We arrived in Singapore four days before joining Azamara Journey and made our own way to our Hotel. We had made our own bookings for a hotel and arranged our own flights.
We joined Azamara Journey on 17th April for what was called The Spice Routes Voyage. There was no difficulty in arriving at the Cruise Terminal and leaving our luggage and joining a short queue to be processed and then into a lounge for a 10 minute wait before being sent in the direction of the ship.
Once through photo I.D. process and with a glass of champagne in hand we were directed towards Windows Cafe for lunch and to await the suites being made available.
Once in our suite and unpacked we settled in for a relaxing holiday.
Journey sailed the following evening and we enjoyed a sea day before arriving in Penang, Malaysia. Having spent several holidays in the Penang area we knew our way around Penang so did not take an organised tour but walked around town and enjoyed being back in a familiar setting.
We then had three more sea days before arriving in Colombo, Sri Lanka. We stayed 2 days and one night in Colombo and did tours on both days and they were well organised and interesting.
We booked all our tours through Azamara before leaving home and the 50% off was a big incentive and it was one more item you did not have to carry money to finance.
After Colombo we had one day at sea before arriving in Kochin, India for a full day with an excursion taken in the morning.
Another Sea Day before we sailed into Goa where we took another excursion well organised and interesting.
Lunch time the following day we arrived in Mumbai and took the excursion to Elephanta Island and while we had been to Elephanta before the guide on this occasion was brilliant, explaining all the statues and symbols in the Elephanta Caves.
The next day was the end of the 14 day Spice Route Voyage and saying good bye to new friends as they headed off to explore India.
This was a wonderful relaxing voyage with the right number of sea days between ports to be able to sit back and remember what you had done the day before without having another port of call the next day.
The entertainment on the ship under Cruise Director, Eric de Gray was first class with the talented and enthusiastic girls and boys of the Azamara Singers and Dancers and joined by guest artists Helen Jayne, Mark Donoghue, Paul Dabek and the hilarious comedian Jim McDonald.
Food, which is a major part of every cruise was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked.
We ate breakfast in Windows Cafe and lunch in either Discoveries Restaurant or Windows Cafe and for dinner at night we bounced between the Signature Restaurants of Prime C and Aqualina where the food was exceptional. The young men in Mosaic Cafe prepared the best coffee and within a few days knew the order as you arrived to sit down.
The Wines at lunch and dinner were from many parts of the world and were of very good quality.
The young men and women who work on the ship come from many places in the world and all have a very good command of English and are always ready to have a chat and tell you where home was and in some cases they popped home for the day whilst we were in Goa. All these young people are a credit to their nations and are a huge asset to Azamara.
We met many happy cruisers from many parts of the world and 12 of them were joining us on Back to Back Cruises and staying on board after Mumbai to Athens.
Would we book another cruise with Azamara .Would we recommend Azamara to friends ~CERTAINLY