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hartmj
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 11, 2017

If you fancy getting into a speciality restaurant try to do so soon after getting on the ship as they are popular. Always go to the Azamazing Evening, everyone I've been on has been fabulous.

gkelley949
Contributor Level: Purser
May 20, 2017

Tell people to not bring any kind of pocket knife on board. They confiscated (but returned upon disembarkation with some confusion) my husband's that he has been taking on board other cruises for many years. It has a few gadgets--is just a standard Swiss army knife--not a large blade or anything.

ragtimedan
Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 11, 2017

A great ship.....plenty of spaces for quite reading, people watching. The library is great.

neilungerleider
Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 29, 2017

Excellent service, very good food, very attentive staff. A great ship to cruise on.

rjdnsd
Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 02, 2017

Excellent service staff, great food and beverage selections and entertainment.

Cruiser674
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Dec 11, 2015

It is hot and humid in most of these ports. Be sure to plan for this. Bring a hat and sunscreen. The tours and ship provide water. The information given about what to wear to visit the temples was conflicting. Be prepared with clothes to cover your shoulders and legs.

riog123
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Oct 31, 2014

Listen to the daily forecast and dress appropriately. Take your sunscreen and a bottle of water with you whenever you leave the ship. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it. It is available up to the point you board the bus. Let staff know of your needs in advance of going ashore.

smilalala
Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 12, 2017

Deck 5 promenade deck, Nice to en her on a hot day in the shadow, on a very Nice sunbed. Quiet and with Lotus of shadow, and the same good service.

RodinOklahoma
Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 05, 2017

Make reservations for specialty restaurants early after boarding. Spaces fill up fast.

frenchda23
Contributor Level: Purser
Jul 28, 2017

Remember the name of your waiter or waitress. Address them by name, because they will certainly remember you, and that goes for the headwaiters as well.

grandmamoochie
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
May 13, 2017

Treat yourself to a specialty dinner one night!

terrierht
Contributor Level: Purser
Mar 31, 2017

Average age around 55. Not for the young ones.

Cruiser85217810
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Mar 26, 2017

The size of the ships are ideal for getting into smaller ports where the megas can not go.

stwells2001
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Jan 18, 2017

This may be a very slow, relaxing cruise as far as activities and entertainment go. Plan shore activities that you would enjoy independent of the shore excursions. There aren't many options offered.

agmaurici
Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 08, 2017

The fact that it was all inclusive, NO surprises at the end of a vacation.

BarbK222
Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 07, 2017

Make sure you look at the available tours before leaving home. This will help you decide what to pack. Azamara does not require formal attire but business casual in the dining room after 6PM. Wine is provided for lunch and dinner, ships choice but you can ask for the previous night's wine.

busham.bellsouth.net
Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 07, 2017

Bring a backpack. It was nice to shop and go to the beaches and have an easy way to transport your sunscreen and beach gear. St. Barth's was by far the best island we visited. Very upscale. Antigua had the most beautiful beach (Dickerson's) but felt the island was very poor. Would not go solo.

Cruiser9179925
Contributor Level: Purser
Dec 10, 2016

Hat and sunscreen needed. Water and beach towels provided by ship

RLS
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Nov 24, 2016

The excursions were mostly well run with e xception of the Baths in virgin gorda. Very unorganized and rated moderate. Was extremely difficult getting through the caves. Also, do not book cabin 8057. Very noisy! Service was very attentive and enjoyed the amazing evening provided by Azamara.

Mbluegolfer
Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 06, 2015

For those that wander around with a plate of food from the buffet looking for a place to sit, grow up and ask to sit with others and enjoy the company.


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