Great ship, small (650 passengers). The captain was outstanding, very visible around the ship. Specialty dinning was great. Main dining room service was poor. Food was excellent. Itinerary was excellent. Cabin attendant was exceptional. Buffet was nice.

Azamara Journey Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Azamara Journey

17 Night Oman Luxor & Israel (Dubai To Athens)

Sail date: April 26, 2018

Ship: Azamara Journey

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7077

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our four Azamara Cruise having done 170 cruises in 30 years. One of our favorite ships and captain. A very nice experience except for the dining room service.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Activities were great for a small ship. Two lecturers gave talks on all sea days.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
All service and staff were exceptional except for the dining room. Because dining room service is such a major part of the cruise i dropped the rating to OK.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Overall service was outstanding and the drinks were free. Some types of alcohol were "premium" and had and extra charge. All after dinner liqueurs were and extra charge.

Ports of call

Dubai, U.A.E. Did not visit port

Did not tour Dubai. It was our forth trip to this city.

Muscat, Oman

5 out of 5

Salalah, Oman

1 out of 5
Port officials would not let anyone off the ship because we had too many cases of norovirus.

Safaga (Luxor), Egypt Did not visit port

On ship injury prevented us from doing this port. Our friends went into town and said it was horrible. They wished they hadn't left the ship.

Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

5 out of 5
Did not do ship shore excursion. Booked a Viator tour that took us down to the Petra "Library" in a golf cart. It is a very long walk on unstable footing.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Did not visit port

On ship injury prevented us from doing this port.

Suez Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Our first trip on the canal. No locks and a little boring. Jordon was on one side and Egypt on the other. One of those places you say "I did it".

Ashdod, Israel Did not visit port

On ship injury prevented us from doing this port.

Haifa, Israel Did not visit port

On ship injury prevented us from doing this port.

Limassol, Cyprus Did not visit port

On ship injury prevented us from doing this port.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece Did not visit port

We had been there before. Went straight to the airport, which is a long drive. Four of us took a private limo that was only $20 more than the ship transfer.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Camels for hire Stone building carved out of the rock. Sign The "library" in Petra Dow boat cruise
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