Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Azamara Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
Azamara x
Panama Canal & Central America x
Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara Club Cruises
83% Loved It
Cruise Critic Overview
  • Itineraries in Europe, Asia, South America, West Indies
  • Inclusive amenities such as wine with dinner, concierge
  • Smaller vessels with personalized service
  • Read full overview >>

61 Azamara Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
31
Very Good
10
Average
8
Poor
6
Terrible
5
See reviews for
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Cruises
23
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
6
Holiday Cruises
Holiday Cruises
5
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
5
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
Berelle
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
19 forum posts
43 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
sggswa
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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
hotczech50
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
8 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

Compare Prices on Azamara Panama Canal & Central America Cruises

dlsnyderpa
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 forum posts
9 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
88 forum posts
16 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
woodrust
Member Since 2009
1 review
75 forum posts
13 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
12 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
2 reviews
12 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

Compare Prices on Azamara Panama Canal & Central America Cruises

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
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
tango9
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
505 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
4 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
JanandBill
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

Compare Prices on Azamara Panama Canal & Central America Cruises

CarolBob
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
GEORGEWHARRY
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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

Compare Prices on Azamara Panama Canal & Central America Cruises

travfanatic
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
erdoc53
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Before we left port my husband checked the toilet. Not working. He told the attendant. We left port with over half the toilets on the ship inoperative. First they said there were a few, then the whole port side, then the port side and some ... Read more
LdyDDS
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
227 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Overall a fun cruise because I made sure to have fun and meet a lot of people. Started off with a hitch....upon boarding I noticed that most of the public toilets were "closed for maintenance" but no one was cleaning them, the doors were ... Read more
bajadenny
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
204 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The GOOD Service - at every level of interface with the crew responsible for making the guests comfortable and welcome did an outstanding job. From the welcoming crew, to the housekeeping staff, to the bartenders, to the food service ... Read more
taxjam
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
445 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked the February 18 Los Angeles to Caldera and March 4 Caldera to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal while on two 2013 Azamara cruises (Norwegian Fjords and Hamburg to Southhapmpton). Normally, we book a future cruise or cruises while ... Read more

Compare Prices on Azamara Panama Canal & Central America Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.