Join me aboard P&O’s Azura

//Join me aboard P&O’s Azura

Darcey_being-cheered_by-ships_company.jpgThere will be fireworks tonight when ballerina Darcey Bussell (above) names P&O’s newest cruise ship, Azura in Southampton – ironically, 98 years to the day since Titanic left the port on her ill-fated maiden voyage.
Before I set off to join the 1,200 guests on board for the ceremony, here’s a sneak peek at the ship’s interiors – when I toured the vessel earlier in the week I was struck by the warm tones of the decor throughout.
If all goes well, I shall have a video of the event online tomorrow, and I’ll be sending updates to Twitter during the evening. Follow me at
Brodie’s Bar – the ship’s pubIMG_2169.jpg
Table setting in the Sindhu restaurantIMG_2219.jpg
Inside Atul Kochhar’s Sindhu restaurantIMG_2227.jpg
Spectacular chandelier over the central atriumIMG_2200.jpg
The Venezia buffet restaurantIMG_2269.jpg
Mural in the Venezia restaurant

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:29+00:00 10 April 2010|Cruise Ships|2 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.


  1. Christopher Dursley 10 April 2010 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    My wife and I are joining Azura on Monday for our Med/Adriatic Cruise. We are looking forward to it immensely. We are sure,from several previous experiences with P&O we will not be disappointed.

  2. Noel Greene 18 August 2010 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Thanks for showing the “mural” of my Venice image on the Azura. I am the photographer who supplied the Venice images for the Venezia reataurant. All the Venice images supplied to P and O are available on my website at
    Noel Greene

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