Azamara Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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67 Azamara Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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erdoc53
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
2 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
238 forum posts
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
265 forum posts
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
449 forum posts
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
Kellie Poodle
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
5,300 forum posts
Sailed February 2014
After a frustrating time with the shore-side of Azamara, including being locked out of my reservation for close to a month and being wrongly told I could not get the benefits of my loyalty status because I didn’t pay enough for my ... Read more
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jdbirch
Member Since 2007
12 reviews
68 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Azamara Quest through the Panama Canal – January 5-17, 2014 Day 1: Stayed overnight at the Hampton Inn a couple miles from the airport. Watch for the right van, there’s 3 Hampton Inns… Decently clean, better then usual ... Read more
dhughes41
Member Since 2014
1 review
My wife and I have recently returned to the UK after a 14 days cruise around Central America with Azamara Quest. We first started cruising in 1999 to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It was an excellent cruise and we expected all ... Read more
APFBarb
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
12 forum posts
Our first time on Azamara - but not new to cruising. We had heard good things about this cruise line and it lived up to our hopes. From the check in process to disembarkation it was well-organized and easy. Our verandah cabin was ... Read more
flaminkokid
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
117 forum posts
The Azamara H.R. department must have stumbled on the failsafe personality test. The staff and crew aren't just nice to the customers, they're even nice to each other! I have heard the Quest referred to as "the happiest ship at sea" and ... Read more
Flatworld
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
51 forum posts
My husband and I have tried 7 ocean cruise lines thus far and have generally enjoyed Celebrity and Royal Caribbean a bit more than the others. So we had little hesitation in trying their sister line, Azamara Club Cruises, when a really ... Read more
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Megotoo
Member Since 2005
1 review
437 forum posts
Not rated Sailed January 2014
We have cruised on several ships over the years, but after experiencing Azamara I'm afraid we are now jaded! Before we stepped onto the gang plank the Captain walked up to us and introduced himself, throughout the cruise he and Russ the ... Read more
mikesms
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
32 forum posts
This was a celebration of our 30th Anniversary and our 1st cruise in 9 years. We last sailed on Celebrity's Millennium, before that we were on RCCL's Enchantment of the Seas and before that NCL's Dreamward - before she was stretched. The ... Read more
mpslaw
Member Since 2004
1 review
35 forum posts
Sailed January 2011
Don't get me wrong. I still love Oceania BUT our cruise on the Azamara Journey was an unexpected great experience. First of all my wife and I felt at home. Of course that is partially because we are familiar with the R ships but that home ... Read more
uktog
Member Since 2004
14 reviews
9,913 forum posts
Yes, our Azamara Journey cruise 30th January- 15th February has set a new benchmark for cruising and the whole team at Azamara should be proud of this achievement. Our reasons we hope come clear in this review. Our previous cruise ... Read more
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Nutriosotoo
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
111 forum posts
When I heard that Azamara had a new CEO and that he planned significant changes to an already superior product, I yawned. Heard that one before. Having just experienced the new product, however, all I can say is WOW! Azamara has, indeed, ... Read more
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ddcruiser
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
206 forum posts
Sailed January 2011
Our sixteen-day Azamara Club Cruise from San Diego, through the Panama Canal, back up to Miami was as close to perfect as a cruise can be. We rented a car in Los Angeles and drove down to San Diego on the day of departure. We turned in the ... Read more
settle2000
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
28 forum posts
Sailed December 2010
Our sailing aboard the Azamara Journey was one of the best we have ever taken out of our 72 cruises. We sailed as dance instructors on this trip - our category is that of guest enrichment. As such we enjoy full passenger status in exchange ... Read more
Shelly&Jack
2 reviews
We have been sailing the Celebrity Brand since 1990 and decided to try Azamara last year when it was still the high-end brand of Celebrity. We sailed on the Quest to Southeast and Northeast Asia last winter and were extremely pleased with ... Read more
vegaslover
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
3 forum posts
Sailed January 2010
Recently cruised on the Azamara Journey January 3, 2010 thru the Panama Canal. We mainly cruise with Celebrity and a few times on Royal Caribbean. Our last cruise was in May 2009 on Royal Caribbean's "Independence of the Sea", which at the ... Read more
marenio
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Sailed December 2009
Perhaps this was the perfect moment to cruise with the Journey: at the time when they upgraded their service to semi-luxury and before the price hike. In any case, our experience was dramatically better than what we expected from lukewarm ... Read more
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joeyndoug
Member Since 2009
1 review
9 forum posts
Panama Canal Cruise - 12/18/09 to 1/3/10 This was the best vacation we have ever taken in our 20 years of marriage!!! It was the perfect combination of casual and upscale. I felt like we were newcomers on the ship having only taken 5 ... Read more
Pengawin3
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
202 forum posts
Sailed January 2009
The Azamara Journey is a great ship. Beautiful, stately, small. All the things we like. Attentive service from a multi-national crew. Our bar service guys, Jose Jaimes and Alin were the best!!! Our butler, Angela (Alin's wife, I ... Read more
auntdeb
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2009
When we first heard about Azamara, it was on Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas. We have booked passage on Cunard, Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, NCL and Holland America, so we know the general drill and what to expect. The ... Read more
CJsMate
Member Since 2005
1 review
441 forum posts
First things first, we loved this cruise! We are frequent sailors with Celebrity so some of the comparisons will be with our previous experiences. We began our journey with a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Miami. Hate flying and ... Read more
Cruise Beginner13
Member Since 2009
1 review
My first cruise on a ship with more than 40 passengers was a 16-day affair on Azamara Journey from Miami to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal. We had stops in Aruba; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua; and in Huatulco, ... Read more
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