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Azamara Journey Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Azamara Journey

13 Night Shamrocks Kilts & Golf (Southampton To Edinburgh)

Sail Date: July 11, 2018

Ship: Azamara Journey

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 6077

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

The ship was very nice with great food, staff, environment and entertainment. Ports were great, but unfortunately we spent too much time and money on the ship's excursions. We should have focused more on the towns close by.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Small computerized casino was pitiful. Minimal player options for Black Jack with obvious bias to computer.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Alicia and Steven were great cruise director/asst director. Both very talented and personable.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice size with only 600+ passengers

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship Tip

Schedule your own excursions. Spend time in the towns rather than hours in a bus.

Ports Of Call

Southampton (London), England Did not visit port

Visit Stonehenge in route to Southampton from Heathrow.

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

4 out of 5
Having read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society made the visit to this island much more interesting! We were only here 1/2 day & needed more time at this port!

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

3 out of 5
Did not visit Cobh or Cork. Took an Azamara excursion to Waterford Crystal. The factory was very interesting, but the town lacked charm and interest. The tour guide was boring and talked non-stop! Too long a ride to visit Waterford.

Dublin, Ireland

4 out of 5
Taxi to Powerscourt, quite a long journey but very entertaining driver (Gerry from Dublin Taxi Tours)

Douglas, Isle Of Man

4 out of 5
Great experience riding with IOM Trike (independent tour) across the island! Visited on a Sunday and many shops closed.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

4 out of 5
Independent excursion to Giant's Causeway - very interesting

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland

3 out of 5

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland

3 out of 5
Quaint town with great shops; ship excursion to see Skara Brae neolithic village that DID NOT STOP AT VILLAGE!

Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland

3 out of 5
Ship excursion to Loch Ness - not impressive.

Dundee, Scotland

4 out of 5
Independent visit to DISCOVERY, the south pole exploration ship was very interesting. Independently rode horses at Pathhead. Independent visit to Broughty Ferry, an upscale beach village just outside of Dundee. Overnight at this port, but no ship transfers after 6 pm.

Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

3 out of 5
Independent visit to Britannia was very nice. Independent visit to Edinburgh Castle interesting. Again, ship was in town overnight, but no ship-to-town transportation was available after 6 pm.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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