Azamara Journey Cruise Review by glozierb: Wonderful Baltic Cruise
Member Since 2014
Compare Prices on Azamara Journey Baltic Sea Cruises
Wonderful Baltic Cruise
Our cruise started in Copenhagen where the embarkation process was very slick as we were on-board within 10 minutes of arriving at the ship at about 1.30pm. After lunch we went to our cabin to find our luggage waiting for us.
The cruise called at 8 ports with the highlight being St Petersburg where we moored for 3 whole days. Being a relatively small ship, Journey was given a berth in the heart of the city which meant little time was spent getting anywhere (except Peterhof which is an hour outside the city anyway). We had chosen the Journey's 3 day excursion which covered the major sights, costs $350 per person which proved to be good value as it was three full days (with 2 lunches) and an excellent guide called Tatiana. Not only was her English good, she was very knowledgeable and spoke with tremendous enthusiasm about the city and it's history. These 3 days were exhausting though fascinating.
We enjoyed visiting all the other ports - Travemude (which by chance had More a sea shanty choir festival), Wismar, Bornholm, Gdansk, Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm some of which we would never have otherwise visited. In Gdansk, we attended the AzAmazing Evening which was a Classical Concert at the Poland Baltic Philharmonic hall which was exceptionally good. Gdansk was a complete surprise as it's old town has wonderful historic building's.
Service on Journey was generally very good as was the food both of which compare favourably with 6 star cruise ships. The majority of the 600+ passengers were from the USA and Canada plus about 80 from Australia and only about 40 from the UK (where we are from). We had previously been on Journey for a Rio carnival cruise in 2012 when there were many more British passengers. Most passengers were aged 50+. Less
Read more Azamara Journey cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Azamara Journey Review >>
Cabin review: Azamara Journey 8063
Our cabin was a Club Continent Suite which was about 50% larger than most other staterooms and was ideal for us especially as the bathroom had a small bath. Also, we had services of a butler (Michael) who delivered complimentary afternoon tea and canapés along with breakfast to our room whenever we ordered them. Having a suite also meant we had complimentary use of the two speciality dining restaurants (normally $25 per person) both of which were excellent.Our one criticism of our cabin is that it was below the Windows Cafe where there was always furniture being moved around - even during the middle of the night. Light sleepers could find this a problem.
Costa Luminosa: Great Itinerar...
The Baltic Surprassed Expectat...