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Azura Cruise Review by Alan Mitton: 2 Weeks with Lots of Positives & only a Couple of Negatives


Alan Mitton
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children 5.0
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 3.0

2 Weeks with Lots of Positives & only a Couple of Negatives

Sail Date: July 2011
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Dover

The Azura seemed to be a large ship and at check in first impressions were it was going to be crowded.

This wasn't the case, check in was prompt and efficient and staff were very helpful with my wife who was pregnant and 2 children. Cabins were found with ease and cases were waiting.

Getting around the ship was easy and nothing too daunting for the kids, plenty of entertainment for all age groups and a nice relaxed atmosphere on board, with most people adhering to the dress codes.

Accommodation:

We had 2 outside cabins with balcony's which were spacious enough and had everything you needed. Nothing special imagine Travel lodge and you get the idea. They were fit for purpose nothing more to be said.

Entertainment:

A great selection which seemed very well put together and something for everyone. the night time shows were theater standard and the staff very talented. Good selection of speakers who hled an audience and entertained on a More variety of subjects. No complaints at all.

Food & Service:

Food and service were reasonable and couldnt be faulted for the standard we were expecting, Restaurant 17 & Sandhu were exceptional and couldnt have been better. We were on the 8:30 2nd sitting for dinner which seemed quite relaxed and service was good as was drinks service.

Daytime food was of a decent quality for salads, seafood, cold meats etc. Hot food seemed to match the setting which was a little bit motorway services. Some people seemed to have food as their only mission, it was like watching cows graze in a field.

Pools & Loungers

Decent quality and plenty of availability most of the time, some people tried to monopolise them but this soon calmed down apart from one group of Scouser's who looked like they'd been clipping couples and only aim was to eat and drink as much as they could while sat in the same spot from morning to night for 2 weeks.

Port:

Toulon

Avoid this place at all costs I've given it a 1 star rating as the only plus point was the ship was able to sail away without been hindered.

This was the Grimsby of the Cote D Azur

Overall:

Ive read lots of reviews saying service was bad, I am the perpetual moaner for bad service and have to say the service was excellent from beginning to end, food was good and some days was excellent (cant please all people all of the time), entertainment 1st class and overall rating would be 8 out of 10. Would have been 10 out of 10 if Toulon hadn't had been a stop off, avoid this cess pit of a place at all costs. Less


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Cabin review: Azura Balcony Stateroom A Deck r305

R305 & R258 Cabins were adequate and well equiped, a bit Travel Lodge style but fit for purpose for the time you spent in them. the balcony's were good and spacious and provided a welcome place to sit for a coffee in the morning sun.

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