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Azamara Istanbul Cruise Reviews

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4.3
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Azamara continues to impress.

Review for Azamara Journey to Mediterranean

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nordski

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have sailed on Azamara before, so its clear that they offer a product that we value. 1/ An example of their service: at embarkation in Istanbul it was raining. Evaluating the next day's forecast, Captain Magnus decided, I'm certain with headquarters' approval, to switch the first 2 ports so as to maximize our chance of good weather. This tactic worked perfectly, although I'm positive it ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Club Continent Suite


Nice, But

Review for Azamara Journey to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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mdfl

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We enjoyed our recent cruise on the Azamara Journey. The staff is outstanding, very friendly and seem to actively anticipate our needs and wants. This is very different from a lot of the other cruises we have been on (14 in the last 4 years). However, when we were last on an Azamara cruise two years ago, we raved about the food served in the Dining Room. We thought it was wonderful. Not ...
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Sail Date: April 2015


We loved it but do not compare it with Seabourn...they win...

Review for Azamara Journey to Mediterranean

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adriaan1969

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our 2nd cruise this year so you cannot help comparing the two. Azamara just switched to the all-inclusive system and you can tell. Small examples: They try to up sell everything which I hate. The drink/bar menu first shows 20 pages with drinks you have to pay extra for, the last page and even the backside of that page shows the complimentary drinks. Why....... For 2 restaurants you have ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Club Oceanview Stateroom (obstructed view)


Not Really High End or All Inclusive

Review for Azamara Journey to Greece

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chighhouse

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first cruise with Azamara. We wanted the smaller ship experience and have to admit we liked it. We chose this cruise for the itinerary and a special price - double upgrade to a verandah cabin. The ship was nice, clean and fortunately well functioning. (We had heard stories of plumbing problems.) The staff was generally friendly and the food was good. The food and service were ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom


A Wonderful First Cruise Experience!

Review for Azamara Journey to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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JoeMama#1

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

I was really nervous before taking my first cruise. I read so many reviews regarding different issues that passengers had. I was so relieved the minute I walked into the port. The staff was courteous and very efficient getting us on board the ship. Upon arrival to our room, our bags were outside our door. The room was clean and very adequate. My husband and I both found the staff ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Club Oceanview Stateroom


Fantastic First Cruise Experience

Review for Azamara Journey to Mediterranean

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jendave15

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This was our first experience cruising and we enjoyed ever minute of it. The food was good, as was the choice of drinks that were included. We could not fault the staff they were helpful , friendly and courteous. Our cabin stewards, Ivo and Sajet, were wonderful, they were hardworking and the cabin was always immaculate nothing we asked was a problem to them. Our only negative was with the art ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom


Great First Time on Azamara

Review for Azamara Journey to Mediterranean

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surfcitygirl

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have read a lot of forum posts comparing Azamara and Oceania, and now that I have been on both lines, I know what the Azamara fans are talking about. The interaction with the crew on the Journey was something I had never experienced before, and I have been cruising for many years on many lines (except what are considered the "luxury" lines). I really enjoyed getting to know the officers and crew ...
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Sail Date: April 2015


Good but Not as Good as the Quest

Review for Azamara Journey to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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weluv2trvl

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We took the 10 night Greek Isles Amalfi coast cruise 4/27/15. At first glance, the ship is so similar to the Quest that it's amazing:) We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our last 2 cruises on Azamara so we were so excited! But it wasn't quiet there for us. The staff is fantastic, don't get me wrong but the cruise director and his staff left alot to be desired. We hardly saw them except ...
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Sail Date: April 2015


Black Sea Cruise

Review for Azamara Quest to Europe - Black Sea

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Choirman PJ

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Flight on Turkish Airways was on time and we were served lunch with free drinks. Arrived at Ataturk Airport and all was well until we had to locate our transport. We were told to look for a person holding a card with our name on it. This was, in reality, a piece of paper attached to fencing, along with 100s of others, as we entered the arrivals area. We then had to wait for nearly half an hour to ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


Azamara Quest Black Sea East to West 1st. September

Review for Azamara Quest to Europe - Black Sea

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Scunnypaul

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Having sailed with Fred Olsen twice previously we thought we would try 5* luxury as Azamara had reduced the price following the itinerary change. Flew Turkish Airlines from LHR to Istanbul, good flight there & back, excellent cabin service. Embarkation was a bit hit & miss airport to ship but smooth once onboard. Had late lunch at the Pool Grill & then to cabin 6067 to unpack. Called up to main ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


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