AZURA - Not family friendly: Azura Cruise Review by Familycruise5

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AZURA - Not family friendly

Sail Date: April 2013
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Southampton
Azura is advertised as a family friendly ship and it is not!
What you get is a ship with fantastic kids clubs but nothing for families to do.

I am amazed that other passengers were surprised to find children on a family friendly ship. Yes my children did play in the pool and did not conform to the silent lengths. They certainly didn't take over the pool, but we did enjoy spending time together as a family.
The pool was the only activity available to us as a family , due to the fact that every organised activity was adult only. Even the sea screen should films that were rated 13+. Upon my request they did show one family film during the 2 weeks on board.

No complaints about the food, dined under freedom dining but felt that we were very rushed when we dined with the children. Ate in Sindhu and food delicious .

Balcony cabin on C deck, with bunks from the ceiling.
This cabin is opposite the stewards storage room and proved to be noisy early in the More morning. With the trolley always colliding with our cabin door or wall.
A little squashed with 4 of us in the room and glad of the balcony.

If, as a family you are thinking about booking a cruise on this ship, then think very carefully what you want from a holiday.
If you want to be made welcome by your fellow passengers and spend time time together as a family then choose another ship or cruise line. If you want to put your children in kids club for 12 hours a day, so as children should be seen and not heard then this would suit you.

And lastly, thank you to the minority of passengers whom were polite to my children and accepted that they were just as entitled to be on board as everyone else. Less

Published 05/20/13

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