Nice looking ship, great people, hard to find comfortable spaces/seating & lousy food.

Azamara Journey Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
15 Night South Beach To The South Of France (Miami To Nice)
Sail Date: April 05, 2016
Ship: Azamara Journey
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6093
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

SHIP: Although beautifully appointed with new carpet, furnishings, it was hard to find a comfortable chair or sofa. Seats we either too deep, too upright, too hard, no arms or too slanted.(I swear the bar stools on 5 in Spirits were designed to have you slide off!)   There were a barrel type club chairs in the Discoveries bar and up on 10 in the living room.  But there were also acrylic & metal mesh patio chairs up there too.... 

FOOD: mediocre at best, inedible at times.  Even in the specialty restaurants the food was just OK, not special.  No flavor to the French onion soup, most dishes salty tasting, chicken & shrimp pad Thai came out to the table with just noodles & sauce - when brought to the attention off the waiter, he noted that this was his second of these complInts but did he bring out chicken/shrimp? No. 

EXCEPTIONS: the cheeseburgers & fries at the grill on 9 were really good and the steak although not great was much better than in the dining room or the steak house. The frozen yogurt was terrific!

STAFF: wonderfully friendly - always with a smile.  

SUMMARY: this was a great disappointment for we were really looking forward to being a bit upscale (price/amenities) from celebrity & were thinking it wood be similar to Oceania's small ships in food/comfort/service.  Not even close.NervousNervous

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice, clean.

Ship Tip

Eat up at the grill or dinner. Skip many tasteless desserts & Go for the frozen yogurt.

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Was this review helpful? 1

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other Reviews Of This Sailing

* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top