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Azamara Journey Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America

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Tried and true navigational devices available if all else fails.
Our tour of the bridge.
Cruise director Danny leads us in a sing-along at St. Paul's Cathedral
The Journey and an older ship in Bay of Islands
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Oh Azamara, what happened to you?

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sggswa
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I don't usually write reviews, there are so many good descriptions of cruises and ports I normally don't feel I have a lot to add, but this last cruise was such a disappointment and it was relatively expensive I thought I had to. Six of us booked an Azamara cruise through the Panama Canal based on an earlier cruise I had taken and therefore recommended we ‘upgrade’ to Azamara. Unfortunately ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom


May be the best yet!

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hotczech50
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our third trip through the Panama Canal and we enjoyed it as much as our first two. We had been to many of the ports on this itinerary before, so we picked this cruise for the ship - we love the R Class ships. We sailed many times on Renaissance - it was our favorite line. We have followed the dispersal of the 8 R Class ships after the line filed for bankruptcy (Oceania has 4, Azamara ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


A Poor Cousin to Oceania

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Dittothecat
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This our first Azamara cruise. We have been on similar Oceania R class ships 5 times before. Although in the future we will continue book future cruises based on destination, we would much rather sail with Oceania. There is a much more corporate culture on board of providing service. The main dining room's food we felt compared very well to Oceania's. Service and ambiance however left ...
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Sail Date: February 2016


An Enjoyable Cruise

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CalCarl
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

This was our second Azamara cruise, last year we were on the Quest. This year we were looking for and booked a relaxing cruise which we picked up in Costa Rica and disembarked in San Pedro. As we live in Southern California, we had a low hassle commute to and from the ship. I wasn't expecting much in port calls and wasn't disappointed. Embarkation in Caldera was not well organized, but ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom


Last Cruise with Azamara

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dlsnyderpa
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have cruised with Azamara before and were very pleased. This time we noticed a significant denigration with the quality of the food offered. There were always items at each meal that were acceptable. If we were cruising on a mass volume RCCL ship the food would have been considered good. However, we were on Royal Caribbean's luxury line, Azamara which competes with Oceania. A few examples ...
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Sail Date: February 2016


Enjoyed the small ship experience; first Azamara cruise.

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EESTEIN
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

After flying in to San Jose, CR we stayed overnight at Apartotel La Sabana (very nice/good value) and toured across CR with a tour that we had arranged with 3 other couples through Odyssey Tours (very nice). Got a great view of Poas volcano, lunch at Freddo Fresas (great place) and stopped at La Paz Gardens (OK). We boarded the Journey in Puerto Caldera. The boarding experience was routine. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom


A very memorable cruise!

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woodrust
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I have cruised the Panama Canal before but it has always been on a Pan Max ship. Cruise the canal on a small ship like the Azamara Journey and it is a whole different experience. First you are not fighting 3000 other passengers to get a view or take a photo. Second to go from one end of the ship to the other is a matter of seconds not minutes so if something is happening on the port ...
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Sail Date: February 2016


Azamara going downhill.

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Water Wonderland!
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The second cruise after the dry dock, and they were still working on the ship! No washers or dryers, painting the baseboards, areas on deck partitioned off with plastic, food not that well presented or tasty. The crew was not familiar with the ship, and we were all awakened by the PA system in the middle of the night with a 'medical emergency'. That doesn't instill confidence for the passengers, ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom


Nice crew, ship is being redone but is cozy size; MANY things need tweaking!

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Kalinta
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My overall ranking would be good rather than average, but there is no option. They are re-doing the ship as of now. I hope they pay attention to my reviews. I enjoyed the first few days of the cruise. Trip was jan 3=13, journey. Panama canal, costa rica & other. My cabin was very nice as i was upgraded. (tiny bathroom but ok.) i thanked the desk on the first day. I bought my special meal ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Club Oceanview Stateroom


It was wonderful!

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LibraryJo
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We sailed on the Journey for a Panama Canal transit and it was wonderful! It was our first time on Azamara. I was a little nervous as it was "a luxury line" and we are just two unassuming retired folks. We found our fellow passengers down-to-earth and unpretentious. The cruise was very smooth. I usually have difficulty with my balance when I get off a ship but I haven't experienced that ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Club Oceanview Stateroom (obstructed view)


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