Amazing Mediterrean Cruise

Azamara Journey Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Azamara Journey

7 Night Monaco Yacht Show & Tuscany (Barcelona To Rome)

Sail Date: September 25, 2017

Ship: Azamara Journey

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 7069

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review Summary

Azamara was a fantastic choice for a cruise. Would highly recommend this cruise line and this itinerary in the Mediterranean Region was especially enjoyable. The weather was perfect and we hope to cruise again!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation went very smoothly. We were greeted with flutes of champagne and our cabin was ready at 1:30 after we dined at Windows Café overlooking the port of Barcelona

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The dining was creative and delicious. Each dish was garnished and it was apparent the pride that was placed in plating dishes. The cappuccino and latte were a perfect start to the day. The wine that was included was nice especially the Spanish white wine.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pool, gym, spa, casino

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Very good

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was impeccable on the ship especially in the main dining room. I can not thank the staff enough for their attention to my food allergy. We would like to especially thank our wait staff Umit and Melvin and the Maitre de who greeted each evening by name. Our cabin was lovely and we appreciated the prompt service from our staff Josian and Joel.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Perfect layout of ship, just the right size. Everything was clean and well maintained. The Italian linens in the room were lovely. We did notice some patio cushions showing wear and tear, and some paint chips here and there.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Everything was perfectly appointed and very clean. The Italian linens were appreciated. I really appreciated the robe, slippers, toiletries, umbrella and binoculars. It would have been helpful if makeup remover wipes were included in the toiletries.

Ports Of Call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
We visited the Sagrada Familia and a walking tour of the city including Passeig de Gracia and Las Ramblas. Dined on tapas and Spanish wine!

St. Tropez, France

5 out of 5
Lovely small streets with fantastic shopping.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5
Toured the Jardin Exotic and did a walking tour of the city while the Monaco Yacht Show. Saw a show at the Grimaldi Forum

Nice, France

3 out of 5
Walked around Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya in Old Nice in the morning, so many vendors with beautiful food, flowers, etc. Dined outdoors with a beautiful view. Took a bike tour of the Côte d'Azur along the Promenade des Anglais, saw the Hotel Negresco, Place Massena, Nice Old Town and Market and climbed up Chateau Hill

Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

5 out of 5
This is a lovley port. Dined and shopped and took a boat ride. Quaint shops and traditional Ligurian pasta and pesto

Portofino, Italy

5 out of 5
Lovely harbor town. Climbed 61 flights of steps here! Amazing views from Castello Brown. Dined along the harbor viewed and visited al the churches

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
We went to Lucca and Pisa on first day in Tuscany. Lucca was great Tuscan hill town, we strolled the rampart and did a walking tour of the city. Delicious food. Made a stop by Pisa on the way back to the ship. Next day went to Volterra by rental car. This was a fantastic choice...Etruscan, Roman ruins, Medieval towers. Best food, pici with ragu and wine from Montepulicano with dessert of cantucci and Vin Santo.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Did not visit port

We just disembarked at this port

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Went very smoothly, breakfast was out with cappuccino. Wlalked off the ship to meet our driver to the airport.
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