New cabins are part of a multi-million pound refurbishment for P&O Cruises ship Aurora as it starts sailing for adults only.

The vessel, which entered service in 2000, has been converted to join Arcadia as the line’s two ships catering exclusively for adults.

The change follows the disposal of Oriana, which leaves the fleet in August.

New-look Aurora includes 23 new cabins, refurbished suites and upgrades to the spa and various bars and entertainment venues.

The 16-day refit took place in Brest in France ahead of a 16-night Portugal, Canary Islands and Azores cruise from Southampton.

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “We are so pleased to welcome back Aurora from refit ready for her new chapter.

“We continually invest in all of our ships, always striving to offer our guests the best service and experience. We are sure that Aurora’s contemporary refresh will delight all who sail on her.”