Arrived in Barbados after a good flight and prompt transfer to the Azura. Cabin was excellent and soon met our cabin steward Raquel who had also just joined the ship. Nothing was too much trouble, the cabin was meticulously cleaned and tidied and any requests were dealt with promptly. We dined in the Peninsular Restaurant on the 8.30 sitting, our waiters, Raj and Jonathan were professional, courteous and excellent in every way. We sometimes felt that the food could have been better; the soup course needs improvement or removing altogether, more like an oxo cube warmed up on some evenings! Visited the Sindhu Restaurant for my Birthday and again the following week.
The service was fantastic from start to finish and the food was the best I have eaten. Had a treatment in the Oasis Spa which was excellent; just find it cheeky to include a tip on the bill without asking as I had been prepared to give my own tip!
The ports were all great, some we had visited previously with Princess and some great new ones, St Maarten. St Lucia and Curaçao. It was good that we had no ports with a tender this time. We found the last two days at sea a little disappointing as it felt like the cruise finished in some respects with the sail away on leaving Bonaire. Had a great trip with P&O with the farewell to Barbados on Saturday,taking us straight to the airport. The flight was a little delayed but we were kept informed and had a good journey home.