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Azamara Journey Review

4.5 / 5.0
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791 reviews
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All sizzle -- no steak

Review for Azamara Journey to Asia
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Sail Date: Feb 2014
Cabin: Club Veranda Stateroom

chose choice air w/ azamara so I was delivered smoothly to the ship. the rep was not there to meet me so I had to find info desk and ended up w/ the hk police who tracked down the rep. lots of apologies and I am put in a cab and whisked to the ship.

boarding ship a breeze. since I cruise annually I have my routine -- ck to see if I can get into cabin. if not, check out the spa and from the moment I entered the spa my cruise went downhill. Holland America(hal) princess, rci,,ncl, oceania all offer an indoor 'sanctuary' in the spa usually for $100-120 per week. I was appalled to see what azamara offered -- an out door Jacuzzi w/ deck chairs. why in anyone's logic would I rent an outdoor Jacuzzi when I can go to the top deck and get one free. all the other lines mentioned offer soothing heated tile beds (except ncl, but they have a thermal pool, Jacuzzi and a lap pool and their lounge chairs overlook the ocean. I became committed to hal when I entered their room tiled in blue and white w/ flowers around the Jacuzzi and the phenomenal turquoise tiled beds headed to perfection. the huge floor length windows let the sun reflect off the ocean creating patterns on the ceiling. there r steam rooms, too.

aza says they r a luzury ship - there spa is not only hohum it ls tacky. if u don't care about the spa this won't apply to u, but I go every evening to relax before bed. Disappointed.

Cabin Review

Club Veranda Stateroom

Cabin V2

perfect location. 4 suites down from the laundry room. near the stair and elevators. 7th floor the best choice because the buffet is on 9th floor and dining room on the 5th. easy walking. comfortable bed. well designed for convenience. shower adequate, but rose bath products were lovely and gentle on skin.

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