Azamara Journey

4.3 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: S     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    
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Azamara Journey is a small ship, carrying 694 passengers and 390 crew, and sails from Singapore and Piraeus (Athens), Greece.

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Christmas and New Years in Indonesia

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Christmas and New Years in Indonesia

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We greatly enjoyed our Azamara cruise. They went out of their way for it to be a festive time. The service was excellent, the food was good, and the itinerary had enough diversity of shore time and at sea.

 

Some of the features in the room were showing wear, which is surprising since they just did their major refurb. But, it did not diminish our enjoyment of the cruise.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Nice Ship, Exotic Ports

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We've been on Azamara before and we like the smaller ship experience. There are no crowds, it's easy to get around the ship, and the food is excellent. The entertainment is more cabaret style than big productions, but equally entertaining. The Journey was recently refurbished so everything looked new and in good condition. The entry level suite far surpasses any mini suite we've had on other cruise lines.

 

We went to Hong Kong, Viet Nam, Thailand and Singapore. The life styles there are very different than western countries. We visited a lot of Buddhist temples and shrines. The local food is also good to try, as long as you have someone with you that can help you choose wisely. English is also not commonly spoken in Viet Nam and Thailand so having a guide fluent in English can be helpful. Singapore and Hong Kong are large modern cities where English is spoken everywhere and it is easy to get around on your own.

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4 out of 5

Great Ports...Really Great Passengers

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Azamara did a great job selecting the ports on this relocation cruise.  From the ports of call in Italy, Crete, sailing through the Suez Canal and the ports in Jordan, Oman and finally Dubai were amazing.  The port information provided by the staff and onboard port specialists made touring the towns on our own easy and very interesting.  

 

My only suggestion for the ports would be to spend more time in each port, but that would add many days t o this 17 day adventure.  Great Job Azamara!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Rome Roundtrip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Loved all the ports and time in each. Ease of getting off and on ship major plus, tenders ran frequently and easily.

Appreciated the reasonable spa deals/specials offered daily. The "Head to Toe" package I purchased was a great value and totally worth it!  Samantha did not disappoint either.

All staff was courteous, hard working and always smiling and willing to go the extra mile. 

Would mention that Guest Services should be fully staffed and functioning at capacity on sea days and before the cruise is ending.  

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

It kept getting better and better...

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We have been on  several cruises over the years and when we saw the Azamara Journey advertisements with stops in a number of locations we wanted to visit we were intrigued.  We eventually booked the trip after much research and a lot of help from our cruise consultant.  We were offered a great deal and decided to go for it.  Are we ever glad we did.

 

The Journey is a small ship by cruise line standards.  It only hold about 600 passengers.  We didn't know how nice that would be until we got on board.  It was especially nice after just a day or so when the staff started having our drinks ready when they saw us walk in.  They knew our names and what we liked and didn't like.  It was more like being at a private club than being on a cruise ship.

 

When we booked the trip we didn't realize that all of our alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks would be included.  We did't know that the guest laundry was convenient and free.  We didn't know that we would be eating fresh fish caught that day or that we would have buffets that included lobster tails and tons of other fresh sea food.  We also didn't know that tips were included unless you wanted to contribute to the "crew welfare" account or make a special gift to someone who helped you.  

 

All in all it was billed as a great trip but we just kept finding more and more to love about it.  We are looking at going again next year and can't wait to be back on board.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Best service

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Great cruise with stops in great places. The biggest complaint is the shower size. The service is five star on Azamara and not having to pay for the basics ( coke or beer and wine) makes it even better.

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Trip

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The service on the boat was amazing. I felt that the staff went above and beyond and was consistently friendly. I would highly recommend. The boat itself was very nice and newly renovated. 

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5 out of 5

Azamara the best

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We love Azamara and as usual everything was excellent,you are made to feel very special the staff are superb.

the itinerary was really interesting as well

 

dont change just continue to do what you are doing

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5 out of 5

Azamara Journey - 10- Day Athens to Venice

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We really enjoyed the size of the Journey, especially for cruising the Greek Isles and Adriatic, and are probably going to look for similar ships for future cruising. No more large boats for us. However, what really sets Azamara apart in our minds was the staff - from the crew to the wait staff. On this ship, the captain (Johannes Tysse) and the cruise director (Eric De Gray) are in a league of their own and a lot of fun but everyone was super courteous and helpful. 

 

The only thing I would look for next time is for a less port-intensive trip. As nice as the islands were, we both would have enjoyed a day or 2 more at sea just to enjoy the ship's amenities. Also should mention that having access to a laundry room was awesome. It really cut down on the amount of clothing we had to bring.

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4 out of 5

Great Service

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All of the workers we talked to had prior cruise line experience and they all stated Azamara treated them the best which definitely showed in their work.  The Captain was extremely visible and social.  We only have 2 areas for improvement.  First, they should improve the quality of their in house entertainment.  The first production show of the cruise was like a high school musical production quality.  We didn't go to any other shows because of that.  Their guest musicians were of a high caliber but geared toward a much older crowd (piano and cello recitals).  Second, directions to/from the Pireaus port should be included with paperwork.  We got directions from hotel staff who said that the port was just across from the Metro station.  This is true.  But to get to slip 12 from #4 (where Metro station is closest to), it's a one mile walk.  And when this walk includes pushing 2 large suitcases and carrying a backpack in hot weather, it's a recipe for disaster.

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Cruiser455
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Most passengers were in their 60's and 70's. They have no activities for small children.

2slots
Contributor Level: Purser

This is not a cruise for younger couples.

ekaufman
Contributor Level: Purser

Leave the kids at home and take someone special with you. Make sure you like to eat, and not on a diet when you step on this boat.

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Price

S

Size

May 2000

Built

3 yrs ago

Refurbished

694

Total Passengers

1.78

Crew to Passenger Ratio

9

Number of Decks

355

Total Cabins

45

Cabin Categories
Regatta

Regatta

3.9 out of 5 (57 reviews)
Wind Surf

Wind Surf

4.2 out of 5 (31 reviews)