MS Azura

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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


Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  tick-icon
Babysitting service  tick-icon Video games room  tick-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  tick-icon



Ship Specifications



  • Size: Large
  • Length: 951 feet
  • Beam: 118 feet
  • Speed:  22 Knots
  • Tonnage: 115,055
  • Decks: 14
  • Crew: 1,226
  • Passengers: 3,096
  • Maiden Voyage: 12 April 2010
  • Christened: 10 April 2010
  • Godmother: Darcey Bussell

Featured Links


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.