Azura Cruise Review by Jean Carlyle-Lyon: Good and Bad

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Jean Carlyle-Lyon

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Sail Date: September 2010
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Southampton

We enjoyed our cruise, but I would not choose Azura again. We found her very crowded and exceptionally noisy at times.

We had excellent food, and the staff were very good indeed. The ports we visited were also very good.

The Seascreen at the Aqua Pool is deafening and there is also loud music played at the Coral Pool. This only leaves the Terrace Pool at the stern which is very small. Music is also played all the time throughout the ship, so there is nowhere to go for a quiet read. Most chairs on the Prom Deck were taken by 10 am.

Dubrovnik was wonderful, as was Venice and Korcula. We also enjoyed Malaga. We did all the ports ourselves as they are easy.

Drinks on P&O are very reasonable and their house wine was very good. Less


Published 09/27/10


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Cabin review: OGD123 Inside Stateroom

Our Inside cabin was very good. The beds were the most comfortable of any ship I have been on. We had our cabin in Queen configuration. There was only a shower, but this is fine for us. There was an open wardrobe with plenty of room and a good sized safe for valuables.

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Shuttle bus provided into the town. We wandered around, visited the fort and the Cathedral. We had a lovely day here.

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We loved Dubrovnik - we walked the walls of the city and then saw the churches and just wandered. It was delightful. The ship had a shuttle to the gates of the city.


Katakolon is just a small village - we went for a swim off the beach.


We love Venice and have been before. The ship was only offering a Waterbus costing £14 into Venice, but in fact, 5 minutes walk from the terminal is the People Mover at 1 Euro to get you to the Vaporetto stop where you can purchase an all day ticket for 16 Euros and then visit the other islands or do the Grand Canal.

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