The Azamara cruise from Mumbai India to Chennai India lasting some 13 days was NOT a luxury cruise nor a luxury ship.
SHIP. Poorly maintained, worn out, interior and many areas of poor care, no paint, covered rust etc...throughout the ship.
ROOM. Dirty in many areas including the deck and fixtures inside the cabin. AC works poorly. Broken parts there were fixed.
FOOD. Slightly below what is served at Carnival. The 2 areas to eat that cost an extra $25 each per night were nice but not outstanding.
SERVICE. What service. The cabin boys were efficient. At each port including the first one in Mumbai there was confusion often bordering on silly. Was there not someone who set up the ports ahead of time? There was NO information aboard the ship about the ports beyond what they were willing to sell as an excursion.
This was not a luxury cruise line. Even if the ship was beautiful it appeared everywhere the ship docked was like an adventure for everyone. There was confusion in harbors, broken lines attaching us to the shore, hidden leadership but a lasting impression upon the patrons on board the ship.
This is to be avoided.