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tawcat
Member Since 2002
9 reviews
1,121 forum post
Our trip began on Tuesday February 23rd. Arrived at the airport a bit after 10 for a 12:05 flight. We went up to the Continental counter and presented our documents. The gentleman, Major Washington, took care of us. As he printed our ... Read more
nnamap
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed February 2010
Although we have travelled extensively, this was our first experience cruising and we were thrilled with the entire trip. Mindful of possible inclement weather we chose to fly into Ft. Lauderdale the day before departure to ensure our ... Read more
lavendertwin
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed February 2010
My sister and l arrived 3 days early so that we could enjoy Miami and each other before our adventure at sea was to begin. Our arrival at the Azamara Schedualed hotel "The Epic" was better than we expected! They upgraded us so that was a ... Read more
ragbag1
Member Since 2006
13 reviews
347 forum posts
We'd never cruised on a 30,000 ton ship and didn't know how much we'd miss the amenities and space of ships three or four times the size. We did miss some things but the camaraderie and atmosphere on Journey more than compensated and we ... Read more
rak
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
95 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2010
First let me get to the positive. This was our 6 Azamara cruise. We usually cruise Azamara in Europe where you are busy off the ship all day and don't require too much activity at night. The renovated ship is very charming and fresh. ... Read more
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schmidlapp
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
319 forum posts
Sailed January 2010
Azamara Journey, January 31, 2010 This was the cruise that almost did not happen due to my wifes unexpected back Surgery just over 2 weeks prior to departure. We are normally very active and our normal cruising is go go go.... This trip ... Read more
frog millhouse
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
3 forum posts
We took the 12 Night Caribbean Cruise on the Azamara Journey beginning on January 31, 2010. Rather then write a long review, let me summarize the positives and negatives. Positives: 1. The officers, staff, and crew were enthusiastic, ... Read more
Happy Cruiser
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
365 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2010
My husband and I were on the Azamara Journey for this 12 day Caribbean cruise. I will tell you some of my observations without repeating what others have posted. Transportation: We started in Fort Lauderdale and had to find a way to get ... Read more
CarolBob
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 forum posts
We had been on the Journey twice before [ 1)Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland and 2) the Western Mediterranean] and it was fantastic. Weather was poor here in North Carolina and we saw that the Journey was in the Caribbean. We signed up ... Read more
CanadianTom
Member Since 2009
1 review
109 forum posts
Hello: Had a great time on the Journey. Here are the highs: Great food, never had a bad meal and I feel the food has improved over last year, we sailed on the cruise Jan.'09. The activity staff made the cruise. Tony did an excellent job as ... Read more

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parkslopegal
Member Since 2009
1 review
38 forum posts
Sailed January 2010
This was the first cruise we've been on since Renaissance went out of business.It was deja vu getting on the Journey as it looked exactly like the R6! Embarkation was a breeze. We were in our cabin, champagne in hand, by 12:30 pm for a ... Read more
shadow750
Member Since 2009
1 review
18 forum posts
We have just gotten back from our cruise - and are having a really hard time adjusting to reality. We had flown into Orlando and drove down to Miami. Here are some of the highlights: Staff - so welcoming and courteous. Everyone would ... 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
6 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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sbalax
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
4,549 forum posts
Azamara Journey Transatlantic December 4 - 18, 2009 Air: We were fortunate enough to be able to use employee passes to travel from Los Angeles to Houston to Amsterdam. The "non-rev" gods were with us and both flights were made in the ... Read more
World20
Member Since 2009
1 review
96 forum posts
Introduction and Background of Newbie Passengers. I am almost retires; we have traveled extensively throughout most of the world (as top elite member of many hotel and airline frequent flyer programs). I would think this is the profile of ... Read more
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
Buck1
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
136 forum posts
Sailed December 2009
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN -- My wife is a veteran of 14 cruises and I have taken 11 so while we are not grizzled cruise old-timers, we are no strangers to the sea either. She has more trips under her belt because she takes our daughters on ... Read more
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takemewithyou
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
3,753 forum posts
Sailed December 2009
Background info: We have been on more than 10 cruises on such cruise lines as HAL (5), Princess (2), NCL (1), Celebrity (2), Cruise West (1), etc. After recently doing a cruise on Celebrity, we decided to try Azamara. The price was less ... Read more

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Keefy
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
277 forum posts
Sailed December 2009
Contrasts between getting there and getting back via the Airline Industry and the cruise experience on Azamara were marked. British Airways from Toronto to Barcelona via Heathrow were their abysmal worst. Aged 767 with non operative ... Read more
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Tom Barnes
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
4 forum posts
Preliminaries: We took the 12-day cruise from Rome (Cittivecchia) to Barcelona starting on November 19, 2008. We flew British Air from LAX to Heathrow (Premium Economy class) and British Air economy to Rome. It was our ... Read more
jonathonburgess
1 review
Sailed November 2009
We have cruised "off and on" for the last 35 years but much more recently on Celebrity, RCCL, NCL, Oceania and now Azamara. We had a Sunset View Balcony at the front of the ship on Deck 7 - has the advantage of no cover over so you can ... Read more
TraelorMex
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
377 forum posts
Sailed November 2009
We selected Azamara based on the recommendation of our T/A. We have sailed HAL numerous times, and Princess cruises once. The Azamara Journey was presented as a 'boutique' cruise line, similar to Oceana Cruise Lines. Here's the down ... Read more
LikestoCruise511
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Review of Azamara Journey Cruise - October 11-25, 2009 - Southern Mediterranean This was the trip of a lifetime. The ports coupled with the exceptional cruise experience will make it a vacation that's hard to top. We had previously sailed ... Read more

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