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Multimillion-pound revamp for Azura


April will see the family-friendly ship renovated inside and out

P&O Cruises ship Azura

In April this year, Azura will receive her first refit since she entered service in April 2010. At the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, more than 800 contractors will work on the ship for just over two weeks. The multimillion renovation programme will include technical projects, such as renewing the pipes used to carry drinking water, while inside the ship the buffet will be updated and the carpets will be replaced in alleyways, staircases, landings and the main restaurant area. The port shop, full of holiday essentials, is going to be relocated to Deck 5, and following the refit, Britannia’s Epicurean menu will feature in Seventeen. Outside, meanwhile, the ship’s hull will be painted with the new P&O Cruises union flag branding to match Aurora and Britannia.


Family-friendly Azura is one of the largest ships in the P&O Cruises fleet and offers an incredible choice of bars, restaurants and entertainment facilities for up to 3,100 guests. For foodies, there’s fabulous fine dining at Sindhu or Seventeen, as well as expertly chosen wines in The Glass House, while the chic Planet Bar at the top of the ship boasts a 20-metre plasma video wall showcasing the wonders of the world. In the evenings, there’s an open-air cinema, and music and dance in The Playhouse theatre and Manhattan show lounge, while the alfresco spa terrace offers treatments under airy cabanas and beneath moonlit skies.


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