Great Mediterranean cruise. Enjoyed ports of call

Azura Cruise Review to Europe

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Azura

Western Mediterranean

Sail date: May 18, 2019

Ship: Azura

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: E108

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

All in all a good cruise. First one for daughter and grandchildren. Enjoyed ports. And food. Had the drinks package kids got soft drinks free but not water. Strange. P&O still use plastic straws.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Asked for assistance prior to cruise but none given daughter wheeled me through

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good. But it a great amount of variation in buffet. Main restaurant seemed very fish heavy could be more exciting. Stop using plastic straws.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Used the Terrace pool mostly as was warmest for first 10 days

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Enjoyed the comedians. Astonishing was fantastic but some of the other shows not so good catered for an older British audience

Children's Programs

Children stayed with me. Entertaining them selves

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Generally very good. Staff in malabar very good. Java not so. Why do the coffee bars staff all seem miserable. Ignored me in a wheelchair spoke to my wife. The waiters are attractive and helpful very good Cabin E108 steward excellent

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The Azura is getting on and is ready for a refit looks a bit tatty. The lounge black chairs round the terrace pool where falling apart. The ship was kept clean. No through deck to the oriental up to 7 down to 6 difficult for the disabled waiting for the elevator. Maintained well enough

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
First time inside. A bit small the mirrors helped make it feel bigger. Bed was comfy adequate storage. The shower was a bit tight.(But then I’m a bit big). Kept clean had a good steward. You can loose track of time with no outside view

Ports of call

Cadiz (Spain)

4 out of 5
Good. Nice and flat for wheelchair made are own way ashore

Barcelona, Spain

4 out of 5
Excursion to La Sagrada Familia. Very impressive. Visited oceanarium this was good for the kids

Nice, France

4 out of 5
Tender ashore only so the kids could experience the tender. Nice bar for a beer and ice cream

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
Bus excursion for sights round Rome and Gladiator show. Kids enjoyed the gladiators. But did not see a lot from the coach

Cartagena, Spain

4 out of 5
Made own way ashore. Visited the Roman theatre. Nice and flat for wheelchair.

Gibraltar (U.K.)

4 out of 5
Excursion up the rock. St Michael's cave. Saw the Apes. Europa point. Good trip. Kids liked to see the Apes

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
A bit chaotic. Asked for assistance only five porters. Made own way with family. Getting luggage was like a rugby scrum.

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