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This was our almost ideal South America Adventure by barry69

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We love Azamara among the other cruise companies for the small size of the ship, the good food, the great cabins, the excellent service, and the great ports of call they have chosen. We generally do not mind the lesser quality of onboard activities, and shows provided on the Pursuit but have suggested they increase the quality of these activities.

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South American Cruise by howardapage

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

We enjoyed our cruise around South America. South America was not high on our list of places to visit, but we learned a lot and saw a lot. I don’t know if I would return or not, but some places, such as Monttvideo, Punta Del Este and Buenos Aires would be worth visiting again. I would not return to Lima Peru. There is a nice shopping center along the coast and the Fountains Park are great. That’s about it though. While visiting South America, which is a long way from our home, we found it was worth extra time to visit Iguazu Falls, especially since it is quite close.

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It was a great, relaxing, well-paced time at sea! by jnbadams

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Excellent but should have free WiFi or as an option for free alcohol Excellent use of all space including eliminating cascino. Open access to captain and other crew (promoted relaxation and enjoyment.) Presentation by skilled entertainers appreciated. (History lecturer disorganized) Instructor on I-phone etc. dedicated and timely. Change of itinerary handled well. Many food stations really enjoyed.

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Great Cruise to Relax by aldoreti

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Nice cruise to take it easy on board, good opportunity to catch up with reading

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Missed the two best ports due to weather; the ship is too small and lacks variety in food, entertainment, decks, excursions....disappointing for a high end cruise. The staff however was amazing and unparalleled in service. by dslglfpt

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

38th anniversary cruise was so disappointing although the bad weather- flooding and 90 mph winds when we reached Livorno was not the ship's fault. I think Azamara could have done more to substitute/compensate than require you to book another cruise. The ship is too small for us; too little variety; too sedentary. But lovely staff and you are treated well. The special events are great and the food then is also. Otherwise not worth it.

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Interesting Ports by pcreedsmith

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The ports were interesting and easily explored on ones own if sufficient research had been done.

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Journey to Beauty by barbdevir

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

This cruise was pretty much what I expected. There are a few wrinkles to be worked out on the ship like no interactive TV. Everything (booking excursions, checking bills, etc.) must be done in person. You can do all of this 24/7 at guest relations if offices are closed. Also furniture in stateroom was not well arranged which made getting around the cabin difficult. We never sat on the couch! It was too hard to get to. As always, Azamara was great.

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Very good cruise. Service is excellent by innadubinsky

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Great crew led by a top-notch captain. A few really amazing performances - in Valetta, Malta and aboard the ship by Italian opera stars

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Greek Islands by themillers1

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Very nice trip...got to see a bunch of Greek islands.

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Azamazing Aegean by bejacob

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

A truly fantastic experience. Our itinerary changed slightly due to weather, but the substitute ports were wonderful. I can't think of a better way to see the Greek islands than by cruise. The ship and crew were amazing. Everything was first rate. Both the Azamazing Evenings event and the White Nights party were so much fun. I can't wait to get on board another Azamara cruise.

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3.9

A quick visit to some of Italy’s highlights by YellowRose4

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

We enjoyed seeing the beautiful ports in Italy. Montenegro was a very interesting port as well. It’s hard to fit it all in 8 days. I would have loved more time in Sorrento and Sicily, but overall the cruise was very nice.

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4.4

Hey there ! That was the most amazing expirience that we had ! It was beyond any expectation! The ship is amazing all over ! Something that impress me a lot was the service and the crew .They were all fabolous. by Kralj

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Amazing ! It was a blast! Thats all i have to say!

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4.9

Azamara Pursuit - France intensive . Amazing by Georgeven

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

One week in the french riviera, what more can you ask for... Azamara does a great job visiting small ports and providing a product that for us works great.

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4.4

17 day rio to lisbon by AZduo

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

A little disappointed with the Pursuit as compared to the Journey but the food was very good. They did shut down the additional cooking station in the buffet area. The daily wine selection was poor.

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2.0

First time on Azamara and... by Allydelia

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First time on Azamara and we only have Oceania to compare it to for the size of ship and class. Overall the ship is ok but very surprising that so many people had plumbing issues in cabins and had to move cabins, given this ship has only recently been under a full refit. Food and service was similar to Oceania but you do have to pay for the speciality restaurants on Azamara, that for me did not really meet the standard or have the variety I would expect when paying a premium. Overall food did lack taste. Service ok but not at all to the standard of Oceania, give the ship was not full during our sailing you did not feel as looked after as you would expect for the class of ship. The biggest issue was the shore excursions. Very badly organised , not at all as advertised and not safe at all. Actually taken to unsafe location for restroom with drugs being taking, guide asleep on back of coach etc . Not expected from an onboard organised trip. Tours taken off ship and arranged locally 100% better value and safe. We also had ports cancelled and no attempt to try and arrange alternative other then returning early to departure port and having wasted overnight stay in port. Or was that because the entertainment team did not get back on ship at Rio so they had no one to run any of the activities so just wanted us back in port as soon as possible... (coincidence) You do not get shuttle service to centre from ports as advertised.. when you ask why not , what they advise is what they actually mean by this , is a bus from the port terminal to the ship. ( ummmm I think that is expected not a benefit) Would I travel again.. well it would not be a first choice but then I am not loyal to any line, for me it’s about the itinerary and if that happens to be of in interest then maybe I will but not one I would be recommending others to actively look at traveling with.

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4.6

Fantastic South America trip by WallyG

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Excellent cruise. I will travel with this cruise line again.

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3.7

South America Adventure by Allydelia

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Would I travel again.. well it would not be a first choice but then I am not loyal to any line, for me it’s about the itinerary and if that happens to be of in interest then maybe I will but not one I would be recommending others to actively look at traveling with Azamara.

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2.9

An endurance punctuated by a few interesting places by mongoose

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Have been on several cruises, including Azamara. The overall experience on the Pursuit was as nice as cruises on Quest and Journey. In talking with other guests, many had similar observations. I don't think this ship is suited for l voyages or ones with at sea days.

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4.6

Azamara is unique among cruise lines by ViscaBarca

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It was good to be back on an Azamara ship after a disappointing cruise earlier this year on a competitor that is supposedly more luxurious but that we found lacking in many ways. The Azamara Guest Relations staff and other officers and crew were always helpful and attentive. The new ship is lovely (though we did prefer the more traditional decor of the past because it seemed more comfortable). We cruise on Azamara partly to visit unusual places or to be able to dock closer to city centers. This cruise did not disappoint in that way in spite of several changes because of storms. The other reason we cruise on Azamara is to relax. Yes, it lacks all the bells and whistles of bigger ships, but we enjoy the living room ambiance, the wider variety of food (for example, pesto and hummus served at meals and not just butter) and the quality of the food, the simpler shows, excellent service. If you don't feel like dressing for dinner, there are several other options, unlike on some other cruise lines. It was disappointing that Corsica and Sardegna ports were cancelled due to the very serious series of storms that hit. But the crew did an excellent job of keeping passengers informed of all events and changes, and showed real expertise and getting us into Nice instead of Monaco. (I agree with one reviewer who suggested that Azamara might offer more because of these cancellations than the extra credit if we booked another cruise while on board. We were not ready to plan another cruise yet but will in the next 1-2 years.) Summary: if you want a relaxed time with details handled by staff and don't need water slides, bumper cars, rock climbing walls... this is the cruise and cruise line for you.

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3.4

A step below luxury by AzUnremarkable

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Azamara Pursuit was a reasonable ship now that it was renovated. Great list of ports, but poorly scheduled such that most towns had everything closed. Entertainment and late night food options were nonexistent.

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