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Aurora's anchor

M/S AURORA - Photographs

Southampton to Zeebrugge

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27 - 29 September 2008

Aurora's lit sign

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AURORA at Mayflower Terminal - only 3 images from Town Quay, Southampton - 27 Sep 2008


AURORA alongside at Zeebrugge - Fwd inc Bow, Anchor, Bulbous Bow - 28 Sep 2008

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AURORA alongside at Zeebrugge - Aft & Stern - 28 Sep 2008

AURORA's upper decks

Views of AURORA's upper decks during late afternoon & sailaway from Southampton. Forward viewing area, Sun Deck, Riviera & Crystal Pools, Arcadia & Lido Decks aft, band on the quay - 27 Sep 2008

AURORA's Promenade

AURORA's Promenade, Promenade Deck A lovely wide full wraparound teak promenade with plenty of seating - 28 Sep 2008

Aurora terraces

AURORA's Stern Terraces, from Sun Deck 13 to the Terrace Pool, Devanha Deck 8 - 28 Sep 2008

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Aurora Crystal Pool

AURORA's Funnel & Lido Deck Midship Crystal Pool, Skydome steps at one end. 2 whirlpools, loungers, bar & tables with chairs for Orangery overspill. Bronze sculpture, Pearl Diver, by Allan Sly - 28 Sep 2008

Aurora Riviera Pool

AURORA, Lido Deck Midships, Riviera Pool, terrace for loungers. Bandstand, whirlpool, mosaic Lotus flower feature in front of the Riviera Bar, with a small bridge over the pool - 28 Sep 2008

Aurora Sports Court

Sports Court - AURORA, Sun Deck - 28 Sep 2008

Aurora Mast

Sun Decks, Funnel, Mast & Bow - AURORA Views over Sun Deck 13, Mast & Bow and the fwd Upper Observation area, which is screened by glass with small gaps for the camera lens - 28 Sep 2008

Aurora Early morning decks

In the early morning light about AURORA's Lido & Sun Decks in both Zeebrugge & Southampton. Lifeboats/tenders, builder's plaque, golf simulator - 28/29 Sep 2008

Aurora Night

A handful of not very good night time photos aboard AURORA. Sign, Funnel, Crystal Pool, Sun Deck & Riviera Pool - 28 Sep 2008


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F Deck, Formosa [5], E Deck, Ellora [6] & Atrium

Aurora Palm Court

F Deck, the lowest level of AURORA's 4-deck Atrium. Palm Court - Main Reception Area, Pursers Office and Future Cruise Sales - 28 Sep 2008

Aurora's Atrium

AURORA's Four-Deck Atrium Formosa Deck to Devanha Deck 8. Centrepiece John Mills impressive 30ft Lalique-style sculpture with waterfall behind Grand Staircase - 28 Sep 2008

Aurora Mayfair shops

E Deck, 2nd level Atrium - Piccadilly Court [shops] - Piccadilly, clothing etc & Emporium, sundries, postcards inc Mayfair Court [Promenade Deck] luxury items, jewelley, perfume - 28 Sep 2008

Aurora Explorers

E Deck, Explorers - AURORA, Ellora Deck Atrium. Shore Excursions - 28 Sep 2008

Promenade Deck [7]

Anderson's - AURORA

Anderson's - AURORA, Promenade Deck Fwd. Gentleman's style lounge - 28 Sep 2008

Art Gallery - AURORA

Art Gallery - AURORA, Promenade Deck port midship. Most of the art for auction seemed to be spread around Masquerade - 28 Sep 2008

Carmen's - AURORA

Carmen's - AURORA, Promenade Deck aft. Show Lounge with extending stage. Sculpture 'Tango' by Les Johnson - 28 Sep 2008

Champions - AURORA

Champions - AURORA, Promenade Deck midship. Sports Bar with live & recorded events on large screens - 28 Sep 2008

Curzon Theatre - AURORA

Curzon Theatre - AURORA, Promenade Deck fwd Seating 600, there are good sight lines, a revolving stage & orchestra pit - 28 Sep 2008

Masquerade - AURORA

Masquerade - AURORA, Promenade Deck midship Nightclub, large dance floor. [It was full of the Art Gallery paintings the first day] - 28 Sep 2008

Monte Carlo Casino - AURORA

Monte Carlo Casino - AURORA, Promenade Deck midship. Usual gaming tables and slot machines. Spiral staircase outside the entrance up to Café Bordeaux - 28 Sep 2008

D Deck, Devanha [8]

Library & Writing Room - AURORA

Library & Writing Room - AURORA, Devanha Deck stb midship. Split level with audio listening chairs along the windows. Book, Library tables and lecterns by Viscount Linley. A lovely room - 28 Sep 2008

Photo Gallery - AURORA

Photo Gallery - AURORA, Devanha Deck port midship - 28 Sep 2008

Raffles Bar - AURORA

Raffles Bar - AURORA, Devanha Deck Atrium. Handmade Chocolates, Specialty Coffee etc - 28 Sep 2008

The Playhouse [cinema] - AURORA

The Playhouse [cinema] - AURORA, Devanha Deck midships, seats 213 - 28 Sep 2008

Toybox - AURORA

Only a handful of photos of the entrance to Toybox, Devanha Deck & of Charlie's, the Champagne & Caviar Bar, Promenade Deck, which I forgot until the last morning - 28 Sep 2008

Vanderbilt's - AURORA

Vanderbilt's - AURORA, Devanha Deck stb midship. 3 Card room which can be used divided or split. Used also for meetings etc - 28 Sep 2008

Sun Deck [13]


Crow's Nest - AURORA, Sun Deck fwd - Observation lounge with 270deg views. Nautical memorabilia large internally lit model of STRATHNAVER above the bar - 28 Sep 2008

Cyb@study - AURORA

Cyb@study - AURORA, Sun Deck port fwd Previously the Himalaya Room - 28 Sep 2008

Uganda Model - AURORA

Uganda Room - AURORA, Sun Deck stb fwd - 28 Sep 2008

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Alexandria Restaurant  - AURORA

Alexandria Restaurant - Ellora Deck aft. One of the 2 main restaurants. Egyptian-style - 28 Sep 2008

Café Bordeaux [Bistro] - AURORA

Café Bordeaux [Bistro] - AURORA, Devanha Deck midship. Select Dining - 24hr [Pierre Marco White - Cover charge for evening dining]. Children's tea is also here - 28 Sep 2008

Medina Restaurant - AURORA

Medina Restaurant - AURORA, Ellora Deck midship [stairs from Promenade Deck]. One of the 2 main restaurants. Moorish influence with a sweeping staircase - 28 Sep 2008

Orangery - AURORA

Orangery - AURORA, Lido Deck aft. Buffet dining; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with themed evening menus - 28 Sep 2008

Pennant Bar & Grill - AURORA

Pennant Bar & Grill - AURORA, Lido Deck aft. A cover charge applies to dine Al Fresco from 19:00 - 28 Sep 2008

Sidewalk Café - AURORA

Sidewalk Café - AURORA, Lido Deck stb midship Fast Food; burgers, hot dogs, chips etc - 28 Sep 2008

Other Areas


AURORA's artwork, some nautical, some not. It would take a while to view them all, but here is a small selection. More in the Hallways & Stairwells, Anderson's & Crow's Nest albums - 28 Sep 2008

Cabin B207 - AURORA

Cabin B207 "Deluxe Balcony Stateroom" - AURORA, Britannia Deck, DA grade. Spacious with a nice sized balcony [2 chairs & table, clear screen view]..... - 28 Sep 2008

Fwd Promenade Deck - AURORA

Hallways, Signage, Officer info, Stairwells & Lift Lobbies aboard AURORA. There are 3 main staircases, Forward = Green Carpet, Midships = Red Carpet & Aft = Beige Carpet - 28 Sep 2008


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Vessels on Southampton Water, The Solent & at Fawley - 27 Sep 2008 MEMEL, LS EVA, SANMAR SERENADE, HORIZON DIMITRA, NEW CENTURY, FEN, DUBLIN EXPRESS, LISTERVIK & more

Bramble Bush Bay

The 1994 Bramble Bush Bay, Sandbanks chain ferry, on 27 & 29 Sept 2008 having not been long at Husbands Shipyard, Marchwood, for general maintenance


PERSEUS LEADER 57449gt Vehicles Carrier 1999 Panama with ss SHIELDHALL & Hotspur IV - 27 Sep 2008


ASTOR arriving out of the mist & murk in strange light at Zeebrugge - 28 Sep 2008; 08:00 - 08:50

ASTOR at Zeebrugge

ASTOR at Zeebrugge during the day & as we departed aboard AURORA 17:30 - 28 Sep 2008


CMA CGM RAVEL arriving at Zeebrugge 08:00 - 28 Sep 2008


CELANDINE & YASMINE in the sunrise at Zeebrugge; URSINE [under charter] arriving 09:15 - 28 Sep 2008


METHANE SHIRLEY ELISABETH LNG Tanker arriving Zeebrugge 28 Sep 2008, 10:25


TOBA Vehicles Carrier arriving at Zeebrugge 11:45 - 28 Sep 2008


FRIEDRICH RUSS arriving at Zeebrugge 14:40 & alongside later - 28 Sep 2008


XIN LOS ANGELES arriving at Zeebrugge 16:00 - 28 Sep 2008



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Sailing from Southampton with the horns blowing something
must have been in the way. Bramble Bush Bay on the Slip
AURORA's Atrium. ASTOR at Zeebrugge
You can hear the MUSIC across the whole port!!
AURORA's Funnel

Internally lit Model of STRATHNAVER 1931
in the Crow's Nest. The lights switch off
before becoming brighter & brighter again
The first of P&O's five
White Sisters of the 1930's

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