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Azamara Journey Review

4.5 / 5.0
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789 reviews
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Best On-Board Cruise experience EVER!!

Review for Azamara Journey to Asia
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2013

This was our first cruise on Azamara and the best on-board cruise experience ever. The cruise went from Athens to Hong Kong, 6 weeks. We have cruised more than 30 times, mostly on HAL and Princess, but nothing compared to the service and ambiance we experienced on board the Journey. From the Captain down to the room steward, everything was perfect. We expected that on a 6 week cruise that we would eventually notice a "dip" in the experience, but that was absolutely not the case. Quite to the contrary, it kept getting better and better. Frankly, this experience has spoiled us for cruising on any other line.

While the menu in the specialty restaurants did not change in the 6 weeks, we learned that they were not opposed to "adjusting" the menu to suit out wishes. The same went for the wine selection: if we wanted another wine, other than the "wine of the day", no problem at all. Nothing was too much. Both the Concierge and the Hotel Desk were friendly and ready to meet any challenge. We can't say too much about how wonderful the total on-board experience was. Admittedly, the price is not inexpensive, but we can say without reservation that you definitely get top value for your money.

Cabin Review

We were all the way to the rear of the ship. This was the only cabin open for all 3 segments. We didn't want to change cabins during the trip, even though had we had to do so, the stewards would have taken care of it for us. The only negative we can think mention is that due to the location all the way to the rear, we did experience a good deal of vibration and fish-tailing. Sometimes it was so bad that we had trouble sleeping or would be awakened by the movement. It was something that we really couldn't get used to in the 42 days we were on-board. However, it was not every night, but only occurred at certain speeds.

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