Azamara Istanbul Cruise Reviews

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24 Azamara Istanbul Cruise Reviews

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nordski
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
1,469 forum post
We have sailed on Azamara before, so its clear that they offer a product that we value. 1/ An example of their service: at embarkation in Istanbul it was raining. Evaluating the next day's forecast, Captain Magnus decided, I'm certain ... Read more
mdfl
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
10 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
We enjoyed our recent cruise on the Azamara Journey. The staff is outstanding, very friendly and seem to actively anticipate our needs and wants. This is very different from a lot of the other cruises we have been on (14 in the last 4 ... Read more
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adriaan1969
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was our 2nd cruise this year so you cannot help comparing the two. Azamara just switched to the all-inclusive system and you can tell. Small examples: They try to up sell everything which I hate. The drink/bar menu first shows 20 ... Read more
weluv2trvl
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
80 forum posts
We took the 10 night Greek Isles Amalfi coast cruise 4/27/15. At first glance, the ship is so similar to the Quest that it's amazing:) We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our last 2 cruises on Azamara so we were so excited! But it ... Read more
surfcitygirl
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
84 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have read a lot of forum posts comparing Azamara and Oceania, and now that I have been on both lines, I know what the Azamara fans are talking about. The interaction with the crew on the Journey was something I had never experienced ... Read more

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chighhouse
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
This was our first cruise with Azamara. We wanted the smaller ship experience and have to admit we liked it. We chose this cruise for the itinerary and a special price - double upgrade to a verandah cabin. The ship was nice, clean and ... Read more
jendave15
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was our first experience cruising and we enjoyed ever minute of it. The food was good, as was the choice of drinks that were included. We could not fault the staff they were helpful , friendly and courteous. Our cabin stewards, Ivo ... Read more
JoeMama#1
Member Since 2015
1 review
I was really nervous before taking my first cruise. I read so many reviews regarding different issues that passengers had. I was so relieved the minute I walked into the port. The staff was courteous and very efficient getting us on ... Read more
Choirman PJ
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
43 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
Flight on Turkish Airways was on time and we were served lunch with free drinks. Arrived at Ataturk Airport and all was well until we had to locate our transport. We were told to look for a person holding a card with our name on it. This ... Read more
leggokid
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed September 2014
We were on the Azamara Quest sailing from Istanbul on Sept. 8th. Prior to that, we spent 5 enjoyable days in Istanbul staying at the White House Hotel in Sultanamet, which we highly recommend. It was easy walking distance to the major ... Read more

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mhancock
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed September 2014
We boarded the Quest in Istanbul, after a problem with the berthing location, which had been changed from Sarayburnu to Karakoy before we arrived, and Azamara had not informed us. We found the berth after a wild taxi ride, reimbursed by ... Read more
Scunnypaul
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Having sailed with Fred Olsen twice previously we thought we would try 5* luxury as Azamara had reduced the price following the itinerary change. Flew Turkish Airlines from LHR to Istanbul, good flight there & back, excellent cabin ... Read more
Polly Peach
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
This was our first cruise with Azamara and was a little unsure because the ship is quite small. However we got such a good deal, we couldn't turn it down. it was our first time in an inside stateroom and was really hoping for an upgrade, ... Read more
snorkeller
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
Sailed August 2013
We choose the Turquoise Coast 11-day voyage on August 30, 2013, from Azamara Club Cruises for that it offered the best itinerary to visit Turkey an Greece and for the mid size of Azamara Journey ship (694 passengers). We enjoyed very much ... Read more
ddcruiser
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
203 forum posts
Sailed August 2013
We could not be more positive about this "Circumnavigating the Black Sea" cruise. The only negatives were in the boarding and disembarking processes, not caused by Azamara, but by Turkish port and airport personnel. Our first time flying ... Read more

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kendra1
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed July 2012
This was our second time on Azamara and this was just as wonderful as the first. We had the package of included flights and transfers with Azamara and there was no problems at all.While the airport at Istanbul was a bit chaotic, once you ... Read more
captainmcd
Member Since 2000
9 reviews
441 forum posts
Sailed July 2012
We booked this Azamara cruise last year while on board the Celebrity Summit. I have to agree with all that Mr.Mojorising said. Our fellow cruisers were a very interesting group, the ship definitely caters to upscale and mature (read near ... Read more
ian67
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
33 forum posts
Sailed July 2012
This was our second time on Azamara but it was the itinerary that attracted us to the Black Sea - although Azamara's standards sealed the deal. We particularly wanted to see the Crimea and an itinerary taking in Odessa, Sevastopol and ... Read more
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brownie32
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed September 2011
Although I have cruised on at least eight other cruises, this was the first on a boutique(small ship) venue. We sailed on September 3rd from Istanbul to Athens. I was impressed by many facets, but for my tastes there were things that I ... Read more
Jetpuffed
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
120 forum posts
We are a professional couple, ages 52 and 61, and well traveled internationally. We have been 1000% anti-cruising, thinking that cruise boats were floating nursing homes, or floating buffets for drunken rednecks.We have been converted! ... Read more

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Judyblue
Member Since 2011
1 review
We'd sailed a similar ship to Alaska in 2005 and found it to be comfortable and quite a bit more upscale than others we'd taken. Delicious dining options in addition to prepaid tips and soft drinks make it so appealing. Most of the ports ... Read more
Chuckler
Member Since 2009
1 review
116 forum posts
We started out full of trepidation with worries about the heat and the low occupancy rate.However all these things were completely unfounded. Our beds were comfortable!Don't know why Journey travellers found theirs lumpy! We joined the ... Read more
vonneytravel.com
Member Since 2010
1 review
12 forum posts
Azamura Club Cruises sell themselves as a Luxury Club Cruising option offering an interesting and slightly different itinerary, excellent food, luxury accommodation and a tip top crew offering a discreet and friendly service. Azamura get ... Read more
leedscruiser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
First off this is a beautiful ship. The wow factor is on offer in spades. The ship is beautifully furnished. The cabins, we had a balcony on level 7, were just fine. Even the tiny bathroom was adequate. We chose the cruise initially ... Read more

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