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 based on our previous experiences with Azamara, and the Journey specifically. We did not even check the itinerary until one week before the cruise. No sooner had we gotten on board, when two crewmen hugged my wife. "You're back, so glad to see you." It only got better from there. We encountered no problems and enjoyed the cruise thoroughly. We really didn't want to get off when we saw the weather back home.
The food was great in the main dining area (Discoveries). We also ate in each of the two specialty restaurants (Aqualina and Prime C). The bartenders remember your preference after the first request. The ship's officers are friendly and approachable. We enjoyed breakfast on the veranda every day. It was served hot and to our specifications each day.
The ship stresses cleanliness to prevent any outbreak of illness. We like that! We had tours of the Bridge, the Galley, and the Engine Control room. Every question was answered competently.
The ports of call were interesting and a little off the beaten path. You weren't swamped by passengers from other ships.
We thought the entertainment was not quite as good as our three previous Azamara cruises, but it wasn't bad.
All in all, it remains our favorite Cruise ship and Cruise line. We look forward to our next voyage. Mostly because the crew makes you feel like FAMILY and goes out of their way to please you and make sure everything is done right.
CarolBob from Greensboro, NC, USA