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Not as good as expected by EdFLondon

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

All the pluses first Number of people in front of me at check-in at 11am: ZERO Boarding group number 4, and it looked like there were about 10 people (max) in each boarding group Had to wait for the Patio (and buffet) to open at noon. "Suffered" by lounging on the plush pool chairs. I really liked the Patio. Ate there twice. The cabin: Wonderful The sheets And those large plush pillows Plus, the mattress topper was so good that I could not feel the split between the two beds Also noticed that the curtains and drapes were much nicer, heavier than others. That quality feel The negative: the bathroom: smallest I’ve ever had and not the greatest water pressure in the sink or the shower Big towels, tho , almost too big, if that’s possible And those little sweets every night on the dish. Nice touch. The coffee table didn't match the decor and is in the way. Moved it Not a glaring colour in sight anywhere: no turquoise, no red battling with orange. The Den and The Living Room are amazing spaces, so was the Cabaret Discoveries: the food was amazing - both breakfast and dinner as an example: Sunday night dinner: over-baked salmon. Delicious (not a word I use often) and, when I lifted the salmon off the asparagus and potato under-parts, there were the two asparagus, perfectly crossed in an X, and I mean perfectly placed. Waiting: for anything: negligible…. Zero checking in, zipped through boarding, I think there were a max of three couples ahead of me getting into dinner. And especially disembarking: where I am used to long, long queues in large, large groups: nada. Walk off when I wanted Which leads me to the negatives: No served breakfast on the last day. That was a surprise. On NCL and on Celebrity, there is a full-service breakfast on the last day (as well as the buffet). I was really surprised that, on the last day, in Discoveries, it was a buffet. Granted, a nice enough one, including the carved ham station, but, still, buffet. Not the best in meeting my expectation. Also, surprised that there was no served lunch on embarkation day. Again, on all the other cruises I’ve been on, except Pullmantur, the MDR has been open for embarkation lunch. I did go to the buffet once: on the first day, for chocolate dessert which I took back to The Patio. It really was as much as a scrum as any other line – tho in a smaller space. Service: this is where Azamara did not meet my expectations. At that price, I expected near-flawless service. Three (negative) examples: I ate at the Patio on embarkation day. That went fine. I ordered chicken wings, then cold soup, then a burger. Came one at a time. But when I ate there on Saturday, I ordered chicken wings and a salmon burger and the wings and the burger arrived at the same time. Not a good move. It meant one wasn't was warm as it should've been by the time I got to it. Dinner on Sunday: the waiter plopped down a Caesar salad that belonged two tables to my left. And then gave me French onion soup when I had ordered clam chowder. The guy next to me ordered a steak medium rare, and it wasn’t. His wife was a bit disappointed too, and they’re frequent Azamara people. Twice, my sparkling water glass got topped up with still water. Granted, they were constantly asking to refill the wine, but they usually asked if I wanted more water AS they were pouring it in They were also not the most pleasant and engaging service staff in The Patio. Almost surly. Would I cruise AZ again: yes, with a couple of conditions -- it would need to be a more special itinerary and I would not pay a premium of more than a few hundred dollars

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Not so Azamazing Pursuit Cruise by debraalt22

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The directors need to work more closely together for better guest experience. New cruise director needs better training. Hotel director very seasoned & great leader. However food disappointing. Spa was terrible & should be removed from the ship!!!

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Great experience by mpf9876

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Great experience. Everything went very well. I strong recommend Azamara Cruises.

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Very nice cruise by Mricekeys

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Pretty ship. Small cabin not as nice as previous Azamara ships. Food was not as good as on previous trips

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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

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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

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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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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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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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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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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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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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4.9

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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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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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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