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It kept getting better and better... by rphillips982

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Europe

We have been on  several cruises over the years and when we saw the Azamara Journey advertisements with stops in a number of locations we wanted to visit we were intrigued.  We eventually booked the trip after much research and a lot of help from our cruise consultant.  We were offered a great deal and decided to go for it.  Are we ever glad we did.

 

The Journey is a small ship by cruise line standards.  It only hold about 600 passengers.  We didn't know how nice that would be until we got on board.  It was especially nice after just a day or so when the staff started having our drinks ready when they saw us walk in.  They knew our names and what we liked and didn't like.  It was more like being at a private club than being on a cruise ship.

 

When we booked the trip we didn't realize that all of our alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks would be included.  We did't know that the guest laundry was convenient and free.  We didn't know that we would be eating fresh fish caught that day or that we would have buffets that included lobster tails and tons of other fresh sea food.  We also didn't know that tips were included unless you wanted to contribute to the "crew welfare" account or make a special gift to someone who helped you.  

 

All in all it was billed as a great trip but we just kept finding more and more to love about it.  We are looking at going again next year and can't wait to be back on board.

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Best service by eehecker1234

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Great cruise with stops in great places. The biggest complaint is the shower size. The service is five star on Azamara and not having to pay for the basics ( coke or beer and wine) makes it even better.

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Wonderful Trip by chhindsley

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

The service on the boat was amazing. I felt that the staff went above and beyond and was consistently friendly. I would highly recommend. The boat itself was very nice and newly renovated. 

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Azamara the best by Cruiser63083829

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

We love Azamara and as usual everything was excellent,you are made to feel very special the staff are superb.

the itinerary was really interesting as well

 

dont change just continue to do what you are doing

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Great Service by 2slots

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

All of the workers we talked to had prior cruise line experience and they all stated Azamara treated them the best which definitely showed in their work.  The Captain was extremely visible and social.  We only have 2 areas for improvement.  First, they should improve the quality of their in house entertainment.  The first production show of the cruise was like a high school musical production quality.  We didn't go to any other shows because of that.  Their guest musicians were of a high caliber but geared toward a much older crowd (piano and cello recitals).  Second, directions to/from the Pireaus port should be included with paperwork.  We got directions from hotel staff who said that the port was just across from the Metro station.  This is true.  But to get to slip 12 from #4 (where Metro station is closest to), it's a one mile walk.  And when this walk includes pushing 2 large suitcases and carrying a backpack in hot weather, it's a recipe for disaster.

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Azamara Journey - 10- Day Athens to Venice by elesgee

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

We really enjoyed the size of the Journey, especially for cruising the Greek Isles and Adriatic, and are probably going to look for similar ships for future cruising. No more large boats for us. However, what really sets Azamara apart in our minds was the staff - from the crew to the wait staff. On this ship, the captain (Johannes Tysse) and the cruise director (Eric De Gray) are in a league of their own and a lot of fun but everyone was super courteous and helpful. 

 

The only thing I would look for next time is for a less port-intensive trip. As nice as the islands were, we both would have enjoyed a day or 2 more at sea just to enjoy the ship's amenities. Also should mention that having access to a laundry room was awesome. It really cut down on the amount of clothing we had to bring.

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Rome to Athens cruise by donny31

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Freaking Awesome! Great ship with super friendly staff and great service. The itinerary was just what we were looking for. We would highly recommend Azamara.

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Truly a wonderful experience by ekaufman

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Having taken 4 cruises before, I have to say that Azamara cruise was unquestionably the best cruise I have been on.  The service was impeccable.  Azamara's staff was helpful, but not overly aggressive.  The ship was big enough for everything I needed, but not too big. The shows were very high caliber (better than on any other cruise).  However, what stood out is there culinary abilities.  The food on the ship was on par with many of the 5-star restaurants that I have eaten at.  I will confirm what others said, this is not a cruise for kids.  There is nothing active for them to truly do.  However, for adults, this cruise is incredible.

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Excellent experience. by cwood200

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

We thoroughly our cruise. It was our first time on Azamara and we really enjoyed the smaller ship. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. The entertainment was different than on the larger ships but we enjoyed it all. The staff really made efforts to make sure you had a great time. We would recommend Azamara to others and will definitely plan another cruise on Azamara.

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Transatlantic Voyage by Cruiser705

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Transatlantic

Azamara Journey, elegant ship, intimate and quite atmosphere. Very friendly crew and officers, especially Captain Magnus. Excellent entertainment. Aqualina specialty restaurant one of best at sea. 

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Azamara is the best! by Cruiser201

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Mexico

The staff is very well trained--anticipated passengers' needs and were "johnny on the spot" w/o being intrusive.  All staff were friendly to all passengers and learned our names and "habits" quickly.  The food was better than other cruise lines I have been on.  The ship was always immaculate.  It appeared the staff took great pride in the ship and were happy to be part of it.  Can't say enough, and I've been sharing my experiences with lots of potential customers.  Thank you!

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Eric De "Graytest"!! by Chuck315

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

The Cruise Director, Eric DeGray could not have made this trip more enjoyable. His personality, wit, humor, and singing/performing talent were unbelievable. He, together with the Captain, Johannes Tysse, (his twin brother LOL) made a terrific tandem in keeping us all happy and informed.

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Another Great Azamara experience by EElwin

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Entire crew did a great job of meeting every need.  Food was better than expected with great variety.  Love the small ports Azamara features. Wine selection was excellent.  Azamazing Evening was a lot of fun.

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Better than expected by lanarodrigues

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Embarkation was very easy, food was really superb, live entertainment was wonderful, service from staff was absolutely way above expectation, especially Luis and Reynaldo who took care of our Stateroom! Anton the guitarist was a joy to listen to daily. Christmas celebration was really enjoyable and the New Years Eve party around the pool was very memorable!! The ice sculptures were a great touch and the rest of the guests were simply enjoyable to be with. The Amazing evening on shore in Cartagena, Columbia was a bonus touch for everyone!! The New Years Day Captain's brunch was a culinary delight as was the Caribbean Night Pool Party. I just wished we had spent one day less in Aruba and a day more in Columbia. Going through the Panama Canal was an amazing experience and totally glad we experienced it. 

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Very Nice But There Were Problems by stugoll

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Caribbean

Old Ship that will be dry-docked next month for major refurbishment that should have taken place years ago. The ingrained dust in the stateroom and other areas of the ship caused allergic reactions for my wife and me, with runny noses and itchy eyes. The mattress was too soft, so my wife had to sleep on the love seat/small sofa bed. The menu in the main dining room was not five star, with little variety and creativity. However, the food on  Deck 9, where the Windows Cafe and the outdoor grill are located, produced much more variety and better food. Unfortunately, there was understaffing in the Windows Cafe on Deck 9, especially for dinners and even some lunches, because some of the staff was being shuttled between this venue and the main dining room.

 

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Azamara provides the best of everything! by bpbigley

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Caribbean

From the largest down to the smallest detail, the Azamara crew takes great pride in assuring that all is attended to in a most professional, caring & friendly manner. Both the Journey & the Quest are being retrofitted this coming January & we can't wait to see what has been done. The specialty restaurants are excellent & their soufflés are to die for! Each day on board there is a featured white or red wine & the selection is very nice. Rather than going on & on, let me simply say we are already booked for 2016 & plan to sail on Azmara annually.

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Wedding Anniversary Trip- amazing by suehaley1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

HappyWonderful experience, this was our first time cruising with Azamara and will consider it for future trips. Many of our fellow travelers had cruised with Azamara many times before.  The ship decor was a bit tired in places but we understand it is going into dry dock next year. Would love to see it when it's done!  The Azamazing evening was outstanding.

 

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Wonderful Crew and Staff by DavidM23

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Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

I was disappointed not to receive notificcation of the change in itinerary. Ship needed to be in dry dock several years ago. Just look closely in ninth floor dinning area. Poor condition of chairs, etc.

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Great Experience by PeterY1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

The ship was beautiful, nicely sized rooms (except for small bathroom), fantastic dining and service. Nice excursions. Entertainment in showroom a bit off, but the disco was pretty good.

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Great Cruise by ElaineE1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Journey / Destination: Caribbean

Just a comfortable wonderful atmosphere

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