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

Azamara Journey Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
Azamara Journey

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: 5 years ago

Review summary

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.

Ship experiences

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.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5

Alicante, Spain

5 out of 5

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5

St. Tropez, France

5 out of 5

Nice, France

5 out of 5
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