10 April 2010, by godmother Darcey Bussell who is a former dancer of the royal ballet.
On board the ship Azura offers a luxurious range of accommodation ranging from the standard Inside Cabins to luxury spacious Suites, all cabins come with 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 and Daily steward service.
For entertainment the ship offers an incredible choice of bars, restaurants, sports and spa facilities, On the Lido Deck, there is an open air cinema screening comedy classics, British film favourites and Hollywood blockbusters.
unlike some of the P&O fleet Azura is a family friendly ship and is one of the largest in the fleet and offers some flexibility for families travelling with children such as freedom dining - no fixed seating or dining times, there are plenty of onboard activities catering for younger guests including four children’s clubs for various ages, However, the ship provides a peaceful environment for adults as well, including a child-free pool and The Retreat which is an alfresco spa terrace designed exclusively for adults, offering treatments under airy cabanas and beneath moonlit skies.
Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
- Down the hatch - Here's a drinking expression that seems to have its origins in sea freight, where cargoes are lowered into the hatch. First used by seamen, it has only been traced back to the turn of the century.
- Clean Bill of Health - This widely used term has its origins in the document issued to a ship showing that the port it sailed from suffered from no epidemic or infection at the time of departure
- As the Crow Flies - When lost or unsure of their position in coastal waters, ships would release a caged crow. The crow would fly straight towards the nearest land thus giving the vessel some sort of a navigational fix. The tallest lookout platform on a ship came to be know as the crow's nest.