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Azura Cruise Review

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Azura

Norwegian Fjords

Sail date: August 03, 2019

Ship: Azura

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

As committed sun and sand cruisers, this was a first for us. A beautiful cruise with amazing scenery and interesting routes through tight fjords. The ship was fun and friendly, would recommend this cruise to all.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick, efficient and friendly. From dropping car off to boarding the ship 20 - 30 minutes. Slightly let down by security checks which was relatively slow.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Highly recommend the Epicurean restaurant. A really great dining experience.

Sindhu

5 out of 5

Amazing....enough said!

Venezia

3 out of 5

Not a great buffet choice for lunch and dinner service. Lots of watery vegetable curries. However breakfast was good and the 3pm cream tea was really good.

The Planet Bar

5 out of 5

Very nice bar, particularly the view of the fjords.

Meridian Restaurant

5 out of 5

Great food choice, served by friendly efficient unobtrusive staff. Had to wait to be seated most nights but the buzzer system worked very well. No real lengthy wait, guaranteed to be shorter if you ordered a drink in a bar. It seemed as soon as you ordered a drink the buzzer sounded.

Blue Bar

4 out of 5

Friendly efficient staff, let down by strange wobbly seating. But didn't spoil the experience.

Breakers Bar

5 out of 5

Quick service with an abundance of waiting staff.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Didn't use.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Entertainment varied from really good to mediocre. P & O have gone down the "tribute band" route. Headliners new show Astonishing was very good but the music through the ages a bit so so. Diva Mix, Little Mix tribute, were good, if you like that sort of thing.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff throughout the ship all very friendly and efficient. Particularly Ranjith our cabin steward was exceptional.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Was concerned of reports that the ship and decor were "tired". Never saw any evidence of this. Very clean and well maintained throughout.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Superior cabin, very roomy, very clean and well maintained. Bath tub in bathroom. Had to remember balcony is overlooked from above. So dressing a must.

Ship tip

Enjoy a really nice ship.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5

Flam

5 out of 5
Beautiful, easy to walk into town.

Aurland

5 out of 5

Olden, Norway

5 out of 5

Cruise Sognefjord

5 out of 5

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5
Due to shortened visit didn't get off ship.

Stavanger, Norway

5 out of 5
Dock is right in centre of town. Easy to walk around.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
This was exceptional, assisted because of an early arrival back at Southampton due to impending bad weather. Off the ship and on route home by 8.30 am. Original time for disembarking was 10.15 am. Result!

Traveler Photos

Looks like a model village. Amazing views Beautiful location, didn't do organised trip, did our own thing, hop on hop off trolley bus. Also did a high speed Rib boat ride around fjord. Recommend both.
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