Azamara Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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67 Azamara Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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aussie travel bird
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
571 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As this was our 10th Azamara, we were looking at returning to the Quest with great enthusiasm. Our on board experiences again did not disappoint. Other reviews talk about the white nights, Azamazing evening and the like so I don’t ... Read more
marcc
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
97 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first time on a premium cruise line and we did not know what to expect. Were we going to wallow in the lap of luxury with peons feeding us grapes as we reclined on our loungers? Caviar and champagne for breakfast, ... Read more
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BBMacLaird, CBO - Azamara Club Cruises, responded to this review
Dear Marcc, I always find 'first-time on ... Read more
brumbygirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
As a senior, solo traveler I choose Azamara firstly because of the itinerary. and then because it is such a friendly environment. The lectures are varied and really interesting, My last cruises have had a bridge director on board which ... Read more
BBMacLaird, CBO - Azamara Club Cruises, responded to this review
Hello brumbygirl, Thank you for the review of ... Read more
dwstewartfl
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our third Azamara cruise, and the best one yet. These ships are beautifully maintained. The crew is top notch, and the food is premium quality. The inclusive fares eliminate most of the nickle and diming that is so irritating on ... Read more
sggswa
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 helpful votes
I don't usually write reviews, there are so many good descriptions of cruises and ports I normally don't feel I have a lot to add, but this last cruise was such a disappointment and it was relatively expensive I thought I had to. Six ... Read more
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hotczech50
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our third trip through the Panama Canal and we enjoyed it as much as our first two. We had been to many of the ports on this itinerary before, so we picked this cruise for the ship - we love the R Class ships. We sailed many ... Read more
EESTEIN
Member Since 2011
1 review
25 forum posts
3 helpful votes
After flying in to San Jose, CR we stayed overnight at Apartotel La Sabana (very nice/good value) and toured across CR with a tour that we had arranged with 3 other couples through Odyssey Tours (very nice). Got a great view of Poas ... Read more
CalCarl
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our second Azamara cruise, last year we were on the Quest. This year we were looking for and booked a relaxing cruise which we picked up in Costa Rica and disembarked in San Pedro. As we live in Southern California, we had ... Read more
dlsnyderpa
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have cruised with Azamara before and were very pleased. This time we noticed a significant denigration with the quality of the food offered. There were always items at each meal that were acceptable. If we were cruising on a mass ... Read more
Dittothecat
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
107 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This our first Azamara cruise. We have been on similar Oceania R class ships 5 times before. Although in the future we will continue book future cruises based on destination, we would much rather sail with Oceania. There is a much more ... Read more
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woodrust
Member Since 2009
1 review
91 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I have cruised the Panama Canal before but it has always been on a Pan Max ship. Cruise the canal on a small ship like the Azamara Journey and it is a whole different experience. First you are not fighting 3000 other ... Read more
Water Wonderland!
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The second cruise after the dry dock, and they were still working on the ship! No washers or dryers, painting the baseboards, areas on deck partitioned off with plastic, food not that well presented or tasty. The crew was not familiar with ... Read more
Oklahoma Girl
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
17 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We sailed from Costa Rica through the Panama Canal and to Miami from Jan. 3, 2016 to January 13, 2016 on the Journey. After I booked the cruise last July, I found out that the ship would go into dry-dock for a multi-million dollar ... Read more
Kalinta
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
54 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My overall ranking would be good rather than average, but there is no option. They are re-doing the ship as of now. I hope they pay attention to my reviews. I enjoyed the first few days of the cruise. Trip was jan 3=13, journey. Panama ... Read more
LibraryJo
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We sailed on the Journey for a Panama Canal transit and it was wonderful! It was our first time on Azamara. I was a little nervous as it was "a luxury line" and we are just two unassuming retired folks. We found our fellow ... Read more
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tango9
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
536 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
Sailed on Azamara Journey through the Panama Canal , from Caldera, Costa Rica to Miami in early January, 2016. Service was , as usual , excellent. Ship was clean and cared for, the last sailing before the much anticipated dry dock, when ... Read more
journey boomer
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Been on Azamara several times. The brand is in the luxury market and priced accordingly and, in this light, I think it has slipped from its original standards. The staff are still very good and attentive but the food quality has just lost ... Read more
Berelle
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
19 forum posts
47 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Out of 35 previous cruises this was the worst .RCCL should be ashamed . The crew of the Ship tried their hardest but couldn't overcome the fact that this ship was not ready to sail as a luxury cruise . it was just out of drydock and it ... Read more
JanandBill
Member Since 2015
1 review
Panama Canal cruise from Caldera, Costa Rica to Miami. Done well - Good food, especially specialty restaurants. Wait staff excellent. - Suite cabins well appointed, though drawer space limited. - ... Read more
CarolBob
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 forum posts
Sailed March 2015
We had previously cruised on Azamara (3 Journey, 1 Quest) when they were seeking their niche. Now, several years later, the cruises are shorter now and much more expensive. However the cruise was worth every penny. The crew was ... Read more
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GEORGEWHARRY
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
There was a little confusion upon boarding, the information we were sent boarding did not begin until 4:00 but when we arrived the ship was almost completely boarded. As the ship was full reservations at the premium restaurants were only ... Read more
Mature lady
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
I was disappointed because I expected a better standard of cabin, food and entertainment. The cabin was shabby. The bed linen had seen better days and the valance was coming away from the mattress . There were stains on the carpet. The ... Read more
BerkCruiser
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
9 forum posts
This was our first Azamara cruise (we've done two on Oceania), which we chose because of the itinerary. I was wary of choosing another cruise line, because we like Oceania very much, but, hey, it worked, and we'd choose Azamara again if ... Read more
hombre de agua
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
My wife and I and another couple went on the Azamara Journey Panama Canal cruise. This was our first (and last) Azamara cruise. The crew were all helpful and friendly. That was the strength of the cruise. Unfortunately I can't say much ... Read more
travfanatic
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
I have taken 25 cruises(three with Azamara) and this was by far our worst cruise experience.Our toilets did not flush for 1 1/2 days. If this was not bad enough , we were were not originally compensated as everyone else was who experienced ... Read more
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