It was so disappointing

Azamara Journey Cruise Review to United Kingdom

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

2.3 out of 5
Azamara Journey

Shamrocks, Kilts & Golf

Sail date: July 19, 2017

Ship: Azamara Journey

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 6034

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Any ship with cabins that small for two isnt a luxury ship, especially with such limited activities for those who werent golfers. If it had been stated that emphasis would be on golfing activities only, I might not have expected so much.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The dining room food was excellent and well prepared. The choice of wine was limited and very dry. Oddly, the service on the right side of the dining room was poor but the service on the left side was excellent. The maitre d' need work on his customer relationship skills, he behaved brusquely, not particularly helpful, sometimes to the point of rudeness. The Discovery Lounge bartender deserves recognition, he was great.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Hard to evaluate the daytime activities because there were so few. I realize the cruise was focussed on the golfers, but really. I enjoyed the speaker, altho he only presented 5times, we played trivia, went to Solo dining when it happened with Lee who was a fun dinner companion. Too cold for pool or hot tub.


3 out of 5
I enjoyed the ensemble, the DJ played dance music for 30 min then played his choice after that. Asking Anton who speaks English well but with an accent that is difficult to understand to host Trivia was not a good idea.

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
See above. cabin service was minimal. Room service was excellent food was delivered hot.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
A luxury cruise line with rooms 145 sq ft for two adults can hardly be called luxurious. Beds were comfortable, our room had a totally obstructed room which should never have been given to customers. Staff maybe.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Uncomfortable in size, no horizontal space for things, if the dresser drawer was open, a person couldnt get out of the bathroom, claustrophobic, for safety reasons, a grab bar on the front or back wall would be helpful, I almost fell when ship lurched. it was adequately cleaned.

Ship tip

Go on some other cruise line.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England Did not visit port

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

1 out of 5
Too small and crowded, limited time.

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

3 out of 5
No excursion, nice port city to walk around in.

Holyhead, Wales Did not visit port

Liverpool, England

3 out of 5
Easy to get off ship and walk around.

Dublin, Ireland

2 out of 5
Too short a visit in such an interesting and historical city. Nice shuttle service.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

4 out of 5
We took Game of Thrones tour, not much for such an exorbitant price but fun anyway.

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland

2 out of 5
No Glasgow, no shuttle, so we walked around Greenock

Portree, Isle Of Skye, Scotland

2 out of 5

Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland

2 out of 5
No shuttle to Inverness, so we walked around Invergordon.

Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

2 out of 5


3 out of 5
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