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Azura Cruise Review by wycombeman

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Member Name: wycombeman
Cruise Date: April 2011
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Cabin Category: JE
Cabin Number: B258
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 5.0
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Travelling down to Southampton on the Friday morning , we were rather excited and nervous , not being seasoned travellers, and we were wondering what was going to happen and what we would experience over the next 14 days ? .

On arrival at 11.30am we drove straight to the drop off point , a chap unloaded the cases as soon as the car stopped . A representative of the car parking company took the keys and off we went. A painless and quick start to the holiday . WOW, we were impressed .

Checking in was seamless , with a photo being taken for the cruise card , bank details given and then to the lounge for about 30 Min's .

Customer service given was great and all our expectations were exceeded . On the ship about 12.30 and directed and guided to the Venezia on deck 15 , for a buffet lunch .

Cabin B258 had a balcony and was clean , spacious enough and functional . Milandra was the cabin steward and she was both helpful and friendly . The balcony was not overlooked from above and had two sun chairs , one footstool and small table that doubled up as another footstool .

Food on the ship was to a good standard , we went freedom dining and it worked for us . We did not have to wait on any night , always had space in the Meridian restaurant

On a couple of nights we opted for the themed evenings in the Venezia buffet restaurant and again had no issues at all . Always found a table and service was always good . We found the staff helpful , polite and courteous at all times .

Entertainment provided was varied to meet the diverse passenger tastes and needs . If you wanted a piano recital or pub quiz you were catered for .

My only gripe was that you could not walk round the whole ship from the prom deck , deck 7 and had to cut across the ship at the front by the Playhouse theatre entrance.

Overall our expectations were met and exceeded , and we have booked again on the Ventura going out Saturday 20th August round the Western med again .

Publication Date: 08/15/11
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