This is how the Aurora will look after a £26m refit later this year

A mock-up of how the Aurora will look after her £26m refit

A mock-up of how the Aurora will look after her £26m refit

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Shipping & Heritage Reporter

THIS is how Southampton cruise ship, Aurora will look when she sails back up Southampton Water after undergoing a £26m refit later this year.

The most dramatic change in the ship's appearance will be the addition of a contemporary version of the Union Flag on her bow and a new blue funnel with illuminated rising sun designs.

While in Hamburg, Germany from November 29 to December 18, Aurora's interior will also see wide-ranging revamp which will transform the ship's cabins, restaurants, library, theatre, show lounge and casino.

P&O Cruises marketing director Christopher Edgington said: “This is a massive investment. It's all part of our ongoing commitment to ensure continuous improvement of our ships and consistency across the fleet.

“Both Ventura and Arcadia underwent huge multi-million pound refits last year and Aurora is the next in line with Azura planned for 2015.”

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6:34pm Tue 5 Aug 14

loosehead says...

Do they not fly under a foreign flag? do they still pay dues to this country?
If yes & No what right have they to have the Union Flag on them? this isn't even a British built ship.
What happens if Scotland breaks away?
Do they not fly under a foreign flag? do they still pay dues to this country? If yes & No what right have they to have the Union Flag on them? this isn't even a British built ship. What happens if Scotland breaks away? loosehead
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6:37pm Tue 5 Aug 14

blackmasquerade says...

Hideous & not unlike the old garish NCL livery
Hideous & not unlike the old garish NCL livery blackmasquerade
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9:48am Wed 6 Aug 14

david33 says...

I don't see why you are so bothered about the flag. P&O have major offices in Southampton and take predominately English passengers also on board prices are in English currency. So as a passenger I like the English flag and I think it look smart.
I don't see why you are so bothered about the flag. P&O have major offices in Southampton and take predominately English passengers also on board prices are in English currency. So as a passenger I like the English flag and I think it look smart. david33
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6:30pm Wed 6 Aug 14

loosehead says...

david33 wrote:
I don't see why you are so bothered about the flag. P&O have major offices in Southampton and take predominately English passengers also on board prices are in English currency. So as a passenger I like the English flag and I think it look smart.
The ENGLISH FLAG is the cross of st George not the flag of the Union.
[quote][p][bold]david33[/bold] wrote: I don't see why you are so bothered about the flag. P&O have major offices in Southampton and take predominately English passengers also on board prices are in English currency. So as a passenger I like the English flag and I think it look smart.[/p][/quote]The ENGLISH FLAG is the cross of st George not the flag of the Union. loosehead
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11:29am Sat 9 Aug 14

Dan Soton says...

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Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping


QUOTE ECHO AUGUST 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city.

It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil.

By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced.

http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/news/environm
ent/2429301.Shipping
_in_cleaner_air/



I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here.


On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City..

I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..


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,, Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping QUOTE ECHO AUGUST 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city. It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil. By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/environm ent/2429301.Shipping _in_cleaner_air/ I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here. On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City.. I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. ,, Dan Soton
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11:31am Sat 9 Aug 14

Dan Soton says...

Dan Soton wrote:
,,

Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping


QUOTE ECHO AUGUST 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city.

It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil.

By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced.

http://www.dailyecho

.co.uk/news/environm

ent/2429301.Shipping

_in_cleaner_air/



I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here.


On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City..

I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..


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Re: When berthed MS Queen Victoria ( all cruise ships / ferries ) could use a FLYWHEEL's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..




DEADLY CRUISE AND FERRY AIR EMISSIONS DEBATE: U.K. SHIPPING COMPANIES DECEIVE THE PUBLIC

Posted on June 19, 2014 by Jim Walker

New air emission regulations will shortly affect the U.K. shipping industry. Toxic sulfur emissions must be reduced to 0.1 per cent, from a current high of around 4.5 per cent, by January 1, 2015.

The reason for the new regulations is that high sulfur fuel contributes substantially to emphysema, lung disease, congestive heart failure, birth defects, and premature deaths.

The health risks posed by the cruise industry's use of high sulfur fuels are enormous.

A SINGLE CRUISE SHIP WILL EMIT THE SAME AMOUNT OF SULFUR DIOXIDE AS 13,100,000 (MILLION) CARS AND AS MUCH SOOT AS OVER 1,000,000 (MILLION) CARS.

P&O and other U.K. operators have had a long time to implement scrubber technology to protect the health of their passengers and crew and the general public. But they have persistently refused to do so.

http://www.cruiselaw
news.com/articles/po
llution-1/


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[quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: ,, Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping QUOTE ECHO AUGUST 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city. It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil. By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/environm ent/2429301.Shipping _in_cleaner_air/ I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here. On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City.. I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. ,,[/p][/quote],, Re: When berthed MS Queen Victoria ( all cruise ships / ferries ) could use a FLYWHEEL's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. DEADLY CRUISE AND FERRY AIR EMISSIONS DEBATE: U.K. SHIPPING COMPANIES DECEIVE THE PUBLIC Posted on June 19, 2014 by Jim Walker New air emission regulations will shortly affect the U.K. shipping industry. Toxic sulfur emissions must be reduced to 0.1 per cent, from a current high of around 4.5 per cent, by January 1, 2015. The reason for the new regulations is that high sulfur fuel contributes substantially to emphysema, lung disease, congestive heart failure, birth defects, and premature deaths. The health risks posed by the cruise industry's use of high sulfur fuels are enormous. A SINGLE CRUISE SHIP WILL EMIT THE SAME AMOUNT OF SULFUR DIOXIDE AS 13,100,000 (MILLION) CARS AND AS MUCH SOOT AS OVER 1,000,000 (MILLION) CARS. P&O and other U.K. operators have had a long time to implement scrubber technology to protect the health of their passengers and crew and the general public. But they have persistently refused to do so. http://www.cruiselaw news.com/articles/po llution-1/ ,, Dan Soton
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