Sail Date: June 03, 2014
First, it was timed to be in Normandy for D-Day. We had veterans on board, which added to the emotional power. We had a D-Day party in Cherbourg that featured big bands and local people dressed in period clothes. More importantly, the mayor attended to express his appreciation for the American contribution to their liberation and to salute our paratrooper veteran with a certificate. Probably not a dry eye in the place. - The ports were all excellent destinations, and we had plenty of time to do our own things as we choose to be independent travelers. - The food was excellent, and we love having unlimited and included wines, chosen by the ship. These were just fine. - All the crew and service people were friendly and helpful, from the captain on down. Of course the president/ceo of Azamara was on-board for this sailing, which may have added a special luster to our experience.